A practicing massage therapist since 2003, Jeniene Nieboer works her muscle-relaxing magic amid the friendly atmosphere of Pure Wellness Centre. Jeniene carries out her repertoire, which includes the therapeutic deep-tissue technique, alongside a holistically minded team of stylists, nutritionists, and personal trainers. Jeniene aims to keep customers' bodies not only beautiful on the outside but also healthy on the inside—which facilitates greater jellybean consumption.
From a young age, Rosibel Kersjes, CMT, absorbed not only the multicultural influences of her native Venezuela, but also the teachings of her Chinese grandfather, an expert in traditional Chinese medicine. After years of witnessing the power of natural healing, she decided to pursue massage and bodywork to enhance others' mental and physical well-being. Beyond state-level and national certifications in massage therapy, Kersjes has trained and been certified in specialty techniques including bamboo fusion massage and cupping therapeutic massage. She is also versed in Ruthie Piper Hardee's Ashiatsu oriental bar therapy, in which she walks barefoot on the back, making deep, sweeping strokes that push out bodily toxins and muscle knots.
Owner and licensed cosmetologist Linda Darling helms a team of licensed professionals who enhance natural beauty and well-being with salon and spa services. Along with services for hair, skin, and muscles, Abstract Salon & Spa hosts classes for clients who wish to give a partner a massage or apply makeup for events other than clown-college graduation.
Reduced anxiety levels and fatigue. Improved quality of sleep. Better circulation. More flexible joints. Clients at REJUVENATE Wellness can experience these health benefits just by lying atop the heated treatment table where massage therapists perform their ameliorative trade. Whether in the studio or at clients' homes or offices, therapists personalize each of their therapeutic massages by pulling techniques from Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, craniosacral, and trigger-point massage. Their wellness services are rounded out with holistic-health workshops, couples massage-training classes, and personal training with weekly weigh-ins and meditation scripts.
With a menu of more than 100 personal pampering services, M Spa is a serene one-stop shop for a massage, facial, wax, manicure, and hairstyle. Evict split ends and matted vegemite with a custom haircut ($37+ for women, $24+ for men), then retint freshly hewn tresses with a single-process coloring ($49+). The exfoliating full-body scrub ($45) brushes off epidermal dross while rendering skin cases soft and smooth for upcoming pillow rivalries. A detox-seaweed body wrap enhances the body's own detoxification efforts ($85), and a manicure ($25+) and paraffin wax dip ($10) shape and shine raggedy digits in time for upcoming shadow-puppet competitions.
Before opening Touch of Indigo Massage Therapy, Mackenzie honed her craft during 750 hours of training. Since then, she's continued to fine-tune those skills through continuing-education courses as well as tirelessly trying to grow a third arm. Mackenzie is proficient in multiple types of treatment: she dissolves tension with Swedish strokes, undoes knots with deep-tissue kneads, and pampers hands and feet with salt or sugar scrubs. As a postpartum doula and mother of three, she also takes a special interest in assuaging childbearing aches with prenatal and postnatal massages.