Salon 4 & Spa is so confident in their work, they guarantee it for five days after appointments. Working out of a newly opened space, the Salon 4 team consists of trained stylists, aestheticians, and nail experts. They also have massage therapists on staff that are proficient in six different types of treatment. For those with busy schedules, the staff makes itself available for both evening and weekend hours, when most other massage therapists are hibernating like bears and college students.
Though Shadonica Williams has been immersed in the beauty industry as a cosmetologist and then a nail technician since 1998, it's only recently that she decided to follow her other passion: massage. At Royal Treatment, she specializes in kneading knots out of her clients' muscles and fascia with Swedish, deep-tissue, and myofascial-release techniques. She sometimes combines these modalities with techniques such as trigger-point therapy and stretching for integrative massage therapy. While she applies her slow, precision strokes, Williams also educates clients on their bodies' inner workings.
Jeni gave up a career in business to pursue her passion for helping people overcome pain and emotional stress. She attained her massage therapist’s license and set up shop at Massage Therapy by Jeni, where she specializes in numerous modalities. Alongside standards such as Swedish, deep tissue, and pregnancy, Jeni offers Deluxe Detox Relaxation massages that use essential oils, foot wraps, and reflexology to keep the mind from spinning in circles chasing its own brain stem. For those experiencing pain, she uses hot and cold therapies—combined with therapeutic massage—to bring relief to the affected areas.
RiverScape Massage is the brainchild of Paula M. Harmon, LMT. Paula?s background in biological science gives her keen understanding of the body and mind, which she uses to quell aches during relaxation- and clinical-massage sessions. She recognizes that every body has its own unique challenges, and she is keen to listen to clients and give them a custom massage. Paula can help alleviate pain resulting from a vigorous run, an old injury, plain old age, or help clients relax after a stressful week of work.
Before he opened his own practice, massage therapist Jack Dillender made sure he knew exactly what he was doing. Through collaborations with chiropractors and medical doctors and stints at various day spas, he honed techniques that work to unclog systemic blockages, reduce stress, and increase the body?s ability to heal itself. At The Way of Massage, Jack puts these techniques into practice during treatments that he tailors to his clients? unique maladies, from chronic aches to unoiled tin hinges. His couples massages incorporate hot stones, footbaths, and neck massages to bring twosomes closer together without forcing them to share a single table.
Tara Barnett heals patients through the ancient art of acupuncture, which uses thin needles to target the body's 12 meridians. She specializes in more than a dozen health concerns, which range from alleviating pain to smoothing wrinkles on the face. She also focuses her energies on psychological issues and has helped clients recover from depression and quit smoking. During appointments, she can couple acupuncture treatments with her skills as a reiki master and in auriculotherapy, which applies pressure to specific points of the ear that correlate to different parts of the body.