At Posh Nail Company's Dublin location, the team believes spa treatments should accentuate natural beauty and embrace natural techniques. As a result, the nail gurus exclusively seek out nontoxic products, lining their shelves with organic skincare balms that feature everything from moisturizing botanical extracts to pure almond oil. Harsh chemical agents have no place in this environment, and the staff members even refuse to use acetone when removing polish because of the unnatural drying effects. To further demonstrate their commitment to eco-friendly practices, the technicians perform waterless manicures and shake hands with every squirrel they see.
The staff at Allvera Body Wrap & Wellness Center's Dublin location, soon opening a location in Grandview, is dedicated to balancing body and mind. To do this, aestheticians, acupuncturists, and massage therapists offer a slew of aesthetic and holistic services, including hot-stone therapy, acupuncture, facials, all-natural mani-pedis, infrared sauna sessions, and signature herbal body wraps that are soaked and heated to 150 degrees. The center also pampers clients with its use of high-end products including BareMinerals and HydroPeptides skin care lines.
At Health Choices, licensed massage therapist BabaaRitah Clark helps encourage wellness of body, mind, and spirit alike with therapeutic massage services. Her broad range of specialties includes sports massage, deep-tissue massage, aromatherapy, and trigger-point therapy.
Patrons of Open Sky Day Spa enjoy masterful muscle molding at the hands of an experienced, licensed staff of relaxation physicists. You can opt for a 60-minute Swedish massage that utilizes light- to medium-pressured techniques to provide the most popular type of knead. It uses long, connective strokes and kneading to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, relieve physical tension, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. On the other hand, a 60-minute deep-tissue massage targets specific stress areas and uses focused pressure to relieve pain, realign the body, smooth out knots, and shoo out burrowed gophers.
Having studied Shiatsu with Kadoya Sensei in Tokyo, Buddhist techniques of Soku Shin Do and Ra Kuken Ho in Columbus, and abdominal Arvigo techniques in Belize since becoming a licensed massage therapist (LMT) in 1995, Barbara Jones has acquired effective massage techniques from all over the world, which she has used to win several underground mixed-massage-arts tournaments. Though she won't bring all of these globe-trotting styles into play during the massage in today's Groupon, you can still expect a wide variety. Because the source of each client's stress is as subtly different as his or her interpretation of the final episode of The Prisoner, Jones typically mixes and matches several massage styles, including deep tissue, Swedish relaxation, trigger point, acupressure, and more.