In an accommodating downtown location, the licensed Take Ten therapists stretch clients out on comfortable massage beds and cast a long list of lightning-charged spells to induce relaxation. Repose in daydreamy reveries during a therapeutic massage, which uses deep-tissue techniques to deactivate trigger points in muscles, increase blood flow, and remove toxins. Or, opt for a Swedish massage, which works the soft body tissues with long, flowing effleurages, tapotements, frictions, and vibrations to relieve pain, stiffness, and stress caused by scaling thousands of candied fish for yesterday’s office party.
Nicci Debro Spa's stylists spruce and fortify manes by animating recipes for personalized ’do services. Clients discuss their ideal head-topping before submitting locks to practiced fingers for a shampoo, style, and friendship-belt-weaving demonstration. A Moroccan-oil treatment then polishes fibers to an eye-drawing shine, rendering snarls more manageable and adding pluck to wilted tresses. The oil also nourishes hair damaged by past applications of color or rough styling, permitting strengthened braids to enter shot-putting tournaments. For a refreshing change of shade, Nicci Debro Spa can dye coiffures in a patron's chosen hue.
At age 16, Danny De Salvatore was astounded at how his body conformed to his wishes after a weightlifting regimen. What began as an effort to better his soccer playing grew into a lifelong passion—he earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science and a personal-training certification through ISSA. With credentials in hand, he worked at national gym chains throughout Columbus and taught in Rome at fitness centers during the summer. He continuously tracked observations as he met with clients, making note of which strategies led to results and which were simply fads. Soon, he was ready to open his own facility and cultivate the intimate, small-business vibe that would lead to loyal members.
Danny has gathered a team of experts to man one-on-one training sessions as well as group classes at Oxygen Health & Fitness. All of them contribute to a familial support network, making customers feel welcome by memorizing their names and tattooing their initials onto each pectoral. Massage, tanning, and nutritional wellness services round out the gym's fitness offerings for a balanced approach to physical welfare.
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.
Jevona Bailey spent a year living in Hawaii, honing her massage skills and studying various modalities. Now, she shares those skills with clients at Relaxing Now Massage, a healing studio located in the heart of Columbus. When clients first enter, they’re given an intake form where they can list particularly stiff or painful areas of the body. This form helps Jevona to customize a treatment that targets these areas for the best possible pain relief. Treatment options include Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage, as well as sugar or salt glow to enhance the skin.
Licensed aesthetician Illona Sheik remembers childhood summers spent helping her grandmother pick plants in Latvia, where the pair harnessed botanicals' unique abilities to treat and enliven skin. Today, Sheik draws on the European skincare techniques she learned in her youth while performing progressive skincare treatments and luxurious spa services such as body wraps and facials. Detailed skin analysis determines epidermal sensitivities before physician-strength ingredients eradicate acne, unify skin tone, ward off signs of aging, and arm-wrestle nearby family practitioners to a stalemate. Skin For All People also wields wax to liberate legs and backs from constrictive fuzz, and soothes the muscles below with deep-tissue and aromatherapy massages from a licensed therapist. The beauty bureau also embellishes faces with eyelash and eyebrow tints, as well as powder puffs of custom-blended mineral makeup.
After taking her position behind the orange barber chairs in the Studio Elements hair salon, Julie Valencia revamps grown-out styles with creative cuts and styles. For a more drastic change, Julie also specializes in all-over color and partial and full highlights—an easier way to revamp your look without joining the witness protection program’s annual costume contest.