Rather than dabbling in exotic or off-the-wall massage types, Jay Stanforth LMT has spent more than 700 classroom hours honing his proficiency in just three modalities: Swedish, deep tissue, and therapeutic sports. With these three styles, he can customize soothing and healthy massages across the entire spectrum of needs, from stiffness and muscle cramping to simply needing to relax. He works in a studio in the heart of downtown, just a short walk from the Ohio Statehouse.
In the midst of invigorating cappuccino-colored walls, bold original artwork, and mirrors filled with smiling reflections, Phia Salon, an Aveda Lifestyle Salon, infuses hairs and pores with pure flower essences and plant-based botanical products. Four levels of talent are available to tackle every service, from an extensive list of cut and color services to hair extensions, waxing, and skin care. Each of their cut and color services is accompanied by a stress-relieving sensory experience that ranges from a mini facial to a soothing hand-and-arm massage.
Phia Salon extends Aveda's commitment to natural products and the environment to its own salon with eco-friendly business practices, such as constantly monitoring and recycling waste and using phosphate-free soaps. The salon’s cork floors are sustainably harvested and surrounded by eco-friendly paint on the walls, and the organic milk used in coffee and tea comes from local, grass-fed cattle who carpool to work.
Acclaimed in the salon community, Jacob Neal has performed multiple tours of duty in the war against split ends from NYC to C-Bus. Every stylist at Jacob Neal's salon receives in-depth training from the beloved hair hero himself, which includes vision quests, blindfolded hair extensioning, and shampoo taste tests. You'll get to choose whether you want a master, senior, junior stylist managing your mane. Ladies can get their luscious locks cut and styled ($60 master, $50 senior, $35 junior), while their dudes get dappered in the next chair ($25–$40). Women experiencing a three-alarm follicle fire can call on the services of Jacob Neal himself for their haircut ($175). The salon also is quite adept at blow-dry styling ($20–$40), perms and relaxers ($85–$150), coloring ($50–$65), and highlighting ($50–$90/partial).
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.
Beautify the easily damaged stained-glass window of the body's temple during the 30-minute cleansing and hydrating facial. This treatment stimulates, tones, and moisturizes your skin, leaving it cleaner, healthier, and more visible in a pitch-black room. During your mini mani and mini pedi, Nicci Debro’s talented technicians will trim, shape, and polish your nails to such a shimmer that no person of character would ever permit you to open a jar of pickles on your own. To cap off one miniature, yet multifaceted day at the spa, Nicci Debro's expert stylists then massage and shampoo your follicular regions in preparation for a finishing style, which provides a dynamic focal point for the awe-stricken pedestrians of the outside world.
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.