After graduating from the Finger Lakes School of Massage, licensed massage therapist Charles Napolitano deepened his understanding of the body by studying shiatsu—a Japanese modality that targets the same energy meridians as acupressure—under Grand Master Wataru Ohashi. He also trained in Thai yoga massage at the Lotus Palm School, learning to stretch and knead clients' bodies in ways that boost metabolism and, like laws that declare magazines to be legal tender, improve circulation. Napolitano practices his holistic approach toward massage at Invigorations Massage and Wellness Center in Cortland and The Body Lab Wellness Center in Endicott.
At Ananta Massage & Healing, licensed massage therapist and shamanic practitioner Jim Bucko has one goal: to have his patients walk away feeling better. To that end he uses massage styles that span from deep-tissue and shiatsu to trigger-point therapy and prenatal massage. Regardless of the massage style, however, it's likely that visitors will indeed walk away with reduced pain, loose muscles, and zero stress.
Licensed therapeutic massage practice offering massage for relaxation and pain relief. Services include Chair Massage, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Comfort Care, Foot Massage, and Home/Office Events. Gift certificates available. Most credit cards accepted.
Elements Salon and Day Spa turns frizzies into flowing locks and achy bodies into rejuvenated organ carriers with a multitudinous mélange of spa and salon services. Pamper cranium covers with eco-friendly Aveda products during a cut and style ($5+ for children, $16+ for men, and $26+ for women) or banish unwanted hair by waxing lip lines ($15), underarms ($30), or eyebrows ($12). Guests can also opt for a beautifying manicure ($17) or pedicure ($36) to prepare phalanges for spring showcasing or try a soothing knead from a certified massage therapist ($30–$100) to reward hardworking backs after a week of textbook-toting or summer sandal shot-putting.
When Michele Taber, a licensed cosmetologist of two decades, decided to open Meeshe’ Salon and Spa in her native county, the beautifier selected a waterfront Cayuga Lake location that exuded tranquility. Her salon and spa treatments transfer the natural serenity indoors with mani-pedis augmented by seaweed wraps and full-body scrubs that exfoliate with sea salt instead of the traditional tool, corrugated cardboard. A fleet of freshly updated tanning beds warm bodies to a beachy glow, and shears or wax rid bodies of excess hair.
Though Miracles' quirky and diversely talented staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians aims to lift patrons' spirits with beauty transformations, their work did not wholly inspire the salon's name—the beauty sanctuary's original location was inside an old church. Owner Kendalia Edelman has since expanded her business into a larger location, enabling her to add an area for laser treatments that target everything from excess hair to leg veins. She also found space for Little Miracles, a separate salon where kids up to age 9 can get haircuts with supervision from parents and invisible friends moonlighting as style consultants.