For more than 45 years, Seriously Sassy Salon's stylists have been cutting the hair of men and women in Corvallis. But haircuts are just the tip of the iceberg at this full-service salon, which offers rich color treatments, extensions, spray tanning, and hair-removal services. Come in for a spa mani-pedi, or have a Brazilian bikini wax before getting hair permanently sleekened with a keratin smoothing treatment. With licensed and friendly stylists and aestheticians on staff, Seriously Sassy Salon is a welcoming beauty spot to get groomed from top to toes.
As a child, Aimee Murphy began her career massaging her dad's feet for a quarter a piece. Understandably, the price has increased since then, but so has her passion for healing touch. Aimee contends that there are few things more powerful than touch, often using reiki during sessions at her private Medicina Massage & Bodywork studio. Whether it's for preventative medicine or in conjunction with more conventional forms of health care, Aimee works closely with clients to ensure deep-tissue and ashiatsu techniques are tailored to the individual. During typical sessions, Aimee uses her hands, and often her feet; this allows her to activate lower-layer muscles and to weigh herself on the scales that are often tattooed on clients' backs.
Throughout his career, licensed massage therapist Kevin McLellan has been blending eastern and western techniques. While he was mastering western bodywork traditions, he also practiced acupressure, qi gong, and Judo—in fact, he's now a black belt.
At his massage studio, however, Kevin concentrates on just two modalities: Swedish and shiatsu massage. The treatments might vary in pressure and philosophy, but they share many similar benefits, including alleviated stress, reduced pain, and a better understanding of what it's like to be bread dough.
Although Andrea McCullough is a relative newcomer to the profession of massage therapy, she has been leading a life focused on mind-body connection since childhood. Formal dance lessons and dance meditation have taught her the importance of being present in your own body, which she relates to creating comfort and relaxation during massage therapy.
At Andrea Banks, LMT, licensed massage therapist Andrea Banks kneads tense musculature, drawing upon four varied massage modalities to soothe individual aches and pains. Before the treatment, clients relax in the waiting area and chase away thoughts of upcoming meetings or bare-knuckle boxing matches with warm cups of complimentary tea or cider. Then Andrea ushers bodies into a private treatment room, where she alleviates chronic pain with the direct pressure and targeted strokes of the deep-tissue or trigger-point technique. The Swedish technique lulls patrons into a blissful trance with gentle gliding strokes, and the lymph drainage technique stimulates the immune system and eliminates metabolic waste. Throughout the session, Andrea employs an array of organic and local oils and lotions to soothe skin and leave bodies as soft as a teddy bear's afro.
Certified massage therapist Tressa Glaser, an Oregonian since 1999, mastered her craft at Lane Community College in Eugene. Now, she shares her skills with clients at Level 3 Salon & Spa. She brings massage recipients to a state of physical and mental relaxation with soothing strokes, gentle kneading, and warm stones. Add-ons such as skin-softening paraffin treatments complete the spa experience.