A Redken Premier school, The Salon Professional Academy staffs an elite team of certified teachers, each of whom boasts more than 10 years of industry experience and a passion for education. Director of Education Chris Gould garnered 16 years of experience training with well-known brands such as Vidal Sassoon, Jacques Dessange, and Yosh Toya, before opening the academy to share her savvy with top local talent. Up-and-coming hair stylists, cosmetologists, and aestheticians meet for full-time, hands-on classes that dispense wisdom on products, body treatments, and the most effective way to relax tense mannequins. Armed with scissors, enthusiasm, and on-trend taste, advanced students head onto the floor to perform salon services on real clients under the watchful eyes of their teachers.
Todd Beckman founded MassageLuXe with the notion that five-star service should not be limited to pricey hotels. Today, the spa's team of qualified massage therapists and aestheticians continues to realize and build upon Todd's initial aspirations. A spa day at MassageLuXe includes all the perks one might expect from a vacation resort, from facials and massages to full-body waxing and baths in warm, effervescent champagne. The company's services tend to exceed expectations in other ways, too; along with standard massages such as Swedish and deep tissue, therapists are proficient in specialty modalities such as hot stone, reflexology, and aromatherapy.
Licensed massage therapist Ken Line brings things to a slow and contemplative pace inside Relaxation Massage. There, in a private room decorated with oceanscapes and soft blue walls, Ken calms the body with relaxation massages, a gentle form of Swedish massage that incorporates smooth, gliding strokes. He's experienced in nine different modalities, including deep-tissue, sports, and medical massage, which ease pain and tension. He also offers Swedish and hot stone massages to relieve stress, as well as paraffin wax and salt-glow treatments that heighten the experience.
The name Spoil Yourself, Inc, is more than just a suggestion—the staff here considers it good advice. Here, the massage therapists also count massage instructors among their ranks, making the team able to give clients just the customized and relaxing kneads they came for. Body wraps are another specialty here, helping people hydrate, relax, and not have to buy a separate mummy costume for Halloween.
It came to her in a dream. Eileen Wolf was at a crossroads in her life when she had a vivid dream about a place of healing. She awoke realizing that it was her calling to create that place she dreamed about, and, thus, OmPowered Wellness was born. As a certified massage therapist, she's adept at several massage modalities that help ease tension and pain caused by stress or crawling to work, and her energy work helps to bring her clients into balance.
Sunflower Massage Studio isn't just a relaxing refuge from the everyday—as a local business, it's also a refuge from the revolving-door approach of chain massage studios. This means that in addition to a tension-relieving massage, customers get a bounty of other thoughtful amenities, such as a 30-minute buffer zone before and after the massage to give client and therapist time to wind down and discuss the session. It also means the therapists won't pressure their clients to choose a massage modality, as every session is customized to their individual needs. Of course, add-ons such as hot stones and aromatherapy are available, as well as specialty styles such as prenatal, myofascial-release, and sports massage, which helps athletes' muscles recover from sporting events and emotions recover from tense exchanges with referees.