Growing up on the shores of the Black Sea in Romania, Maria Suciu found herself surrounded by beauty. Her appreciation for aesthetics was not only inspired by the breathtaking beaches, therapeutic resorts, and glassy waters—which are believed to have curative powers—but also by her mother, who taught her how to fetchingly care for her skin, hair, and nails. After years of helping others strengthen their businesses as a public-relations adviser, Suciu shifted careers paths and traveled to America to share all she had learned about inner and outer wellness.
Suciu is now the owner and managing aesthetician of Callatis Spa, where she uses European-style techniques and organic, herbal formulas to pamper skin and boost outer allure. Callatis, which translates to the most beautiful, was the name of an ancient Greek colony that once inhabited the same shores that nurtured Suciu’s passion for performing cosmetic treatments. As a reiki master, Suciu also aims to balance the body and mind, targeting negative energy caused by palling around with delinquent magnets. Soothing fragrances and relaxing music permeate the spa's interior, which is small and intimate for highly personalized services.
Dawn, owner of Dawn2Dusk Holistic Center, employs seven years of energy-work experience to nurture the mind, body, and spirit with a range of holistic applications. Dawn soothes the nervous system and stimulates circulation during relaxation massages, and she promotes proper energy flow through reiki and chakra sessions. Along with bodywork, Dawn promotes overall well-being with raindrop technique and aromatherapy, offers intuitive services such as tarot-card readings and psychic readings, and warns against counterintuitive products such as tar toothpaste.
Working out of a charming rehabilitated brick warehouse, four massage therapists perform six types of massages inside private treatment rooms, including classic Swedish, hot stone, athletic, and pregnancy. They also offer relaxing couples massages for duos looking for an alternative to traditional dates involving dinners, movies, and mammoth hunts.
Upon graduating from the National Institute of Massotherapy, licensed therapist Cynthia Ours started her practice to help clients achieve internal balance and freedom from pain. Within the walls of Serenity Massotherapy, she cultivates a homey ambiance while easing tension with various techniques, such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and therapeutic massage. Cynthia also practices energy medicine and chakra balancing, which aim to improve the body's energy flow without visitors having to French-kiss electrical sockets.
Soft lighting and soothing music set the stage for a relaxing massage at Signature Massage Therapy. Massage therapist Ann works oil or lotion into skin using a variety of techniques. Flowing strokes calm tense muscles in the back and legs, whereas more localized kneading tends to stubborn knots. Her massages?including deep tissue, therapeutic, and hot stone?work to help clients suffering from lack of energy, poor circulation, anxiety, and sleep issues. Ann also offers a special prenatal massage that relieves back and hip pain in expectant mothers.
Licensed massage therapists Chris Miletti and Lora Hansen rely on good detective work to alleviate soreness. Channeling their training in precision neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release techniques, among other things, they consult with each client to better understand their pain, and then massage the body to combat the most troublesome spots. Though the treatments are by and large therapeutic, the therapists also incorporate relaxing add-ons, such as aromatherapy and paraffin dips.