Carlie O’Leal, EnVision Massage Therapy’s experienced massage therapist, blends multiple modalities to suit each of her client’s needs. Muscle mollification begins with a verbal assessment and postural analysis to determine trouble spots. Carlie may employ a range of ameliorating therapy including deep tissue techniques, which target rarely-seen muscles buried fathoms below the skin, and Swedish massage, which gently diffuses bodily minefields with kneading strokes. Myofascial release and craniosacral therapy address soft tissue troubles and cranial sutures for gentle, proper alignment, and Thai massage both energizes and relaxes with yogic stretches. Carlie can adapt to the needs of baby-bundling physiques with pregnancy massage, or heat corporeal spots with the specific placement of warm, smooth sediment along the body during hot-stone massage. Trigger-point therapy focuses tender nodules in its viewfinder, eliminating nerve-impeding discomfort with marksman-like precision.
The aestheticians of JChelz renew façades with modern skin treatments, including the Bio-Therapeutic face-lift, which was recently featured on Oprah. During the 90-minute skin treatment, skin specialists direct low doses of electrical current that imitate the body's own electrical impulses. Gentle electricity surges through faces to stimulate and tone muscles and render faces as smooth and taut as the head of a djembe. A series of treatments may be necessary for optimal results.
Licensed massage therapist Janet Shelton has been giving massages “since before I can remember,” she says. At first, these were mostly casual sessions for her twin sister, who “was born asking for a massage.” But as Shelton grew up, she came to take her hobby more seriously. Coming from a family of nurses, she “always want[ed] to do something to help people,” and with its positive impacts on injury recovery, therapeutic massage seemed to fit the bill.
Since then, Shelton has supplemented her massage-therapy license with work experience in chiropractic offices and spas. Depending on a client’s needs, she can perform an active clinical massage with stretching and feedback or gently knead for a soothing, quiet experience. No matter the modality, clients can bring in their own music on an iPod and breathe in the scents of botanical oils Shelton blends by hand.
At Envy Spa Salon, an experienced team of stylists and massage therapists tends to the skin and hair of guests. Apart from the signature eyelash extensions for which they're known, the salon also treats guests to spa packages, which invite customers to take a breath with facial treatments and massages. Hair services add bursts of color in highlights or lowlights. Meanwhile, hot stones soothe backs and hot waxes remove unwanted body hair.
Jeannie Chavier uses her 10 years of experience to pamper profiles with soothing facials in the nurturing, eco-conscious environment of Perle Holistic Skincare, Salem's only certified Dr.Hauschka treatment center. Dr.Hauschka facials infuse façades with an exclusive line of organic, plant- and flower-based products. Epidermises receive lymphatic stimulation through a soft-brush massage, which promotes the cleansing of pores and strengthening of rhythmic systems and connective tissues. Rid faces of oil, grime, and evidence from pie-eating contests with an accompanying facial steam, deep cleansing, and soothing eye treatment. As weary dogs delve into a relaxing sage footbath, coddle upper bodies with a stress-relieving massage permeated with aromatic, organic oils. The salubrious service also includes warm, soothing compresses and two mug-indulging masks. Jeannie reinvigorates worn-out dermises by appointment only.
Shiatsu is a Japanese term that means simply “finger pressure”, which is exactly how this massage modality releases tension from muscular tissue. Licensed massage therapist Robert Ellestad opened his practice to bring the relaxing, therapeutic qualities of Shiatsu massage to bodies of all shapes and sizes. In addition to this pressure-point-focused style, he soothes bodies with the gentle series of Swedish massage strokes. His Thai massage sessions incorporate a series of facilitated yoga-like stretches that work out stiff muscles and joints while the client lies on a mat or hovers slightly on a flying carpet.