Bodies emerge shades darker after a visit to Caribbean Breeze Tanning Resort. Five different styles of beds bronze clients at different intensities with a selection of lotions that encourage melanin’s climb to the surface of the skin. Airbrush tanning sessions use a pH-balanced solution that tints limbs with natural-looking shades, and patrons receive the UV-free burnish from a tanning specialist instead of automated machines that won't stop unless the patron invokes the First Law of Robotics.
Lorrie Emory has tended to the skincare needs of men and women for more than 20 years. Working within Sola Salons Cornelius, she deftly wields the DiamondSkin microdermabrasion wand, sweeping away damaged skin cells without leaving behind potentially irritating crystal residue. Her facials purify pores with extractions and stimulate skin with treatments such as oxygen therapy, and chemical peels speed up the natural exfoliation process to unearth youthful-looking skin hiding just beneath the surface. She also helps bodies get beach-ready with waxing services for the face and full body, and offers tinting for both eyelashes and eyebrows, allowing faces to skip mascara and the arduous task of training caterpillars to arch in sync.
After working for years at a health-care recruiting firm, Angela Skipper found her true calling: to help people relax and let go of pain through massage therapy. Harnessing the healing knowledge she gained at Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage, the licensed massage therapist strives to ease chronic pain, stress, and sports-related injuries. She kneads away her clients' aches with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques. Located between Huntersville and Denver near Birkdale, AnVia Massage also encompasses more than relaxation massage—they also target chronic pain, arthritis, and back pain with neuromuscular massage techniques.
As a young child, Kendra Leary loved walking on her father's back and giving her mother relaxing foot rubs––a massage fixation that translated well into high school. While other kids were at the mall or at sporting events, she read books on Swedish massage to practice on her friends and family. Now Kendra is a successful licensed massage therapist and a second-degree reiki practitioner operating out of her own Mystic Massage and Wellness studio. There, clients can solicit her expertise for techniques ranging from flowing Swedish strokes to hot-stone bodywork to more focused deep-tissue pressure.
Giovana Frei left her native Brazil to fine-tune healing techniques as a nurse, nurse instructor, and licensed massage therapist. Now as owner of Lemongrass Massage Therapy, Giovana soothes achy musculature with her specialty bodywork. Though her specialty is in neuromuscular therapy, Giovana can also alleviate tension with a traditional Thai massage or deep-tissue pressure.
Licensed massage therapist John Angles has been healing twisted muscles and knotted backs since 1993. His services include relaxing Swedish massages, targeted deep-tissue massages, and healing sports massages, which Angles has developed during thousands of therapy hours throughout his massage therapy career.