The deft muscle-manipulators at Special Touch Hair Designs knead bone-movers into ache-free bliss with stress-busting massages and pampering spa treatments. The 45-minute hand-and-foot paraffin treatment encases extremities in warm, sticky wax, locking in moisture to leave hands and feet as soft as the Pillsbury Doughboy’s favorite neck pillow. After removing the wax, therapists complete the pampering with hand and foot massages. A one-hour relaxation massage focuses on liquefying tension with broad, smooth strokes while moisturizing skin with cocoa butter or hypoallergenic lotion. Therapeutic massage focuses on knotty muscles, applying deep pressure to clenched backs and shoulders to increase range of motion and circulation. A clean, softly lit room ensconces guests in a serene atmosphere during sessions. Quiet music and warm sheets encourage guests to drift into relaxing reveries, daydreaming about floating through clouds or visiting museums filled only with busts of Teddy Roosevelt.
At Tantalizing Studios, three levels of tanning beds, hand-blended spray-tans, and top-tier tanning lotions help clients achieve customized tans not possible at every tanning salon. After recommending a tanning lotion from a selection that includes Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Devoted Creations products, technicians lead individuals to private treatment rooms, where seven different tanning beds await. In addition to tanning, Tantalizing Studios' serene, turquoise-colored studio welcomes those in need of body-waxing and massage treatments.
Owner and hairstylist Janet Ritter helms a team of stylists, nail techs, and massage therapists at Studio 101 Salon & Spa that indulges clients with services from chic cuts to tranquilizing massages. Sulfate-free Scruples White Tea Luxury serums are on hand to protect and maintain strands after applications of edgy bRed Affinage magenta highlights. Innovative mani-pedi products such as Opi Shatter outfit nails in a mod, two-texture glaze, and Chi Enviro American smoothing treatments lessen hair's attraction to negatively charged balloons by safely eliminating up to 95% of frizz. Warm tones surround clients in the holistic, self-proclaimed urban retreat, inundated with tranquil spa touches.
Tonia Patton does not define massage therapy as simply a relaxation session, but as a way to benefit the body from the inside out. She customizes each session to meet her clients’ needs, from an athlete’s regular soreness to an office worker’s constant tension. By calibrating her kneads, strokes, and stretches, she can help address a host of physical maladies and soothe minds in the process. Tonia's new massage studio surrounds her guests with soothing low light, calm music, and lavender aromas, creating an atmosphere more relaxing than napping in the sun after eating an entire wheel of cheese.
Auburn Massage Centre was established in 2007 by co-founders Laura Buchs-Hall and Sarah Lapadot in an effort to share the healing powers of massage therapy and bodywork. During the past five years, AMC's staff has continued to bloom alongside its selection of services, which now range from standard massages to skincare treatments for faces, hands, and feet. Clients can also explore the facility's gym memberships, tanning plans, and sauna, where warm temperatures help melt away stress and hard candies hidden inside clenched fists.
Sequestered from the fitness studio, cardio room, and kid center at St. Julian's Fitness, a quiet room plays host to massage therapy. Here, a duo of licensed massage therapists—Bethany Kovach and Ryan Debelak—improves muscle health with soothing hand movements. Both Bethany and Ryan possess the know-how to induce relaxation with gentle Swedish strokes, relieve chronic pain with firm deep-tissue kneads, and target areas of tension with a sports massage. However, Bethany alone practices Thai-yoga massage, which is performed on the floor without lotion, oil, or ranch dressing. Massage therapy is available without a gym membership, and guests are welcome to enjoy a 15-minute Jacuzzi session prior to each appointment.