Susie Ardabili, a 20-year veteran aesthetician, puts the Susie in Susie Organic Skin Care and helms a team of holistic beautifiers who refashion facial surfaces with nature-friendly, chemical-free treatments. Susie?s therapeutic touch?coupled with a menu of high-end treatments?has helped her attract celebrity clientele including Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Susie and company take the time to personalize each organic treatment, from custom ginseng and vitamin K facials to man-scaping services that focus on burly strands sprouting from the nose to forming flannel patterns across the back. Clients can also stock their homes with a handful of natural retail products, such as Susan Posnick makeup.
What began as a teenage interest in yoga and meditation eventually inspired Sarah Sazama to study Thai massage?in Thailand. She believes wholeheartedly in the healing power of touch, and at Metta Massage of Denver, her massage sessions are meant to heal not just the body but boost the mind as well. As she tugs her clients' limbs into stretches during Thai massage, she aims to relieve tension and restore flexibility while fostering peace of mind and calmness. For integrative massage, she draws from an arsenal of techniques?soothing Swedish strokes or more intensive ministrations of trigger-point release, for example?whatever might help with her client's issues, whether its sciatic pain or tension in the shoulders from waving at every plane that goes by.
Instead of holing up in a strip mall right on top of a loud highway, Davis Therapeutic Massage sets up shop inside a 1970s art-deco-inspired location with free parking. There, licensed massage therapist Madeline—who has more than a decade of experience—helps clients relax and eases pain with a variety of massage treatments. Her ever-popular Swedish modality reduces stress, and her neuromuscular massages provide detailed treatment to help clients recover from an injury or other medical condition. Prenatal massages can help a mother-to-be relax as she connects with her growing baby and deals with the vagaries of pregnancy, and with doctor approval, Madeline will make house calls for women on bed rest.
At New Paradigm Massage, a team of massage and yoga therapists help lessen the stress of everyday life and improve guests' well-being through integrative kneads and personalized yoga sessions. The staff executes a wide variety of massage modalities, from the firm strokes of deep tissue to the soothing temperature of hot stones. Mothers relax with pre- and post-natal massage, and athletes can alleviate pain resulting from injuries during stretch-oriented sports massages. Regardless of the massage technique and its individual benefits, they all work to improve circulation, assist with flexibility, and target chronic pain. In one-on-one yoga sessions, an instructor tailors poses to individual needs.
The stylists at Asteria Salon completed training with some of the most distinguished names in the hairstyling biz, including Aveda, Goldwell, and Redken. They share a knack for modern hair design techniques, which materialize in the haircuts, highlights, and specialty waves they craft to?help each of their clients reinvent or refine their look. Alongside the hairstylists are aestheticians and licensed massage therapists; they bring their own respective talents to the salon with a spa menu that includes facials, massages, and cosmetic enhancements like lash and brow tinting. Other services, such as spray tanning and Reiki energy work, ensure a well-rounded slate of options for those who want to look better, feel better, or nap on a table for an hour without being fired.
As a natural-born artist with a passion for drawing and painting, Candace Walker felt that becoming a skincare specialist was a natural choice. She now relies on her keen artistic eye and her extensive training as an aesthetician and massage therapist while she treats clients at Pure Elegance Spa. Her goal is to empower visitors by revealing their skin's naturally youthful radiance. Specialized facial treatments can help cleanse the pores, minimize signs of inflammation, or even target the blemishes commonly associated with aging skin. The spa's microdermabrasion sessions and chemical peels similarly even out the cheekbones' tone and texture while stimulating new cell growth and revealing the healthy skin just beneath the surface. For full-body care, Candace even offers exfoliating salt and sugar scrubs in addition to therapeutic massages, which use various modalities?including everything from Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure to neuromuscular therapy and energy-balancing Reiki techniques?to alleviate mental and physical tension.