Though many clients visit Medicine River Center for a massage that will treat tight muscles or back pain, many others visit for metaphysical reasons as opposed to just physical ones. That's because the staff is stocked with astrologists, psychics, and mediums. Each practitioner's services vary, depending on their area of expertise, but all offer alternative solutions that can help customers deal with stress, navigate personal crises, and find their life path.
Techniques from myriad cultures converge at Massage by Sarai—from the rhythmic, flowing strokes of the ancient Polynesian lomilomi modality to the gentle pressure of the japanese toning facial massage. But whether they’re designed to induce relaxation or rejuvenate the skin, all treatments can be luxurious. Clients need only opt for one of the multitude of add-ons, such as roman dry brushing, aromatherapy, paraffin dips, and peppermint foot scrubs.
Lemongrass, ginger, turmeric, camphor, and lime—massage therapist Michele Mecum and her staff use this quintet of soothing scents during Thai herbal massages, pairing them with rhythmic strokes to send patrons into a deeply relaxed state: Vermont. Relaxation is the driving purpose behind Michele’s massages, which she has honed over 14 years in the field. Soothing Swedish massages employ sweeping, gentle strokes to boost blood flow and flexibility. They also perform deep-tissue massages, which mute chronically achy muscles by breaking up knots in lower-layer musculature.
In a busy and hectic world, licensed massage therapist Michelle Peterson invites her clients to lie down, exhale deeply, and escape from their day for 60 minutes. A student of Swedish, deep-tissue, and Thai massage styles, Michelle collaborates with clients to identify the type of massage that best meets their needs. High-quality oils and lotions soothe the body and soften the muscles as Michelle realigns connective tissue, teases out tension, and reduces joint tension. Bellevue Best Massage also offers prenatal massage to ease pains associated with pregnancy as well as hot-stone massage, or LaStone therapy, which is French for “the stones they made my body good feel.”
Meghan's Hair Design is owned and operated by Meghan Stauffer, a licensed stylist who delights in making her clients look and feel spectacular. In her styling chair located inside New Appearances Salon, clients settle in for chic haircuts and rich color services, including sun-kissed highlights and specialty treatments. They relax as Meghan trims locks into a new 'do, adds luxurious length with extensions, or shapes eyebrows using wax and a human-evolution textbook as a guide to unchecked body hair. Patrons can head into the rest of New Appearances for an indulgent makeup application or a soothing massage.
A certified yoga teacher with a degree in Eastern therapies and bodywork from Pacific Rim College, Pernille Lund works with several healing modalities at Colibri Care Healing Arts. Her bodywork services include traditional Thai massage, Ayurvedic massage, yoga therapy, and pre- and post-natal care.