The scents of aromatherapy drift throughout Ash Britt Je' Ne' Celebrity Spa, where licensed massage therapists have been pampering stressed muscles with healing massage strokes since 1982. Inside fragrant massage suites, therapists rub away muscle tension with gliding effleurage strokes that stimulate circulation and set off toxin scavenger hunts sponsored by the lymphatic system. The gentle motions pave the way for firmer petrissage strokes, whose combination of kneading and tapping focuses on muscle knots and areas of particular stress. The massage cleanses muscles of impurities and loosens stiff knots, assuaging both quotidian tension and pain from overexertion, chronic conditions, and back flipping home from the Olympic closing ceremonies. Clients will also receive a complimentary spa gift to take home at the end of their massage.
Most popular service: Hot-Stone Pedicure, Liquid and Powder Sets
Brands Used: CND, Young Nails,
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Come ready to relax.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I am a CND grand master and I am Shellac pro-certified. I took my courses with Creative Nail Design for master architect (acrylic nails), master sculptor (gel nails), and master painter (Vinylux and Shellac).
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
I love to educate my clients about how to improve their nails.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
Being wowed as to how I explain their services and at-home care.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Complimentary wine, water, and snacks.
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