Massage therapist Evelyn is a muscle whisperer. She calms tense muscles using nothing more than her two trained hands. Depending on her clients’ ailments, Evelyn glides her hands along the back, pushes her thumbs into pressure points, deeply kneads dermal canvases, or gently rocks the body to sleep while dispensing a lullaby. Her sessions are customized for each individual, covering their scalp, neck, shoulder, and upper back in 15 minutes to traversing the entire body in a 90-minute period.
In a perfect world, it wouldn’t be difficult to find time for a massage or an aesthetician you trust. The team at Solano Wellness Spa have been listening to those needs from their clients for more than 10 years, all the while making their services an accessible part of self-care and winding down. With an accomplished staff of registered massage therapists and certified aestheticians, each treatment gets down to the clients’ specific goals, whether they seek to hydrate skin, diminish fine lines, wax brows, or soothe backs.
Mark Richards has worked in a number of settings, including gyms and spas, but he prefers a private studio because that setting allows for him to provide personal attention to each of his clients. The result of that preference: Natural Healing & Massage by Mark Richards, CMT. The licensed massage therapist welcomes each client with an open ear and two capable hands. His training and decade-plus of experience has helped him master many modalities, including relaxing Swedish massages, and the more therapeutic deep-tissue variety. He can render sports massage, as well—a technique designed to help athletes prepare for a big game or relax after a demoralizing spelling bee contest against a sportswriter. Throughout all his work, Mark takes particular care to tailor each massage to meet the individual client's needs, rather than offering boiler plate massages.
At Mystic Heart Massage, therapist Sean Kilcoyne and his staff provide relaxation and pain-relief through the fine art of bodywork. With more than 850 hours of training, Sean’s hands are well versed in nine different massage disciplines, including deep tissue, shiatsu, trigger point, and lymphatic drainage. Mystic Heart’s services can trigger a whole litany of benefits, helping to lessen stress, increase circulation, and improve sleep in bed or under your office desk when the boss isn’t around.
Married to Massage's home page references a quote from Dr. Seuss: "When you are in love, you can't fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams." The same could be said for experiencing a massage from one of the studio's licensed therapists. Muscle-melting sessions are always tailored to the individual, with techniques ranging from relaxation-inducing Swedish strokes to more focused deep-tissue pressure. Guests may also ramp up the pampering with hot stones and therapeutic-grade essential oils.
While Much Kneaded Zen Massage offers Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, rehabilitative, and Shiatsu massages, therapists mix-and-match techniques to ensure each client receives a custom massage that addresses their needs. Treatment rooms are also used by an esthetician who facials that incorporate masques, exfoliations, extractions, and skin-enhancing serums. Waxing services remove unwanted fur from faces, legs, backs, or a coworker's mink coat.