Certified massage therapist Qiana Shelton believes relaxation should be easy. That's why she presents clients with the option to enjoy a Swedish massage in her South East–side spa or in the comfort of their own homes, and schedules appointments seven days a week until 8 p.m. While Swedish massage is the only style available for home service, Shelton's business excels in many techniques, ranging from sports massage to trigger-point therapy, and her spa even hosts couples massages for partners, friends, and tense buddy cops, as well as instructional classes on infant massage.
Massage therapist Cheri hand-blends plant-derived essential oils to target specific ailments such as headaches, anxiety, or insomnia with soothing, chemical-free aromatherapy scents. A padded table cradles bodies as Cheri’s intuitive massage strokes chase away stress and overly chatty shoulder angels during in-studio sessions.
At Clinical Massage Therapy, the licensed therapists aim to do more than simply relax their clients. Each of their carefully selected repertoire of nine styles was chosen for its capacity to boost clients' overall health and decrease stress. With regular massage sessions, the therapists can help minimize clients' chronic health issues and melt away stress before it has a chance to erupt in a misplaced argument with noisy backyard squirrels. Each massage begins with a consultation, after which therapists treat the needs of individual backs with skills gleaned from ongoing education classes.
When you're dreaming up a new look with the stylists and nail technicians of Garcia's Hair Salon, the sky's the limit. Hair can transform into perfect ombre ringlets or sleek, subtly highlighted bobs, and mani-pedis impart styles ranging from coy (crisp French tips) to dramatic (glittering 3-D embellishments that recite Shakespeare when held up to your ear). Such versatile fashions demand an equally stylish setting, and Garcia's decor delivers: accent walls alternate between cream, red, and brick, and a healthy dose of sunlight keeps the moods as lofty as the updos.
Shannon Ranczie, a stylist with more than 10 years of experience, customizes hair to clients' specifications during appointments held at Jus' Pretty Hair Salon. She beautifies hair with deep-conditioning treatments, chic haircuts, and stylish color services such as ombre highlights. She can also create instant length and volume with virgin hair extensions and weaves. Ranczie often updates her skills with continuing education lessons in order to stay on top of current trends.
Licensed Massage Therapist Stephanie S. Clifton operates Encore Massage Therapy as a conduit for spreading the healing benefits of massage to the community. Her clinical-massage services can act as an alternative pain-maintenance plan for individuals suffering from a host of maladies. Stephanie attacks tension and stress through Swedish massage, sciatica through deep-tissue strokes, and chronic icicle growths through the sports modality. With regular treatment, individuals can preempt health issues down the road through increased relaxation, smoother digestion, and boosted endorphin levels.