Treehouse Thai Massage Spa’s knowledgeable staff rely on their extensive schooling in massage therapy and holistic healing to help clients de-stress and detoxify their bodies. Their services range from traditional full-body massages to those concentrated on the legs or head and neck. Treehouse also renders two- or three-hour packages that include herbal compresses, acupressure, foot scrubs, reflexology, and more.
In addition to caring for clients, the Treehouse Thai Massage Spa hosts massage workshops for aspiring practitioners. These workshops cover crucial topics for massage therapists, such as proper body mechanics and how to imitate the soothing intonations of Morgan Freeman.
Tonya Estes holds a bachelor's degree in human services, a master's in human relations, and a bodywork therapy certificate from the Cortiva Institute of Massage. She's also the proud owner of Lucid Bodywork. In the comfort of her private massage studio, she can alleviate chronic tension with flowing Swedish strokes, or access lower-layer muscles with firm trigger point techniques. Clients may also supplement her therapeutic bodywork with relaxing add-ons such as aromatherapy, skin exfoliation, or nuzzle assaults from adorable kittens.
At Temenos Healing Arts, licensed massage therapist Jamie Hogue takes the time to meet with clients to discuss areas of discomfort before blindsiding tension with her well-trained hands. Though clients are prompted to choose Swedish, deep-tissue, or reflexology massage, Hogue tends to mix and match methods to further personalize the therapy and confuse ousted tension until it gives up and relocates to a nearby curtain rod. A certification in reflexology arms the licensed healer with the skills to practice the holistic modality, which relies on the application of gentle pressure to points on the hands and feet that correspond to other organs or areas of the body. Local artwork marks the walls of the tranquil, private studio, which dons eco-friendly furnishings and opens up to a peaceful courtyard full of furniture-friendly plants.
The array of eyelash extension options at Lash Factor can be a little overwhelming—they include several different packages as well as add-ons such as mink lashes—which is why it's a good thing specialists hold 30-minute consultations before each service. During this time, they help clients select the proper length and hue from the studio's collection of faux lashes, which are delicately curled with a tapered tip to mimic natural lashes. The techs then individually adhere each extension to the eyelid’s original fringe as clients chat them up or kick back with their iPods for quick snoozes. All faux strands cling to the pre-existing lashes for the duration of the natural lashes' growth cycle (up to two months) and, being water-resistant, they can endure swimming, crying, and backstroking through a pool of tears.
The certified massage therapists at Manos Massage and Spa relieve everything from mild stress to chronic pain with a range of modalities. They perform Swedish, hot-stone, and prenatal massages, with optional add-ons such as fruity aromatherapeutic scents that remind guests to go grocery shopping later. The staff also practices more specialized treatments, including geriatric massages and specific work for neuropathy and diabetes.
Tending to glamour seekers with friendly, personalized service, the staff at Elements Salon spruces skin and coifs hair with a full spread of aesthetic treatments. Rein in messy manes with a customized haircut, which tames dos through a bag of hair-caring tricks including a scalp massage, blow-dry and style, and complimentary bang and neck trim in between visits ($40+ for women, $30+ for men). Perms ($75+) and full highlights ($100+) rework tresses for longer-term styles, and manicures ($25) and pedicures ($45) rehab nails after bouts of Miss Mary Mack with concrete lawn sculptures. Opt for a hot-rock massage ($40/half hour, $75/one hour) to release tension, or a custom facial ($65–$95) to brighten your countenance with a complimentary skin analysis, skincare treatment, and home-care maintenance consultation.