In the midst of rustic woods, there sits a three-story building. Upon opening its front door, visitors unleash a gentle wave of aromatherapy scents and warm air. They step inside, where therapists lead them past wood accents and into private treatment rooms. World of Serenity’s spa atmosphere recalls the calm of the surrounding wilderness, and inside its walls, therapists adopt a holistic approach; they educate guests in wellness basics, such as why humans don’t eat sand, and perform a range of customized spa services. They soften faces, deep-cleanse pores, and slough of dead cells during customized facials; sometimes scouring or soothing the skin with an additional enzyme deep cleanse, warm stones, or anti-aging collagen. They also ease muscle tension with six massage modalities such as deep tissue, warm stone, and reflexology; and scrub clients from head to toe using salt and sugar rubs, and wraps made from natural dead sea mud or Paradisius—a blend of ground fruit and flower extracts.
It isn't every day that a licensed massage therapist gets to work during a rock concert. Jasmine McKenzie had just that opportunity when she gave much-needed kneads to performing artists and crew members at the Rock on the Range music festival. She's also accustomed to the refined ambiance at the Scioto Country Club, where she previously practiced techniques ranging from deep-tissue and hot-stone massage to neuromuscular therapy and pregnancy massage.
Between her experience and education?a bachelor's degree in health and wellness and training at the Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage?Jasmine's talents have brought her many unique client experiences. Now at her own practice, she continues to wield her massage talents against ailments such as back pain and injuries caused by athletic exertion or fist bumps that have gone horribly wrong.
The stylists, massage therapists, and nail technicians at Vita Spa & Salon Corazon pampers guests with services drawn from their chosen specialties. Whether they're cutting and coloring hair, performing soothing massages, and rejuvenating complexions with 30- and 60-minute facials, they leave clients looking and feeling better than they did upon arrival.
Dr. John Moore was already a licensed massage therapist when he earned his chiropractic degree, with honors, from Life Chiropractic College West in 1994. As an intern, he earned an excellence in care award and a magna cum laude distinction. He further honed his skills with postgraduate work in applied kinesiology and sports chiropractic before founding Amerihealth Chiropractic & Wellness. Today, in addition to treating headaches, joint pain, disc problems, and other conditions, Dr. Moore serves as president of the Central Ohio Chiropractic Association (COCA).
Dr. Moore leads Amerihealth Chiropractic & Wellness' team, which includes case managers, rehab specialists, and a licensed acupuncturist. The wellness professionals administer chiropractic care, massage therapy, and rehabilitation treatments that help people overcome pain and get back to their normal lives as Parisian mimes.
Kia Day, who operates Simply Polished at Studio Elements, has practiced her craft as a nail technician for seven years now. That grad school amount of time has helped her hone her talents, which now extend to rendering gel manicures and relaxation pedicures. She can even beautify her clients with artificial nails. As she renders these services, Kia always has fun on the job—much like an oil tycoon who has a comedian turn all his subordinates' reports into hilarious monologues.
The staff at Allvera Body Wrap & Wellness Center's Dublin location and recently opened location in Grandview is dedicated to balancing body and mind. To do this, aestheticians, acupuncturists, and massage therapists offer a slew of aesthetic and holistic services, including hot-stone therapy, acupuncture, facials, infrared sauna sessions, and signature herbal body wraps that are soaked and heated to 150 degrees. The center also pampers clients with its use of high-end products including bareMinerals and HydroPeptide skin care lines.