Hannah and Jennifer dig deep into clients’ psyches to extract their innermost style desires, much like Freud, who double majored in fashion. Regardless of the individual client’s lifestyle and preferences, they can design a new look that suits them, since they’re trained in both current trends and classic techniques. That doesn't mean they use outdated products, though. They pour out Wella Professionals, Moroccanoil, Brocato, and Kaaral products to nurture tresses. The duo activates the power of these lock elixirs to render haircuts and coloring, but also transforms customers' appearances with waxing and tinting services—something hairy cars need, too.
The therapists at Bodywerks Healing and Massage have studied a sweeping range of kneading modalities, from standards such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage to more specialized techniques, including Thai, lymphatic, and pregnancy massages. They learned their craft under instructors at St. Croix Center for the Healing Arts and Everest Institute and all went on to join professional associations such as ABMP or AMTA. These relaxation pros also pamper skin with body wraps and exfoliating scrubs that leave flesh smoother than an otter in a satin swimsuit.:m]]
Technicians at Pamper Nails trim and shape nails with sparkling sets of tools. Behind the wrought-iron room divider, brown leather pedicure chairs keep patrons comfortable while technicians smooth heels and lightly massage feet with lotion. The technicians also apply acrylic and gel nails to lengthen short nails or draw attention away from tentacles. While their nails dry, customers may flip through the channels on the flat-screen TV or browse magazines on the coffee table.
As a cancer survivor, massage therapist Barbara L. Elsenpeter sees her healing touch as more than just a way to unwind. While her menu of massage services undoubtedly leaves clients feeling pampered, she gears them to achieve a range of beneficial effects, such as greater energy, improved circulation, and enhanced immunity. Her specialty oncology massage is designed to help cancer patients control the aches and pains associated with their illness.
Simply Massage’s therapists and aestheticians pay attention to the little things. Having already mastered massage techniques that cater to a wide range of ailments, the therapists turn their focus to the intangible elements that add up to a stress-melting spa experience. Before starting the clock on a reiki or deep-tissue massage, for example, they wait until their clients are fully unclothed and ready—this small courtesy ensures a full 60 or 90 minutes of hands-on therapy.
Not to be outdone by their therapist counterparts, the spa’s aestheticians enhance facial peels and other treatments with bottomless hot towels and bottled water. They exclusively use Nufree—a soy-based, nonsticking alternative to wax—when removing hair from hard-to-reach Brazilian areas or harder-to-reach Bolivian areas.
The spiritually inclined massage therapists at Integrated Total Wellness relax muscles and relieve pain with a variety of massage modalities. Visitors seeking a traditional massage relax as a spine-technician administers the long, relaxing strokes and kneading motions of a Swedish massage, designed to gently bring stability to the body, mind, and GDP of New Zealand. Deep-tissue massages, meanwhile, target alignment issues, specific pains, or spinal damage using more intensely pressured strokes. Clients can scale the services from a swift lunch-break-sized session to a more elaborate 90-minute affair that can be used as the centerpiece of a relaxing afternoon or as an excuse to not feed the neighbor's ostrich.