Fidel Forde, the owner behind The Massage Lounge, calls his massage methodology “fusion,” as it incorporates techniques from his Caribbean homeland. During each 60-minute relaxation massage, specialists employ modified Swedish massage actions, including long strokes and kneading motions, to warm up muscle tissue, address each client's unique needs, and impart the spirit of the Viking. The 70-minute service includes a body scrub in addition to the massage, made up of sugar or salt that sloughs off dead skin as it hydrates heads, necks, shoulders, and feet. Additionally, warm towels loosen tense sinews, and a choice of body butter helps clients slink through turnstiles with ease.
Regina Quinn sends waves of relaxation rolling through bodies with soothing, holistic massage strokes from her place at Breathe Massage & Wellness. Drawing from her thorough knowledge and passion for traditional Chinese medicine, Regina engineers a roster of signature massages. The Liquid Body radiates calming heat with warm olive oil and hot stones to oust tension and clinging mermaids left over from tropical vacations. She further promotes holistic wellness during services such as Amma therapy and chakra balancing.
Most people wouldn’t associate the military with relaxation, and neither does former army man Jason Fells. During his six-year stint in the employ of Uncle Sam, he dreamed of dedicating himself to healing. Today, with characteristic discipline and precision, he soothes bodies through massage, clears up complexions with LED light therapy, and tightens elasticity with anti-aging facial massages. When he's not redirecting chi through reiki, he redistributes calories as a personal trainer and tries to understand the jumping jack's deep-seated resentment toward jump ropes as an exercise psychologist.
Across the nation, Sona MedSpa's nurses beautify a range of skin types with the gentle touch of Alma and Cynosure lasers. Sun damage, moon damage, unwanted hair, and spider veins dissolve under the beams of these cosmetic lasers, which can also resurface complexions. They've got Botox and dermal fillers at their disposal, too, and they can even whiten teeth.
All this med-spa magic comes at the hands of service providers whom Sona only certifies after special training, an exam, and a 40-hour window of supervision. It's a regimen that, along with top-shelf technology and a high concern for laser safety, shows why Sona's been successful since its beginnings 15 years ago.