Family health histories, dietary habits, previous medical care, and extracurricular activities all constitute invaluable information for the therapists at Back n' Balance Massage. Equipped with this knowledge, they can better assess the root causes of a client's musculoskeletal concerns and recommend a suitable treatment regimen. Their treatments eschew invasive procedures altogether, opting instead to use personalized combinations of massage therapy and rehab services to treat everything from chronic pain to stress. The massage therapists employ a variety of specialized modalities as they soothe tension. Gentle Swedish strokes unfurl knotted muscles; deep-tissue pressure targets withheld tension buried further beneath the surface; and myofascial massage techniques aim to restore joint mobility.
As a massage therapist and reiki master, Beverly Bates needed a place where she could practice both of her therapeutic pursuits in earnest. So she opened Holistic Butterfly Studio, where today she draws upon all of her skills to ease discomfort and promote balance.
Beverley's integrated holistic massages incorporate a variety of techniques depending on her client's needs; in just one session, she can help lower stress levels, alleviate chronic back pain, or soothe strained muscles. Her other services include energy-balancing reiki sessions and far-infrared sauna treatments that purge the body of toxins and ghostly spirits.
The centuries-long search for the Fountain of Youth ends at Aurora Aesthetic Surgery & Spa, where Board Certified General Surgeons Dr. William Huettner, Dr. Abdalmajid Katranji and staff turn back the clock with advanced plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments. Specializing in reconstruction and body contouring, Dr. Huettner and Dr. Katranji draw from many options when sculpting a new figure, reshaping bodies with liposuction, breast augmentation and contouring treatments. The physician team and their trained technicians can also smooth out facial wrinkles with Juvederm injections, erase fine lines with non-invasive GentleMax lasers, and eliminate sun damage with rejuvenating pulses from their CORE co2 laser.
Handworks Massage LLC owner and certified massage therapist Scott Stearns administers purposeful bodywork customized to help assuage physical and emotional stress or advance injury recovery. His 60-minute massages may incorporate multiple modalities to coax knotted muscles and bunched connective tissues into relaxing, being more flexible, and resuming their at-ease position. During the treatment, interactive discussion gives clients insight into Scott’s holistic techniques and efforts to ease the body-wide taxation from activities such as sports training, professional labor, and giving a piggyback ride to an adorable five-year-old SUV. Sessions forgo the scented candles and heavy oil bastings of traditional spas in favor of an athletically inspired space, with massagee-chosen tunes, sparing applications of organic jojoba oil, and a table topped with an ergonomic bodyCushion for cloud-like comfort.
In 2000, licensed aesthetician Jennifer Friess graduated from the Douglas J. Aveda Institute, a beauty academy that served as her introduction to the wide world of spa treatments. She spent the next decade honing her skills in salons and spas, and her love for the profession grew in tandem with her profile. As Jennifer’s reputation continued to expand, it began to make sense for her to open her own studio space—a luxury that would allow her a measure of the freedom she was unable to enjoy while working for others.
Jennifer has achieved that freedom at Simply Bliss Spa and Esthetique, where she lavishes her regular clients with the kind of personal attention they deserve. Jennifer's spa services tend to focus on the skin, so waxing, facials, and Halloween mask removal are featured prominently on her spa’s menu. In addition to these treatments, she has been known to untie muscle knots with relaxation and deep-tissue massages.
Owner and licensed massage therapist Juan Medina's commitment to comfort adds a personal touch to MiStar Massage, which he named after his daughters, Miya and Starla. As a military veteran, Medina approaches healing with compassion and diligence, personally consulting with clients to identify their individual treatment goals before kneading muscles with fully body, clinical, and trigger point massages. The private treatment room at MiStar exudes a vibrant personality, with bold crimson walls bedecked with a Spanish guitar, Russian nesting dolls, and other multicultural artwork. To personalize each treatment, Medina encourages guests to bring their own iPod or organ grinder monkey along to play their preferred music.