Like a professor knowledgeable on tulip mania, alien black oil, and a myriad of seemingly esoteric subjects, Massage Envy's licensed body therapists ably converse with the gamut of muscle ailments. They'll unravel tense coils of accumulated inner-stress through a perfectly catered treatment for individual clients' needs that may include various styles and techniques. Swedish massages offer gentle rubbing for muscular soothing and improved circulation, while deep tissue focuses specifically on untying the body's Gordian knots and releasing chronic tension. A prenatal massage is ideal for expecting mothers who could use a little relief from carrying another person inside them, and a sports massage provides tension relief and injury prevention for an athlete's body.
Behind the pedicure thrones at P'Zazz Hair, Nail & Day Spa, a sprawling mural depicts rural splendor with arching columns in the foreground. But those very columns come to life in the spa at the nearby manicure station. Along with busts of figures from antiquity, these fixtures create a neoclassical ambiance every bit as elegant as the services and results rendered.
Aestheticians perform facials, peels, and body scrubs using PCA products. The team can also primp hair and add color to it, or they can work on nails to make them as attractive as a butterfly that understands chaos theory.
The multitalented staff at Sweet & Sassy allow girls to walk in the slippers of their favorite fairytale princesses with an array of salon and spa services. Youngsters get gussied up for special occasions with spa packages that include colorful manicures, soothing facials, and expert makeup applications. Sweet & Sassy’s offers eight birthday celebrations that treat girls aged 4–13 to themed outings; this includes the Pop Star party, during which the birthday girl and her friends get dolled up to film a music video, which they can take home on a DVD.
John Moore has been a nationally certified massage therapist since 2003, and now lends his healing touch to the staff at Sunset Hills Massage. There he's found a home for his well-rounded approach to wellness, which uses multiple massage techniques and stretches tailored to each client's unique needs. In the comfort of his private studio, John relieves stubborn aches and pains with precise bodywork, promoting relaxation with flowing Swedish strokes or busting serious muscle aches with trigger point therapy or firm deep-tissue pressure.
Every day, humans are pummeled by modern stresses such as schedules, bills, chores, and the endless smacking of the neighbor's butter churn. We need time to reboot. Enter the licensed massage therapists at Body Temple Healing Arts. They restore balance to the body with their myriad healing techniques. Depending on clients' needs, they may use traditional therapeutic bodywork or utilize energy-directed treatments such as reiki and crystal balancing. Indulgent add-ons of hot stones and soothing aromatherapy are also available.
A former footballer, wrestler, and powerlifter, licensed massage therapist Mike Guthery knows something about aching muscles. Through his signature Swedish and deep-tissue massages, he seeks to ease sore muscles while granting a quiet reprieve from the stimulus overloads of fast-paced modern lifestyles. Appointments begin 15 minutes early to go over health histories and to discuss specific issues without cutting into massage time.