The Ivy Tanning Salon and Spa's stable of nail artists, massage therapists, and aestheticians caters to every beauty whim with a spectrum of treatments. During mani-pedis, technicians pull from either standard polish or long-lasting Shellac to add color and ?Paint Me? notes to nails. Massage therapists narrow their scope to focus on one tense area during regional massages or combine hot stones and Swedish strokes to restore beleaguered muscles throughout the body. Nine types of facials tend to age-specific needs, such as removing impacted glitter makeup from teenaged pores or smoothing out wrinkles with doses of vitamin C. There are even multiple ways to achieve a bronze: through five types of UV tanning beds or painstaking spritzes from an airbrush artist.
At The Giving Tree of Massage & Reiki, indoor amenities such as mood lighting and soothing music set minds at ease while the private studio’s decor takes its cues from the great outdoors. Cerulean walls and plentiful arboreal knickknacks evoke a relaxing forest scene more effectively than a landscape painting or a grizzly bear rummaging through the reception desk for honey. In this setting, licensed massage therapist and reiki practitioner Janna Thomas draws on traditional and holistic techniques to rid bodies of troublesome aches. Her deep-tissue massages help soothe sore muscles and detoxify the body, whereas reiki sessions strive to promote deep relaxation and pain relief with a Japanese style of energy healing.
Pure Energy Reiki's resident master, Natasha, harnesses out-of-whack energies with the chakra-balancing touches of one-hour reiki sessions. Located inside CLINIC Alternative Medicines, sessions immerse customers in a soothing atmosphere as they rid themselves of stresses and fatigue without having to send their personal voodoo doll on a Caribbean vacation. Natasha places her hands over specific nodes of the body to rebalance the body's energy flow, and while results vary, many guests report a deep sense of calm akin to meditation.
If two heads are better than one, then it would stand to reason that 15 heads are 15 times better than one. The 15 stylists at Salon Advantages make a formidable team, utilizing advanced products and the Redken Professional Hair Color line to create styles that turn heads but don’t attract swarms of angry bees. The salon's colorist blends custom shades that add depth, dimension, and shine, while shears-wielding hair technicians shape face-flattering styles with deftly snipped angles and layers.
Like the Rush Hour movie trilogy, Manee Powers's massage practice combines the best of Eastern and Western techniques. Manee studied and practiced traditional Thai massage at Wat Po Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School in Bangkok and practiced throughout the Phuket area. After practicing in Thailand for five years, Manee enrolled in The Massage School in Easthampton, where she mastered an array of Western kneading techniques, such as deep tissue, Swedish, and trigger-point therapy.
Its rustic, waterfall-flanked locale is the second-best thing Sunrise Massage has going for it. The first, of course, is the bodywork?massage therapists finagle gridlocked muscles and silence overworked minds with Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point massages that bring about relief and blissed-out contemplation. But the tranquil sounds of the waterfall, echoing through the woods, serenading clients as they ease in and out of a massage-induced reverie, don?t hurt either.
As the water burbles and the birds chirp happily around the studio's woodsy acreage, therapists soothe and nourish clients' skin with organic body butters and herbal extracts. Balms of lemongrass and ginger stimulate blood vessels and cool overworked muscles, whereas chamomile and lavender quell anxiety.
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