At Performance Massage, Jon Ordner carries on the legacy of Cliff Griggs, a chiropractor who created an approach to treatment he called advanced rehab. After studying under Griggs for two years, Ordner learned how to use this technique to help average joes overcome back pain and professional football players recover from injuries. Ordner has had such success with advanced rehab that many of his clients have been able to return to their day-to-day lives without undergoing surgery or transferring their consciousness to a really fancy blender.
Five pain-reducing, stress-relieving massage techniques are offered with today's deal, each specifically aimed at different problems or pains and administered in a private room with mellow lighting and mellower music. The Swedish massage is a light-pressure treatment that uses long, flowing muscle strokes to soothe tension, relieve stress, and bring tranquility to body and mind. For muscle pain, joint aches, and general stiffness, the deep-tissue massage offers ample relief by stimulating muscles and encouraging blood circulation. A sports massage targets the stress that repetitive motions place on joints, ligaments, and tendons, helping reduce injury and swelling. If you've recently strained your latissimus dorsi while heroically flagging down a cab for a professional baseball player, opt for a trigger-point massage, which targets knots and aches. Expectant mothers or women who are pregnant can relieve discomfort and stress with a prenatal massage, which helps keep both mother and baby healthy.
Though each of Sanctuary Salonspa's four locations offers more than 100 services, clients should not feel overwhelmed. That's because the salon's stylists and aestheticians help clients to determine which treatments they need most. The staffers may recommend an Aveda hair treatment to restore balance to frizzy hair and dry scalps with essential oils. Or they might point to one of Sanctuary's eight facials, each of which are customized to the client's skin type to ensure the complexion shines brighter than a glowworm walking away from an explosion in slow motion. Clients can also enjoy eight types of massage, applications of a gel polish that resists chipping for up to 10 days, and a detoxifying body treatment that consists of a seaweed mask and a steam treatment.
Hot stones, green-tea scrubs and paraffin-wax dips await clients who visit Eden's Edge Massage. The massage therapists use these tools to enhance their menu of customized massages—each geared to promote relaxation and help recover from headaches, muscle strain, and other ailments. Sessions, which last 30 to 120 minutes, may include body and facial wraps infused with creams and botanical ingredients to tighten the skin.
As a regional educator for American Crew, it’s no wonder stylist Melissa Mollenhoff understands the aesthetics of the male face. To accentuate surly façades, she relies on her keen eye for shape and form—as well as her sense of style—to mute rigid brows, bring out cheek bones, and elongate jawlines with a range of classic and wild cuts. In her career, she has become so adept at this skill that, when not shoring up necklines and detailing sideburns in Eden Prairie, she works American Crew shows, where she demonstrates her cutting abilities on live models.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5- to 15-minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.