It wasn’t until Karen Payne-Hill’s grandmother fell ill that Karen discovered just how much a massage could benefit the body. Seeing how simple touch could bring somebody so much physical and emotional relief, Karen switched gears and set out on a path that led her through a 630-hour massage-training program. Upon completing the program, she took up specialized training in more medical modes of therapy, such as orthopedic bodywork, geriatric massage, myoskeletal release, and spinal-reflex analysis, a treatment designed by Doctor of Chiropractic L. Frank Jarrell to relieve chronic pain and ease the symptoms of disease. Her skill set is not only wide like a 200:1 TV screen ratio but also deep—Karen has learned more than 20 variations of deep-tissue massage alone. In 2012, she founded A Healing Touch. And with a talented staff of massage therapists and healers, Karen continues her efforts to provide relief for those who are ailing or just in need of a relaxing massage. Besides modalities such as deep-tissue, relaxation, and pregnancy massage, the team uses alternative modes of healing, such as acupuncture and Thai-yoga relaxation.
Begin your relaxifying retreat to Sableux Salon & Spa with a steamy sauna session, which will lure toxins out of pores so that skin is as pure as the Queen's imagination. Then Sableux Salon & Spa's talented team of pampering professionals will go to work depurating pores and evening skin pigment during an express facial, which is designed to nourish cheeks weathered from Winter slapping them with its wind hands. An express manicure and pedicure puts the finishing touches on your newly refurbished form, readying fingers and toes for grabbing holiday cookies.
Massage therapist Dan Lester’s soul-healing hands bring 17 years of therapeutic know-how to The Holistic Wellness Center’s slate of sinew-soothing rubdowns. Each 60-minute myofascial-release massage targets the client’s connective tissue, with Dan applying gentle, sustained pressure to stricken sinew in order to elongate the fascia, thus increasing range of motion, curbing chronic aches, and finally allowing clients to play the Y in “YMCA” dances.
The licensed therapists and aestheticians of Serenity Massage and Bodyworks practice their crafts within private treatment rooms, where mental and physical clarities intertwine during facials, body wraps, and the soothing massage therapies alluded to in the spa’s name. Massage therapists draw on a full repertoire of modalities—from the relaxing effleurage and percussion movements of Swedish massage to the focused, healing pressures of deep-tissue massage—to appease muscles knotted from sleeping on hard floors or Twister mats. Reiki healing techniques, which work to strengthen the bonds between mind, body, and spirit, best exemplify the massage therapists’ concern for holistic healing. Their aesthetician counterparts allow this same concern to inform their facials and body wraps, which call upon the detoxifying powers of vitamins and minerals to chase away impurities and blemishes.
GG Massage Studio's friendly massage therapist will strategically arrange gently heated, smooth-basalt lava stones on key energy points of your body to deliver a comfortable warmth that drains away tension and brings your muscles to the optimal stress-exorcism temperature. At the same time, skilled hands work warmed oils deeply into your skin, which causes the lymphatic system to flow at an increased rate, which causes your immune system to strengthen and your circulatory system to refresh, which causes your smiling muscles to flex, which causes your dreamboat movie star to fall in love with you, which causes your life to become a paparazzi gold mine, which seems incredibly unlikely yet, at the same time, highly plausible.
Recognized in CityBeat’s "Best of Cincinnati" feature two years in a row, Inner Peace coddles clients with soothing treatments for the body and mind. Spend an hour unwinding under the hands of a massage master during a full-body Swedish massage, which uses varying techniques to pressure stress into jumping out of the body and joining the circus. A hot-towel facial helps to spruce up visages and thaw out each mug’s polar regions, and a champagne-mimosa back and foot scrub buffs away body barnacles to prepare carcasses for bathtub regattas. Inner Peace is open until 9 p.m. during the week, making today’s Groupon ideal for frazzled work folk searching to de-tensify from a long, demanding day on the job.