Licensed massage therapist Karen McAlpine specializes in a unique form of barefoot massage known as ashiatsu. With the aid of oil and two support bars above the treatment table, she applies deep pressure to the dense muscles of the back and shoulders using the balls of her feet, heels, and toes. She also offers traditional Swedish massage, hot-stone massage, and other luxurious spa treatments.
Aesthetician Jodi customizes her facials to ensure that each client’s issues are addressed. She focuses on fighting acne, sopping up excess oil, and smoothing fine lines. A microdermabrasion wand helps her remove the outer layers of dead skin cells, so skin looks billions of seconds younger. She also happily waxes off unwanted facial fuzz for a smooth surface.
Malee Meador makes her clients' skin look luminous at Utopia Salon. In addition to refurbishing faces with custom facials and crystal-free diamond microdermabrasions that slough off dead skin cells, she polishes and massages backs with aromatherapy back facials using natural essential oils. Moroccan smoothing body wraps restore all-over glows to clients' figures with the help of a full-body salt scrub, warm mud, and a soothing moisturizer.
Sarah Savoie has long understood her destiny to be that of a healer. To fulfill that destiny, she became a licensed massage therapist. In that capacity, Savoie relieves clients' pain with custom bodywork, something auto mechanics do by placing icepacks on a Hyundai’s boo-boos. She can alleviate aches in shoulders and hamstrings with flowing Swedish strokes or dismantle knots embedded far into the musculature by employing her firmer deep-tissue techniques. Savoie can also indulge her clients with chair bodywork, energy healing, or a custom medical message to relieve chronic aches.
Leaving something behind can be an unsettling experience, unless that something is stress. Licensed massage therapist Jennifer Locke brings about this happy occurrence with her roster of massages, Reiki sessions, and ionic foot baths. She also hosts classes for couple’s massage and raindrop therapy, which uses nine different essential oils to help detoxify the body.
Dawn and Troy share more than just their marriage—they’re both licensed massage therapists and owners of Momentum Therapies. As a family and a business, they infuse warmth and hospitality into their healing sessions. While guests relax on thermotherapeutic BioMats––which are included with every treatment––Troy can promote relaxation and relieve pain from back, neck, and sciatic problems with his signature trigger-point-based integrative massage, or Dawn can access lower-layer aches with her custom blend of myofascial bodywork.