Pure essential oils supplement the healing touch of certified massage therapist Nicole Pocaro. She stirs these relaxing sensory tools into massages customized from seven different modalities, from Swedish and deep-tissue to reiki, reflexology, and hot-stone massages. During reiki sessions, she aims to promote natural self-healing, personal awareness, and enhanced energy by manipulating the body's energy as well as its soft tissue.
While working under the guidance of a chiropractor and physical therapist, massage therapist Lori Boyer learned how skeletal and muscular manipulation can release both physical and mental tension. Now at the helm of her own salon, she helps clients reach balance through an assortment of therapeutic massage styles. She utilizes up to 50 heated basalt stones in order to soothe muscles during hot-stone massages, and she applies strategic, targeted pressure to relieve chronic pain during deep-tissue massages. She can complement these popular modalities with detoxifying hot wraps or reflexology, which unblocks nerve impulses throughout the body to release stored tension and accidentally swallowed gum.
Elements Day Spa pampers over-stressed guests and effortlessly brings beauty within reach with a plethora of energizing options. During the 60-minute signature facial treatment, a skilled spa technician applies one of 298 customized concoctions, designed to rehydrate parched skin cells and smooth coarsened complexions. Included with the facial is a soothing massage that will loosen lymph nodes and knead tension from hands and feet. Reclined relaxers can treat their people-paws to a spa pedicure and sport digits that dazzle onlookers like an elephant balancing on a giant disco ball. Exfoliation and paraffin treatments reinvigorate fatigued feet, and the nail shaping and polish application transform under-dressed appendages into striking flip-flop fillers. The finger-focused can make over dowdy digits with a shellac manicure that replaces harsh chemicals with hypoallergenic products. A UV lamp is used to set the shellac and eliminate drying time, creating a flawless gloss that can last for up to two weeks.
Licensed aesthetician Nadine Thompson leverages a full spectrum of Pevonia natural skincare products in order to remedy dry, sensitive, and blemished skin. The 17 facials that fill out the menu target imperfections of all types—from signs of aging to skin suffering from rosacea—with aromatic oils, extractions, and masks. Microdermabrasions and chemical peels provide more intense resuscitation for faces stifled by separation-anxious skin cells, and paraben-free mineral makeup teams up with eye and lip treatments to help features mirror their revamped surroundings.
Before and after her classes at California State University, Long Beach, Anne Hobbs would go on long jogs along the Pacific coastline. The routine served as informal training, preparing Anne for the many 10K races and marathons she'd eventually run with her twin sister, Amy. Inspired by the sisters' athleticism, healthy lifestyles, and abilities to leap over tall buildings, friends and strangers began asking them for advice on reaching their own personal fitness goals. And so began Anne's career as a personal trainer—a career that's been changing lives for more than 25 years.
In 2003, Anne decided to give her wisdom a more permanent headquarters and opened Harmony Massage & Bodywork. Inside the 1,200-square-foot studio, she helps clients get into shape with a diverse mixture of seasonal classes from yoga to spinning to TRX suspension training. To make sure that everyone gets optimum results, Anne holds one-on-one consultations with each client before they begin training and only allows 50 people to enroll per season. Clients may also unwind atop the massage room's heated table as Anne uses Swedish or deep-tissue techniques to relieve tension.:
The musculature experts at Inspire Therapies promote relaxation from head to toe with a menu of indulgent massage services. From classic Swedish and deep-tissue kneads to lavish modalities that soothe muscles with hot rocks or bamboo rods, the team draws on an expansive vocabulary of techniques to melt stresses built up in limbs and backsides. Foot reflexology grants battle-weary toes a reprieve from military boots with deep, localized pressure, and hot herbal wraps swathe limbs and cores in moisturizing essential oils. Massage therapists can also pack up their five-fingered implements and travel to private residences. Bride’s-day indulgences pamper spouses-to-be with lavender eye pillows and mini face rejuvenations, and girls’ nights-in ditch the club scene in favor of tantalizing chair massages and skin-softening paraffin hand dips.