Around the spiral staircase inside Great Day Massage, subdued decor and soft music relax patrons as licensed staff members perform massages, facials, and manicures. Clients who want the works can fly solo with a spa package, or host their own spa parties with custom treatments, catered meals, and mandatory terry-cloth gowns.
Lydia Forshee has the key to a healthy, youthful complexion. As the owner and operator of Lydia Skincare Spa, she helps clients balance their skin's oil and moisture levels to achieve radiant skin. Along with her custom facials, such as vitamin-C and oxygen-infused facials, she pampers clients with full-body treatments that include a dry-brushed organic sugar scrub and moisturizer. Face and body waxing are also available.
After more than 13 years in the massage business, Marta Vishy closed her practice to focus on being a mother to her newborn son. Now her decade-long hiatus has ended, and Marta has returned with a new wealth of life experience to draw from. In the comfort of a cozy room, guests can seek her expertise for flowing Swedish strokes to promote relaxation or request deep-tissue pressure or trigger-point therapy to relieve lower-layer aches.
Whether performing a Swedish massage or energy work, licensed massage therapist Mary Glimpse customizes every treatment to suit the client. No two massages at Healing Touch Massage and Wellness are exactly alike—Glimpse may supplement a Swedish massage with a stroke from her deep-tissue repertoire, or she might simply sprinkle the back muscles with a touch of paprika.
At Starla's Salon & Spa, more than 20 beauty professionals dedicate their talents toward enhancing natural beauty. They each possess a rich backlog of experience. Owner Starla Zarbo, a stylist with more than 20 years of experience, sets the example by continually enrolling in educational seminars. Aesthetician Judy Kohlberg has accumulated more than 1,000 hours of additional training in London, and integrates technology into various treatments, using a mechanical wand to resurface skin and a cold-light laser to diminish signs of aging such as crow's feet and eagle talons. These women join other specialists who work in a sunlit salon with black, red, and white walls.
Whether she’s working in her massage room or in the comfort of her clients’ homes, licensed massage therapist Vicki Carpenter coaxes muscles out of tense situations with a variety of modalities that include sports, deep-tissue, and reflexology massages. Additional techniques include gliding hot stones over bodies and invigorating the senses with lavender or peppermint aromatherapy scents. Vicki also treats such ailments as fibromyalgia and high blood pressure with cupping, an ancient Chinese technique that involves suctioning glass, silicone, or plastic cups to the skin.