Specializing in sports massage, therapist Christopher Benoit applies his athleticism and formal training to a variety of relaxation modalities. A long-distance cyclist himself, Benoit helps to keep athletes limber during muscle-stiffening cold seasons with foam-fingered kneads designed to facilitate healing, improve athletic performance, and increase range of motion. Benoit approaches massage therapy from a perspective of wellness, helping to circulate endorphins, nutrients, and oxygen throughout the body as he bolsters the immune system. Dim lighting gently illuminates light-green walls as clients lie on heated towels and surrender to soothing strokes augmented by hypoallergenic massage gels.
Licensed massage therapist, aesthetician, and manicurist Alicia Favreau specializes in making her clients look and feel beautiful with an array of spa services. Alicia welcomes guests into her apricot-hued studio, where she helps muscles combat tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage therapy. Massages are customized to each guest’s needs and can be upgraded to include aromatherapy, a hot-towel treatment, or a musician looking for a quiet area to play the drumsticks. Alicia also helps clients in their pursuit of youthfulness with facials, spray tans, mani-pedis, and waxing services, and she carries many natural and organic products.
Since she was able to crawl, licensed massage therapist Kara Grant's hands would intuitively reach for the nearest pair of hands and feet, where they'd occupy themselves by moving in circular massage motions. Following the lead of her hands, she wound up at the Spa Tech Institute, where she was able to refine her technique and soak up the teachings of experienced therapists. Kara now keeps her hands busy at Peace in the Storm Massage Therapy, reducing stress with Swedish techniques, diminishing physical discomfort in expectant mothers, and easing the pain of losing at trivia with targeted treatments such as neuromuscular therapy.
Premier Hair & Body Care's highly trained and certified staff pampers clients' facades with a vast array of aesthetic services. For clients seeking to reduce the appearance of cellulite, Premier Hair & Body Care offers Oleaslim aromatherapy cellulite treatments. During the one-hour treatments, a masseuse uses essential oils to saturate afflicted areas with gentle heat, which helps to detoxify the body and reduce the appearance of cellulite. The mixture also helps to hydrate the skin and tighten lax tissues for an improved appearance and resistance to walk-by pinchings. To fully primp skin to its fullest, the Oleaslim package includes three separate tissue-tightening treatments.
MMM's licensed staff of therapists stroke away muscle tension and stress with treatments that make use of organic Chartreuse facial-care products. Personalized massages include the Swedish style, which consists of strokes that boost circulation and hasten the healing of recent sudoku injuries. Deep-tissue massages apply firmer pressure to release chronic tension and relieve stress and muscle pain, and prenatal massages target their strokes on the areas of expectant mothers' bodies most in need of relief. Spa trips continue with a one-hour full facial that can be targeted to each client’s skin concerns, from reducing acne and blemishes and rehydrating damaged skin to installing a clairvoyant third eye and protecting faces from the free-radical damage that can lead to premature lines.
At Body Connections Massage Center, licensed massage therapists knead tension from tired tendons during 60- or 80-minute Swedish massages that utilize soothing strokes. The staff is drawn to muscular knots like metal detectors are drawn to bank vaults, seeking out tension and dissolving it with a series of chops and rubs which may be augmented with massage oils. Kaycee Condon and her team take each client’s relaxation needs into account before the treatment begins, analyzing soft tissue for spots requiring deeper degrees of therapy and those best served by inkblot tests. Customers desiring more time on the table may upgrade the 80-minute massage to 90 minutes for $15, or upgrade a 60-minute massage to 80 minutes for $15 or 90 minutes for $30.