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.
From a young age, Jenny Lancey-Flammia had an interest in energy therapy and aromatherapy. In 2005, she put these passions into practice by founding Lunar Cycles of Transformation. Based on a holistic approach and knowledge of lunar cycles, Lancey-Flammia's practice employs a combination of modalities that use flowing strokes and various pressures to heal, repair, and cleanse the body. Her energy-therapy work optimizes internal processes and protects the skin against moonburn.
For clients, Nicole's workstation at Genesis Salon is indeed where transformations begin. She starts by breathing life into parched strands with deep-conditioning treatments. Then, she snips, colors, and sculpts locks into stylish looks. She can primp clients for special occasions with elegant updos or create fresh everyday looks, such as sleek bobs and face-framing highlights or lowlights. In addition to hair services, the staff at Genesis Salon also help slim physiques with body wraps, and keep complexions bright with facials and fuzz-free with waxing.
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.
Julia Capone is a licensed massage therapist and the owner of Bliss Therapeutic Massage. Her specialties include medical, Swedish, hot stone, and rotator cuff release massage. With the help of her team of therapists, she's able to dedicate plenty of time to each client and tailor her massages to address their individual issues. Bliss Therapeutic Massage's menu of treatments includes hot stone, couples, Swedish, and deep-tissue massages, as well as an aromatherapy add-on and energy treatments like Reiki.