When muscles' fibers part ever so slightly, blood flows efficiently and healing begins. At Healing Arts Awareness, licensed massage therapist Rob Warfield creates this space within muscles by working across the fibers—a technique appropriately dubbed cross-fiber. Rob often integrates innovative methods such as cross-fiber strokes, acupressure (trigger-point work), and stretching into his massage therapy sessions, depending on whether his clients are sore from a tough week, experiencing the physical challenges of pregnancy, or dealing with chronic muscular disorders. And of course, Rob can also deploy these specialized maneuvers to boost the healing effects of more traditional Swedish, sports, and pregnancy massages. Relaxation and healing is furthered with the soothing sounds of tropical raindrops with crickets or oceanwaves crashing on shore.
A close-knit team of hair stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians keeps abreast of the latest beauty techniques to craft tranquil spa and salon experiences. Massage and body treatments marry Eastern and Western techniques, and a line of 45- to 60-minute facials targets complexion concerns while preserving fleeting facial expressions with professional products from Dermalogica, Jan Marini, PCA, and DermaQuest. The bustling salon shapes trendy hairstyles for men and women as well as glistening nails with OPI products at cushioned manicure stations and whirlpool pedicure chairs.
At Happy Day Spa, a number of massage services are available to boost circulation and lymphatic flow and encourage a state of serenity. The spa also offers foot reflexology, a treatment that strives to improve overall health, relaxation and renewal by targeting specific nodes on the feet. Meanwhile, hot-stone, deep-tissue, and Swedish massages manipulate tense muscles, and a crystal foot massage pampers soles with crystal mud?a gel-like solution made from a specialized powder, warm water, and the dirt outside after a diamond storm.
At Simply Beautiful Skin Studio, it's always personal. Whether it?s a facial, massage, or microdermabrasion treatment, the staff personalizes each treatment to suit clients' individual needs. The team at the private studio lavishes guests with close attention at a leisurely pace so that neither party feels rushed?unlike spa treatments delivered in hectic salons or on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. In addition to administering facials and massages, the studio offers full-body waxing as well as brow- and lash-tinting services.
As a 17-year-old, Kendra Shaughnessy suffered injuries from a car accident that left her in pain and affected her job and family life?for more than?a decade. It wasn't until her husband bought her a gift certificate for a massage that she discovered the healing?benefits of the therapy. Today, her migraines and muscle aches are more manageable, and she helps clients find similar solace. At Lux Salon & Spa, deep-tissue massages can? relieve persistent pains, and relaxing hot-stone massages soothe?musculature.
Massage therapist Carly Bradley customizes her massages?Swedish, deep-tissue, aromatherapy, sports therapy, and hot stone?to address the unique needs of her clients. This is her mission at Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork?to break from the boilerplate and give each client what they need, whether it?s a therapeutic massage for a sore back or an hour-long release from standing in as the family?s dinner table. Her massages typically use a mix of different modalities and include features such as hot towels and hot stones. Carly also has hands-on experience servicing clients that have special needs such as stroke victims and the physically disabled. Combining skills she learned at the Healing Arts Institute with a deep sense of compassion, Carly strives to help her clients achieve mind-body harmony through massage.