The expert massage therapists at Sideline Massage carefully manipulate weary musculature as part of an effort to heal clients holistically. Recumbent bodies bask in the spa’s tranquility as tension-tamers mold taut tissues into serene submission or celebrity caricatures upon request. The warmth of heated basalt stones commands pliancy in unresponsive sinews when placed on targeted troublesome regions. Direct contact with skin during corpus caressing imparts additional relief and can help promote curative qualities. Sideline Massage’s knowledgeable massage maestros can also provide tips on nutrition, healthy lifestyle practices, and TV/VCR repair.
The team at StoneWater Massage & Skin Care strives to help clients release weeks', months', or even a year’s worth of tension with therapeutic skin and body treatments. Therapists unwind muscles with an array of massage techniques as well as Active Isolated Stretching and a steam sauna. They can also surround clients in a cocoon of warmth with body wraps and brush away sun-parched skin cells with salt glows and sugar scrubs. Each of their spacious treatment rooms features colors and decor related to one of the four elements: air, water, fire, and fresh-laundry smell.
Drawing upon experience accumulated during 15 years in business, the certified stylists, aestheticians, and therapists at The Hair & Spa Gallery work toward the comfort and beauty goals of patrons. Shears hum in the background as stylists lengthen strands with extensions. Beneath shelves of facial elixirs and body wraps, tanning beds purr. Airbrush units spare bodies contact with UV rays and keep them from becoming involved in the sand-eating contests popular at most beaches. Out back, a lush lawn sidles up next to a porch area equipped with potted plants, tables, and chairs where guests can lounge and new looks can see the sun for the first time.
At GotAPain.com, a caring practitioner melts stress from muscles with a skilled set of bare hands. Though it may seem like magic, each touch is informed by time-tested techniques designed to release tension and unfurl vestigial dragonfly wings. The therapist works in tandem with clients' primary care providers to tailor massages that help address injuries and chronic aches. A technician often taps into CranioSacral Therapy, employing gentle pressure to melt blockages in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. After tackling corporeal ailments, the studio can motivate clients to overcome other obstacles preventing them from reaching their goals with lifestyle coaching.
Special Effects Salon's expert aestheticians rejuvenate skin with a roster of relaxing services and an arsenal of all-natural Aveda products as patients sip on complimentary Aveda Comforting tea or antioxidant-rich Monavie juice. Specialists gently shape and file nails and cuticles on glove fillers and tapping toes as aromatic products fill the air with appealing scents reminiscent of jungle flowers and the rare orchid that blooms only on the roof of a 24-hour Denny's.
It’s not every day you see a child poring over massage therapy manuals at the library. But Lisa Bowman wasn’t your average child—she was daughter to a mother with multiple sclerosis. So at the ripe young age of 10, Lisa and her mom would visit the library together to learn more about massage, and she’d implement new practices at home. The power to ease her mother’s pain brought Lisa such joy that she still massages away aches today at Aaahhh…Therapeutic Massage. Using Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, or aromatherapy massage, Lisa—supported by her staff, which includes a male therapist—brings relaxation and relief to her clients, as she did to her mother all those years ago.