For three decades, Steve Botuchis struggled with chronic neck and back pain. Finding no relief through traditional medicine, he eventually discovered massage techniques that helped him recover. Now, Steve helps others battle pain and find new levels of relaxation with a wide range of massage modalities and techniques as well as through ACMOS—a needle-free form of acupuncture that balances the body’s energy system.
Nyria Acosta isn’t content to merely heal the body with her therapeutic massages. She also wants to grant her clients a reprieve from life’s daily stressors, be they morning traffic jams or bosses who write their memos in binary code. Nyria describes her bodywork as “soul-centered”—a claim she backs up with breathing techniques designed to calm the body, mind, and soul.
It’s no surprise that Nyria pays so much attention to the spiritual side of things. The skilled massage therapist honed many of her techniques at India's Ayurveda Training Institute before sharpening her technical skills at the Cincinnati School of Medical Massage. She draws on both experiences to pamper clients with deep-tissue, hot-stone, and restorative Pada Abhyanga massages. For a massage you likely won’t find anywhere else, try one of her aptly named prayerssages. During these special sessions, she enhances her strokes with the healing power of prayer.
Servicing clients for more than 41 years, Identity Hair Salon and Spa's menu of services helps them create new aesthetic personas via French pedicures, braided hair extensions, or Latisse lash-growth treatments. Inside, Dr. Marie Meyers enhances appearances by performing a variety of beautification services, such as laser hair removal and IPL photofacials. The multi-faceted salon and spa attracts a range of clients, including men eager to evict renegade hairs encroaching on their backs. Alternatively, microdermabrasion, Botox, and facial fillers can transform faces that are on the run from a sinister cabal of stamp collectors.
Signature Service: Sports massage
Brands Used: Prossage and Biofreeze
Minimum Age Requirement: 14
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: I am located in Hyde Park Plaza, inside Salon Lofts, Loft 12.
As a medical aesthetician, Julie Kline has trained under award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Dayan, where she learned advanced skincare techniques and ways to get the most out of the products she uses. She helps her clients fight the signs of aging with microdermabrasion treatments, microcurrent therapies, and chemical peels. For gents, she performs men's facials that ward off razor burn. Julie is also a certified permanent-makeup artist, which allows her to apply indelible cosmetics to those with sensitivities to traditional makeup or faint features due to medical conditions.