At Island Touch Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Ayesha puts her extensive training to work during each of her massage sessions. Formerly from Trinidad, Ayesha incorporates an island spirit in her work in an effort to help melt away muscle tension, curb chronic pain, and allay aches caused by bending over backward to make everyone else happy. She augments her massages with various add-ons such as softening foot soaks, invigorating salt scrubs, or slimming body wraps. She also infuses massages with soothing aromatherapy to relax the entire body and evoke an island paradise or a DMV covered in scratch-and-sniff stickers.
For 15 years, Mariuska Garcia sharpened her hairstyling skills in professional salons beneath the warm Miami and Los Angeles sun. Then, in 2004, she opened Uska's Salon & Spa and began sharing her knowledge of salon and spa services⎯including massage, waxing, peels, and mani-pedis⎯and filling shelves with products by DevaCurl, OPI, Oxygen Botanicals, and Wella. While her stylists work, white tree-branch silhouettes stretch across two onyx walls and attempt to braid clients' velvety locks.
After more than 30 years in business, Amasia Skin Care and Spa has amassed a treatment menu that includes both classic and modern services. In the spa, aestheticians administer European facials, buff skin with microdermabrasion treatments, and apply permanent makeup, and massage therapists pamper muscles with five different modalities. In the salon, nail technicians groom hands and feet and beautify them with anything from a simple swipe of polish to acrylic-gel overlays.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Trigger point and myofascial release
Pro Tip: Bring as much information as possible concerning your pain complaint. Any x-rays or diagnostics.
The team at Axis Natural Medicine understands that sometimes, the best answer to a medical quandary lies outside the bounds of Western tradition. To this end, their practitioners help patients find new paths to wellness and peace with Traditional Chinese Medicine, such as acupuncture, cupping, and herbal medicine. During careful consultations, Dr. Graydon Snow concocts simple, effective treatment plans for ailments including everything from pain and stress to insomnia and fibromyalgia. A specialist in the treatment of migraines, TMJ, and chronic pain, Keri Garcia, LMT uproots underlying causes of illness through relaxation techniques and massage therapy. The team also incorporates some of Western medicine's better qualities, boosting energy with B12 injections.
In traditional Chinese medicine, a person's chi is his or her life energy—any blockage of its flow can cause imbalance in the system or the checkbook. At Chi Studio, therapists can help one or two clients at a time get back into balance with a soothing massage.