There is a box at the door of Renewal Massage. Inside, the worries of previous guests wilt, discarded. Each was symbolically dropped in and left behind, an act that began many clients’ journeys toward relaxation and balance. Past the box, within Renewal Massage, licensed therapists facilitate this voyage. They employ more than 10 modalities and more than five decades of combined experience to combat stress, confident that massage treatments are not an indulgence but a remedial step toward total wellness. Thus, they strive to evict tension from both muscles and thoughts, pushing their patrons toward a holistic vision of health.
Every therapist on staff boasts his or her own specialties. Christie Jones, for example, has mastered the classic Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone kneading styles and Will Jett focuses on helping his clients understand the importance of regular massage. Often, a massage will address specific or chronic concerns; pregnancy massages aim to relieve weight-bearing pains, and migraine massages target the facial muscles and shrinking sweatbands that can cause headaches.
When he expertly plies the overworked muscles of professional clients—including personal trainers and nurses—certified massage therapist Daniel Foote pulls from a succinct menu of massage styles. The long, gliding strokes of a Swedish massage impart nerves and muscles with a sense of relaxation, and its rhythmic tapping shakes stresses out of their spinal hovels. During deep-tissue massages, the experienced therapist works out severe tension and lessens chronic pain collected throughout the body. Combining techniques from both styles, sports massage eases tautness and aches that have settled into muscles and joints from years of athletic activities and attempting to juggle discuses. Additionally, prenatal massages help relieve lower-back pain, headaches, and calf cramps in mothers-to-be, and hot-stone treatments bury muscles beneath an avalanche of therapeutic heat.
Though trained in a variety of pain-melting strokes, The Spine and Injury Center’s state-certified therapists specialize in the penetrative kneads of deep-tissue massage. The company believes that massages should serve a functional purpose, so the therapists use their keenly trained hands or tentacles to specifically seek out and delve into muscles plagued with chronic pain due to overexertion or medical conditions. To lead the therapists’ hands, The Spine and Injury Center of Fredericksburg allows patients to begin therapeutic massages with an evaluation by a licensed chiropractor to determine what modality and specific areas of focus would best suit the client.
Across the nation, Sona MedSpa's nurses beautify a range of skin types with the gentle touch of Alma lasers. Sun damage, unwanted hair, and spider veins dissolve under the beams of these cosmetic lasers, which can also resurface complexions. Their lasers also power tattoo removal services, which free skin from unwanted ink. They've got Botox and dermal fillers at their disposal, too, and they can even whiten teeth.
Facelogic logisticians use facials, facial peels, microdermabrasion, waxing, and makeup application to counteract the stress and lack of complexion clarity that can impede one's ability to steer vehicles with one's face. If a facial suits your fancy, the friendly aestheticians will gaze upon your visage, analyze your skin type, and customize the treatment to your skin’s individual needs. The Facelogic Signature Facial ($49 for members, $69 for nonmembers) awakens slumbering skin with deep cleansing, exfoliation, steaming, optional extractions, mask therapy, and a bit of therapeutic massage. An array of specialty facials ($80 for members, $99 for nonmembers) for battling wrinkles, nurturing sensitive skin, and moisturizing dry cells is also available. Facial waxing services can create elegant eyebrow arches to frame your revitalized look ($15 for members, $20 for nonmembers), or ensure awe-inspiring and aerodynamic lips and chins ($8/$15).
With a skin-savvy staff of medical professionals, glowMD pares down pileous patches with help from FDA–approved laser technology. Candela lasers are ideal for tenderly blasting away tough tufts from skin shields of all tones, types, and tints, freeing men and women from irritating razor burn and the amateur sonnets of poetic waxers. After five lightsabering sessions, most patients see significant deductions in the amount of bothersome body bristle, though results vary from patient to patient. An individual consultation helps evaluate each client's specific needs.