At Knot Me Out Massage, a massage therapist draws upon a wide range of modalities, focusing particularly on pressure points and trigger points in the body that are causing pain or discomfort. Strong kneads help melt tension on beds covered with pastel sheets like ghosts that don’t separate their Hawaiian shirts and work clothes. Clients can request massages that incorporate deep-tissue, sports, and Swedish techniques, and the therapists also perform massages on kids and expectant mothers.
Fig Leaf Salon's Alane Giannone combines technical prowess with style savvy to craft hairdos that embellish every face that saunters through the door. Their versatility allows them to carry out complete makeovers or simple trims, and their coloring services?which include full color and highlights?enrich haircuts and add more visual layers than a collage artist who doesn't know when to quit. Fig Leaf also staffs a nail technician whose artful eye and sanitized tools result in smooth skin and clean, brightly polished nails.
The beauty mavens at L'Marie smooth and tighten skin using hydrating body wraps administered to targeted areas or full bodies. In sessions lasting 30 minutes, a seaweed-and-peppermint wrap encapsulates upper arms, hips and thighs, torsos or uninspired frozen burritos in need of sprucing up. Alternatively, aestheticians can apply a whole-body coat for all-over hydration and cell detox. Masterful hands bind selected anatomy in the skin-nourishing solution before covering figures in a warm blanket to seal in the effects and ward off lonely bouquet-wielding mummies. Afterwards, staff members unwrap new birthday suits to reveal taut, freshly moisturized epidermises exhibiting a healthy, dewy glow.
Nevada School of Massage Therapy graduate Cathy Abbott earned a national certification in massage therapy, a distinction that requires her to keep her skills sharp with continuing-education courses. Among the modalities she's mastered are gentle Swedish massages, which stimulate circulation; deep-tissue massages, which address chronic pain; and hot-stone massages, which locate trendy gems lodged beneath the skin. Abbott also specializes in prenatal massage, during which she uses special pillows and positioning techniques to assuage the physical stress of maternity.