At Nourished Body, massage therapist Maire Nichols feeds the skin a diet of gentle touch, hot towels, and organic creams and oils. Maire tailors massage sessions to the needs of each individual. Her Swedish and deep-tissue modalities stoke circulation, or her lymphatic massage drains fluids and boosts the immune system more effectively than powdering your nose with crushed-up Vitamin C tablets. She includes hot-towel treatments with each session, opening up pores while wafts of organic creams and oils invigorate the nose and body. Maire’s passion for treating her clients extends to rendering hot stone and pre-natal packages.
At Nature's Design, massage therapist Cindy Petrushkin only uses natural massage creams and oils to customize massages to each client's individual needs. The products, which are marketed by Mother Nature herself, augment Swedish, tui na, deep-tissue, warm-stone, and Thai massages. Benefits of Petrushkin's massages range from relaxation to alleviated tension.
Five years ago, Sean Carter closed himself inside an isolation float tank for the first time. In that small space, he discovered a whole new world, unbounded by gravity. He enjoyed a relaxed mind, enhanced creativity, and a soothing break from the bustling outside world. He loved his experience so much that he decided he had to share it with others by founding Float Fresno with his wife Carolina Carter. Though he still makes regular use of his equipment, hopping inside one of the tanks isn't actually Sean's favorite part about his job. He says he most enjoys watching people of all ages find a bit of personal peace within the float tank.
His float tank is an enclosed light and sound proof environment, with a shallow solution of water and 1,300 pounds of dissolved Epsom salts. Sanitized by state-of-the-art UV light and Ozone generators the solution is maintained at 94.5 degrees to further help clients lose all sense of external stimuli, ultimately leading to a state of relaxation and the ability to free vast regions of the mind. Flotation therapy sessions provide a number of benefits, including speeding muscle recovery, providing relief from arthritis, and boosting the immune system.
Brands Used: Float Lab
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Lisa Anderson, Iron Bird’s owner and recent Business Street Online Business Leader of the Week, mends variously burned-out bodies with customer-specific massages and naturally restorative products. All you’ll have to do is pick one of four 60-minute table sessions. The classic Swedish massage remains one of the most effective methods in a massage therapist’s repertoire for clearing the corpus of tension and the head of catchy Europop. Maternity massages, meanwhile, treat women slowly mutating into mothers to a soothing, back-and-hip-conscious treatment using natural, nut-free oils. A clothed-acupressure massage releases geysers of pent-up stress from designated pressure points throughout the body while keeping superfluous moles and treasure-map tattoos safely out of sight (loose-fitting clothing is best). For more subterranean boo-boos, a deep-tissue massage ups the applied pressure and usually involves some amount of guided stretching to relieve bodies still suffering from the symptoms of having a piano dropped on them.
Though threading has been among Asia’s most popular depilation methods for thousands of years, it only recently made its way onto the service menus of Western spas. The ancient practice has shown signs of becoming more of a spa mainstay, however, thanks to an eco-friendly process that also manages to stay on good terms with sensitive skin.
For evidence of threading’s rapidly expanding popularity, one need not look further than Brow Shapes' Eastern-inspired treatment menu. When not sculpting brows into precise arches, the spa’s artists rely on their attention to detail to draw henna tattoos that depict flowery swirls, geometric patterns, or extremely detailed public-transit maps. The spa also features a variety of facial massages, each of which can be customized to relieve pain, aid in relaxation, and improve skin tone.
Sheer Bliss's skilled technicians begin each facial with a skin analysis and then brew a blend of earth-originating products customized to your specific skin type, be it metamorphic or extra-crispy. A thorough cleansing will open shuttered pores so that the stimulating exfoliation can steam-roll through and clear them of dirt, oil, caked makeup, caked cake, and families of raccoons. Sheer Bliss uses only organic Éminence skincare products from Hungary to ensure that cells are mollycoddled with nature's sweetest cocktail of nutrients. Finally, you'll receive a lymphatic massage of the face, neck, décolleté, hands, and arms to improve circulation.