During a 60-minute relaxation massage, Wellness Connections' muscle menders vie for merit badges in untying knots as they stimulate circulation and clear away stress from head to toe with a full-body barrage of calming techniques. Following a soothing rubdown, customers are free to slip into the rolling waters of a hot tub or clear pores in a sauna for 20 minutes. For an additional fee, clients can elect an upgraded tissue tranquilizing such as a deep-relaxation treatment or hot-stone massage that embraces back muscles with a litter of warm, cuddly pet rocks.
Like a professor knowledgeable on tulip mania, alien black oil, and a myriad of seemingly esoteric subjects, Massage Envy's licensed body therapists ably converse with the gamut of muscle ailments. They'll unravel tense coils of accumulated inner-stress through a perfectly catered treatment for individual clients' needs that may include various styles and techniques. Swedish massages offer gentle rubbing for muscular soothing and improved circulation, while deep tissue focuses specifically on untying the body's Gordian knots and releasing chronic tension. A prenatal massage is ideal for expecting mothers who could use a little relief from carrying another person inside them, and a sports massage provides tension relief and injury prevention for an athlete's body.
Hannah Gonzales's workspace—Salon De Capello—is almost as posh as the flattering 'dos she creates there. The waiting area’s leather chairs and bearskin rug create a homey feel, though the salon’s corrugated-metal accents add an industrial-chic twist. Hannah cuts, colors, and highlights manes at a minimalistic styling station with a full-length mirror that doubles as a portal to a world where most people are left-handed. Here she also arranges tresses into delicate updos for weddings and proms.
Harnessing the power of the VersaSpa skincare system, Magictan Studios transforms fair-skinned physiques into bronzed bodies in a mere 60 seconds (a $28 value for a natural VersaSpa application, plus prep and moisturizer). After choosing from browning levels of light, natural, maximum, or Elizabeth Barrett, customers hop in the booth for a sunless spritz from cowlick to cuticle, bequeathing skin with the golden facade of a bronze statue, but with the added benefit of an anti-aging moisturizer. Designed with an EZ-2Breathe purification system, the VersaSpa structure continuously employs fresh air to expunge stale fumes, granting lungs a comfortable spray-tanning experience. Once all sides are fully coated, a breezy draft escapes the signature comfort-dry apparatus, drying radiant regions faster than a helicopter hovering inside a freshly painted Sistine Chapel.
With more than 20 years in the healthcare industry, ProHealth Massage of Columbia MO’s massage therapist Cirilo is an expert at massaging stress out of his clients. His skill at Swedish massage techniques enables him to purge tension with the gentlest strokes. Deep-tissue techniques allow him to treat the sore spots within connective tissues and uproot deep-seated knots. Additionally, he performs mobile chair massages at health fairs and employee-appreciation events and for secret agents battling villains atop a speeding train.
N2 Serenity's massage therapists knead and apply pressure using massage techniques ranging from myofascial work to injury recovery. They tailor each session to the client's needs, whether they're soothing a back injured while attempting to move a uranium collection into new lead boxes or kneading the bodies of arthritic clients to ease their pain. In addition to massage, staff draw on healing techniques such as reiki and reflexology.