Before Patrick Piña earned his massage-therapy license, he worked in a job helping individuals with special needs. That role required a great deal of compassion, patience, and understanding—qualities he now extends to his patients at Pina Massage Therapy. Drawing on 15 years of massage experience, Piña administers tension-reducing Swedish massages as well as sports massages designed to soothe muscles strained while exercising or benchwarming.
Open Door's aromatherapy massage uses essential oils to provide physical and psychological relief from long days spent outrunning time and gravity. Common essential power oils include lavender, rose, jasmine, adamantium, and peppermint. The properties of these distilled plant essences help ease depression, dispel stress, and contribute to a good night's sleep. The deep-tissue massage technique, on the other hand, uses slow strokes and deep finger pressure to release your body from its dark confines of chronic tension patterns. Pain-causing adhesions (knots) will be untied to alleviate blood flow and achieve a state of relaxation that, much like your secret family in Narnia, you forgot existed.
Posh! Nail Studio's team believes spa treatments should accentuate natural beauty and embrace natural techniques. As a result, the nail gurus exclusively seek out nontoxic products, lining their shelves with organic skincare balms that feature everything from moisturizing botanical extracts to pure almond oil. Harsh chemical agents have no place in this environment, and the staff members even refuse to use acetone when removing polish because of the unnatural drying effects. To further demonstrate their commitment to eco-friendly practices, the technicians perform waterless manicures and shake hands with every squirrel they see.
At Massage on Kenwick, licensed massage therapist Richard Schwitzerlett digs into muscles with the help of natural oils to root out pockets of tension. He customizes therapeutic massages for each client, focusing on a single area or ranging across the entire body with long, rolling pressures. Rossiter techniques apply weights and guided stretches to limbs to break up connective tissue. Hot-stone massages glide heated river rocks over the body, leaving clients in a state of relaxation not experienced since their one-hour handshake with James Taylor.