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.
Heather wears three caps at work: aesthetician, nail artist, and lash extension specialist. As the latter, she glues individual lashes to existing fringe for a fuller, more dramatic look. Her manicures and pedicures end with an application of regular or chip-resistant polish in a variety of hues.
Nailing a job interview, taking a spiritual retreat, and heading out for a night with friends—these disparate activities all work to boost one’s Oola. Fun to say and satisfying to achieve, you attain Oola when several core factors of your life are thriving. Oola might mean that you’re feeling good about your fitness level, finances, career, faith, or relationship with your family, friends, and ant-farm residents. The folks at Oola hope to boost Oola levels nationwide by helping their clients map out their life’s goals and how they will go about achieving them. The service also boosts Oola quotients by introducing their members to cool businesses and offering discounts on services including massages, fitness, and mani-pedis.
Massage therapists at The Calm Room customize full-body massages to address specific areas of tension in private treatment rooms featuring soft music and heated massage tables. After consulting with clients about trouble spots, overexerted sinews, and pretzel-making demonstrations gone awry, therapists set to work. Their strokes' penetrating pressure stimulates circulation, relieves chronic pains, and helps detoxify muscles to reduce the chance of future aches and injuries.
At Natures Remedy LLC, licensed therapist Holly Smith's primary service is the full-body massage. During a session, Smith works the body's soft tissue to help improve circulation, alleviate tension, and inspire a sense of calm. To complement the kneads, Smith also provides sugar scrubs, body wraps, and hot or cold stone therapy, the last of which can alleviate headaches caused by living next to a strobe light–testing yard.