Vongie Rabe thought her love for helping people would lead to a career in nursing or a night job as a freelance crossing guard, but along the way massage therapy presented a detour toward her true calling. Prior to graduating from the Healing Arts Institute in 2007, Rabe garnered an understanding of anatomy and physiology working as a medical assistant for eight years. This knowledge would later help her as she pursued her passion for healing through massage therapy, tailoring each treatment to the client?s individual needs. Professionally trained in a number of modalities, including acupressure, shiatsu, and Hawaiian lomilomi, Rabe helps clients decrease anxiety, alleviate low back pain, and enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow.
As part of the all-female team at Hands on Healing, Savannah is a licensed aesthetician passionate about both skincare and waxing. She performs basic and signature facials, as well as advanced treatments such as an O2 lift treatment that refreshes skin with oxygen and plant-derived stem cells. Lorrie, too, is an aesthetician, but also a certified massage therapist and reiki practitioner who administers Hands On's signature wellness massages that can integrate up to seven modalities in a single session. She also specializes in prenatal massage, putting expectant mothers at ease almost as much as a baby who just gets emailed out of the womb.
When Glo Tanning Salon and Boutique's trained technicians aren't helping guests into one of their high-pressured tanning apparatuses or bronzing them by hand using a custom-blended airbrush solution that dries in three hours, they're stocking an onsite boutique with designer clothes and purses. Their expertise extends beyond tanning and retail, though; they also aim to help guests reach their weight-loss goals and smooth away cellulite using FIT infrared body wraps. To round out the service menu, they join forces with a hairstylist who stands by to shape unruly manes and thwart split ends' evil plot to take over the head.
Ally Volpi is a woman of many faces, in that she specializes in beautifying patrons from the neck up. Her hairstyling skills cover trims, color treatments, and extensions, and multiple MAC classes have endowed her with enough makeup know-how to bring out a jellyfish's cheekbones. She is also a certified NovaLash extensionist and channels two years of lash-lengthening experience when adding pizzazz to clients' peepers. Visitors need only navigate their way around Stone Creek Shopping Center's stone fountain to find her brightening mugs inside Salon Avanti.
Terry Hunter, SCMT, the owner of Terry's Massage Wellness Center, caters his massages to the needs to the client in front of him. A diverse roster of 10 massage modalities allows Hunter to pull from a wide range of techniques—the rolling and kneading of Swedish massage helps ease stress from the body, whereas shiatsu massage focuses on pressure points and the body's flow of energy. Rejuvenation also offers ladies' night out packages, combining the therapeutic massages with facials, mani-pedis, and waxing.
Professional massage therapist Cheryl Day furnishes sore frames with a flurry of finger flourishes for a full hour, catering to clients with the utmost attentiveness. Inspired by the benefits of reflexology, Cheryl conquered the Body Tune-Up School of Massage, honing her kneading techniques to comfort achy adventurers and master unruly challah. Cheryl tackles tension during her one-hour signature massage, which includes a heated foot treatment. Pamper posteriors and coddle feet in the scenery of Indulgence Salon, festooned with rich wooden accents and a chic reception area chandelier. Tranquility trackers make camp in a private waiting alcove, and regulars receive exclusive discounts and promotions.