Specializing in sports massage, therapist Christopher Benoit applies his athleticism and formal training to a variety of relaxation modalities. A long-distance cyclist himself, Benoit helps to keep athletes limber during muscle-stiffening cold seasons with foam-fingered kneads designed to facilitate healing, improve athletic performance, and increase range of motion. Benoit approaches massage therapy from a perspective of wellness, helping to circulate endorphins, nutrients, and oxygen throughout the body as he bolsters the immune system. Dim lighting gently illuminates light-green walls as clients lie on heated towels and surrender to soothing strokes augmented by hypoallergenic massage gels.
Licensed massage therapist, aesthetician, and manicurist Alicia Favreau specializes in making her clients look and feel beautiful with an array of spa services. Alicia welcomes guests into her apricot-hued studio, where she helps muscles combat tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage therapy. Massages are customized to each guest’s needs and can be upgraded to include aromatherapy, a hot-towel treatment, or a musician looking for a quiet area to play the drumsticks. Alicia also helps clients in their pursuit of youthfulness with facials, spray tans, mani-pedis, and waxing services, and she carries many natural and organic products.
At Bio-Detox Center, Dr. Debra Graham relies on natural medicine and traditional naturopathic methods to address a wide range of issues. Certified through the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy, Dr. Graham employs the latest technology to safely and comfortably flush out toxins. She also provides ionic footbaths, weight-management services, and hair-and-mineral analyses, which use hair samples to reveal a patient’s individual vitamin requirements, disease trends, and more.
On the surface, Youtopia Day Spa seems to offer some pretty diverse spa services—time-tested massage techniques, natural skincare treatments, and indulgent mani-pedis—but there is a factor that unifies them. It's a predilection toward tailoring all its services to the needs of its clients. Massage therapists, for instance, base their Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages on the clients' preferences, their pains, or the location of the marble stuck to their backs. The aesthetician similarly pays close attention to her clients' needs, noting any blemishes and oiliness before customizing the selection of natural products she uses in her treatments.
Since she was able to crawl, licensed massage therapist Kara Grant's hands would intuitively reach for the nearest pair of hands and feet, where they'd occupy themselves by moving in circular massage motions. Following the lead of her hands, she wound up at the Spa Tech Institute, where she was able to refine her technique and soak up the teachings of experienced therapists. Kara now keeps her hands busy at Peace in the Storm Massage Therapy, reducing stress with Swedish techniques, diminishing physical discomfort in expectant mothers, and easing the pain of losing at trivia with targeted treatments such as neuromuscular therapy.
Premier Hair & Body Care's highly trained and certified staff pampers clients' facades with a vast array of aesthetic services. For clients seeking to reduce the appearance of cellulite, Premier Hair & Body Care offers Oleaslim aromatherapy cellulite treatments. During the one-hour treatments, a masseuse uses essential oils to saturate afflicted areas with gentle heat, which helps to detoxify the body and reduce the appearance of cellulite. The mixture also helps to hydrate the skin and tighten lax tissues for an improved appearance and resistance to walk-by pinchings. To fully primp skin to its fullest, the Oleaslim package includes three separate tissue-tightening treatments.