Schonheits Salon & Spa’s talented and state-certified massage therapist Jeanne Sill brandishes eight years of experience in kneading sore muscles and plying deep tissues. During the one-hour Swedish massage, Jeanne lavishes limbs with gentle pressure and smooth strokes, purposed to ease corporeal aches, pacify joint pains, clear the mind of Tetras-related anxiety, and boost the flow of circulation. Part of the massage's deep-tissue treatment is designed to release toxins, so patients are recommended to thoroughly hydrate beforehand to encourage the swift and orderly departure of bodily toxins. Schonheits Salon & Spa’s hardwood floors, elegant wall sconces, framed mirrors, and fireplace transport frazzled brains to a tranquil realm far from the city's honking horns, rogue marching bands, and incessant "everything's fine" siren.
When Sam Gould opened his beauty salon in 1932, offering "distinctive coiffures," he never could have guessed that his progeny would continue and expand his business into a chain of full-service salons and spas. Touting good old-fashioned haircuts and manicures along with medical cosmetic treatments that would amaze and confound a patron from the ’30s, the team at Gould's Academy pampers and rejuvenates clients from head to toe. Continual study keeps technicians abreast of the latest styles and techniques, which they transfer to clients in the form of everything from coconut-scented body wraps and keratin straightening treatments to cybernetic ponytail implants.
The signs are there––a strained back, sore shoulders, or difficulty sleeping––but many people don’t know the source of their chronic pain. That's why at the start of each session, licensed massage therapist Barron Queen consults with clients to ascertain the source of deeply rooted tension. Then, while relaxing in a cozy private room, Barron can offer relief from pain with flowing Swedish strokes or access lower-layer muscles with deep-tissue pressure. Barron also offers a specialty sports massage to improve range of motion in athletes and in the actors who play them on TV.
Professional massage therapist Terri Moss sends healing echoes across muscle walls with her therapeutic menu of massage treatments. In the comfort of a private room, Terri can access lower-layer tension with firm deep-tissue pressure, or alleviate strain in expecting mothers with a specialty prenatal massage. Clients may also supplement massages with luxurious add-ons such as sugar scrubs, hot stones, and warm oil.
At Massage By Dianna, massage therapist Dianna descends on stressed, tight, tense muscles in the form of Swedish and therapeutic massages. She keeps strokes gliding smoothly with Lotus Touch Multi-Purpose Massage Cream. During the massage, the Lotus Touch metamorphoses from a thick cream into a soothing oil, affording frictionless strokes before finally finishing as a hydrating lotion. Dianna also relies on pure grape-seed oil for clients allergic to any of Lotus Touch’s natural ingredients.
Children and adults get to party and get pampered at the same time at I Love Candy Spa Parties—enjoying massages, facials, mani-pedis, and makeup in a lively atmosphere. Clients relax in plush pink chairs and robes during the pampering spa packages, which can include up to eight kids or adults. Along with spa parties, clients can also unwind with massages, which are available in modalities such as trigger point, prenatal, and hot stone–which is more relaxing than rolling around on a cold gravel driveway.
Through her education and innate talent, licensed massage therapist Latoria Currie has unique insight into how and why the body works the way it does. This helps her not only to personalize her techniques, but to educate her clients so they can help themselves. Latoria's Healing Touch's studio is also located in the same town she grew up, an indication of the personalized service you can expect during your Swedish and deep-tissue therapy.