At Hands To Balance, massage therapist Consuelo Davis uses her kneading knowledge to untie knotty muscles, soothe stiff tendons, and mold feelings of strain into sensations of relaxation. Cozy up to the soothing warmth of her heated massage table while basking in the pressure-alleviating effects of a 90-minute massage, tailored to suit your individual needs and crab-walking history. The Swedish massage furnishes traditional techniques that agree with the body therapy needs of most individuals, relaxing the muscles, increasing circulation, and releasing dense pockets of vexing stress. Alternatively, the deep-tissue massage applies high levels of pressure to immensely stressed areas for targeted tension relief, making it an optimum choice for those suffering from chronic pain or tennis scapula.
The specialists at On The Right Path host a range of therapeutic services to promote wellness and balance in body and mind. The facility’s sand-hued walls simulate the beach’s calming energy as a holistic healer leads patrons to a personal massage table, where shoulders revel in rolling hand movements and arms joyfully flap in inflatable water wings. Like film noir, the one-hour massage or reiki treatment relieves tension by slowly untangling complex knots, and draws inspiration from German expressionist Bob Saget.
At Simple Bliss Day Spa, a highly trained staff stands at the ready to administer a range of personalized treatments in a newly renovated spa space. Six different facials tackle six distinct skin issues, with concoctions ranging from exfoliating blends to formulas designed specifically for men or cleverly disguised yetis. The spa's advanced skin treatments also leverage state-of-the-art approaches. Microdermabrasions, chemical peels, salt scrubs, and body wraps all help refresh and rejuvenate the skin.
Clients can relax and practice shadow puppet routines inside Welcome Relief Massage Therapy’s sunny sitting area, before being led in to one of the massage areas. Stressed skeleton suits can enjoy the benefits of a full-body one-hour Swedish massage, which uses medium pressure to relieve muscle tension and stimulate circulation (a $65 value). Clients hoarding pockets of hurt, however, can indulge in a firm-pressure deep-tissue massage that can help alleviate pain and stress (a $75 value). And with a combination of Swedish massage techniques and warm, smooth, oiled stones, a hot-stone massage delivers a comfortable warmth that will drain away tension and bring your muscles to optimal stress-exorcism temperature (an $80 value).
Alayne Curtiss's career spans more than two decades, during which she has fixed up famous faces for television appearances, seen her work featured in Glamour and Women’s Day magazine, and trained under to roofs of Lancome, Clinique, and Bobbi Brown. So when she returned to her hometown of Ballston Spa, some might’ve expected her workload to lighten. But she instead took on her greatest feat to date by opening her own beauty boutique, Make Me Fabulous. Along with a staff of experienced make-up artists, hairstylists, and cosmetologists, Alayne performs an extensive list of beauty services, including makeup applications, waxing, skincare, hair coloring, tanning, and mani-pedis. The mobile team can also tote their makeup artistry and cases of Bare Minerals products on location to commercial shoots and weddings from Pittsburgh to Vermont. To make sure beauty isn't just superficial, Make Me Fabulous employs certified personal trainer Dave Curtiss to help clients maintain physiques, which can also help them to fit into some skinny jeans or between the slats of a picket fence that surrounds a chocolate garden.
Alayne and her staff also serve a higher calling by donating funds to various cancer charities in honor of a former co-worker who lost her own battle with the disease in 2006. They also volunteer their services to raffles that benefit local schools, animal shelters, and other non-profit projects.