When muscles' fibers part ever so slightly, blood flows efficiently and healing begins. At Healing Arts Awareness, licensed massage therapist Rob Warfield creates this space within muscles by working across the fibers—a technique appropriately dubbed cross-fiber. Rob often integrates innovative methods such as cross-fiber strokes, acupressure (trigger-point work), and stretching into his massage therapy sessions, depending on whether his clients are sore from a tough week, experiencing the physical challenges of pregnancy, or dealing with chronic muscular disorders. And of course, Rob can also deploy these specialized maneuvers to boost the healing effects of more traditional Swedish, sports, and pregnancy massages. Relaxation and healing is furthered with the soothing sounds of tropical raindrops with crickets or oceanwaves crashing on shore.
As Alchemy Day Spa and Boutique?s name suggests, its team of aestheticians aim to transform clients? stressed or troubled skin into clear, glowing complexions. To that end, the team offers a host of services designed to meet the needs of any skin type and address problems ranging from fine lines and dryness to congested pores and acne. In addition to their prescriptive and often organic facials, the staff performs massages to alleviate discomfort and relax the whole body with customizable modalities including deep tissue, Swedish, and hot stone.
At Happy Day Spa, a number of massage services are available to boost circulation and lymphatic flow and encourage a state of serenity. The spa also offers foot reflexology, a treatment that strives to improve overall health, relaxation and renewal by targeting specific nodes on the feet. Meanwhile, hot-stone, deep-tissue, and Swedish massages manipulate tense muscles, and a crystal foot massage pampers soles with crystal mud?a gel-like solution made from a specialized powder, warm water, and the dirt outside after a diamond storm.
Skin therapist Shannon Miller, having received training from the International Dermal Institute, has achieved "Expert" status within their company and brings her acumen to the Folsom area. Shannon combines an experienced touch therapy with Dermalogica products, leaving clients with cost-effective and satisfying skin results.
A plump Buddha statue stands guard near the entrance of Chakras Healing and Day Spa. Along with Persian rugs and earth-toned walls, he's part of the award-winning spa's decorative strategy meant to ease clients' minds. Client peace of mind is one of the highest priorities of Chakras' staff, which is composed entirely of veteran providers. They believe Chakras' exclusive use of high-end products and reliably comfortable ambiance are the two chief factors that attract clientele. For example, while treatment rooms at some other spas have sterile, clinical-looking furnishings or are haunted by ghosts, Chakras' treatment rooms sport hardwood floors, ornate wall hangings and drapes, and soft lighting.
Chakras Healing and Day Spa also offers a large array of spa services including manicures and pedicures, massage treatments, facials, and body wraps. Those looking to combine treatments may opt for one of the spa packages.
Comfort takes many forms at Power of Touch Massage and Healing Day Spa. The aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists all work together to pamper clients with indulgent spa treatments intended to provide relief from physical as well as mental stress. During massages, the therapists employ relaxing and healing modalities, which can help soothe tension-laden muscles, increase circulation, or alleviate chronic joint pains. The spa’s specialized body wraps bolster metabolisms and nourish the skin by slathering limbs and torsos with everything from kelp and Dead Sea salt to algae and green tea extracts. Basic facial treatments cleanse and hydrate skin, and mani-pedis beautify nails with vibrant polishes by producers such as O.P.I. and Shellac.