Deep-seated stresses dissipate at the hands of Limback Wellness Center's certified massage therapists. The center specializes in hot-stone and hot-towel massages, which employ penetrating heat and soothing circular motions to boost circulation, oxygenate muscles, and alleviate the lingering stiffness that comes from serving as the spring festival’s Maypole. Aside from their popular heated modalities, the team of male and female massage therapists treats clients to gentle relaxation massages and more focused deep-tissue work.
At MJ's Salon & Spa, seven beauty specialists serve up hair services and relaxing massages. Stylist and aesthetician Autumn dabbles in cuts and color as well as facials and waxing. Massage therapist Cherie, on the other hand, specializes in multiple massage modalities, including trigger point, Swedish, and deep tissue. Each specialist works independently, and clients can book their appointments online.
At Francesca's Nail Spa, guests are treated to warm conversation and complimentary glasses of wine within a welcoming, home-like space. Francesca also boasts more than 25 years of nailcare experience, so she can supplement these friendly overtures with expert manicures and pedicures. Using professional polishes from such brands as China Glaze and CND Shellac, she can paint on intricate nail designs, outfit fingernails with French tips, and pamper feet with scrubs and bright colors. Acrylic overlays and nail services for men and children round out Francesca's menu of services.
Legacy Salon and Day Spa's facial services smooth over epidermal erosion and melt away the weathered granite of gargoyle mugs to reveal the cherubic visages underneath. Yank out the roots of blackhead radishes with an acne-clearing facial ($80), or go from Two-Face to Catwoman with a pigment balancing facial ($75). A practiced technician stands at the ready to arm male and female kissers with anti-aging ameliorants or vitamin-infused serums, and any facial can be upgraded to a skin-buffing microdermabrasion treatment (a $125 value) for an additional $25.
Nationally licensed massage therapist Jim De Fazio and his team help relieve pain and stress with holistic massage treatments. Massage boasts a bevy of benefits such as alleviating migraines, increasing circulation, and improving the range of motion necessary to defeat contortionists in Twister. Multiple modalities, which include deep tissue, acupressure, and myofascial release, allow each guest to seek out tailored massages that address their individual discomforts and specific muscle cramps. All knead-a-thons focus on holistic solutions to painful problems, unlike doctors that stomp on their patients' toes to distract them from other injuries.
Muscle knots. Chronic aches. Deep-seated reservoirs of stress and anxiety. These and other ailments bring clients to Elements Therapeutic Massage, where they find relief courtesy of professional therapists who customize their treatments to match individual needs. The studio’s unique, level-based system gives clients an idea of what to expect during the session; they can request a low level for a gentler experience or opt for a higher level to eliminate any soreness remaining from the previous day’s jousting tournament. Each massage therapist has his or her own specialties, and treatments may draw on relaxing Swedish and hot-stone techniques or firmer deep-tissue and trigger-point strokes.
When our head hurts, the first thing we do is rub it. The same goes for our lower backs, shoulders, and joints. The desire to massage areas of pain may be the oldest and most basic form of medicine, and professional massage therapists such as Lenny Gage of The Massage Masters train extensively to understand how touch helps stimulate healing. Lenny takes this understanding to the next level by augmenting massages with reflexology sessions, which carry therapy to the body's deepest internal organs and utility closets through the soles of the feet.