Jason and Jenni Blackburn of Belle Fiole Tanning take the guesswork?and much of the risk?out of UV tanning. First, they perform a skin analysis to assess the skin's sensitivity to UV rays. With that info in mind, they tailor sessions in their advanced tanning beds to individual needs. These sessions are designed to allow pigments time to develop naturally, increasing skin's resistance to UV light. This step helps reduce the incidence of burning and skin damage?both common issues for people who tan on their own.
Licensed massage therapist Carmen Denham believes massages should be enjoyed by everyone, not just by the wealthy or fancy loaves of bread. That's because, for her, massages are a legitimate form of physical therapy. In addition to relaxing tension, they have been shown to help improve sleep, relieve headaches and promote blood circulation. Carmen aims to achieve these benefits by customizing each of her five modalities to clients' needs.
Massage therapist and cosmetologist Carrie Armes owns the aptly named Carried Away Salon & Spa, and she oversees a friendly team of beauty and relaxation experts who provide custom services for their clients. From haircuts and color treatments that best suit the client's complexion, to facials that target oily, dry, or mossy skin, each pampering session is unique.
Licensed massage therapist Michele Kerrigan unearths the silver linings in achy muscle clouds with her soothing bodywork. Guests can request deep-tissue pressure to access lower-layer muscles, or flowing Swedish strokes for relaxation-based healing. Massages may be paired with indulgent add-ons such as aromatherapy or cleansing sugar scrubs that exfoliate the complexion.
Most Popular Service: Deep-tissue massage
Brands Used: Vegan massage cream and doTERRA Essential Oils
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Amanda S. Baker, the licensed massage therapist who lends her name to Massages by Amanda, brings her ability to quell stress wherever her job takes her. She works with businesses to provide employees with a much-needed break, massaging muscles strained from sitting in office chairs and hurling printers out the window. When a client doesn't have their own space to work in, Amanda can arrange an appointment in a chiropractic office.
Dr. Curtis Hoyt and the team of licensed massage therapists at Troy Chiropractic Wellness & Massage Center ease uptight muscles with a selection of body-balancing services. Massage-seeking clients recline for a muscle kneading that proceeds with the long, gentle strokes of the relaxation method or the firmer pressure necessary for unfurling deep-tissue tangles. Chiropractic and decompression treatments unfurl corkscrewed spines and attempt to alleviate the chronic pains associated with degenerative disc disease. Specialized decompression tables send pulses through spines as a computer targets nerves pinched while exercising or discs scratched during overzealous DJ sets.