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.
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.
Like the demon barber of Fleet Street from whence it gets its name, Sweeney Todd Salon takes a dramatic approach to the styling arts. The salon, which pays homage to its namesake with a blood-red wall plastered with framed Broadway programs, is the brainchild of Robert Dixon, a master hair designer with more than 30 years of industry experience. A graduate of the Franklin School of Cosmetology, Robert leads a team of stylists in sculpting manes with products by Scruples, Paul Mitchell, Deva Curl, and Aquage. Meanwhile, an on-staff skin specialist purifies pores and boosts outer radiance with facials, waxing, and makeup services. In front of the salon, floor-to-ceiling windows mingle their light with that of stainless steel pendant lamps, which illuminate a cozy waiting area stocked with magazines, black couches, and blank farewell cards to soon-departed tresses.
The staff at The 212 Salon work to re-energize and refresh guests with hot stone massages, nail services, and an infrared sauna. Stylists use highlighting and perming techniques to transform the color and texture of tresses while aestheticians smooth complexions with three types of facials. Nails can also be altered into a better version of themselves after technicians file and buff the digits before coating with a chip-resistant shellac polish or adding length with tips. Along with hosting ladies nights and birthday parties, the salon pampers clients with makeup tips using hypoallergenic Tigi Cosmetics as well as keeping their retail area stocked with hair care from Aquage, Joico, and Kenra.