Soft strains of music mingle with the aromas of essential oils at Regeneration Centre of Beauty and Health. There, a staff of beauty and wellness specialists performs hair- and bodycare services with a wide range of traditional elixirs as well as organic products and supplements. Through massage treatments, the therapists aim to restore energy, well-being, and a sense of peace akin to frolicking in a field of marshmallows. They also perform therapeutic services such as reflexology, acupressure, and moxibustion—a traditional chinese remedy that promotes circulation through the burning of mugwort over affected areas. The team performs haircuts and styling services with Schwarzkopf organic products, and improves strands’ lustre with botanical hair and scalp therapy. Detoxification supplements and herbs are also available for purchase.
Whether you need regular therapy for pain or a luxurious, one-hour vacation during the day, Lori Bazzetta at Massage for your Health has a variety of techniques to help relax the muscles and soothe the nervous system. On top of massage services, Lori also provides other relaxing body treatments, such as mud wraps and hydrating wraps, body scrubs, aromatherapy treatments, and more. During massage sessions, she can draw from modalities such as deep tissue, myofascial, trigger point, or acupressure, depending on your needs. There’s also the sports massage, which targets specific muscle groups, such as the calves for a runner or the shoulders for a baseball player.
When she was still learning the nuances of her craft in massage school, Rhonda Lakip-Ochoa wasted no time sharing her newfound powers with those who needed them most. After classes ended, she’d practice what she’d learned that day on her mother, who had cancer, and the seniors under her charge during a day job as a caregiver. Now, as the principle practitioner at A Healing Touch Massage Therapy/Spa LLC, Rhonda draws upon these formative experiences to soothe clients from all walks of life. During in-office sessions, she unknots kinked muscles with bodywork drawn from massage traditions including deep tissue and hot stone. Rhonda and her team of certified massage therapists also schedule in-home appointments, arriving at area doorsteps bearing massage tables, lotions, and calming music.
Although she’s now a full-fledged massage therapist, Rhonda never forgot her commitment to bringing peace to the infirm. Today, she still caters to clients with Alzheimer's and dementia, easing their ills with strokes that are lighter, slower than usual. She also massages individuals undergoing cancer treatments for free at her Creative Design/Creative Care facility or her A Healing Garden location.
Belle Sante Spa’s team of massage therapist and aestheticians helps clients feel confident and relaxed with an array of spa services. For instance, the Neroli body-polish treatment uses products made from the orange tree’s white blossoms to gently exfoliate, massage, and hydrate skin. Likewise, facial treatments range from fast mini-facials to moon-stone facials that combine cold stones with hot steam to rejuvenate skin and reduce sinus pressure. Massage therapists specialize in a variety of modalities so customers looking to relax after attempting to shoot some hoops with a bowling ball can find the perfect treatment to meet their needs.
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At Ferndale Relaxation Spa, massage therapists employ a holistic approach twice over, soothing the entire body with techniques from around the world. Beyond the traditional Western modalities, such as Swedish and hot stone, the indian head and neck massage calls upon ayurvedic-healing principles, and Chinese reflexology methods aim to boost the immune system during foot massages. Amid a bubbling fountain and soft music, the spa promotes relaxation with optional experiences such as rose petals scattered in candlelight or side-by-side massages for couples or presidential running mates.