Sick for most of her childhood and teenage years, Hannah Gale went through a revolving door of doctors, each administering their own tests and diagnoses. The ailments continued, and it wasn’t until she learned in massage school about the negative effects of one’s diet and chemicals absorbed through the skin that her health began to finally improve. Now, Hannah aims to help improve the lives of others at Hannah’s Massage Therapy by using chemical-free and organic products during her rejuvenating massages, mud wraps, and exfoliating salt scrubs. She has mastered a variety of massage modalities including gentle Swedish and reflexology, which uses specific pressure points in the feet, hands, and ears to relieve pain throughout the body and find any loose change left behind by magicians.
Silverton Bodywork Clinic uses therapeutic massage to enhance the well-being of its community, all while maintaining a personal touch that places the health of every client above all else. The clinic offers a multitude of massage modalities, including deep tissue, Swedish, and hot stone. In addition to those hands-on treatments, Silverton employs as Native aromatherapy, which fills sessions with wafts of essential oils.
You won't hear percussive snaps and pops coming out of the treatment rooms at Vitality: A Creating Wellness Center. That's because Doctor of Chiropractic Jeff Mitchell doesn't crack spines; he specializes in gentle adjustments that use vibration to release locked-up vertebrae. The computerized Pro-Adjuster system knows precisely how much vibration to dole out and for how long. Dr. Mitchell uses these treatments to ease his clients' chronic headaches and help them lead pain-free lives.
The trio of owners behind Pamper Me Massage & Day Spa each contribute something unique to their business: Gary Lindquist is the financial backer, Daniel Lindquist is the promoter and go-to guy, and Eva Fleck is the face of the company. Their team of skilled specialists comes in three parts as well, much like a short fantasy novel adapted into an extremely long film series. Their nail tech pampers hands and feet with mani-pedis, acrylic nails, and hand-painted nail art. The aesthetician purifies pores with facials, body wraps, and sauna sessions, and tints exteriors with airbrush tanning and prune unwanted fuzz with wax. For full-on relaxation, the massage therapist plies bodies with techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, hot stone, and prenatal.
If the atmosphere inside The Cat's Meow strikes first-time visitors as particularly familial, the reason may be that the salon’s proprietors share more than aesthetic expertise—all three of them are sisters. For more than 20 years, Melissa Raynak, Pixie Melton, and Meghan Mowbray—along with their team of aestheticians and nail technicians—have pampered skin and nails with treatments that range from basic facials and express pedicures to all-inclusive spa-day packages. In each of their skin-therapy treatments, the spa’s aestheticians employ professional products that eschew mineral oil, lanolin, and allergens such as gluten to ensure that skin responds positively. Armed with bottles of OPI polish and paraffin wax, they turn their attention to fingers and toes to soften calluses and fluff nail beds.
The lustrous pearl that shines at the center of Perle Holistic Skincare’s logo signifies more than an obvious homophone—a rare symbol of perfection in nature, the gleaming object hints at the spa’s reliance on organic, natural products to cultivate flawless skin tones. The spa’s aesthetician shares a holistic philosophy that acknowledges the importance of the mind and spirit in effective body treatments, which explains why they eschew artificial products for plant- and flower-based cleansers, toners, and moisturizers from Dr. Hauschka. Specifically formulated to support life-giving cycles and strengthen the face’s rhythmic systems, these blends seep into pores to promote a glowing complexion and clear skin of oil after a museum visit spent head-butting portraits of smug Victorian ministers.