Licensed massage therapist Brandy Reed turns muscle frowns upside down with a diverse array of massage techniques. Brandy can lull you into a serene trance with relaxation bodywork or draw on the heat-retention powers of smooth rivers stones to access lower-layer aches. Clients may also request a sports massage to improve their range of motion and pretend they are prizefighters without the hassle of all that fame and money.
Ever since she can remember, Rebekah Robison has had a passion for helping people; massage therapy was a perfect fit. She began her journey at the Dayton School of Medical Massage, where she learned helpful techniques such as neuromuscular bodywork, Swedish massage, and how to open a mayo jar with one finger. Today, CoreCare Chiropractic & Tissue Rehab offers a cozy, private setting for Rebekah to heal clients with her specialty bodywork and a warm, welcoming smile.
Salon Schools Group's student cosmetologists magnify outer allure under the supervision of expert instructors, perfecting their talents with a mélange of beautifying salon and spa treatments. Scissors swoop in to eliminate excessive fringe during a stylish trim ($7–$11), and a set of foil highlights helps locks achieve new hues without running through paintball crossfire ($37–$40). The invigorating kneads of a rosemary essential-oil scalp massage condition strands for luxurious silkiness ($15), and a range of facials targets epidermal maladies and infuses skin with aromatic scents ($30–$35). Free an upper lip or eyebrows of unwanted fuzz with facial waxing ($7), or coddle jack-o'-lantern stompers with a scented pedicure accompanied by a scrub and new coat of polish ($25–$35).
A former x-ray technologist and radiation therapist, Natalie had recently emerged from another round of schooling when she purchased the water-damaged space that she knew had the potential to turn into the spa of her dreams, she told LNE & Spa. After a lengthy remodeling, Bethany Ray at Skin Solutions Willow Tree Spa opened in 2003. Staffed by numerous specialists, the cell-phone, electronics, and giant-laser-free space accommodates clients with spa packages or individual treatments such as body wraps, reflexology, and hairstyling. A recently added 2,000-square-foot studio shelters fitness classes and healthy cooking demos hosted by organic green chefs.
Amid exposed brick and the warm, sunny walls of a converted coffee shop is Kimberly Jo Hite, the eponymous owner and creator of Hite Wellness. The self-described "Jill of all trades" welcomes her patrons to step beneath her large umbrella of services, which encompasses everything from facials and massages to energy work and intuitive guidance. As a holistic health practitioner, aesthetician, ordained minister, and reiki master, Hite has all the tools necessary to boost total-body wellness and make clients feel happier than an unsupervised kid at a fireworks store.
Licensed massage therapist Toni Dunbar helps dissipate stress and muscular aches with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. Swedish treatments use oils and flowing strokes to lull clients into tranquility, and deep-tissue massages target more persistent pains.
Modern lights hang from the salon's ceiling like glowing yellow roses as skilled staff members adorn nails with high-end polishes by brands such as OPI and CND Shellac. N2 also offers nail services reflective of the season, such as pumpkin-spice mani-pedis for the fall.