Ocean Spirit Massage owner Shandell Marea Warren and her team of therapists have more than six years of experience, but their real training began much earlier. When she was 3 she gave foot massages to her mother, and in high school, she helped the sports therapist massage athletes. Having honed her gifts with formal training, she ameliorates clients' pain and tension with more than 10 modalities, which include hot stones, Thai massage, and classic deep-tissue massage.
At Sea of Tranquility, visitors immerse themselves in complete relaxation through 60-minute sessions of flotation therapy. The spa emphasizes that floating in the sensory deprivation tank can give clients access to new levels of relaxation and self-knowledge. Flotation therapy can help relieve pain, anxiety and stress.
Deb Cravens, the licensed massage therapist at Kneading the Falls, specializes in treating chronic pain and headaches. A graduate of massage school and a current student in health promotion, Deb is especially intrigued by the way massage can help facilitate the body’s natural healing processes. To that end, she offers Swedish and hot-stone bodywork as well as pregnancy massages, which are designed to ease the stress and pressure that result from enduring paper cuts from baby-naming books.
Headwaters Skincare's licensed aesthetician, Johanna Dundas, knows how to control an array of skin conditions, from acne to dryness, with a diverse selection of facial services. Her acupressure facial massages boost circulation, whereas her chemical peels strip away dead skin, and her microdermabrasion treatments gently buff faces, minimizing fine lines and acne scars. She complements her facials with additional beauty treatments, such as waxing and eyelash extensions. To keep complexions glowing after Johanna's treatments, Headwaters Skincare offers gloProfessional products, as well as its own refreshing organic toner.
Although Tami Dern helps her clients reduce their stress levels and strengthen their immune systems, she's not a counselor or a doctor. She's a certified massage therapist. At The Body Shop Massages, clients lie on Tami's heated massage table while she intuitively seeks out muscle knots. To enhance the health benefits of bodywork sessions, she includes organic essential oils and aromatherapy and may add ultramoisturizing paraffin hand dips or deep-heat treatments at clients' request. After massages, Tami discusses the experience with clients and advises them to drink lots of water to hydrate muscles and camel humps.