Licensed massage therapist Lindsay Keener has always wanted to help heal people in pain. That's just what she does these days in her studio inside the Sweat Box personal training gym, where Swedish, deep tissue, warm bamboo, Thai, and sports massage are a few of her specialties. One popular modality is her myofascial release massage, which incorporates sustained pressure on connective tissue and muscles to relieve chronic pain and tension. Her prenatal massage combines well with a reflexology foot treatment to help clients achieve deep relaxation. Lindsay is also constantly learning new techniques to bring to the table, which she adds to her repertoire of time-honored healing methods.
The staff at Allvera Body Wrap & Wellness Center's Dublin location and recently opened location in Grandview is dedicated to balancing body and mind. To do this, aestheticians, acupuncturists, and massage therapists offer a slew of aesthetic and holistic services, including hot-stone therapy, acupuncture, facials, infrared sauna sessions, and signature herbal body wraps that are soaked and heated to 150 degrees. The center also pampers clients with its use of high-end products including bareMinerals and HydroPeptide skin care lines.
Floor-to-ceiling windows let ample sunlight into Prestige Hair Design, where it bounces off the gleaming hardwood floors and framed mirrors at every workstation. The cheery atmosphere serves as the creative outlet for staff wielding scissors, bowls of hair dye, and nail-polish brushes. Stylists create cutting-edge hairstyles and add in pops of color from golden highlights to deep-purple strands. The staff also displays their talent in performing mani-pedis, massages, and facials.
Candace Lee-Staples dedicates her studio to the holistic practice of massage, embracing its therapeutic and relaxation-inducing benefits by offering an assortment of modalities. She and her team of therapists host consultations with each client beforehand, gathering details to plan personalized sessions. With the Swedish modality, they'll gently relieve pent-up stress and induce an inexplicable fondness for lingonberries, while targeting chronic back pains during deep-tissue and myofascial massages. They also offer sole-soothing reflexology treatments designed to cultivate total-body wellness.
Most popular service: Lipo-Light on three abdominal areas
Brands Used: Vevazz
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Michelle Hunkus owns and operates Body Contours by Michelle within The Cove Wellness Spa, which is actually a recent development. She initially tried body contouring herself not so long ago through a Groupon she bought. She was looking for a way to dismiss some inches from her waistline before vacation. Michelle was so pleased with her results that as soon as she got back into town, she started researching how to open her own business. She's now come full circle, working with Groupon from the other end. Michelle is still a big fan of the treatment. "This product allows people to see fast results, which helps motivate them to continue on the path to a healthier lifestyle," she said.
Spa owners Lisa Jordan and Jami Morone have transported their own slice of the tropics to Ohio. The Cove Wellness Spa was inspired by their vacation to Hawaii, which they took after graduating from aesthetics school together. While there, they sought a secluded beach spot that would shield them from the islands' bustling tourists and heat-seeking coconuts. The cove that they found fulfilled their desire for total serenity and also sparked the idea for the spa they would manage on their return to the mainland.
Today, Lisa and Jami try to recapture the feeling of ultimate leisure that overtook them in their Hawaiian haven. They typically greet guests at the spa's doors, ushering them into a familial fold of clients. Their treatments range from body wraps to tanning, with waxing for men and women and facials that draw from nature with ingredients such as pumpkin, berries, and chocolate.