Though he founded Enlightened Hands Wellness & Massage, it would be inaccurate to describe Michael J. Bouvier simply as a massage therapist. He's an accomplished wellness arts practitioner who has done everything from study under master herbalist Ron Teeguarden to taking hands-on anatomy courses to becoming a certified qigong instructor. In regards to massage, Michael has mastered many techniques, including, though not limited to, myofascial release and reflexology. True to his holistic approach to care, his service menu covers a broad range of treatments. Massages might incorporate Swedish, deep-tissue, or trigger-point modalities, while qigong sessions and stability ball classes teach posture exercises, stretches, and breathing techniques to relieve stress and recharge the body's AA batteries.
Trained hands are pretty good at soothing overworked muscles, but at Dolce Vita Day Spa, they have some extra help. During Vichy hydrotherapy treatments, high-pressure streams of water invigorate the entire body as guests relax on a table, a more comfortable alternative to napping at a picnic on a cloudy day. It's typically the finishing touch on spa days that might include more-traditional massages, facials with Arbonne products, and special treatments for the hands and feet. Plant-inspired art, an indoor "garden" area, and an easy-to-reach location in downtown LaGrange make a trip to Dolce Vita relaxing from arrival on.
Unless you're one of the lucky humans who can age backwards, your body needs regular maintenance if it's to last. That's why the skilled aestheticians at Dolce Vita Day Spa keep the mind and body tuned up with rejuvenating and beautifying body treatments. Clients can opt for voluminous lash extensions or retreat to a private room for Swedish or hot-stone bodywork from licensed massage therapist Justyna Gomula.
Even though Egle Milavickas was already a nationally certified licensed massage therapist, she bolstered her know-how and credentials by graduating from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with a degree in Oriental medical theory. Her hands are now well versed in techniques such as tui na, shiatsu, and Thai massage, supplementing her classical repertoire of Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage.
Visits to Egle's private studio begin with a glass of water infused with essential oils or a cup of tea, then a chance to relax within the meditation area. Oils scent the air, crystals channel energy, and incense sends worried thoughts back into hammerspace.
The experienced stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists at Eurolux Salon & Day Spa aim to create a luxurious European spa experience. Inside a tranquil facility, guests can unwind with a glass of wine as nail technicians paint their nails, follow up a Swedish massage with a trip to the infrared sauna, or have their hair color boosted with high-quality European products. Extended evening and weekend hours help clients fit pampering into their busy schedules.
Inside and out, the Massage Team office feels like a comfortable home. A welcoming stone façade greets visitors who then make their way into softly lit treatment rooms lined with dark purple walls and brown drapes. Once clients settle in, experienced massage therapists get busy kneading away stress with common massage types, including Swedish, hot stone, and deep-tissue, and lesser known varieties, such as the full-body Kerala Ayurvedic massage, which alleviates pain and restores bodily balance. In addition to performing massages, the team also offers ear-candling services, which remove impurities and lost quarters hidden deep within the ear canal.