As the husband-and-wife team behind Breathe Massage & Bodywork, Randy and Nina draw on two decades of combined massage experience to heal their clients with traditional and energy-focused techniques. Since they have worked in spas as well as chiropractic offices, their treatments tend to be both physically beneficial and as relaxing as a warm bath in chicken noodle soup. Among their specialty modalities, trigger-point therapy applies alternating pressures to relieve tension, and deep-tissue massage draws out toxins with firm strokes and friction. To experience a more holistic approach, clients can try cranial-sacral therapy or a reiki session; both alternative techniques work to calm the nerves and put the mind at peace.
With degrees from Brigham Young University and Cleveland Chiropractic College, Doctor of Chiropractic Mark Aldridge uses holistic treatments to address chronic pain, illness, and general wellness issues. His techniques include manual adjustments and instrument-delivered tune-ups, which he administers after an initial consultation and exam. Massages bolster chiropractic efforts and relax muscles, while nutritional testing reveals stressed body systems or misplaced pencil erasers from elementary school.
Lauded by Elle magazine as one of the top 100 salons in the United States, Evolve attracts acclaim with innovative beauty services performed in a tranquil atmosphere of crimson accent walls, cushy black chairs, and rich wooden fixtures. Evolve provides hair services for women, men, children, and teens, such as a men's cleanup, hair extensions, and perms. Along with hair- and nailcare, the staff beautifies skin with an array of waxing services and makes over entire faces for practicing tear-filled Oscar acceptance speeches at staff meetings.
Helmed by licensed proprietor Penelope Bateman, The Wind of Keltia's experienced massage mavens blend a muscle-mollifying tonic of massage modalities to aid achy backs of all ages. Commencing the moment mitts touch skin, the one-hour massage melts muscles with medium-to-deep kneads that firmly furrow out subterranean pain pockets with a remedial medley of myotherapy, acupressure, and reflexology. Ideal for shedding stress and tendon tension, massages can also integrate calming hot stones and towels as well as aromatic DoTerra essential oils that fragrantly displace the skin's innate inessential oils, which reek of frayed fanny packs and laser discs. Each session is geared toward sustainable relief from chronic aches and tension and is capped off with a complimentary soothing mug of tea or crisp Kangen water to refreshingly lubricate newly limber muscles.
Within the deep-vanilla walls of A New U Salon & Spa, stylist Megan Gonzales sets up shop with all the necessary tools and brand-name hair potions needed to style, nourish, and transform her clients’ locks. Each of Megan’s treatments begins with an in-depth consultation, during which she discusses her subject's desired style, level of upkeep, and bridge clearance height before picking up her shears or coloring brush. Specializing in Redken color treatments, Megan refreshes hairstyles through her expertise in face-flattering cuts and subtle yet stylish hue transformations.
During a 45-minute European facial at Black Tie Salon & Day Spa, clients undergo an epidermal analysis that helps to determine the correct treatment to nourish and relax the skin. A cleansing and an exfoliation remove surface dirt, dead cells, and gravy smudges, and a mask addresses particular skin issues. A hand-and-arm massage delivers soothing strokes to loosen the muscles. Clients can also choose an eyebrow service, crafting perfect arches with which to express delight over their facials. Warm vitamin-infused wax smothers brows before their quick removal with a cloth strip. Threading provides an alternative for those with sensitive skin or a deep empathy for candles. During this method, a twisted cotton thread lassos entire rows of hair to shape brows gently and efficiently while preserving the surrounding skin. Guests awaiting treatment can recline on a plush black-leather couch and peruse a collection of magazines inside a sleek studio of red walls adorned with black mirrors.
During each of Divine Massage’s therapies, heated tables set the stage for relaxation while licensed therapists shoo away stress using hot towels and coconut oil. Swedish massages employ long, gliding strokes to comfortably kick-start blood flow and dispel tension for an experience as relaxing as a slow-motion hug. Stress sluggers delve below surface-level muscles during deep-tissue massages to uproot embedded knots. Deep-tissue massages often incorporate the muscle-lengthening motions of sports massage as well, stimulating recovery from athletic injuries. With a one-hour couples massage, pairs of friends, partners, and sports-team mascots sip cider before lying side by side while therapists promote relaxation with Swedish massage techniques. Clients can upgrade any massage to include hot stone, reflexology therapies, or four-hand massage, in which two therapists work simultaneously, for an additional cost.