Aspirations Salon’s bright green walls and light wood floors surround stylist Magan as she slathers Redken products into clients’ hair and divorces unwanted strand length from their heads. She also imbues manes with a new hue or highlights that range from a soft golden tone to the color of your favorite jelly bean.
Family health histories, dietary habits, previous medical care, and extracurricular activities all constitute invaluable information for the therapists at Back n' Balance Massage. Equipped with this knowledge, they can better assess the root causes of a client's musculoskeletal concerns and recommend a suitable treatment regimen. Their treatments eschew invasive procedures altogether, opting instead to use personalized combinations of massage therapy and rehab services to treat everything from chronic pain to stress. The massage therapists employ a variety of specialized modalities as they soothe tension. Gentle Swedish strokes unfurl knotted muscles; deep-tissue pressure targets withheld tension buried further beneath the surface; and myofascial massage techniques aim to restore joint mobility.
It must have been Diane Kennedy's attention to detail that earned her honors from Phi Theta Kappa, which acknowledged her diligence as a massage-therapy student at Lansing Community College. She was also a motivated student in 1997, spurred by her high-school dream of helping people feel good in spite of their yearbook pictures. Now the healing force of Helpful Hands Massage Therapy, her fascination with feeling good persists, and has led her to earn certifications in reflexology and as an Infant Massage Instructor. The foundation of her repertoire is the relaxing Swedish style, which she augments with 11 other modalities of muscular therapy and energy work, including clinical massage, a facial-rejuvenation technique, and reiki. The years of thoughtful consideration shine through in her practice. Soft music or tapes of gurgling baby waterfalls play in her serene blue massage chamber, where a hand-painted mural evokes a flourishing flower garden under white clouds. Reflexology sessions include a spa treatment for feet, while paraffin-wax dips are also available to envelop weary limbs in soothing warmth.
Fluffy green sheets and scented jasmine vanilla oil mark two of the most recent upgrades that massage therapist Crystal Earl is constantly making to help ensure her clients get the most out of their time at Fairy's Touch Massage. The studio's owner and sole therapist, her specialties range from gentle Swedish to soothing hot-stone massage, though she gladly customizes each session to match her clients' aches, pains, and favorite disco songs. Clients can seek out Crystal's services amid her zen, teal-colored treatment suite or enjoy their massage in the comfort of their own home for an additional fee.
Situated inside the luxurious Nu You Hair Studio, Lindsay Truax works her well-honed skills on scalps. Haircuts, foil highlights, and all-over color treatments bring fresh looks to tresses, and deep-conditioners infuse hairs with a healthy, touchable smoothness. Beyond cutting and coloring hair, Lindsay also tackles complete above-the-shoulder makeovers by waxing away errant strands from brows, upper lips, and chins or by designing glamorous updos for those looking to comply with lab-safety rules in style.
Licensed massage therapist Jodi M. Ball eases tension in muscles and minds with a variety of massage treatments. With the flowing kneads of relaxation massage or targeted deep-tissue manipulation, the skilled therapist can help alleviate fatigue and anxiety, improve range of motion, and assuage chronic pain.