The experienced, licensed massage therapist at Synergistic Health soothes sore muscles and relaxes away cares with custom massages. During an initial consultation, the client discusses desired outcomes and describes medical history, allowing the therapist to create a personalized massage or ghostwrite the memoirs of the client's back muscles. The therapist leaves the warm, quiet room as the client undresses to their level of comfort, then lies down on a comfortable massage table under a sheet. Soft, ambient music plays as expert hands attack aches and pains with techniques from many traditions, including medical and sports massage, acupressure, Swedish massage, and deep-tissue massage. For some types of massage, the therapist smoothes light oil over skin to ease friction and help clients empathize with salad greens.
The hair artisans at Fantastic Sams’ more than 1,300 nationwide locations sculpt locks on both men and women with precision and skill. Along with creating updos for special occasions and performing facial waxing and mustache trims, the artisans accompany haircuts by shampooing strands and bolstering circulation with three-minute scalp massages that feature nourishing serum. Deep-conditioning treatments repair damage and bolster shine, and full-color services paint heads in subtle hues or shades as vibrant as a bouquet of light bulbs. A lineup of hair products rounds out the services, treating heads to restorative mixtures from brands such as Moroccanoil, Bamboo, and Fantastic Sams' own in-house line of shampoos, conditioners, and styling aids.
Together, the skincare specialists at Elite Aesthetics & Micro-Spa represent more than 30 years of experience in the health-and-wellness industry. The spa’s massage therapists immerse themselves in the study and practice of various modalities, combining knowledge of human anatomy and the game of Operation with training in Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, and shiatsu massage. Aestheticians begin each skincare treatment by evaluating and classifying the client’s skin type according to its properties to customize facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments. Along with massage and skincare services, the spa’s beauty professionals wax bodies, apply eyelash extensions, and prepare clients for wedding days with bridal makeup.
With 12 years of experience in martial arts, Daniel Strelka knows his way around a confrontation. Believing that bodies fight themselves when they are stressed, Daniel employs different massage styles to ease stress and help the body heal itself, not unlike cartoon hero Wolverine and real hero Four-Armed Doctor Man. He has patients lie down for 30 or 60 minutes of massage services as he eases sinews by employing strokes of the Swedish and relaxation modalities. Daniel's health center also burrows down deeper into the body through acupressure and cranial-sacral massage, and he offers reiki and guided meditation to quiet surging storms in the cerebral cortex.
Rebecca has been designing cuts and painting colorful hair creations for more than two decades. As a master cutter and colorist, she knows her way around classic and current styles and excels at flattering her clients’ features with highlights, lowlights, or all-over hues.