The diverse team of medical professionals, massage therapists, and aestheticians at Ageless Beauty M.D. helps limit the ill effects Father Time has on bodies. They use DermaSweep microdermabrasion technology, skin rejuvenation treatments, and Botox injections to smooth out wrinkles and erase dark spots. TruSculpt body contouring treatments rely on ultrasonic energy to reduce fat and slim down physiques without requiring downtime. Aches and pains fade into a distant memory after massage sessions, which are available in an array of modalities such as reflexology, Swedish, deep tissue, and aromatherapy. The team also specializes in permanent makeup.
Certified massage therapist and doula Lindsay Burgett of Prenatal & Infant Massage guides adults through the unique stresses of bearing and caring for a little one. She eases symptoms of pregnancy, such as nausea and joint discomfort, during prenatal massage and helps mothers-to-be correct their posture and learn to recognize their body's pattern of tension. Once babies are born, she teaches parents how to apply their hands to bond with the child, help them sleep better, and alleviate digestive discomfort.
Owner and massage therapist Kenyatta Bozeman understands that massage is a practical way to relieve chronic pain—she graduated from the Dayton School of Medical Massage—but she also believes it should be a memorable experience. That's why she enhances her treatments with hot-towel add-ons, nine essential oils including tea tree and ylang-ylang, and even time for an after-massage nap, which can last up to 30 minutes or until the client's REM cycle has finished downloading the latest edition of Netscape Navigator. These add-ons complete the eight styles of massage available, including deep-tissue, hot-stone, and prenatal.
At Simply Serene Massage, a healing studio that opened in January 2013, licensed massage therapists perform treatments such as facial massages to clear the sinuses and deep-tissue massages to work out chronic pain. If desired, they'll upgrade sessions with soothing aromatherapy. A licensed reflexologist also works onsite, pampering feet with peppermint foot baths before massaging the feet to stimulate organs and glands throughout the body. Soft carpets and lilac-colored walls line the studio's treatment rooms.
Even at a young age, Sharon L. Henry felt that she possessed a profound gift for helping others. Though her intuitive ability to sense pain was first confined to animals, in her teens she became aware of her capacity to help humans through massage and meditative work. Now a licensed massage therapist and the senior staff member at Harmony LMT, Sharon continues to use her gift to craft custom bodywork treatments. She is joined by the studio's other therapists, who ease ailing backs with warm oils and Swedish or deep-tissue strokes. When they aren’t beating back tension and ravenous pandas with warm bamboo sticks, Sharon and her team draw on ancient Chinese knowledge to combat cellulite with cupping treatments. Beyond the realm of human healing, Sharon also offers canine therapy for animals battling ailments such as hip dysplasia.
At Beaute Box, which channels the "feel of a chic Paris apartment" according to the Dayton Daily News, owner Lisa Scott flaunts skills acquired during nearly two decades of salon artistry. The studio began as a mobile beauty service, but has evolved to fill a space crowded with clocks, statuettes of hands, and candlesticks. Brushes cloaked in long-wear Shellac polish glide across nails, and visitors awaiting custom-designed primping parties lounge on low-slung couches. Giggles drift up to the soaring ceilings as youngsters finish pampering treatments and race through the shop, admiring newly colorful digits or attempting to match polish to an imaginary friend's eyes.