With more than 26 years of professional experience, licensed massage therapist Daniel de Guzman helps clients embrace both relaxation and relief through therapeutic massage. Ten distinct modalities pull techniques from around the world, ranging from the gentle kneads of Swedish massage to the pressure-point manipulation of Thai massage. Daniel, a licensed massage-therapy instructor who holds a master's degree in education, also imparts his knowledge to others by leading 14 courses in continuing education that cover topics such as reflexology, acupressure, and how to massage the wrinkles out of spa linens.
Professional makeup artist Rachel Tate-Study is on a quest to make the world a more beautiful place, one face at a time. The licensed cosmetician and 23-year spa-industry veteran’s work has been seen on red carpets as well as on E’s Fashion Emergency and in the pages of Bridal Star Magazine. Utilizing vitamin-infused makeup compounds by Franché Mineral Cosmetics, she helps faces to adopt a healthy, radiant glow in time for weddings, parole hearings, and other memorable photo opportunities, and she can even lead lessons that show clients how to accentuate natural beauty using products from their own makeup bag. Her real specialty, however, is permanent makeup––a tattoo-like procedure that delivers permanent pigment to the eyelids, brows, or lips and helps clients to save time and avoid allergic reactions from conventional cosmetics. She also uses the micropigmentation technique to camouflage scars following breast-cancer surgery or other procedures, leading her to receive referrals from countless dermatologists and plastic surgeons throughout the state.
Licensed massage therapist Eric Leeds improves range of motion in achy human hinges with his signature bodywork. To insure customized care, each session begins with a consultation, wherein he consults with clients and their old home movies to determine the source of lingering tension. Using this info, he can focus bodywork on the areas of largest concern for maximum effect.
Amae Tranquility Massage's licensed therapist melds Eastern and Western techniques to help clients heal their bodies and calm their minds. When clients arrive at the studio, they're led to a private treatment room that's softly lit and painted in calming purple hues. Once inside, they settle onto a massage table draped in linens from Comphy Co., the same brand used by the Ritz Carlton and the Spa at the Four Seasons. Though clients are welcome to just sit back, relax, and reflect on life or the time they spent in timeout that day, they can also choose to supercharge the massage session with add-ons such as body scrubs and wraps.
Medically trained Ruby Tello of Massage Vital' strives to tame tension and shoo away pains with personalized massage treatments. Ruby unties knotted muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, and thermal sports massages that soothe muscles injured from cartwheeling to work. Massage treatments can be supplemented with additional services including hot-stone therapy, foot and back sugar scrubs, and cold-stone face massages. Ruby is a full member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals as well as an independent distributor of Young Living products.
Jena Massie, owner of Serenity Massage P.L.L.C., is not only a licensed massage therapist, but also an instructor and provider of continuing education. She has a passion for sharing the benefits of bodywork with both her clients and peers, preaching a message of stress-relief and improved well-being.
She is joined at her massage establishment by a team of other therapists, each member experienced in a variety of different modalities that includes deep-tissue massage, maternity massage, and trigger-point massage. Additionally, they offer a handful of spa services that leave the skin smoother and more refreshed than a newt who has just taken a nap, including paraffin treatments for the hands and feet, facial massages coupled with masks, and seaweed body wraps.