Massage therapist Melissa Johnson helps heal bodies with a selection of treatments within the art-adorned walls of a boutique relaxation studio. Clients can choose from various massage modalities such as a relaxing Swedish massage or a prenatal massage, which can alleviate the stress caused by knitting an entire baby's wardrobe with nothing but a needle and a million blades of grass. Blu Healing Spa's relaxation artisan also specializes in oncology massages. Each healing treatment is individualized to help alleviatie specific problems such as chronic tension caused by uncomfortable office chairs. Dimly lit massage rooms calm clients as they allow stress to melt from every pore under the gentle heat of warm blankets.
Certified aesthetician Dorothy Fox refines facial features with a variety of age-thwarting services within her studio at the Huntsville Massage Professionals spa. Clients banish wrinkles, imperfections, and memories of mankind's muddy primordial origins with 50-minute microdermabrasion facials, during which a diamond-tip wand is used to transform flesh into a more vibrant, supple visage. In the 50-minute pumpkin peel, the beautification matron cleans and degreases epidermises before applying a beta C nutrition mask and six corrective serums to coax impurities from the skin. An SPF protector shields cells from attacking sun rays, and a hydrator leaves faces shining like a second-grade spelling-bee champion.
Nationally certified massage therapist Alexis Rich melts muscular tightness and eases chronic pain with several massage modalities. Broad and fluid Swedish strokes smooth away stress, whereas deep-tissue massages target specific aches with additional pressure and a motivational speech. Clients can relax under the radiating warmth of a hot-stone massage or steep paws in a foot soak followed by an arch-plying reflexology treatment. Alexis also illuminates visages with custom facials, blending her own formulas from homemade ingredients. Guests repose in a private room sheltered by sapphire surroundings and a wall mirror rimmed in ethereal lights that lends to an ambiance calmer than a placid lake after anger-management classes.
Licensed massage therapist Amanda Peoples draws on more than nine years of experience in the medical field to help clients escape tension, chronic pain, and joint immobility with a collection of massage modalities. In her studio, she calls on techniques from nine different massage styles that include trigger-point therapy, shiatsu, prenatal, and sports massage. Her gentle kneads and gliding strokes may help increase blood flow, and reduce stiffness, pain, and tension. After a massage, clients may be able to fight off germs with a stimulated immune system, and more flexible joints allow them to comply with the court-ordered “kick me” signs on their backs.
Gleaning her baking skills from her mother and grandmother, Gigi's Cupcakes' eponymous owner opened her first cupcake hub in 2008, drawing upon her entrepreneurial spirit and gift for crafting beautifully topped cupcakes. The franchised cupcakery now has 50 locations, each of which churns out 12 daily-rotating flavors that are made fresh every morning. The shop's selection of more than 40 flavors includes Canadian Maple, Southern Comfort, and Champagne—a bubbly-flavored base topped with an edible pearl. Patrons can pick out sweet treats from the daily selection or preorder them at least one day in advance online, by phone, or via singing telegram.
Licensed aesthetician Rachel polishes facial facets and restores youthful cells to their epidermal thrones with targeted skincare. Rachel purifies the dingy depths of profile pores with a fleet of microscopic scrub brushes, following their imminent success with a surface-scrubbing exfoliant and skin-specific treatment mask. While the mask naps atop facial terrain, Rachel plies the head’s stem and shoulders with a muscle-soothing mini-massage. Post-treatment, façades may report a reduction in lines both fine and college-ruled, as well as an influx of healthy cells subletting space from their retired predecessors.