Soft amber lighting dances across exposed-brick walls and thoughtfully displayed artwork in Healing Arts Indy's gallery-style waiting area, where plush leather chairs serve visitors a sample of the relaxation to come. A team of 13 skilled and specialized massage therapists attends to tight and knotted muscles in sessions spotlighting diverse techniques, including Swedish, trigger point, sports, and pregnancy. Custom yoga classes help clients to help themselves, as do psychotherapy sessions with Gina M. Cerimele, LCSW, who assists individuals and couples in dealing with all manner of issues, from stress about work to stress about living with a talking puppet.
With more than 30 years of combined experience in their skilled hands, the expert team at Evansville Massage Specialists knows how to untangle the tricky knots, soothe sore shoulders, and dissolve stubborn tensions from over-stressed fleshoskeletons. The Swedish massage employs gentle, flowing strokes to sweep away muscular aches and boost healthy circulation. In addition to alleviating physical pains and stiffness, the massage experience promotes deep mental calm, which is imperative to overcoming daily challenges and communing with telepathic houseplants.
When she’s not in the studio, massage therapist Megan Garrison can often be seen at community festivals and charity events, treating visitors with mobile chair massages. When she is in the studio, Megan treats specific tensions and other ailments with a blend of five massage modalities: deep-tissue, reflexology, Swedish, hot-stone, and warm-bamboo techniques. In many of her treatments, she incorporates additional products such as Moor Spa tension balm, Badger headache soother, Fall River Botanicals herbal pain cream, and Biotone massage cream. She also spreads her knowledge to couples in private massage classes, teaching lovers how to undo muscular tension and exploit each other’s Achilles’ heels during tickle fights.
Customers can choose between a 60-minute extreme hydration facial to restore a healthy glow to wind-whipped mugs or a 30-minute microdermabrasion to deliver an insincere farewell wave to dead skin. If you choose the extreme hydration facial, the expert aestheticians at Bungalow 226 will smooth your face-maker with top-notch moisturizers. During microdermabrasion treatments, a gentle wand sloughs off skin and sediment to reveal a young, clean complexion. Even if you follow a rigorous skin-care routine, you likely lack the tools necessary to really probe into your pores and de-clog them from all the makeup, dirt, and gunk trapped inside. Facial rejuvenation does great things and can help reduce wrinkles, firm up skin, increase the likelihood of x-ray vision, and get rid of bothersome blackheads.
Drawing from 40 years of hairdressing experience, Design Images founder Ann Bennett has assembled a talented team of scissor-wielding stylists and mani-pedi prodigies. Deserving digits get pampered during a 115-minute mani-pedi, which grooms cuticles, and files, polishes, and shapes nails before hands are treated to a sugar exfoliation and dipped in paraffin wax. Feet are treated to equal ecstasy as nails are beautified and pleasantly primped prefacing a paraffin wax dip. Groupon holders can upgrade to the shellac nail treatment for an additional $10 fee.
Working as a paramedic for 10 years, Beth Thompson witnessed the damage of unhealthy eating habits up close and personal. Her subsequent studies led her to create Target Metabolism, a health and wellness company that preaches weight loss through accurate analysis of the body and caloric accountability. Here, registered dieticians work with clients to create personal portraits of their metabolic needs, and massage therapists offer treatments to help the body relax during the weight-loss process.