At their studio in historic Riverside, the artists of Old School Electric Tattoos adorn bodies with both ink and piercings. Helmed by a master tattooist, body-art professionals possess experience in an array of styles, such as East Coast, West Coast, portraits, and illustrations. They also apply their experience in custom designs, helping guests develop original images or dynamic renderings of their social security number. Beside the tattoo team, piercers work under the direction of several master practitioners who studied with renowned body-modification artists such as Fakir Musafar and Steve Haworth. Each member of Old School Electric Tattoos' staff complies with certified sterilization standards and biohazard practices.
As a licensed massage therapist, owner Teri Pepitone knows how to expertly carry out a slew of traditional and nontraditional massage modalities, including neuromuscular-therapy, trigger-point, and prenatal massage. Pepitone is also a licensed skin care specialist and former instructor in paramedical aesthetics, putting her expertise to use performing treatments that range from body-contouring herbal wraps to exfoliating chemical peels.
Licensed massage therapist Michael Hewitt honed his skills at Southeastern College before opening his own practice. Now, he welcomes patients to Zenful Massage, where he soothes muscle tension and pain with soothing strokes and pressure. In addition to Swedish and deep-tissue massage, he specializes in massages for infants, the elderly, and cancer patients. Each month, he donates 15% of all sales to a different charity.
Practice makes perfect. And Organic Touch Massage's Le'Tequia Spates, known as "Tiki," has had her fair share of practice, graduating from the Alpha School of Massage with more than 300 clinical massages under her belt. With that muscle memory guiding her, she renders massages in modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone. She even uses special techniques to mitigate headaches, reversing the effects of listening to a bandsaw cut through a bandsaw.
Only a five-minute unicycle ride from the Atlantic, Bio Salon & Spa pampers from toe-tip to hair-top with an indulgent menu of beautifying treatments. Overhead pin lights give glow to lilac walls and straw-yellow floors as skilled stylists cultivate face-framing cuts and elegant highlights. Clients can also solicit an aesthetician for a therapeutic facial, lash extensions, or hair removal, or retreat to a private room for a soothing massage.
The expert massage therapists of C&T Massage Therapy are capable of restoring guests to their pain-free selves with a long list of massage modalities. They aim to provide benefits such as reduced stress, increased joint movement, and improved mental clarity with the long, soothing strokes of a Swedish massage or the spasm-stopping strokes of the neuromuscular massage.