The Napa Valley region of California is known for its picturesque vineyards, rolling hills, and verdant greenery—a place where afternoons are wiled away sipping wine and taking in a majestic sunset. It’s this feeling of tranquility A Touch of Napa Massage & Wellness Clinic’s staff hopes to emulate through its customized massages. During sessions, staffers pull from multiple modalities—including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, sports, and reflexology—to help clients release pent-up worries, chronic pains, and deflated stress balls. The staff also diffuses stress with a tea soak, in which feet steep in a warm bowl filled with chamomile tea and essential oils before being pampered with an exfoliating scrub and shea-butter foot massage.
The therapists and aestheticians at Pure Escape Skin Care take a diversified approach to epidermal wellness, adjusting their techniques to meet the needs of each client. They specialize in pharmaceutical-grade anti-aging treatments but also perform skin treatments that use organic products from glo therapeutics and Éminence. In private treatment rooms, aestheticians soften and exfoliate faces using chocolate, blueberry, mud, acai, or lime, as well as slough off dead skin with chemical exfoliation treatments and microdermabrasion. They also oust lymphatic-system toxins and tone specific areas using the doctor-designed SmoothSculpt, which bombards surfaces with alternating pressure and suction, like a pogo champion vacuuming his apartment.
The therapists at A Massage Palace & Spa invoke natural healing methods during therapeutic treatments that address bodily ailments or beautify skin with the use of massage or herbal remedies. As guests relax, aches and stressors dissipate via steam, spa, or massage treatments, each rooted in holistic health principles that the center believes help make up a healthy lifestyle. A Massage Palace & Spa employs only qualified, licensed massage therapists who practice the kneading arts in 16 holistically inspired modalities and styles, such as Hawaiian lomi lomi massage and deep-tissue massage, while staying away from unproven methods such as the deep-tickle massage.
The licensed massage therapist at Ahimsa Healing pulls out every tool in the musculoskeletal toolbox, calling on everything from the popular gliding strokes of Swedish massage to the energy-based healing techniques of Japanese reiki to defeat chronic pain. Visits begin with an intake form, on which clients or enchanted pencils scribble down notes regarding chronic conditions or injuries so that therapists can design a custom pain-relieving treatment. Nimble hands then manipulate muscles, calling upon deep-tissue kneads to offset injuries and craniosacral therapy to reduce headaches caused by accidentally holding your helmet and wearing your jackhammer.
Floor-to-ceiling alabaster columns span Serenity Day Spa, an idyllic oasis staffed with certified aestheticians and massage therapists adept at drawing out inborn beauty encumbered by age and pent-up stress. Pastoral murals splash their soft hues against the walls of the spa’s private rooms, where pampering professionals cocoon clients in customizable body wraps and alleviate deep aches with a wide array of massages, from traditional Swedish bodywork to holistic reiki. Personalized skin analyses prelude facials and peels designed to combat the natural effects of aging or getting a bear hug from Father Time, and a comprehensive menu of waxing services ensures that fur-ridden guests can shed superfluous strands from toes to top hats.
Massages and pampering skin treatments make up the menu at Serenity Mind Body Spa, winner of Best Massage in Wichita Family Magazine's 2011 Reader's Choice Awards. The therapists and aestheticians customize each service to the individual, whether it's an overworked athlete, an achy mother-to-be, or an acne-prone teen. Nail technicians in the pedicure suite soak feet in sparkling Lenox crystal basins, while hair-removal experts whisk away unwanted strands with Nufree's waxless formula. The spa's packages combine services for extended relaxation sessions that loosen tightly wound bodies and set tense minds adrift as if in a sea of chamomile tea.
Conveniently located near the Kansas City medical center, A Sacred Place for Healing acts as an oasis for those in need of pain relief and relaxation. Helmed by Angela Reed, an experienced massage therapist who enjoys working one-on-one with clients, guests can treat themselves to a range of massage modalities. Angela dishes out Swedish treatments to pamper her patients and also administers energy-based reiki sessions. In order to treat chronic pain or soreness caused by sitting through a public reading of the entire dictionary, Angela uses deep-tissue techniques that dig down into musculature to tackle lingering back pain.
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