In 2011, licensed massage therapist Paul Young saw that something was missing in his chosen profession. An avid student and connoisseur of massage therapy, Paul understood that the most meaningful and longest-lasting stress relief came from holistic treatments, rather than the symptom-based approach so prevalent within the industry. His vision of a massage experience that would unite the disparate elements of mind, body, and spirit finally came to fruition when he took it upon himself to found Pebble Creek Massage.
Today, Paul continues to earn new fans as a result of his shared focus on physical and spiritual relaxation. He begins each session with a thorough consultation before carefully kneading and stretching muscles to soften aches, stimulate blood flow, and heal injuries sustained while hiding from bosses in the office trash compactor.
At Skylight Massage and Skincare, specialty massages and decadent add-ons merge into uplifting treatments that rejuvenate the body and spirit. The ashiatsu massage is a house specialty featuring a deep-pressure technique that soothes sore and achy muscles in the back, chest, hips, and legs. Once muscles are loose, a client may further relax under the soothing warmth of heated basalt stones or the tingling sensations of a natural-fiber brush, used to increase blood flow. Such duality is key here, with lavish spa services softening the edges of focused therapeutic bodywork, causing pain and stress to dissolve like slugs in a salt cave. Other services include an organic cellulite massage, a 24-karat gold facial, and an herb-and-mineral foot soak that incorporates lemon clay, shea butter, and essential oils.
The purposes of Hidden Door Medspa?s services span from relaxation to cosmetic enhancement and improved health. Because of this, the staff includes everyone from licensed massage therapists and aestheticians to certified laser technicians and a medical aesthetician who once put lipstick on a gurney. At the day-spa end of the center, nimble hands brandish Swedish, deep-tissue, or prenatal massage techniques to diffuse bodily tension, and the med-spa area sheds the glow of lasers over unwanted hair and administers cosmetic injections. Hidden Door?s third branch, medical weight loss, operates under a 20-year nursing veteran who counsels clients on nutrition as well as options such as hormone therapy and noninvasive LipoEx cellulite treatments.
India's ayurvedic traditions and modern beauty treatments come together in the hands of Nadia and the other aestheticians at Arch Brows Salon and Spa. Threading removes hair from the face without the heat of wax or molten marshmallows, and henna imbues hair with auburn hues and skin with intricate subcontinental designs. Facials invoke the healing powers of precious metals or fruit essences, and body scrubs exfoliate with sea salt or organic sugar. High-tech techniques star in the microcurrent and LED facial, which stimulates and revitalizes the skin with electricity and a portion of the rainbow.
In this friendly office, a team of nurse practitioners, medical aestheticians, and certified medical assistants specializes in medically designed weight-loss programs, which augment wholesome diets and exercise with medicinal aids, such as vitamin injections and prescription appetite suppressants. Staffers also train in nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, such as Botox, Juv?derm, and clown-nose application.
After training at the Toni&Guy Academy in Dallas, hairstylist Heidi Rowlett set up shop in Roanoke, where she and her fellow Classic Cuts stylists sculpt new 'dos with Bed Head products and tint strands with Tigi's color line. They also nourish locks with deep-conditioning treatments and twist tresses into delicate updos that wouldn't seem out of place in a Jane Austen novel, unless you were using them as a bookmark.