Monique Streets, the nationally certified massage therapist behind Quiescence Experience, combines pampered relaxation with effective muscular therapy during treatment sessions. She addresses specific needs with a variety of modalities: the deep relaxation massage, for example, relieves stress with long, fluid strokes, while the Therapeutic Experience targets tension and alleviates postural issues. Another specialty is the ashiatsu barefoot bar-?therapy treatment, during which Streets loosens the muscles by channeling body weight through her feet.
For licensed massage therapist Jaletha Howard, performing massage isn't just a way to help clients relax. It's a way to connect with clients and "instill a sense of hope, health, and well-being." Inside Heavenly Hands Body Massage, she quells stress, anxiety, and muscle uprisings through a range of massage modalities that includes kinesiology, trigger point, shiatsu, and deep tissue.
Skin Deep uses a wide array spa services to help clients feel clean and refreshed. First, the techs remove excess body hair by waxing it away from faces, torsos, and prehensile tails. Hot stones add another layer of relaxation by plying muscles with a gentle warmth. Finally, facials ensure that customers can present their best faces after a day at the spa by removing dirt and shrinking pores to create smooth, clear skin. Dermaplaning removes dead skin cells, and chemical peels help reduce blemishes on the skin.
Tara Weld opened Hair Divine, LLC after she trained with the Paul Mitchell education system. It’s since become an established salon emphasizing modern styles—the professional staff members share 24 years of experience in the beauty industry and they channel every day of that time into each of their hair and body enhancements. Using KMS California and Paul Mitchell products, they can craft and style haircuts that flaunt vibrant colors like the king of Candyland flaunts his crown made of Skittles. You can also head to Hair Divine for make-up and waxing services; Tara, herself a licensed massage therapist as well as stylist, performs Swedish, hot stone, and prenatal massages.
Therapists Carolyn Strahan and Beth Stammen both honed their massage talents at Gateway Technical College, where under the tutelage of highly trained teachers, they learned muscular anatomy, pressure tolerance, and how to open a pickle jar with one finger. Now anyone can seek their skills at the Massageville studio in Florence. In the comfort of a private room, they perform circulation-inducing Swedish strokes, sports therapy, or firmer deep-tissue pressure to help alleviate tension and muscle aches. Hot stones and scalp massages also work to maximize relaxation.
Licensed massage therapist Deborah Hunter's massages are so revitalizing, they might make you want to take her everywhere you go. That was especially true for one client, who loved her treatments so much that she flew her out to Tuscany to provide massages for her house guests. This effect might be due to the fact that her skills in the art of bodywork combine with a natural intuition, thanks to her social-work experience. She uses that dual knowledge to ease customers' aches and knead away stress during Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. Fragrant aromatherapy oils bolster relaxation without attracting bees, and hot towels melt tension from muscles.