Since she was able to crawl, licensed massage therapist Kara Grant's hands would intuitively reach for the nearest pair of hands and feet, where they'd occupy themselves by moving in circular massage motions. Following the lead of her hands, she wound up at the Spa Tech Institute, where she was able to refine her technique and soak up the teachings of experienced therapists. Kara now keeps her hands busy at Peace in the Storm Massage Therapy, reducing stress with Swedish techniques, diminishing physical discomfort in expectant mothers, and easing the pain of losing at trivia with targeted treatments such as neuromuscular therapy.
MMM's licensed staff of therapists stroke away muscle tension and stress with treatments that make use of organic Chartreuse facial-care products. Personalized massages include the Swedish style, which consists of strokes that boost circulation and hasten the healing of recent sudoku injuries. Deep-tissue massages apply firmer pressure to release chronic tension and relieve stress and muscle pain, and prenatal massages target their strokes on the areas of expectant mothers' bodies most in need of relief. Spa trips continue with a one-hour full facial that can be targeted to each client’s skin concerns, from reducing acne and blemishes and rehydrating damaged skin to installing a clairvoyant third eye and protecting faces from the free-radical damage that can lead to premature lines.
At Body Connections Massage Center, licensed massage therapists knead tension from tired tendons during 60- or 80-minute Swedish massages that utilize soothing strokes. The staff is drawn to muscular knots like metal detectors are drawn to bank vaults, seeking out tension and dissolving it with a series of chops and rubs which may be augmented with massage oils. Kaycee Condon and her team take each client’s relaxation needs into account before the treatment begins, analyzing soft tissue for spots requiring deeper degrees of therapy and those best served by inkblot tests. Customers desiring more time on the table may upgrade the 80-minute massage to 90 minutes for $15, or upgrade a 60-minute massage to 80 minutes for $15 or 90 minutes for $30.
Jenn Cavanaugh is a Class 1 licensed cosmetologist working out of Face It Day Spa. At this full-service salon and spa, Jenn practices hair design with a perfect balance of technique and vision. She offers men's and women’s haircuts, perms, and a slew of coloring services that conceal the most dominant grays and add a fresh, youthful gloss. Her commitment to personal style is evident in her approach—she aligns her work to emphasize each person's most flattering features and perfectly complement his or her shoulder parrot. In addition to hair services, Jenn also offers facial waxing and mani-pedis.
The piney hills surrounding Route 2 conceal the cozy sanctuary of Attaviano Spa. In private quarters at the back, aesthetician Sarah Rattet reinvigorates her clients with destressing massages. She cultivates an outer as well as an inner glow with waxing from brow to bikini line and specialized facial salves rich in vitamin C harvested from the smoothest-skinned oranges. The spa is open seven days a week.