Soft music plays in The Massage Suite's quiet chamber as therapist Jessica James glides her palm over a tense shoulder. Certified in Swedish massage, James deftly stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems with the style's flowing strokes. Her sensitive hands are quick to adjust to her client's desire for an increase or decrease in pressure, and she can incorporate stretching and hot stones to loosen stiff joints. Heat therapy is James' ally, as she also reaches for steamed towels and Prossage ointment to bathe taut sinews in gentle, penetrating warmth. Clinical specialties include easing sciatic pain, softening scar tissue, and restoring motion to frozen shoulders by getting a sinew from the same muscle group to tag it. Nine complimentary therapies such as peppermint foot scrubs and cocoa facials reveal her appreciation for aesthetic indulgence.
Knockouts Haircuts for Men amps up the classic barbershop experience with a lavish, sports-themed approach to men's styling that has been featured on Today and CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. At a still-growing number of locations throughout the country, the company's all-female staff of stylists quarterbacks a full playbook of services ranging from bare-essential to spa-worthy. First and foremost, they clip shaggy locks, but they also administer facials, manicures, massages, and waxes. Complimentary beverages are included with every visit, giving patrons something to sip on while watching a sports game on TV or contemplating how they would fend off a lion using just a comb.
The aestheticians at Eva's Day Spa replenish skin's natural beauty with a suite of facials, body wraps, and massages. Eight facials fill out the spa's skincare arsenal, each fine-tuned for different goals, such as erasing signs of aging, exfoliating pores, or fighting acne. Body wraps are like facials for the whole body without the risk of sprouting eyebrows on the elbows. Multiple massage styles benefit muscles, joints, and minds lurking beneath the skin.
Joyce Wilson, a cosmetologist at Legacy Salon, prides herself on being able to craft hairstyles for any member of the family. She cuts integrates layers into long hair or texturizes short hair with equal adeptness, but her favorite part of the job is creating highlights.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Hair color and haircut
Brands Used: Matrix and Redken
As a licensed and nationally-certified massage therapist, Timothy Flint draws on hundreds of training hours and embraces a holistic paradigm. This member of the Associate Bodywork & Massage Professionals listens intently to clients wishes before gently kneading their sore spots. His repertoire includes modalities such as medical-, sports-, and Eastern-massage techniques. He also helps clients manage chronic pain by setting their clocks and calendars back to before their affliction began.