Expressions Day Spa's staff of aestheticians and licensed massage therapists pamper bodies with à la carte services and body-blanketing spa packages. Slowly extended strokes brush over sore muscles during the Swedish massage to help to spur circulation and expand the range of motion hindered by muscular straightjackets. Relaxed guests meet with an aesthetician to cleanse, tone, and exfoliate skin during the Expressions European facial, which includes a skin analysis, extractions, a mask, moisturizer, and a massage.
The staff members at Rock Paper Salon & Spa perform aesthetic treatments for the full body ranging from complimentary bang trims to long-lasting pedicures. Clients are greeted at a bejeweled front desk before adjourning to the white salon floor, where green styling chairs add bright pops of color to the streamlined space. There, stylists cut and color manes with Keune products and soothe frizz with agave smoothing treatments and by singing lullabies. Away from the floor, massage therapists perform deep-tissue, hot-stone, sports, and Swedish massages from within a private room to help ease pain and relax clients. To alleviate skin woes or help reduce signs of aging, aestheticians perform facials, enhancing them with Bioelements products and options such as microdermabrasion. Nail technicians also get their own serene area of the salon alongside a mural of a tree with blue blossoms as they set acrylic nails, change polish, or perform spa pedicures.
After working for years at a health-care recruiting firm, Angela Skipper found her true calling: to help people relax and let go of pain through massage therapy. Harnessing the healing knowledge she gained at Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage, the licensed massage therapist strives to ease chronic pain, stress, and sports-related injuries. She kneads away her clients' aches with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques. Located between Huntersville and Denver near Birkdale, AnVia Massage also encompasses more than relaxation massage—they also target chronic pain, arthritis, and back pain with neuromuscular massage techniques.
At Pain Relief Centers, chiropractors work to alleviate pain and enhance their patients’ well-being or maintain their good health using personalized treatment plans. The team specializes in treating aches associated with fibromyalgia, sympathetic dystrophy, spinal misalignment, and joint inflammation and stiffness.
The philosophy of the Physician's Plan staff maintains that obesity, like diabetes, high blood pressure, or disco fever, is a disease rather than a failure of willpower. They take a multifaceted approach to weight loss, assigning each patient a personal counselor to provide support in the areas of behavior modification and nutrition. Custom plans might also incorporate tools such as lipotropic injections or medications. As a reward for their successes, patients can also schedule spa services including exfoliating HydraFacials, chemical peels, and massages, or ensure faces match their trim, youthful bodies with Juvéderm or Radiesse.
Derek Ramsey's interest in kinesiology and anatomy—as well as his desire to help others find freedom from pain and stress—nudged him toward a career in massage therapy. After graduating from the Southeastern Institute of Neuromuscular Therapy, he opened Allay Massage, where he cossets muscles with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques amid lime-green and yellow walls. Upon arrival, clients sip on complimentary water and then spend 10 minutes talking with Derek, coming to an agreement about the goals for the session. When the massage concludes, Derek spends another 10 minutes reviewing the session and offering clients tips for better posture and health. Clients can also opt to become a member to help keep costs down, postures up, and unionized vertebrae happy.