The team at StoneWater Massage & Skin Care strives to help clients release weeks', months', or even a year’s worth of tension with therapeutic skin and body treatments. Therapists unwind muscles with an array of massage techniques as well as Active Isolated Stretching and a steam sauna. They can also surround clients in a cocoon of warmth with body wraps and brush away sun-parched skin cells with salt glows and sugar scrubs. Each of their spacious treatment rooms features colors and decor related to one of the four elements: air, water, fire, and fresh-laundry smell.
Leah Skurdal believes that reaching a state of true relaxation requires more than massage. That's why at Mastery in the Art of Living, she helps her clients focus on mind, body, and spiritual connections through a combination of massage and energy-balancing techniques. Her massages promote inner healing and stress-relief with options for soothing aromatherapy or sound therapy—both of which are complimentary with the first session. Additionally, Leah can share her intuitive takes on what might best work for body, mind, and spirit connections at that particular moment.
Certified massage therapist Shauna soothes nagging knots and alleviates aches through multiple methods, consequently promoting increased circulation, concentration, and sleep quality. Snuggle up for a one-hour nap on the studio's cozy, heated massage table, where personalized relief will wash over your back, arms, legs, feet, toe hairs, head, and neck like summer rain washes over a romantic picnic. Depending on each client's desires, Shauna adjusts strokes and pressure to foster relaxation, engage deep tissue, soothe muscular injuries, or improve pre-natal health.
Somewhere in a desert cavern in Arizona, mineral-rich ionite clay is being harvested from the ground in smooth, silky batches. It's destined for exclusive Pavay services and take-home Pavay organic exfoliating cleansers and essential-oil-imbued cleansing bars, sold exclusively at Salon Avé dayspa • medspa. The day spa's aestheticians use the spa’s signature line of all-natural, organic skincare products during custom facials, body wraps, and relaxing mani-pedis. According to a 2009 Press Publications article, the Pavay product owners and formulators earn enthusiastic high-fives from Mother Nature by producing the line locally using recyclable and partially biodegradable packaging materials.
But skincare isn't the only thing the Salon Avé dayspa • medspa team does well, as evidenced by their 2013 Talk of the Town News Customer Satisfaction Award. They also design new hairdos and loosen muscles with hot-stone massages, and relieve lines and wrinkles with full line of injectables. To enhance beauty from the inside out, they offer body-slimming Zerona treatments. One client’s Zerona success story was even featured on Twin Cities Live and in her mom’s Christmas letter that year.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Balance for Life is a non-membership-based exercise facility where exercisers can take advantage of a staff of seasoned personal trainers. During visits, clients attend Pilates classes in an effort to strengthen cores or consult with trainers in order to achieve their personal fitness goals. The massage studio offers a place for athletes to unwind as a team of trained therapists expertly removes knots from muscles like master sailors with surprisingly kempt hands. Massage treatments include several massage modalities, such as pregnancy and deep-tissue massage.