Methylparaben, sodium lauryl sulfate, and diaminobenzene are just a few of the dirty words you're unlikely to hear at Korcare Spa & Wellness. Instead, this all-natural, organic spa favors products free from harmful chemicals, and blends formulas from Éminence Organic and SpaRitual into its large menu of relaxing services. Facials begin with a thorough skin analysis so aestheticians can customize a treatment plan that will help reverse the dulling effects of environmental changes, hormone fluctuations, allergies, and doggy kisses. One-hour wraps use herbs and oils to release body impurities or wrap the body in algae to restore hydration, and tension yields under the soothing strokes of therapeutic or Swedish massages that may be enhanced by reflexology, aromatherapy, or myofascial techniques.
While stress can run rampant throughout the body, the feet are often the most overworked and the most neglected sites of tension. At Feet Feel Spa, the therapists specialize in using ancient Chinese techniques to alleviate this tension and restore balance and harmony throughout the entire body. Appointments can range from quick 30-minute treatments to indulgent 80-minute escapes. During this time, a therapist will apply gentle amounts of pressure to specific areas along the feet with the goal of releasing blockages in the natural flow of energy. And, although Feet Feel Spa's massages can help people thoroughly relax, the therapists can also attempt to use their skills to alleviate particular ailments or guess clients' shoe sizes with a single glance.
No two people, bodies, or injuries are exactly alike, which is why Dr. Mike DeCubellis and his staff at Main Street Chiropractic and Wellness Center draw from a variety of treatment modalities to help clients address stress and lingering pain. Staffers create a customized care plan for each patient with the goal of finding the root of the problem and bringing permanent relief. Then, they use a combination of traditional chiropractic work, x-rays, physiotherapy, and massage to help clients overcome ailments ranging form chronic pain and sciatica to migraines and wear and tear from commuting to work every day on the back of a pet bull.
Just through the front door of Silk Roses Salon Spa, a huge, hand-painted rose blossoms on the wall?an explosion of color against the white background lit by the sun streaming through the window. The vibrant crimson of that rose sets the tone the entire space, instilling its passionate hues in the paint and furniture and?at least figuratively?the stylists and aestheticians. Specializing in nail services, massage, and skin treatments, the staff relies on professional grade products such as Remy Laure and G.M. Collin to keep clients looking their best. Services take place either in the open salon amid friendly conversation or within private massage rooms where clients can relax knowing that no one can hear them purr and discover they're a cat.
Licensed massage therapist Sara Craig has freed muscles of knots and tension with therapeutic treatments since 2005. She has administered massages in both spa and medical settings, experiences that have granted her insight into techniques for relaxation and injury recovery. Patients reap the benefits during relaxing sessions, which use modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, Thai, and lymphatic drainage. Even though her studio primarily focuses on massages, Sara also helps clients maximize their health with nutritional supplements and personal phone calls.
Students at the Cortiva Institute schools gain a respectful appreciation for the healing potential of massage therapy, which they then pass along to clients in the form of relaxing, massage-shaped memos. Beginning with an initial consultation consisting of a brief interview and verb-conjugation quiz, Cortiva students gain full understanding of the client’s trouble spots and cantankerous knots. Once pinpointed, tense tissues achieve relief with the artful flow of gliding strokes and gentle kneading, resolving aches and Rubik’s cube tattoos to restore a general sense of well being. Clinical and myofascial techniques deepen multilayered sessions by improving postural balance and soft-tissue function to enhance circulation and plate-spinning performances. A supervising faculty member stops by for a few minutes during the treatment to assist student therapists and choreograph stress-relief dances, and post-massage, clients fill out a short form to provide feedback for aspiring muscle-menders.