Melissa Kelly isn’t afraid of feet; she’s spent more than 5,000 hours practicing reflexology rendered on sets of stompers. At her wellness center, she offers multiple services, including ionic footbaths, ear coning, and reflexology. By targeting particular points on the feet, soles, and heels, she’s able to help bring balance to bodies that have been thrown off by suffering from illness or hanging out in a cement mixer—specifically, she helps them achieve homeostasis through acupressure. Her reflexology sessions also help increase circulation throughout the body, and can even be a relaxing experience thanks to a soft, leather chair. Beyond the comfortable furniture, Melissa’s center imparts a cozy vibe with warm reddish-orange walls, plush rugs, green plants, curtains, and colorful artwork that separate it from a sterile corporate spa.
Though licensed massage therapist Mike Forrest specializes in medical massage, his repertoire includes a number of different modalities. A member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Forrest employs deep-tissue, hot-stone, or sports techniques at his private studio. He also performs reiki energy sessions that can promote physical healing and a feeling of inner harmony comparable to sorting a box of Lucky Charms into color-coded marshmallow piles.
Pang Vang of M.U.A.H. by Pang at Sollazzo Salon brings more than six years of stylish experience to her hair, makeup, and nail services. Equally deft at conservative and creative hair color, she readies locks for special events or everyday wear. Her talents also extend to correcting past dye jobs and bringing locks back to their ideal color, She also doles out therapeutic scalp massages with therapeutic haircare treatments.
At Renewed Health and Wellness, licensed massage therapist Ronald Krueger tailors each massage to meet his clients' individual needs. He uses long, gliding Swedish strokes to promote relaxation and improved circulation. For chronic pain, he offers traditional deep-tissue massages and knot-diffusing active trigger-point release, as well as the pain-neutralization technique (PNT)—a modality that gets to the source of the discomfort by working with the neurological reflexes controlling the muscle.
Nationally and state-certified massage therapist James Storm mollifies muscle tension with the soothing strokes of Swedish massages. During the one-hour relaxation vacations, patrons slip into peaceful reverie to dream about meditating willow trees as the professional back whisperer uses broad, flowing strokes to aid in calming the nervous system and relieving muscle tension. Clients can also opt for the package of three massages to treat torsos to a triple-header of tightness eviction, visiting once a week for three weeks or three times during the same hour through the miracle of cloning.
The beauty professionals at Indira Salon and Spa foster serenity with eco-conscious Aveda products. As stylists trim, dye, and texture hair, aestheticians revive skin with Aveda's signature plant-based facials. The staff infuses each of their services with extra touches of luxury, such as soothing noses stressed by bickering eyebrows with aromatherapy during elemental massages and offering complimentary makeup touchups after waxing. Nail technicians lavish hands and feet with masques, steam towels, and massages during even their most basic manicures and pedicures, some of which also include foot reflexology or balms made from ginger, mango, cocoa, and lime.
The staff members at Advanced Movement Studio know that a healthy lifestyle involves more than just working out. That’s why, in addition to tailored fitness coaching and fitness programs, they offer nutritional counseling complete with food guides, grocery lists, and individualized meal plans. Their continuing education allows them to create a dedicated plan for each client without looking into a crystal ball. They also work with medical facilities and health-care providers to help them establish health and fitness routines with their patients.