Dr. Dawn Batiz Blagg and the Loraine Shinks Rejuvenate Spa
team of aestheticians believe that people are their most beautiful when they feel relaxed and pampered. To that end, they create a soothing spa atmosphere where they offer microdermabrasions, chemical peels, and massages as well as deep-cleansing facials and Botox injections. Alternately, spa-goers can relax during a luxurious face, hand, and foot massage before getting a Brazilian bikini wax and a natural-looking spray tan, or get a seaweed wrap to help reduce the look of cellulite, while reminding clients of their summer vacations to the shore.
At A Summer Day Spa, Summer Hanna leads a team of licensed spa professionals that helps guide patients toward wellness with such services as massage, skin treatments, and nutrition products. Summer crafts massages to address the specific needs of each client, combining modalities such as therapeutic massage, which targets chronic pain from athletics or overuse, and lomilomi, an ancient Hawaiian massage technique that relaxes tendons tense from stress or exhausting hula tournaments. She also cares for other parts of the body through stimulating sea-salt scrubs and body wraps, and assists in creating a balanced diet by providing health, wellness, and nutrition products. :m]]
At Bliss Skin Care and Massage, licensed therapist JoeAnn Wardell helps clients relinquish stress and tension with traditional and exotic bodywork techniques. She can help clients take the edge off with a blissful relaxation massage, target chronic pain with deep-pressure work, or help expecting mothers relax after another hard day of chopping wood to build a crib. Using heated bamboo sticks, JoeAnn works deep into the muscles to undo knots and kinks. She also practices cupping therapy, a form of Chinese medicine that uses suction and negative pressure to detoxify the body. And she lets clients bolster every massage experience with a choice of aromatherapy oils, such as juniper berry or sandalwood.
Rebecca Wiener, a licensed massage therapist and teacher, worked as a chiropractic assistant for four years. That's where she mastered techniques to use on both adults and children alike, ranging from isometric exercises and passive stretches to guessing the number of courses a person took in college based on the backpack impression left in their spine. At Massage District, she integrates those skills with massage-therapy techniques that span from traditional Swedish strokes, deep tissue to gua sha, a lesser-known Eastern modality that uses the palpations of a rounded instrument to breakdown scar tissue. She also incorporates aromatherapy and both hot and cold stones to enhance the soothing effects of her treatments.
Shiatsu Renu's marquee treatment dates back to 1000 AD. But in the 1940s, shiatsu was combined with knowledge of Western anatomy. Today, the treatment?a therapeutic marriage of Eastern and Western techniques?is a popular way to boost energy and promote balance and wellness. Shiatus Renu's massage therapists are well versed in the Japanese treatment, as well as Swedish and deep-tissue massages, which each relax the mind and remove tension and pain from the body. The staff members also offer heated Thai herbal massages. These are administered with the help of steamed bundles of herbs, which open up pores, infuse bodies with medicinal oils, and help relax muscles tense from flexing for traffic-camera photos.