Broadway Skin & Body Retreat offers a relaxing day spa and advanced skin-care treatments. The face-buffing services are similar to chemical peels and can correct a variety of skin woes, such as blemishes, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and transparent flesh. The Image Signature lift ($75) effaces facial flaws and brightens and tightens skin in just one treatment with vitamin C and active enzymes. Oily and acneic complexions benefit from beta-hydroxy in the Acne Lift ($75), while the Wrinkle Lift ($75) exfoliates and firms sagging skin with a glycolic and retinol cocktail. If you're looking for a chemical-free treatment, the Organic Passion Peptide Peel ($85) harnesses the power of papaya, pineapple, pumpkin, and mango to rebalance tired, dull skin. All treatments last 30 minutes and are tailored to suit your skin and blood type. Clients should avoid the sun and Retin-A products for at least one week before treatment.
The therapist at Rituals Therapeutic Massage promotes holistic wellness through massage, aromatherapy, and energy work. Specific modalities include Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, chakra healing, and myofascial. Rituals Therapeutic Massage's therapist aspires to a peaceful experience for clients, in which focused breathing can also help instill a sense of calm.
Licensed massage therapist Caitlin Byrne sends calming echoes through muscle walls with her therapeutic bodywork. Caitlin can promote relaxation with Swedish strokes, or use firmer deep-tissue or trigger-point techniques to access lower-layer aches. Guests may also request a signature injury massage after a game of bobbing for watermelons leaves the neck in a pinch.
A car crash leaves a woman with chronic, excruciating back pain. Her doctors put her on potent pain meds, but her agony persists and drags her into a deep depression. After lingering around a physical and mental rock bottom for eight years and desperate for relief, she pays a visit to Hans Levy. Using Bowenwork therapy, he helps her get off her painkillers and begin to wriggle free of depression in just three treatments.
After completing formal training in physical therapy and massage in Germany in 1982, Hans Levy?who split his childhood years between Germany and Colombia?embarked on a new chapter of his life in the United States, where he continued to add to his repertoire of bodywork services by studying yoga, shiatsu, and Bowenwork therapy. In 2005, Hans harnessed his abilities to open a refrigerator door with his mind and establish Fluid Motion Therapies. Since then, he's enlisted the help of fellow licensed therapists to provide clients with physical and psychological rehabilitation through services ranging from massages to hypnotherapy.
Melissa admits she's been tempted to leave Albuquerque, but she never could; it's her home. Her husband and children inspire her daily to continue on her healing mission. Since graduating from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, Melissa has affected thousands of lives, ranging from stroke survivors to 9-year-old roller-derby girls. Now in the comfort of her own studio, Melissa administers soothing aromatherapy, hydrating skin treatments, and tension-relieving deep-tissue bodywork.