Marie Loranger takes on aches and pains with a pair of well-trained hands. Her deft fingers deploy modalities ranging from the gentle kneading of Swedish massage to the intense pressure of deep-tissue massage, depending on the needs of the client. Marie also handles other healing traditions, such as ear candling and stretching, the latter of which incorporates stretching and pressure on the whole body.
Although Marie currently works inside a room at Exotic Image Tanning and Massage Spa, the inspiration for her business name comes from her plans to take her massages on the road. Soon, she will be pulling into home driveways or office parking lots where she can perform her massages in a dimly lit, temperature-controlled room.
Licensed massage therapist Takeisha Coles relaxes physiques with an eclectic array of modalities in her massage oasis nestled inside Exotic Image Tanning Salon and Spa. During Swedish massages, Takeisha soothes sore backs with a cocktail of effleurage, friction, and percussion; the more intense deep-tissue massage is designed to loosen deep-rooted knots and pent-up pressure. Hot-stone massages utilize the healing powers of smooth, tumbled stones culled from Babylonian fountains that are applied to key pressure points. Chair massages ease aches in 10- to 15-minute increments while patrons are seated and fully clothed in the medieval armor they arrived in.
Zenergy Healing Arts Studio’s licensed massage therapist has studied anatomy, physiology, muscle structure, and massage techniques as part of a program that required more than 650 hours of training. Now skilled in multiple massage modalities, she harnesses this wisdom as she helps her clients improve their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health with styles such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage. She also specializes in other forms such as pregnancy massage, chair massage, and massages for the elderly.
Pure distilled water and sound waves are the only weapons an ultrasonic facial needs to attack blemishes. The sound waves distribute healing compounds into the pores, ones designed to fight sunspots, acne, and dry skin. With added microcurrent therapy, the treatment also boosts collagen to trigger healing that continues after the facial ends.
The ultrasonic facial is just one of the contemporary skincare treatments at H. R. Wellness. Facials with Eminence Organic products, chemical peels, mani-pedis, and waxing round out the service list.
With a Groupon in hand, you can book an appointment with one of the master hair shamans at Gasoline Alley to snip and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Gasoline Alley's stylists can sense your innermost hair-yearnings—no matter how straight, curly, short, or long—and will lovingly direct their careful scissors in tune with your thoughts and dreams, letting the creative forces flow wildly onto your scalp to transform that rebellious young mop top into a polished, well-behaved new 'do. Afterward, in the streets, you might find that your magnificent mane busts the binds of its bowler hat and leaps into sunshine, dappling the dark alleyways of careless coiffeurs.
Inside a beautiful Victorian home, trained massage therapist Sheila Maleckas has created a soothing and tranquil space for her clients to unwind both mentally and physically as she performs a bevy of massage therapies. Massage sessions take place in a quiet, private, dimly lit room where Sheila will perform one of three styles of bodywork, including Swedish, deep tissue, and pregnancy massage. The Swedish massage uses an array of strokes to relieve general aches and pains, transforming tension-riddled body cots into soothed and snuggly sleeping bags. Deep tissue massage is recommended to alleviate chronic stress due to misalignment, past injuries, and daily bear attacks. Sheila is also a certified practitioner of pregnancy massage, which utilizes a variety of techniques to relieve joint pain due to postural imbalance and the weight of carrying an internal tiny person.