Katie Stiles is a licensed massage therapist who specializes primarily in therapeutic massage. She's particularly adept at working with clients who have suffered injuries or struggle with chronic pain and muscle tension, and to that end she offers deep-tissue, sports, and hot-stone massages to relieve discomfort. If clients are under a physician's care, Katie can work directly with their doctor to formulate a treatment plan that addresses the areas of concern. And though Katie's specialty is pain management, she also offers Swedish and aromatherapy massages, which are focused more on easing the stress and general tension that come from the daily grind and the nightly battle with a snoring goldfish. In addition to helping her clients, Katie's committed to helping charities too—she donates 5% of the proceeds from every massage to the American Cancer Society.
Alluring Beauty Spa's host of age-defying technologies lifts, slims, and smoothes skin. Spa owner Rosa Roberts oversees a staff well-versed in performing high-tech treatments such as Medi-Lift toning, which evens out furrows that arise naturally from age or from crinkling foreheads in confusion during Pauly Shore movies. Body services such as VelaShape work to sculpt frames, and facials enlist LED therapy and deep-pore cleansing to light up visages with newfound radiance. Those unhappy about their follicles can turn to gentle waxing services or encourage growth with hair-restoration treatments.
Licensed massage therapist Marsha Egerton, owner of The Oasis for Healing at The Center for Progressive Therapies, specializes in soothing muscle pain with Swedish, therapeutic, and aromatherapy massage. Inside her leaf-green and white massage room, Egerton fills the air with fragrances from scented candles and Young Living essential oils to further soothe her clients.
Each of the stylists at Shelly’s Hair Studio holds a minimum 17 years of experience working in the beauty industry, which they call upon during haircutting, coloring, and chemical treatments. With a bounty of professional products on hand, they maneuver overgrown hairdos with a combination of practiced technique and fashion savvy—cuts and color treatments revive every head of hair that walks through the doors, and Brazilian blowouts render each strand silky, shiny, and manageable. The staff also offers facial waxing and makeovers for bridal parties seeking extravagant updos for their big day.
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Signature Service: Deep-tissue massage
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: All ages welcome; under 18 must be accompanied by parent.
Kasandra Lambert and Kei Huynh, the husband-and-wife team behind Live Well(ness) LLC, make their living with their hands. They're both trained massage therapists, and chronic pain stands little chance against their various techniques.
Kasandra specializes in deep-tissue and prenatal massage, easing away tension and helping expectant mothers cope with the physical demands of pregnancy. Kei, on the other hand, is a master of the assisted, yoga-like stretches of Thai massage. Though their techniques differ, the couple shares a common goal. "We see a lot of relief around here," says Kasandra. "People ... come in and seem very negative, but leave positive and refreshed."
The team at Beauty 911 Skin Lounge has the skill set, training, and equipment needed to rescue skin from a wide array of epidermal maladies. Skincare specialist Elena Melendez calls upon more than 10 years of experience to help determine which treatments are best suitable for each individual. Elena and company practice a distinctly Peruvian approach to skincare and pampering sessions, which incorporate skin-nourishing products imported from Peru. The lounge's vast menu helps reduce hyperpigmentation and fine lines with the Maximum Beauty 911 peel, and targets large pores and acne with the Reaffirming mask. The volcanic body wrap helps ease skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, whereas noninvasive vacuum treatments aim to diminish the appearance of cellulite and bread crumbs.