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.
Lindsey Houser, a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, doesn't just rely on her knowledge of musculature and ability to knead out tension. Inside The Conduit Center, she's also equipped with everything from coconut oil serums and warm towels to a special ergonomically designed massage chair and a device for digitally analyzing posture. She also specializes in a range of massage techniques, including pre-natal, sports, and therapeutic massage. These approaches allow her to tackle the tension and stress brought on by pregnancy, athletics, or life in a house with a painting whose eyes follow you around the room.
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.
Board-certified physician Dr. Tory Westbrook leads The Laser Spa's team of medical assistants in beautifying skin with aesthetic laser treatments. Dr. Westbrook traded his scalpel for Candela's versatile and noninvasive GentleYAG laser, which is effective on any skin type, including tanned, dark, or bioluminescent. As an affiliated member of the Hair Removal Journal, the doctor stays on the forefront of industry advancements, using the GentleYAG laser to disable hair follicles over the course of a few visits. Staffers also direct the device's controlled heat to eliminate eight-legged veins or bolster collagen growth in areas of skin laxity, all while deploying the laser's patented cooling system to minimize discomfort. Dr. Westbrook's crew has compiled a list of frequently asked questions for more information on available procedures and how to use a laser pointer to de-feline a tall tree.
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.