The staff at Skin Essentials Day Spa emphasizes individual skills to provide a full spa experience. Each member boasts a different skill emphasis, with a team that includes an aesthetician, nail technician, licensed massage therapist, and lash-extension technician. The staff soothes skin with facials, waxes away unwanted hair, and beautifies faces with makeovers, applying skincare products from Dermalogica.
Susie Williams believes that every component of the body must be functioning fully for well-being to be achieved. Through personal and group wellness sessions she addresses the emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual aspects of the psyche while zeroing in on physical equilibrium with individualized massage sessions. Rather than attacking symptoms as they appear, or replacing aching limbs with wooden pegs, Williams remedies the body with relaxing Swedish massages and tension-targeting deep-tissue massage. She combines her specialty in these modalities with skills gained from advanced training in neck and upper-back work, frozen shoulders, and rotator cuffs. Her training makes for a diverse tool bag of techniques to draw upon as she works with clients facing fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, athletic injury, or simple stress. While Williams is the primary, most experienced therapist at Absolute Wellness, services may be performed by another therapist with different specialties.
At Alternative Approach Acupuncture and Therapeutic Massage, Mark treats patients with ancient Chinese medicine while Elizabeth finds and finesses painful muscular knots. The husband-and-wife team collaborate to blend acupuncture and massage therapy to ease stress levels, ease muscle aches, and help rehabilitate from specific injuries. Mark also offers specific acupuncture programs for smoking cessation and weight loss while Elizabeth treats children with special needs through specialized pediatric massage techniques.
Within the space of Bodies and Faces, beauty specialist Dawne Termini exercises her talents, helping clients to achieve brighter, younger-looking complexions. Between beauty treatments, clients can lounge in the waiting area's armchairs, peruse shelves of salon products, or deliver impassioned speeches about not being a copycat into the hanging mirrors.
Licensed massage therapist Cristi Page is passionate about helping her clients relax, manage pain, and heal. She specializes in deep-tissue massage, which uses deep kneading to help relieve chronic, long-held stress in the body. Her Swedish massages also help release tension as well as improve circulation, using a combination of lotions or oils and a variety of rolling, kneading, and percussion strokes.
Pamela Collura studied her craft at the Galen Institute School of Medical Massage and spent five years sharpening her skills before opening A Therapeutic Touch. Now, with more than a decade of experience and a range of modalities such as Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massage, she can defeat poor circulation, joint pain, and stress while wearing nary a piece of armor. She also dabbles in Eastern techniques, such as ashiatsu oriental bar therapy, cupping, and reiki. When she isn't busy with massages, Pamela envelops clients in warm organic detox body wraps featuring a seaweed gel and cellulite cream.