Carolyn Schmitz at Destination Massage & Spa practices massage therapy to complement the staff’s aesthetic services. She can soothe sore flexors and impart a sense of calm during sessions that take as long as a leisurely crabwalk from one end of Rhode Island to the other—60 or 90 minutes. If her clients want services to complement a relaxing massage, Carolyn can direct them to hairstylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists.
Apple Creek Chiropractic's leader, Dr. Dani Wilson, believes knowledge and holistic care can help the body heal itself. Inside the refurbished barn that holds the chiropractic offices, clients will find calming, rustic decor, along with chiropractic, nutritional, beauty, and acupuncture services.
After graduating from Carlson College of Massage Therapy, licensed therapist Kelli Auger stuck around and became an assistant instructor and clinic supervisor for her alma mater, which allowed her to share her knowledge with students while honing her skills. Drawing on these years of training and teaching, Kelli opened BodyOasis Therapeutic Massage, where she tends to muscles with four distinct modalities, including deep-tissue techniques, Swedish massage, and couples massage. While she primarily performs these modalities in-studio, Kelli also visits offices and cossets employees with chair massages to help increase productivity, boost morale, and ease shoulders weakened by hours of silent, mental screaming.
The decor at Phresh Lochs Salon shares the kind of elegantly arranged color pattern Christie can apply to hair. Though she might not use the same earthen red and gray that swathes the walls of the salon and pops from sprawling pieces of art, she takes care to keep the spirit of arranging colors artfully. With men's or women's Redken color, she and her fellow stylists can totally transform hues or add dimension with highlights. The care Christie and company exhibit in their work extends to updos for special occasions, waxes, and makeup applications.
The licensed massage therapist and reiki practitioner at Meraki Massage help restore both the body and mind through the power of holistic healing. During Swedish massage, the therapist employs long, flowing strokes across the back and body to create a sense of relaxation while easing aches and tension. Meanwhile, reiki massage entails a type of "palm healing" that seeks to restore the movement of life energy, or chi, and unblock meridians to restore feelings of well-being and relieve stress.