Teresa Cobb, the licensed massage therapist behind Kneaded Relief, helps clients feel their best with custom-tailored massages. Deep-tissue pressure, trigger-point therapy, and relaxing Swedish massages are a few of her specialties. She also applies aloe- and herb-infused body wraps, which tone the skin while whittling inches from the physique. Teresa works within Hissy Fitz Salon, which also houses a boutique stocked with clothing, boots, jewelry, and candles.
Helmed by massage therapist Wanda Turbyfill, a talented staff dispatches massages, facials, body wraps, and waxing treatments. The team cultivates a friendly, personal ambiance in the spa. Visitors appreciate this, praising the warm atmosphere almost as strongly as they laud the therapists' skill levels and thoroughness. Surroundings are quiet, low-lit, and clean, clients say, and Wanda's massages replace aches with tranquility.
Certified massage therapist Galia Statsenko is dedicated to making sure clients leave her massage sessions more relaxed, happy, and loose. Working to unwind tight muscles in the back and neck, she eases long-held tension in the body and promotes healing with her kneading and percussion strokes.
Cathy Moses Baldasserini studied dance and therapy and received full scholarships to New York dance conservatories such as Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey. She began practicing Pilates as a way to hone and refine her body, the instrument of her self-expression. Now, she teaches it full time at her fitness-dedicated studio, Pilates for Life.
Joined by nine other teachers, Cathy reforms students' bodies with both basic and machine-assisted Pilates, yoga, kettlebells, and tai chi classes. She uses Pilates for its renowned ability to strengthen the site of injuries or chronic pain and to provide conditioning for weak joints, problem backs, and those who have osteoporosis. She also implements devices such as reformers—a system of pulleys and sliding platforms that enhance Pilates's classic horizontal exercises—and towers, which incorporate the natural resistance of gravity into Pilates movements.
Who says you have to choose between style and substance? At Image Nation Salons and Medspa, the team focuses on hair and skin treatments but also offers med-spa treatments for healing or more dramatic cosmetic changes. Offering more than simple cuts, the stylists tame hair with color, texturization, and reverse psychology. Facial treatments range from deep pore cleansing for acne to a gel peel designed to minimize fine lines. In the medspa corner, high-tech services include dermal fillers and vein-minimizing sclerotherapy in addition to soothing services like reflexology, Swedish massage, and detoxifying herbal wraps.
Throughout the week, the body is pummeled by stress at the hands of work, family, and the hype man that follows you everywhere. Thank goodness for Massage City. This relaxation oasis offers massages in a variety of modalities, all customized to the needs of the individual. Clients can opt for Swedish strokes, which promote circulation; soothing deep-tissue techniques; or the foam-finger kneading of a sports massage. Aestheticians are also on hand for skincare needs, such as facials and microdermabrasion treatments.