The Bodhi Tree Salon & Day Spa’s serene, earthy ambiance stems from its hardwood hallways, exotic blossoms, and quiet treatment rooms. Inside these quarters, massage therapists assuage muscles with eight modalities, including parafango therapy, which uses a blend of paraffin wax and dehydrated mud to stimulate the lymphatic system. Aestheticians revitalize complexions with custom facials and microdermabrasion treatments. In the salon section of the wellness studio, hairstylists perform cutting, styling, and coloring services for women and men using Redken products. Along with haircare, the staff offers manicures and pedicures, waxing services, and makeup applications for brides and identity thieves.
Before she launched Bodyworks Massage, Jennifer Snelgrove racked up 900 classroom hours at Georgia Career Institute—that's 400 hours above the state requirement. During these hours, she fine-tuned her skills and honed her intuition, becoming a master of massage therapy. Snelgrove works alongside Melanie Ward, a fellow overachiever who possesses more than 900 hours of anatomy and hands-on education. They practice modalities that range from long, soothing Swedish strokes to targeted deep-tissue manipulations. Regardless of technique, their bodywork sessions induce a deep sense of tranquility and cause muscles to slacken like carolers after New Year's.
Clients reap the rewards of Tracy Wilson's and John Harper's extensive bodywork training in one of Back in Balance's private treatment rooms, where soft music and heated beds create a space more relaxing than a shed full of horse tranquilizers. During massages, these experienced therapists can augment therapeutic strokes with complimentary heat packs and aromatherapy. John's specialty lies in deep-tissue massage, promoting healing through intense pressure and stretching. And since Tracy is also a health and wellness coach, clients can follow their massages with one of her mindful-eating workshops.
Massage therapy offers an array of benefits. It can reduce anxiety, boost the immune system, relieve muscle stiffness, and alleviate chronic illnesses caused by stress. Those areas of discomfort are tackled at Bahala Massage Therapy with a talented licensed massage therapist, Michael Kathleen Asbrock, at the helm. Michael Kathleen offers a variety of services, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and myofascial release massages, which blast through triple-knotted muscles, as well as reiki energy work, marma-point therapy, and gua sha.
Licensed massage therapist Anji Cruz is a believer in the positive effect of bodywork on the mind. Each strategically placed knead has the power to release endorphins, calm the psyche, or boost sudoku proficiency. Anji is skilled at many different massage modalities, including deep-tissue and Swedish work.
• For $40, you get a 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage (an $80 value). • For $50, you get a 90-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage (a $100 value). Chasiti Conroy, the Powder Room's resident certified massage therapist deeply relaxes the body and mind with an arsenal of tension-melting massages and a soothing tableside manner garnered from her training as a nurse. The soothing Swedish massage combines four traditional techniques including circular effleurage strokes and friction to boost sluggish circulation and lymph flow and banish stress to the back of a DMV line during lunch-hour rush. If necessary, deeper strokes may be deployed to seek out and destroy tension camping out deep within the muscles and connective tissue and snuff out its scores of tiny, pain-causing campfires.