The long corridor at Electric Beach Tanning & Salon is lined with doorways, each one leading into a world without traffic, deadlines, or ringing alarm clocks. Some of the rooms are dedicated to skincare treatments, others to tanning and hairstyling. But in one of them, licensed massage therapist Elaine brings time to a slow crawl while she loosens tense muscles with relaxing massages.
Though Elaine customizes her massages to meet your exact needs, she's especially skilled in Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal techniques. If stress is what ails you, try the relaxing Swedish massage; if you pulled a muscle while barking furiously at the mailman, you'll likely benefit most from a sports massage.
Certified massage therapist Satchmo Gonzales allays aches and kneads away knots with a diverse range of soothing modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. He aims to disentangle chronically stiff muscles with myofascial-release treatments, and helps to assuage allergy symptoms with acupressure sessions. During every treatment, he targets stress and tension as he flaunts his arsenal of skills, further cultivating comfort with holistic techniques such as cupping and gua sha.
Ornate doors and a bubbling tabletop fountain lend a warm, Tuscan feel to Estancia?s 3,200-square-foot space. The tranquility is furthered by the spa?s host of relaxing treatments, from soothing hot stone massages to hydrating facials that target rosacea-like redness. On the salon end, stylists bring about fashionable hairstyles with cuts, color, and extensions.
Drawing on her medical background, Marlene Fortney transmits youthful brightness back into clients' features with skin-refining treatments in an intimate spa setting, located inside Conter Fleurette a Beauty Affair Day Spa. Her spa service menu centers on the face in a range of treatments that incorporate creams rich in antioxidants, deep-cleansing ultrasound rays, and enzyme exfoliants that gently whisk away roughened fa?ades like a brick-wall repossession. For more intense skin restructuring, Marlene can draw on a retinue of high-powered treatments, such as glycolic-acid peels or diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatments that work to unveil smooth complexions from beneath dull skin cells. The specialist also brandishes waxing treatments that span from faces to feet to rid bodies of unwanted hair or sculpt brows into arches sharp enough to pop double-entendres in midair.
Dr. Gregory Stafford had tried nearly everything. After suffering from back pain for several years, he unsuccessfully attempted to fix his pain with drugs and spinal injections, stopping short of surgery. Instead, and the behest of his wife, he went to a chiropractor. The pain quickly dissolved and changed his life so dramatically that he quit his job at a pharmaceutical rep and went back to school to become a chiropractor.
Now at the helm of his own clinic, he fixes his patients vertebra by vertebra with consultations and digital x-rays that unearth the cause of pain. Alleviating aches and strengthening bodies is a number of services including massages, adjustments, and exercises such as pushups with an exercise ball or bench-pressing Dr. Stafford.
At Betsy Baker Electrolysis & Skin Care, an aesthetician with more than 15 years of experience beautifies clients with a bevy of facials, waxing services, and permanent hair-removal treatments. Customers can start their pampering session with an anti-aging facial that targets fine lines and rejuvenates skin, or a deeply exfoliating microdermabrasion treatment. Then, they can soothe sore muscles with hot-stone therapy, or opt for a quick 15-minute electrolysis treatment to permanently remove hair from their vestigial tail.