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.
At Knot Me Out Massage, a massage therapist draws upon a wide range of modalities, focusing particularly on pressure points and trigger points in the body that are causing pain or discomfort. Strong kneads help melt tension on beds covered with pastel sheets like ghosts that don’t separate their Hawaiian shirts and work clothes. Clients can request massages that incorporate deep-tissue, sports, and Swedish techniques, and the therapists also perform massages on kids and expectant mothers.
The team at BodiLogik Face and Figure Med Spa strives to prove that youthfulness and beauty can be preserved without invasive measures. Medical director Dr. Gail Mallard-Warren—a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologic surgeon with 30 years of experience—leads a staff that eschews surgical tools in favor of detoxifying body wraps and FDA-approved Exilis technology, which vanquishes fat, smoothes wrinkles, and tightens skin. BodiLogik is open Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Jessica Soltero, a six-year veteran in the hair industry, honed her skills at Paul Mitchell cosmetology school. She now works from within the calming, mocha-hued confines of Visual Changes Hair Salon, where clients lend her their hair to obtain chic cuts and color treatments. Instead of outfitting customers’ heads with attention-grabbing road flares, Jessica specializes in making locks pop with eye-catching blonde-dye applications and beaded extensions.
Great Escape Massage is dedicated to helping clients reach total wellness through the healing touch of massage. During 75 minutes of manual manipulation, Great Escape Massage's therapists will mingle the techniques of basic Swedish massage with elements of shiatsu, deep tissue, and chocolate sprinkles. Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured technique, is the most popular type of knead. It uses long, connective strokes and kneading to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, relieve physical tension, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. The deep-tissue strokes delve deep into your body's underlying muscle Kleenex where the Swedish massage fears to tread, while the pressure-point stimulation of shiatsu punctures pockets of resistance as well as any accidentally ingested balloons. Expect to escape Great Escape feeling healthy, happy, and harmonized in mind, body, and spirit like a one-person doo-wop group.