As an Aveda Concept Salon, Salon 301 equips its stylists with a range of professional products from Aveda and Rusk. The stylists put these products to good use, cutting hair and charming clusters of snakes as the sounds of lively chatter fill the salon’s open floor. Their services don’t stop at the scalp, though. The salon also houses a day spa in which clients can relax with a massage, facial, or mani-pedi.
At Peace Body Therapy, certified massage therapists consult with clients in order to learn which muscles hurt and what the clients wish to get out of the session before they customize the massage. They use manual palpation to evaluate stress and misalignment in the muscular structure of the body and encourage clients to vocalize when the pressure is too intense or too light. Their specialty massages improve health in several ways at once, increasing flexibility, releasing chronic stress, and facilitating unhindered blood flow.
After Shannon Anderson graduated from Davenport University with her massage therapy certification, she went on to receive certification in cancer care at the Ben Benjamin Institute. Armed with this knowledge—along with seven years of experience—she kneads muscles with therapeutic, sports, and pregnancy massage, as well as trigger-point therapy.
The staff at Mirage Oriental Massage uses variety as its chief weapon against aches and tension. Their bodywork techniques include Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massage to rid muscles of aches and tensions. Add-ons such as essential oils or foot treatments increase the magnitude of relaxation, while mini zone massages offer bite-sized pampering.
The stylists at Sandy's Hair Design bolster their 25-year track record by continually seeking knowledge from Redken and Paul Mitchell educators. After sitting down with clients for a consultation, they break out an array of luxurious products and services. Pigment experts man the Redken Color Bar, combining art and science as they distill rainbows to create custom hues, and nail technicians pamper hands and feet with spa mani-pedis and OPI polish.
To encourage and pamper women who are fighting cancer, Sandy's Hair Design offers complimentary makeovers through Hello Gorgeous! It also supports Children with Hair Loss by donating real hair for wigs and extensions.
As a certified massage therapist and naturopathic medicine consultant, Erin Everett believes in holistic healing methods that incorporate herbal medicine, nutrition, fitness, and massage therapy. She focuses on the latter at Tranquil Healing and Massage, where her massage services include a full-body Swedish session designed to gently ease muscle soreness. Aside from this traditional modality, Erin soothes muscles with medical massages that work to decrease pain and improve the range of motion in a targeted area. She sometimes enhances her sessions with warm bamboo sticks that knead out kinks or hot stones that melt tension with warmth and pressure. Erin's menu of services doesn’t stop at massages, however. Her purifying spa facials improve skin health, and her nutritional consultations warn against attempts to swallow the hot stones after a massage.