Every month, the massage therapists at Spa Heaven practice their skills on some very important clients: each other. This experience allows the staff members to consistently receive professional feedback on their treatments. Additionally, it gives them the opportunity to learn more about highly specialized modalities since the team features therapists who specialize in a wide variety of traditionally Western as well as Eastern bodywork techniques. By offering so many possibilities?including everything from relaxing Swedish sessions and pain-relieving deep-tissue work to healing acupressue and energy-balancing reiki?Spa Heaven is able to provide a personalized approach and more adequately address each client's physical and mental needs. The therapists also help first-time visitors by offering preliminary consultations, which take clients' goals, concerns, and favorite hide-and-seek spots into account before recommending one or more modalities.
At The Woodhouse, relaxation begins upon each guest's arrival in the spa's dedicated Quiet Room. A luxurious robe drapes around their shoulders, reflexology sandals lightly massage their feet, and mugs of loose-leaf tea warm their lips as they await the start of their services. The spa's product selection reflects a similar attention to detail: employees fill the shelves with natural, organic, and wild-crafted products. They also go the extra mile to include small extras with each session, such as home-care recommendations after facial treatments and foot-cleansing with each massage. The award-winning spa was voted favorite multiple location spa and favorite day spa by American Spa Magazine in 2013.
After spending 16 years in the field of dentistry, Susanne Novotny felt it was time for a change. She decided to pursue a career in a different type of healing?therapeutic and wellness massage therapy. She is now a licensed massage therapist and the owner of Serendipity Massage & Laser, where she alleviates stress and tension with custom Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages.
The caring professional also spends one day per week working with a pain-management doctor to facilitate patients' healing. Novotny mixes her own essential-oil blends and creates sea salt and sugar scrubs, crafting all-natural and organic formulas to enhance relaxing massage sessions or re-create scratch-and-sniff memories from childhood.
Matt and Cherie helm the tables at Elkins Myofascial Release, tending to problems of the body and spirit with massage. Matt specializes in neuromuscular therapy, deep-tissue, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy; Cherie offers Swedish and relaxation massages. Swedish massage helps promote general relaxation and looseness in the body, while deep-tissue massage targets specific points of pain and tension, whether the result of hunching over a computer desk all day or being asked to be the desk for your co-worker's laptop.
Normally being covered in mud is considered a bad thing. Not so at Massage for Healing. That's because the center's mud is filled with herbs and mineral-rich clay from the Dead Sea, blended to remove toxins and leave skin as soft as a teddy bear's neck pillow. However, mud treatments are just one of the staff members's services. They also offer various massage modalities. For example, smooth, heated stones melt muscle knots, and long, flowing Swedish strokes ease tension. And, during four-hand massages, an additional massage therapist joins in to double the relaxation.
Owner Mythili Muktevi truly believes the maxim that beauty starts from within. To this end, she focuses not only on fulfilling the beautification needs of her clients but on enveloping them in a welcoming, self-affirming environment. She and her talented team utilize a range of facials to quell troubles on a variety of skin types, infusing treatments with herbs, fruits, and plants that encourage glowing complexions and invigorate mental activity. Within the beauty haven?s salon area, stylists renovate lackluster locks with women?s and men?s haircuts and opt for relaxers and perms to transform the texture of manes. Additionally, waxing and threading sessions sweep away unwanted hairs, and henna services utilize a temporary dye to ink intricate designs along the body, eliminating the need to put a pet squid through art school.