Elizabeth Goodman is very sensitive to the stress that comes from working in a cubicle. It wasn't until she discovered massage that she felt herself begin to unwind, and she realized that the act of helping others relax was more fulfilling than her desk job. So she fled the cubicle. She works as a therapist now, treating the very same aches and pains on her clients she once experienced herself.
Though just a short trip from Charlotte’s bustling downtown, La Bella Vita Day Spa seems a world apart. Located amid the rolling woodlands and quaint brick buildings of Matthews, the spa reflects its immediate surroundings with serene private treatment rooms that host facials, massages, body polishes, and similarly indulgent spa services.
Wrought iron accents adorn the spa’s walls, which glow in the same golden color as the blankets spread across each massage bed. Standing beside one of these beds, massage therapists soothe anxieties and stimulate circulation with full-body Swedish techniques, neuromuscular strokes that target areas of chronic pain, and sports massages that repair muscles strained while throwing down dunks or crouching in timeout huddles. Next door, aestheticians rejuvenate skin with waxing treatments and facials that employ organic Éminence skincare products to erase blemishes. In contrast to the tranquil atmosphere of the private treatment rooms, nail technician Christie Carpenter’s manicure and pedicure stations buzz with lively chatter as she dips hands and feet in baths of moisturizing paraffin and brushes nails with vibrant polish.
Inside her namesake massage studio, Sara Bliss banishes clients' stress and assuages back-bound pain. In practice since 1997, she is trained in such common modalities as Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, and reflexology. In addition to stress-melting muscle kneading, Bliss further banishes tension with complimentary luxuries such as steamed towels infused with aromatic essential oils and foot reflexology.
Each board-certified reflexologist at Relax Rebuild LLC has accrued a minimum of 15 years in the field with knowledge of massage and reflexology techniques from around the world. Each session aims to help clients find relief from head-to-toe aches, including migraines and allergies.
After years of working at a high-pressure job, which often left her physically and emotionally drained, Fawn Cook knew she needed to get out. She wanted to keep her stress levels under control and help others do the same, so she decided to leave the corporate world to pursue massage therapy—a decision that eventually led her to open Serendipity Massage in 2010. Alongside her team of massage therapists, Fawn works to rejuvenate her clients through custom massages, reflexology, and detoxifying body treatments that employ mud, algae, and promises of treats to draw out impurities. The menu of add-ons enhances the already-decadent treatments with aromatherapy, a scalp and neck massage, or citrus body polish.
Our goal is healing and wellness of a whole body nature. We work with your body to achieve relaxation and an improved physical and mental state.My personal motto is “To be remembered by LOVE” and this is they way I try to run my business.