LA Bliss Spa's staff soothe tired skin and frayed nerves by providing a friendly environment where clients can let go of every concern except their need for pampering. Skilled aestheticians perfect skin with a menu of facials that includes custom exfoliation and pore-cleaning variations. Facials use products that diminish signs of aging such as lines and pigmentation in shades not in compliance with the official human color wheel. To purge the body of stress, the spa offers a number of different massage styles, as well as mud wraps and detoxifying body scrubs that are designed to provide unique results. Massage therapists unfurl tension and nourish frames with soothing oils while skin care professionals at the spa use Dermalogica products. Therapists also utilize the healing properties of heated stones to relieve muscle discomfort and release endorphins back into the wild.
One day there will come a time when your consciousness can be uploaded to a computer. Until then, it's important that you maintain your body. That's where the licensed massage therapists at Studio Massage & Skincare come in. In the comfort of a private room, a skilled muscle mender can use light to moderate Swedish strokes to promote relaxation, or ease chronic, lower-layer aches with deep-tissue pressure. Clients may also pair bodywork with indulgent add-ons such as an exfoliating scrub or soothing aromatherapy.
Because alternative healing was a fundamental source of medical care for her and her family, Maria Josephine Cavanah has dedicated her professional career to practicing holistic healing techniques on others. These days, as a licensed, hands-on therapeutic practitioner, she relaxes sore muscles and stiff necks with seven massage techniques, each customized around the needs of her clients. Maria applies pressure to meridian lines during Thai massages, relieves aches and pains in pregnant women during prenatal sessions, and practices skipping rocks over tense muscles with hot-stone massages. Along with massages, Massage 2B Fit's extensive salon-style services pamper visitors with sunless tanning, hydrotherapy baths, and microdermabrasion treatments.
Simply put, Eric Charles has healing hands. These hands can perform a variety of massages that detoxify the body, prevent injury, and alleviate chronic discomfort. Rather than limit himself to traditional modalities such as Swedish and deep tissue, Charles stretches his skill set to accommodate Hawaiian-style lomilomi and Thai massages that apply gentle pressure to the body?s energy points. He also performs sports massages that break up tension with Swedish-style strokes and strategically placed knuckleballs.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Most popular service: Thai massage
Brands Used: None
Pro Tip: Try the combination of Swedish, traditional Thai, and hot-stone massage.
Q&A with Kim, Owner
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Professional massage using a combination of Swedish massage, Thai massage, and hot-stone therapy. Thai massage involves stretching and acupressure to promote vascular- and energy-flow.
Swedish massage is a more relaxing technique that incorporates oil and smooth pressure.
Hot-stone therapy uses heated stones to treat specific problem areas needing heat and direct pressure.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
While living and growing up in Thailand, I liked getting massages from my auntie.
I learned Thai massage and realized that I am very good at it.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
Several clients have told me that I gave them the best massages of their lives.
Those comments made me feel good about what I am doing.
My massage teachers also told me that I have naturally good hands for massage.
Learning Thai massage techniques in Thailand seems like a solid decision. This is exactly why Suwattana Spa's therapists trained at Wat Po Buddhist Temple at the Wat Po Traditional Medical and Massage school in Bangkok. There, the team members formally studied the modality's revitalizing, relaxation-inducing properties, and they apply their knowledge when performing Thai massages for Suwattana Spa's clients. The therapists can also soothe surface tension with flowing Swedish techniques, releasing hidden knots by using deep-tissue pressure. Additionally, the spa's reflexology treatments help by restoring balance to the body's natural energies.