Ten By Ten Lashes’ name says it all: here, it’s all about natural looking eyelash extenstions. Experienced technicians adhere Xtreme Lashes-brand extensions to the eye-line, drawing extra attention to the eyes for weddings, special nights out, or for everyday wear. Their services don’t end with the eyes, however; the staff also performs facials for all ages, waxing, peels, and skin tightening.
Inside a cozy English-style cottage adorned with local art, the beauty barons and skin sultans of Salon du Monde moisturize, massage, and ameliorate nether-manes. A facial unfetters pores with a liberating steam treatment, preparing the skin for a rejuvenating massage. A customized mask is then applied to ensure faces will emerge smoother than the nose of a space shuttle. The swedish massage loosens muscles and alleviates stress via fluid techniques of light and firm pressure instead of encasing bodies in papier-mâché and whacking them like a piñata. Like the facial, the discreet and delicate brazilian bikini wax uses products selected for each skin type, including a pearly hard wax from Perron Rigot and a Satin Smooth strip wax.
April Ann Arigoni is an experienced muscle manipulator who supplies the magical hands behind Massage By AAA. April expertly coaxes stress from the backs and shoulders of professional athletes (she once worked for the WNBA's Charlotte Sting and ECHL's Charlotte Checkers) and amateur achers. The deep-tissue hot-stone massage is a hybrid technique, combining the strategic pressure and kneads of Swedish and deep-tissue therapies with the warmth and relaxing effects of heated stones. The application of hot stones to the back during massage causes tight muscles to relax, while the connective strokes of more traditional massage techniques help expel toxins and lactic acid from the body. If you opt for a 90-minute combination massage, you will be treated to a comforting stew of Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, movement therapy, and acupressure techniques, with the exact combination of treatments customized to suit your individual needs.
At Touch of Healing, licensed massage therapist Matt Vassei tends to tissues with a variety of massage styles that include deep-tissue, trigger-point-therapy, prenatal, and therapeutic Swedish techniques. Proficient paws spelunk to under-muscle depths in bodies opting for a deep-tissue massage, during which Vassei calms troublesome tissues that harbor tension and steal billy goats that wander across the upper muscular bridge. During a trigger-point-therapy massage, Vassei untangles muscle knots and breaks up painful nodules in the tissue to smooth away discomfort and tame muscle spasms. The long, sweeping strokes of the Swedish massage rinse away stress and banish discomfort to an isolated island full of predatory wyverns. Expectant moms can settle into modified positions with supportive pillows during the prenatal massage, which employs special techniques to help to increase circulation and relax the baby-toting body.
The massage therapists at Therapeutic Body Solutions aim to end the adverse effects of stress that lead to premature aging and a host of physical and mental maladies. Their long, rolling Swedish strokes stimulate circulation and ease muscular tension, whereas deep-tissue massages deliver firm, cross-grain strokes to root out muscle knots. Reflexology technique targets specific points on the feet and hands that correspond with certain areas of the body to help boost immunity, calm nerves, or heal inflammation without having to eat a freezer-full of ice packs.
In two quiet and cozy studios located within remodeled former residences, the massage therapists of BearKneads Massage Therapy—each backed by more than 500 hours of educational training—practice a variety of modalities to help soothe aches and pains. Specializing in Swedish, deep-tissue, and neuromuscular therapies, massage therapists help ease nagging maladies, encourage deep relaxation, and wholeheartedly accept drooling. Some of BearKneads Massage Therapy’s specialized therapists are also versed in hot-stone, sports, and lomilomi Hawaiian-style massage.