Licensed massage therapist Anji Cruz is a believer in the positive effect of bodywork on the mind. Each strategically placed knead has the power to release endorphins, calm the psyche, or boost sudoku proficiency. Anji is skilled at many different massage modalities, including deep-tissue and Swedish work.
• For $40, you get a 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage (an $80 value). • For $50, you get a 90-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage (a $100 value). Chasiti Conroy, the Powder Room's resident certified massage therapist deeply relaxes the body and mind with an arsenal of tension-melting massages and a soothing tableside manner garnered from her training as a nurse. The soothing Swedish massage combines four traditional techniques including circular effleurage strokes and friction to boost sluggish circulation and lymph flow and banish stress to the back of a DMV line during lunch-hour rush. If necessary, deeper strokes may be deployed to seek out and destroy tension camping out deep within the muscles and connective tissue and snuff out its scores of tiny, pain-causing campfires.
From within salon-cum-spa Studio 12, licensed massage therapist Kimberly Collins-Davis makes it her business to deliver rest and relaxation to all. However, her clients have a whole host of different obstacles standing in their way, so she capably employs seven massage modalities, tailoring each treatment to her clients' needs. She rounds out her soft tissue work with services focused on the body's largest organ, the skin. She scrubs, wraps, and rejuvenates dermises with everything from coffee to brown sugar, leaving her clients feeling better and smelling fresh baked.
The versatile aestheticians at Halcyon Skin Spa beautify skin and body with customized facial cleansing, exfoliation treatments, and all-over waxing services. During custom spa facials, technicians soothe and nourish the face's skin with ointments and tinctures, while relaxing the body with shoulder and neck massages. Deep-pore and microdermabrasion treatments remove blockages from pores and dead cells from the skin, and waxing procedures banish unwanted hair for weeks to come.
Licensed massage therapist Lisa Ambuehl believes too many people rely on medication to get rid of pain. With multiple massage modalities at her disposal, she aims to help clients kick pills to the curb by increasing blood circulation and releasing entrenched toxins. Strokes modulate between gentle and flowing to firm, deep-tissue kneading—both of which can help minds forget stress triggers without erasing video game cheat codes.
The licensed massage therapists at Sports Massage Center untangle muscle's knots during private bodywork sessions. The muscle menders use flowing Swedish strokes to detoxify and promote blood circulation or loosen lower-layer connective tissue with deep-tissue techniques. The center also specializes in a four-handed massage—a more intensive session with two massage therapists or one massage therapist with four arms.