Razzle Dazzle Spa deals in physical transformation. The day spa features numerous ways to spruce up and attain a new look. For the hands and feet, aestheticians offer manicures and pedicures with an option for long-lasting Shellac polish. They outfit customers with eyelash extensions and makeup applications, and Razzle Dazzle Spa also offers full-body waxing for smooth skin.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Licensed massage therapist Caitrin Rames, LMT, specializes in shiatsu bodywork, a form of massage that focuses on balancing the body's chi in order to treat internal ailments and imbalances. Rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, shiatsu massage employs focused pressure along the body's meridians to heal backs strained from kneeling in rice paddies or from pole vaulting over the Great Wall. In addition to her flagship shiatsu technique, Caitrin also soothes muscles with cranial-sacral-release therapy and pregnancy massages for expectant mothers.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all of the services. Each machine is designed for a specific treatment, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Monthly tanning members or those who opt for six tanning sessions can harness the sun-kissing power of Planet Beach's top-notch tanning beds, whereas Mystic Tanners can step into the Mystic Tan UV-free bronzing chamber for one session and emerge seconds later, appearing as if they have been fox-trotting with the sun. A staff of helpful spa assistants is always on hand to answer questions, help first-timers use the machines, and keep things safe and comfortable. Call to make an appointment.
The doctors and therapists at Washington Street Wellness Center—who specialize in areas such as natural medicine, chiropractic, and massage therapy—work as a team to craft personalized medical regimens that draw on their collective wisdom and talents. Nutritional advice and natural medicine form the basis for many treatments that take a holistic approach to managing hormonal imbalances, gastrointestinal complaints, and a variety of other ailments. The center’s chiropractors straighten the spines of those suffering from chronic back pain, and on-site massage therapists call upon therapeutic and relaxation techniques to alleviate stresses from sitting in traffic jams and tossing bulky SUVs to the side of the road.
Licensed therapist Nic Huette has more than 11 years of experience slackening shrugs. Though he specializes in deep-tissue, sports, and Swedish massage, his real expertise is in blending techniques to fit the needs of the individual. Outside the studio, Nic can be found reading and writing, doing yoga, and teaching massage tables to roll over and play fetch.