The certified staff members at Shade of Green Healing melt tired muscles using eco-friendly products, working out of their location at LightenUp Wellness Center or surfing their massage tables directly to customers' homes. During these services, their nimble fingers apply deep strokes and use techniques from modalities such as relaxation and Swedish massage or reflexology. However, the mobile team isn't limited to just massage; they also help clients obliterate calories during personal-training sessions and can target ailments with pranic-energy healing and reiki.
Tangles offers a full range of hair services, as well as massage, waxing, and nail beauty-bolstering treatments. If your noodle nest needs a summery glow, Tangles will highlight it ($50+). If you don't like the way your noodles swirl together in their nest, Tangles can cut them ($20+ for women's haircut and $15+ for men) or reswirl them in a way that makes you feel content ($60+ for a perm). If your noodle nest already makes you feel content, Tangles will give you a manicure (starting at $20), pedicure (starting at $30), or one-hour massage ($60) to make your fingers, toes, and back content enough to match your highly contented hair. And, if you have a noodle nest where you shouldn't have a noodle nest, Tangles will wax it away ($10 for eyebrows).
Boasting an atmosphere of wavy mirrors and cozy pedicure chairs, Nail Stop’s full-service shop keeps finger armor looking healthy and clicking countertops with style. The french-tip gel manicure coats finger hats in a durable, liquid-gel gloss that retains its chip-free je ne sais quoi, even under shine-diminishing solar rays. The signature pairing of pink and white keeps nails from shifting to unsightly yellow and prevents dents commonly associated with oyster shucking and compulsive can opening. Don a pearly pair of Parisian back scratchers with a natural treatment that does not irritate sensitive or allergy-prone clients.
Using organic massage lotions and essential oils, owner and massage therapist Melanie Herendeen aims to provide pain relief to clients suffering from a variety of ailments. Her specialized treatments aim to address pain caused by migraines, carpal-tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, rotator-cuff injuries, and sciatica syndrome. In addition, she offers services to increase her clients’ level of relaxation, such as reflexology and volcanic hot-stone massages.
Licensed massage therapist Val Kobelja unearths the silver linings in achy muscle clouds with her therapeutic massage techniques. Clients may also solicit Val for an integrated massage package with indulgent add-ons such as hot-stone therapy and sugar-scrub treatments to cleanse and exfoliate.
Melinda Smith started dreaming about feet in high school. Confused by the recurring visions, she asked a teacher for advice and began to study reflexology—the practice of gently massaging pressure points along the feet in order to promote well-being across the entire body. Melinda’s first encounter with the healing bodywork technique cemented her resolve to study massage therapy, and she eventually founded her own studio with numerous modalities on the menu.
The spa includes four private treatment rooms, each of which is designed to channel one of the four elements (earth, fire, air, and water) that Aristotle discovered with his particle accelerator. The rooms’ different energies serve different purposes—with the earth room aimed at relaxing minds and the fire room intended to cultivate inner strength. Outside these rooms, the spa's aestheticians and technicians incorporate botanically derived Aveda products into skincare treatments and paint nails with chip-resistant OPI gel polishes.
After graduating from Fort Wayne’s own Center for Vital Living, Vicki Salzbrun opened her massage-therapy practice at the stunning Lotus Yoga, Wellness, & Gallery. With her 800 hours of massage study and 200 hours of training as a yoga instructor, Vicki fit right in with the center’s cooperative of wellness professionals, all of whom specialize in fields such as personal training, chiropractic care, yoga, and massage.
The huge, airy studio—whose walls hold numerous pieces of eclectic contemporary art—continues to serve as the home of Vicki’s massage-therapy business, Full Circle Wellness. Balancing this business with full-time studies at IPFW has taught her to attend to her own wellness as she shoos away stressors that arise from work and school. She imparts these stress-management skills to clients in wellness assessments that analyze the body and mind to help develop achievable lifestyle goals. To further demonstrate her breadth of knowledge, Vicki also heals energies with Japanese reiki therapy, guides students down meditative pathways during private yoga sessions, and periodically challenges her fellow yogis to interminable games of Twister.