One of New Orleans' only certified Ashiatsu Oriental Bar therapists, Sara Albee delivers deep-tissue massage strokes with her bare feet. During the 60-minute ashiatsu massage, Albee slowly glides her feet along the client’s back, gripping overhead parallel bars to help maintain balance, perfect Olympic dismounts, and distribute pressure. Her one- and two-footed strokes—meant to feel like a Swedish massage—can boost flexibility and circulation or alleviate neck and back pain, and three-footed strokes defy evolutionary theories. Ashiatsu is not recommended during pregnancy or soon after surgery; patients should contact the therapist with any health concerns.
Fatigued figures repose as the Skin Studio's licensed massage therapists knead and stroke tension-warped muscles back into a humanoid shape for a full 75 minutes. Customized effleurage caters to the concerns and desires of each client, whether backs suffer from soreness, stiffness, or alignment issues. Clients can bask in a moment of clarity that will live beyond their visit to the Skin Studio, and use their newfound clearheadedness to achieve higher productivity, contagiously relax those around them, or finally beat Galaga.
Zoe A. Tritsis has been interested in healing others for as long as she can remember, but she discovered the therapeutic benefits of massage only after suffering a serious injury of her own. This injury would end up changing her life in unexpected ways. It inspired her to earn her license in massage therapy more than two decades ago, and ever since then she has worked to soothe muscles with modalities that range from Swedish to neuromuscular therapy.
Throughout the years, Zoe?s base of clients has grown to encompass a number of musicians and individuals who are a part of the film industry. She honors her clients' patronage by providing customized, professional treatment in a quiet studio away from the hustle and bustle. Treatment may include massage cupping, trigger point therapy, and a variety of modalities to tailor each session to the client's needs.
Three aestheticians, a massage therapist, a threading artist, three treatment rooms, and a treasure-trove of paraben-free skincare products await visitors at Esthetique Facial Spa—basically, everything that’s needed to tend to all skin types. Tucked beside the Whole Foods Market on Magazine Street, Esthetique Facial Spa and its savvy staff have welcomed clients to relax and rejuvenate since 2008. Makeup lessons with artist Elise Davis help patrons master crafting fresh new looks or using tried-and-true techniques, and fertility massage aims to restore balance in the reproductive system and help break up scar tissue.
Situated in a charming cottage-like bungalow, Belinda’s Spa welcomes clients to an oasis for relaxation and beautification. Here, stylists and technicians spruce up bods with hair, nail, and makeup services. Massages and body treatments help relax the spirits and stoke one’s inner glow, and waxing, tinting, and special event styling prep clients for nights out or days on the catwalk.
Each location offers the regenerative properties of various varieties of massage that make a soul vessel feel springtime fresh. Of your 90-minute massage session, 5 minutes are set aside before and after for dressing time and a consultation with your therapist to ensure your massage is customized for you.