A former x-ray technologist and radiation therapist, Natalie had recently emerged from another round of schooling when she purchased the water-damaged space that she knew had the potential to turn into the spa of her dreams, she told LNE & Spa. After a lengthy remodeling, Bethany Ray at Skin Solutions Willow Tree Spa opened in 2003. Staffed by numerous specialists, the cell-phone, electronics, and giant-laser-free space accommodates clients with spa packages or individual treatments such as body wraps, reflexology, and hairstyling. A recently added 2,000-square-foot studio shelters fitness classes and healthy cooking demos hosted by organic green chefs.
Amid exposed brick and the warm, sunny walls of a converted coffee shop is Kimberly Jo Hite, the eponymous owner and creator of Hite Wellness. The self-described "Jill of all trades" welcomes her patrons to step beneath her large umbrella of services, which encompasses everything from facials and massages to energy work and intuitive guidance. As a holistic health practitioner, aesthetician, ordained minister, and reiki master, Hite has all the tools necessary to boost total-body wellness and make clients feel happier than an unsupervised kid at a fireworks store.
Ever since she can remember, Rebekah Robison has had a passion for helping people; massage therapy was a perfect fit. She began her journey at the Dayton School of Medical Massage, where she learned helpful techniques such as neuromuscular bodywork, Swedish massage, and how to open a mayo jar with one finger. Today, CoreCare Chiropractic & Tissue Rehab offers a cozy, private setting for Rebekah to heal clients with her specialty bodywork and a warm, welcoming smile.
Licensed massage therapist Brandy Reed turns muscle frowns upside down with a diverse array of massage techniques. Brandy can lull you into a serene trance with relaxation bodywork or draw on the heat-retention powers of smooth rivers stones to access lower-layer aches. Clients may also request a sports massage to improve their range of motion and pretend they are prizefighters without the hassle of all that fame and money.
Licensed massage therapist Toni Dunbar helps dissipate stress and muscular aches with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. Swedish treatments use oils and flowing strokes to lull clients into tranquility, and deep-tissue massages target more persistent pains.
Signature Service: Massage therapy for women only
Brands Used: Lotus Touch organic lotion
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
Before your massage, the therapist will place a hot towel on your back. You may listen to your choice of music while you lie on the heated table. Afterward, a mirror makes it easy to check your makeup and hair.
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
Swedish massage provides a welcome release from the stresses of a busy life. Prenatal massage allows the mother-to-be to relax and eases the discomforts of a changing body. Trigger point (a form of deep-tissue massage) relieves the taut, shortened muscles challenged by overwork or trauma. Clients love receiving massages because they realize that if they are going to give their best care to others, they need to take care of themselves also.