Though massage can pamper and relax, Helena Hughes knows it can also heal. The owner and massage therapist at Pax Massage has believed in the power of touch ever since it brought peace to her terminally ill grandmother and her grieving mother. Massage provided her grandmother an hour to herself every week and raised her spirits. For her mother, “it was more of an emotional thing, of someone taking care of her for that hour.” After her grandmother passed way, Hughes returned to her job in PR but couldn’t muster much enthusiasm. “I kept going back to [the fact] that my grandmother and mother were able to get through this time with the help of a healing touch.” So, with the encouragement of her husband, Hughes decided to switch careers.
While her spa was being built, she took night-school classes in massage therapy and energy work. Now, she specializes in helping clients “who are going through a significant loss,” just as another therapist once helped her own family. Hughes observes that when people go through loss, they accrue tension in their neck and shoulders, which can lead to injuries and discomfort. “What I preach to all my clients is that it’s a choice to be in good health and to feel well, and I think that massage is very powerful in doing that [for them],” she says. Hughes joins nine other massage therapists and an aesthetician to offer healing massages and skincare services with Biotone products. Clients can request male or female massage therapists.
HLC specializes in advanced laser technology used by experienced technicians. Evict stubble and banish bodily fuzz with laser hair removal, or choose from a wide array of skin-settling services. The ultrasonic facial stimulates collagen using a negative ionic current, while Lumi/LED phototherapy increases turnover of cells—improving skin pigmentation, alleviating acne, and producing a glow previously seen only in honeymooning fireflies. Call to schedule your appointment.
Sunlight filters through Soul Serenity Beauty & Wellness's tall windows, illuminating treatment rooms lush with potted plants and carved wooden furniture, all presided over by a ceramic statue of a laughing Buddha. At the heart of this oasis sits Kathryn Peabody, a massage therapist who founded Soul Serenity after graduating from the Palmer Institute of Massage and Bodywork.
A level-three reiki practitioner and second-degree Jedi, Kathryn eases visitors’ woes with an array of spa services ranging from facials and waxing to ear candling, sauna sessions, and massages incorporating healing stones and aromatherapy. To encourage better care after bodies leave the spa’s protective confines, the shop carries organic skincare products from brands such as Miessence and Young Living.
Pamper yourself in the friendly, relaxing, boutique atmosphere of Soleil Hair Designs. Our professional stylists are creative and highly skilled. Whether you wish to get an exciting new look or simply enhance your current style Soleil is the place to come.
Our mission is to 'transform' your everyday stress and fast-paced life into a relaxed and peaceful environment. In doing so, we offer a full service salon and day spa with the newest trends, styles, products, and services. We strive to give you the excellence you deserve in every area of our expertise.
At G. Skin Therapy, licensed clinical aesthetician and professional television makeup artist Glenda Engelbach uses advanced technology and clinical-grade products to beautify skin. After receiving a degree from the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics, Engelbach went on to complete post-graduate certification at the renowned International Dermal Institute. She is also certified in a number of innovative facial techniques, such as dermaplaning, and in the use of therapeutic and organic lines that include PCA Skin and Dr. Hauschka Skin Care. This combination of expertise in high-quality methods and products helped her earn recognition on Applaud Women magazine's 2011 Readers' Choice awards in the Best Facial category.
Engelbach employs the Trios intense-pulsed-light system to rejuvenate skin, remove hair, and clear complexions of acne. She also addresses skin concerns such as rosacea, age spots, and wrinkles, as well as sun damage caused by literally living under a magnifying glass.