CD Danza Salon & Spa’s crew of beauty experts is ardent about polishing women, men, and androids with personalized services and products from Aveda and Bumble and bumble. Pamper hair right where it enters the brain with a root glaze ($65), mold it into a designer 'do ($34–$65), or evict errant follicular outgrowths from cheeks ($22), hands ($18), and full backs ($65) with waxing services. Heal hard-worn hands and feet with a spa manicure ($37) and spa pedicure ($63), or mollycoddle worn-out muscles with a Swedish massage ($80+) or a rejuvenating application of chewy candied fish. To enhance facial performance, guests can ask for a makeup application ($35+), an Aveda powder ($35), or a CD Danza signature makeup lesson ($75).
Signature Service: Pregnancy, stone, deep tissue, Swedish
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Please arrive 10 min before your appointment time so we have time to go over your forms and Q&As.
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
All massages have complimentary aromatherapy added, if desired, customized to [the client]. All massages are 60 minutes of actual bodywork (assuming client is about 5?10 minutes early), [and] have a neck and scalp massage included. Organic oils or cr?mes are used. [The] use of an eye pillow for all clients (either a scented or unscented) during the supine massage position is offered to soothe the eyes.
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
Deep tissue, because it is focused on an area of the body where the client is experiencing tight muscles or pain. Hot-stone massage, because it brings the client to a more grounded and deeper level while relaxing them holistically. Pregnancy and postnatal massage, as it's vital to the mother's wellbeing both during and after pregnancy.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I used to massage my mother as a little girl because I enjoyed it. She used to say that I should go into massage therapy when I grow up because I just seemed to 'know' where to focus my massage application. Ten years ago, I had that ah-ha moment when I gave her a massage again, realizing that my path was always right in front of me.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Massage at Renton Massage Studio is all based on intentional touch. I massage the areas that show me, with palpation, where there is a stopped flow, or a knot; then I work on that area to release it. I always set an intention with each new client before each treatment, so that I am, in a sense, connected to a higher source, which assists me in giving every person, the most custom and beneficial massage.
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When Frida Emalange opened her first salon in 2001, she recognized the need for a salon in the area that would cater to clients with all types of hair. Now, with her dream salons, Zorganics Health & Beauty, she continues this mission, along with using and selling a line of natural, organic products. Drawing inspiration from Zora—the name of Frida’s daughter, as well as a word meaning “dawn” or “rising sun”—the stylists work to make each client’s hair and skin look and feel as lovely as the sunrise. Along with hair care that includes couture haircuts, Keratin treatments, cornrows, and full weaves, the staff members pamper nails and skin with organic spa treatments. They also bundle their services into pampering packages that may include candle lit massage, which is what George Washington called it when he cleaned his musket.
Jonathan Arguelles was a successful wine and liquor distributor when tragedy struck: two people very close to him were diagnosed with cancer. Their courage inspired him to find ways to make a difference, and that search led him to change his career to massage. Today Jonathan is a licensed massage therapist, tempering the aches of not just the sick but also athletes, executives, and the actors who play them on TV. In the comfort of his private studio, clients can customize a massage with flowing Swedish strokes or alleviate lower-layer aches with therapeutic deep-tissue techniques. And in keeping with Jonathan's career-changing pledge, he's also founded El Spa, a nonprofit catering to those in cancer treatment as well as their caregivers.
In a busy and hectic world, licensed massage therapist Michelle Peterson invites her clients to lie down, exhale deeply, and escape from their day for 60 minutes. A student of Swedish, deep-tissue, and Thai massage styles, Michelle collaborates with clients to identify the type of massage that best meets their needs. High-quality oils and lotions soothe the body and soften the muscles as Michelle realigns connective tissue, teases out tension, and reduces joint tension. Bellevue Best Massage also offers prenatal massage to ease pains associated with pregnancy as well as hot-stone massage, or LaStone therapy, which is French for “the stones they made my body good feel.”