Since the beginning of time, massage's many benefits have been no secret. Phil at New Beginnings Massage aspires to blend ancient and contemporary techniques to tend to each client's unique needs—whether he is relieving clients' stress or aches caused by fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, or thinking about math. Phil's methods—from deep-tissue massage's targeted tissue manipulation to trigger-point therapy's unlacing of knotty nerve centers—are as varied as the illnesses he treats.
When NaTasha Barnes's massage skills outgrew her circle of friends and family, she knew it was time to turn her passion into a career. She received her associate's degree in applied science for massage therapy and then went on to study beauty at Aveda Fredrics Institute, where she learned the art of waxing, tinting, and braiding hair with one finger. Now as a licensed managing aesthetician and massage therapist, NaTasha offers a variety of indulgent services out of her own Tranquil Moments Day Spa. She performs relaxing one-hour massages and nixes fuzz from arms, upper lips, and glass eyeballs with a personal hair-removal session.
Holistic-health practitioner Gary has experimented with an array of holistic and metaphysical treatments to treat his chronic insomnia, anxiety, and gout. Today, at the Lightpath Discovery Center, he practices a range of these services, such as cupping, Thai reflexology, and meditation. Gary has also developed several wellness treatments of his own, including body reflexology, a form of bodywork derived from Thai yoga, Thai massage, and acupressure, and vibrational tuning, a healing technique aided by tuning forks and chimes.
The style stalwarts at Supercuts have trimmed, toned, and honed the domes of hair-bearing hominids for decades. The experienced stylists can accommodate cuts ranging from quick, careful mop maintenance to a more buzzworthy beehive for hypnotizing local grizzlies. Each scissors-handed specialist will draw from a vat of experience, leveraging quality hair products from Paul Mitchell and others to infuse your filaments with a winsome glow and creative coiffure. Walk-ins and waltz-ins are always welcome seven days a week.
Licensed certified massage therapist Keith Friedman specializes in pain relief and repetitive-use injuries, and is dedicated to helping his clients live a pain-free life. He has worked with ATP World Tour Tennis Masters and the University of Cincinnati’s track-and-field team, offering active isolated-stretching sessions and intensive massage therapy. Specializing in rehabilitating sport and life injuries, he helps provide relief to tight, sore, and strained muscles at his soothing private practice.
Kelly Wright is a licensed massage therapist tasked with easing minds and muscles at Wright Touch Spa. She specializes in multiple massage modalities, and offers treatments that address both physical and emotional discomfort. Her deep-tissue and pain-relief massages are geared towards tightness and tension or pain from an injury. To boost feelings of calm, she offers hot stone and aromatherapy relaxation massages, which loosen the muscles while bringing about feelings of contentment and bliss.