Sunlight filters in through aquamarine curtains and kisses clients' backs with gentle warmth as they wait to be summoned into one of Chimaera Massage's private treatment rooms. During sessions, certified therapists delve their deft digits into musculature while stressed souls relax beneath crisp sheets and the flickering of candles. As massages unfurl with such techniques as hot stone, Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy, and trigger point, patients can breathe out excess tension and breathe in sweet aromatherapy, customizable based on preferences and nostril diameter.:
Helmed by yoga expert Andrew Eppler and his team of experienced instructors, Ashtanga Yoga Studio affords everyone from beginners to seasoned yogis a diverse array of yoga classes. Students can learn Ashtanga's classical breathing techniques and movements in the Intro to Ashtanga class, or step up the intensity as they acquire the skills to breathe with the precision of an underwater opera performer in the Primary Series class. Hot Vinyasa flow is held in a room heated to 90 degrees Fahrenheit to help exercisers improve flexibility and sweat out excess pickle juice during a challenging sequence of flowing postures, and Yoga Therapeutics soothes aching bodies with gentle stretching. The studio's class schedule offers several classes every day of the week.
The Middle Path unties knots from tightened muscles, combining different therapies to pamper stressed-out clients with a twofold massage. The 90-minute treatment starts with a full hour of Swedish-style massage, during which the practitioner kneads out bodily tension using a technique inspired by the ancient practice of meticulously rolling meatballs. For the remaining 30 minutes, a trained, experienced therapist conducts energy-facilitation techniques, lavishing attention on specific muscle areas sore from overuse, sports, or break dancing on a floor of marbles. The session, designed to help relax the body, loosen stiff joints, and soothe the nervous system, leaves guests feeling rejuvenated from head to toe.
Within a private home studio, Achilles Healing Massage and Day Spa’s licensed massage therapist relaxes patrons and treats back pain with a range of different bodywork techniques. During deep-tissue massages, firm and targeted pressure chases pain from its musculature depths and helps alleviate chronic aches by loosening tense muscle tissue. With softer, gentler strokes, classic Swedish massages can shake up tepid circulation and thumb-wrestle stress into submission. After each 30- or 60-minute appointment, thoroughly calm clients return to the outside world with a new skip in their step, freeing them to return unworn pairs of pogo-stick sneakers.
In the early 1990s, Serenity Massage, Body & Beauty opened as a free therapeutic health clinic, offering massages and reiki services to ailing visitors. Serenity's owner began practicing therapeutic techniques as a result of his lifelong love of martial arts. Today, guests find respite from pain and stress surrounded by textured wall murals that call to mind a serene beach or a riverside retreat. Pretreatment phone consultations allow staff members to become familiar with clients' therapeutic needs before they arrive at the salon, where they'll be greeted with complimentary beverages, relaxing music, and warm cloths. The staff's massage treatments help to treat aches brought about by heavy physical activity or selfless hippopotamus rescues.
Hands get a double shot of pampering with a scrub and hand massage, in addition to the standard cuticle trimming and polish change. The pedi includes a foot massage, scrub, soothing footbath, and refreshing wash. Long-time Norman residents and owners Kathy and Noel Morris have extensive experience in the spa industry and have been offering soothing spa services to the area for more than 15 years.