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.
During 60-minutes of kneady bliss at Chimaera Massage, one of the studio's experienced therapists will soothe the worries from the nooks of muscles and the crooks of connective tissues. In a full-body Swedish massage, light- to medium-pressure kneading stimulates the lymphatic system, relieves physical tension, and melts stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. The deep-tissue massage delves beyond surface tension to ameliorate distraught muscles with direct pressure and friction on the muscle grain. Chimaera Massage's therapists allow customers to customize the sunflower, apricot, and sweet almond massage oils with healthful aromatics, including bergamot, chamomile, lavender, and the distilled fragrance of fruitful topsoil.
One tiny brushstroke at a time, the Shellac polish is applied to each nail. Immediately, it does double duty, keeping nails nice and shiny and protecting keratin sheets from chips and scratches caused by building too many sand castles in the zen garden. The beauty pros at traspa also make their clients’ bodies shine with the removal of unwanted hair or take out the extra sheen on mugs during oil-blasting facials.
Serenity Massage, Body & Beauty's licensed staff of specialized pamperers customizes their treatments within textured, landscape-bedecked rooms to ensure optimal relaxation. Treatments begin with an over-the-phone consultation to minimize in-office paperwork and test each client's potential as a radio jockey, so spa-goers can hurl themselves into luxury as soon as they enter Serenity's cozy, scenic halls. With the 60-minute massage, a seasoned muscle mender will chase stress away with the long, flowing strokes of the Swedish massage or dig tension out from its roots using deep-tissue techniques.
Plying her trade out of On Broadway Salon, Sami Mason mixes aromatic oils with her diverse arsenal of massage modalities. Her specialties range from Swedish massage bolstered by essential oils to reflexology treatments that aim to alleviate pain by stimulating nerve endings. Sami's hot-stone massages penetrate deeply into muscles with soothing heat that complements massage strokes. Her techniques melt away tension more quickly and effectively and with less mess than hot-meatball massages.