For licensed massage therapist Carol Greene, there's always more to learn. After receiving her degree in massage therapy, Carol completed an extra course, and her continuing education shows a dedication to her work and her patients. It results in ultrarelaxing, customized bodywork sessions for her clients; she finds alleviating their chronic pain and sweeping clients away from their stressors rewarding. That's why, no matter the modality, Carol immerses her massage recipients in soothing music and fully customized kneads, just like a child humming a lullaby while molding something from Play-Doh.
Therapeutic ingredients from the natural world are the key to treatments at Lotus Massage and Skin Care. Aestheticians work out physical and emotional tension by massaging aromatherapeutic oils into the skin, and they cocoon bodies in warm mud infused with crushed rose petals. Shankara facials and waxing sessions keep skin looking smooth and youthful.
Like any good teacher, style director and salon owner Shelley Hutchinson believes you are never done learning. Her 14 years as a cosmetologist have led her to oversee a staff of hairstylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists, all of whom continue to hone their skills through educational seminars. As they absorb new techniques, they graduate on a track from apprentice to senior stylist, having chosen a major in either scissor biology or beehive keeping. Shelley herself attends international trade shows to keep up with the world's aesthetic tastes, adapting her knowledge of cuts and colors to make the most of the salon's partnership with Goldwell.
Inside Shelley's beautification venue, sunlight illuminates fixtures inspired by the natural world. Potted trees, floral arrangements, and bamboo window shades complement the earth-toned walls of private spa and public styling areas. The services also draw from nature: guests can warm their feet during the Tranquil Earth pedicure featuring hot rocks, or they can nourish their features with an enzyme peel's pineapple and papaya extracts.
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When it comes to muscles, licensed massage therapist Chrisdin Dier rarely comes across a knot she can?t untie. Depending on her client?s needs, she may call upon Swedish, deep-tissue, or hot-stone massage techniques to relieve tension and soothe sore muscle tissue. When her strokes are not enough by themselves, she enhances her sessions with aromatherapy and raindrop therapy, both of which bring non-tactile senses into the mix.
Ania Hair Studio & Spa's stylists fear no wave, corkscrew, or kink that comes their way. With their certification from Ouidad, a line of curl-centric products, and their trademarked curly-hair salon techniques, the only curl they don't tackle professionally comes with a roast-beef sandwich at Arby's. Their team is comprised of stylists of every skill level, from beginner to master artist, but they all work closely with their clients to find the cut or color that suits them best. In the spa department, aestheticians pamper skin with facials and waxing services, as well as eyelash extensions and mani-pedis. Massage therapists, alternatively, soothe muscles with various bodywork modalities, reiki, and herbal steam. The studio itself features a modern, urban aesthetic, with a corrugated-metal ceiling hovering over painted exposed vents and track lighting. Yet wood accents, granite floor tiles, winsome yellow orb lighting, and a smattering of plants lend the space an eclectic, decorative vibe. You'll also discover wicker chairs padded with brown leather cushions—even individual items cull their aesthetic influences from disparate yet complementary sources, like a basketball arena outfitted with a slip 'n' slide for players to cool off after each dunk.
Black, white, and brown decor embellishes Revival Salon and Spa's space, which is outfitted with hair-, nail-, skin-, and massage-treatment areas. Crystal chandeliers hover above stylists, who mend spilt ends with Pure NV botanical keratin treatments and change hair hues with Goldwell dyes. Nearby, nail technicians cradle fingertips as they wrap digits in gel, acrylic, Shellac, and metallic coverings. Aestheticians wield Circadia skincare products to refresh visages with 11 facial treatments, each designed to erase specific skin concerns. Specifically, these facials can treat fine lines, acne, and rosacea that comes and goes, just like Katherine Heigl's presence on television. The staff further beautifies clients by adding length to manes with Socap hair extensions or defining peepers with NovaLash eyelash extensions.