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.
Crystal White and Chad DiBella take pride in the personal attention they give their clients, contrasting it with the impersonal treatment that can sometimes be the hallmark of large spas. At Natural Effects Massage Therapy, the duo performs a wide range of modalities to relax their clients or address specific issues. With Young Living essential oils, they perform eight types of massage, including hot stone, sports, shiatsu, and pregnancy. Crystal and Chad can also accommodate two people at once with couples massage.
The goal at Bellezza Beauty Salon & Spa is to make clients feel beautiful inside and out, via an extensive menu of spa and salon services. The expert stylists on staff have decades of experience as well as a slew of awards and certifications. Nail guru Jennifer, meanwhile, draws on her Sebastian training to pamper hands and feet with beautifying and hydrating treatments. Retreat to a private room for relaxing services such as therapeutic hot stone massage.
Somewhere in her more than 15 years of experience, licensed massage therapist Jennifer Johnston learned how to listen. Before applying her intuitive hands to muscles, she lets her clients explain what they hope to gain from the massage, discussing special concerns such as past injuries or stress. Clients decide the level of pressure as Jennifer applies deep-tissue, Swedish, or trigger-point techniques, keeping the lines of communication open all the while. Jennifer coordinates with patients’ medical providers and doctors to create more effective treatments or find out where to get unlimited popsicle sticks.
Muscle-kneading duo Linda Mehleisen-Kelly and Bryan Bauer eradicate back-bound aches with nine massage and energy-balancing services, calling upon years of training from Albany's own Center for Natural Wellness. Swedish and deep-tissue massage work kinks out of tired physiques, and reiki employs dexterous hands to clear away energy blockages and detoxify the body. Hot stones and bamboo sticks gently unwind tension with pulsating warmth, loosening even the most tightly wound of muscles and thawing out backs frozen from giving snowmen piggyback rides.