First-born children generally grow up to be mature and compassionate adults, which is certainly the case with licensed massage therapist Carissa Franco. Her empathy became apparent at age 15 when she opted to start working at a family center that helped low-income parents and their children. She soon discovered that administering massage therapy, unlike sending a hug through the mail, gave her the satisfaction of seeing the immediate positive effects of her efforts. Now, when practicing therapies including Swedish massage, lymphatic drainage, and reflexology, Carissa also treats clients with doTerra essential oil, which greases the wheels of relaxation without pesticides or other contaminants.
Licensed massage therapist Caitlin Byrne sends calming echoes through muscle walls with her therapeutic bodywork. Caitlin can promote relaxation with Swedish strokes, or use firmer deep-tissue or trigger-point techniques to access lower-layer aches. Guests may also request a signature injury massage after a game of bobbing for watermelons leaves the neck in a pinch.
The massage therapists at Urban Escape Massage & Bodywork mollify aches as they knead bodies with all-natural oils and lotions. They pay rapt attention to the body as they massage it, performing various massage modalities with plant-based wellness products such as the signature herbal muscle cream. Aside from classic massages, they offer cupping and ear candling. During a cupping massage, a therapist adheres a suction device to the skin to create a vacuum effect that increases circulation, draws out toxins, and scares house pets.
Urban Escape doesn't stop at massage, however—they feature an extensive menu of skincare services as well. Licensed aestheticians call on the clinical formulas of Skin Script RX to fully customize each facial to their clients' individual skin type. Six fruit-based facials target distinct issues such as excess oil, rosacea, and aging, whereas natural enzymes help dissolve dull, discolored skin cells during one of five peels. The skin experts also offer a variety of face and body waxing.
Since 2007, licensed massage therapist Melanie Lilly owns the well-practiced hands at the heart of Well Kneaded Massage. She combines Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular, and other massage techniques to provide relief to beleaguered bodies, particularly in her All Systems Go massage, which helps to bolster five complex systems in the body.
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At the three locations of Sun Care Spray Tan & Skin Care Salon, customers use sunless spray booths, light therapy, and tanning beds to help get toned and bronzed. Beds of varying strengths and Mystic Tan booths allow customers to add color to their skin without napping on freshly painted benches in the park, and beds filled with pink-glowing bulbs help to tone skin. The salon's red-light therapy aims to painlessly promote circulation, fortify cellular walls in order to increase firmness, and banish eczema, stretch marks, and acne, while the hydration steam pod helps cleanse the skin and promote moisture retention.
30 to 120 minutes is all massage therapist Jocelyn Phillips needs to iron out knotted muscles and eases aches. With essential oils within reach, she skillfully utilizes a number of techniques ranging from the gentle strokes of Swedish massage to the harder kneads of deep-tissue work. She also offers both pre- and post-event sports massages for those who need to warm up or cool down before the game, while her general sports massages combine deep-tissue kneading with specialized stretching that helps improve range of motion and flexibility so clients can finally start to massage their own backs,