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.
Within Your Dental and Elite Med Spa, a wide variety of cosmetic and spa professionals work together. Dentists, chiropractors, dermatologists, and massage therapists offer pampering services that help guests escape from their busy lives. Customers can relax with massages, facial treatments, wraps, and peels, alongside chiropractic, dental, and nutrition services.
At Scissors Village Salon Spa & Boutique, technicians offer a variety of beauty and relaxation treatments. Stylists snip the hair of women, men, and children, and provide highlights, full color, and hair extensions. Nail services include pedicures and manicures alongside massages, waxing, and facial treatments. The salon and spa also hosts parties for children or bridal showers.
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.
Janice Stark beamed as she cut the bright-pink ribbon at Salon DeLuxe’s 10-year anniversary party. She had worked tirelessly to get to this important day—honing her skill as a stylist over the course of 46 years, constantly studying up on the latest innovations in the industry, and going to great lengths to ensure first-time guests became regular visitors. When discussing her success with reporters from the Rio Rancho Observer, Janice attributed it to “old-fashioned” customer service, saying, "you need to have people come in and feel comfortable so that when they come back, they feel at home."
Today, Janice’s efforts continue to pay off, and her brightly lit salon bustles with devoted clients and a staff of all-star stylists, massage therapists, and nail technicians. The beauty team performs a sweeping array of aesthetic services while armed with advanced styling tools and products from Redken, Dermalogica, and Brazilian Blowout. In addition to their repertoire of beautifying services, staffers keep daily stress at bay with an array of spa treatments, including massages and lymphatic-drainage therapy. To ensure their clients are as comfortable as possible, they serve complimentary beverages and recite nursery rhymes before tucking guests into massage beds.
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.