A licensed massage therapist and aesthetician for more than a decade, Alicia Steward offers results-oriented skincare treatments at her eponymous body studio. These include facials, advanced glycolic peels, and microdermabrasion treatments that address specific skin issues such as acne, fine lines, or dry skin. However, while Alicia's primary mission is to repair damaged skin, she's also a trained massage therapist and can help clients release pent-up stress and tension with massage styles ranging from medical to hot stone.
Clients of One Good Massage don't have to worry about knowing the difference between a Swedish massage and a deep-tissue massage. Only one massage modality is listed on the menu, a modality owner and CMT Ruben De La Mora created after years of massage therapy practice. He realized that most of his clients' woes couldn't be solved with just one massage style. So he developed what he calls "integrated massage," during which he draws on multiple modalities in order to customize a session that suits the individual client. Mirroring the relaxation of his massages, his studio is replete with warm colors, such the rich browns of the carved wood embellishments to the deep burgundy accents, all counterbalanced by creamy earth tones and live plants that croon soothing arias.
Gary Mock alleviates pain with massages and Rolfing. He offers therapeutic massages as well as a Rolfing session, a massage designed for those that spend a lot of time at their computers. Alternatively, Rolfing is a holistic approach to treating pain that takes the body?s relationship to gravity into account when manipulating its soft tissue. Gary uses Rolfing to ease clients' chronic pain, increase their ranges of motion, and help their bodies gain resilience.
Guests with a taste for refinement find it the moment they step into Champagne Skin Lounge and find themselves bathed in the glow of a shimmering chandelier. But it's aesthetician Nicole Torres, Jennifer and Rebecca who cements the classy experience?she personalizes each waxing, facial, and massage service to ensure her clients get the royal treatment they crave. She custom-blends her facials from natural ingredients, mixing in professional h2t and Dermodality formulas to combat ailments such as acne, pigmentation, and fine lines, though her pumpkin peel can tackle all three problems, infusing pores with restorative nutrients that elicit admiring whistles from jack-o'-lanterns. While the services may feel luxurious, Peters works hard to ensure her spa remains welcoming and unpretentious, making it accessible to even the shyest clients who swing by for the shop's specialty Brazilian waxes.
After 1,000 hours of massage education and 17 years of experience, licensed massage therapist Neya Pasley has honed her skills to a point where she can zero in on aches and closely tailor her treatments to individual issues. Inside her comfortable, softly lit studio, she administers 10 massage treatments that can be augmented with various add-ons and an optional high-five. Among many possible benefits of Neya's treatments, clients have reported decreased levels of stress, increased flexibility, and improved circulation.
Peace Love and Yoga offers toasty hot yoga and hot Vinyasa flow sessions with fresh heat cycles as well as a cornucopia of corpus-conditioning nonyoga workouts. Drop-in classes offer a fun, nonjudgmental environment perfect for body benders of all experience levels and varying degrees of separation from Gumby. Room temperature offerings, such as feisty cardio hip-hop, free-spirited hula hooping, and spine-strengthening Pilates sessions, provide toning for the heat intolerant. The candle-lined studio, replete with warm off-white hues set against a darkened ceiling, instills calmness in students, and instructors help build the confidence and new muscles students need to remember the whereabouts of their car keys while in downward dog. The studio also offers complimentary towel and mat rental for first timers.