A certified prenatal massage therapist working towards getting her massage doula license, Jodi Emdy earned her massage-therapy license in 2007 and remains an enthusiastic practitioner dedicated to massage as a means of holistic wellness. Her repertoire of five modalities expressly links mental and physical health, including reflexology and prenatal massages that assuage stress to help regulate hormone levels.
At Premier Massage & Spa, Robert Miko gives the ancient practice of acupuncture a 21st-century update. Using the computerized AcuGraph 4, he assesses the status of each body's meridians before applying fine needles the old-fashioned way. When it comes to massage, however, Miko and his highly trained staff stick to the classic approach. Available for individual or couples sessions, Premier's massage therapists relieve achy muscles and knead away knots with mixtures of slow Swedish strokes and deep-tissue techniques. For a soothing finale, try Steamy Wonder, a layer of body mud or polish packed with detoxifying herbs.
Like a gorgon who only wants a friend to join her staring contest, certified and licensed massage therapist James "Dragon" Colley—who goes by the nickname "Dragon"—is the friendliest sort of beast. He doesn't breathe fire, he brings the heat when it comes to massage therapy. This solo-performing certified and licensed massage therapist relieves ailments such as muscle soreness, back pain, stress, and headaches. James also incorporates several hands-on methods, including Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, and Reiki. Additionally, he enhances the effects of his treatments by employing acupressure and shiatsu techniques whenever necessary.
The staff at The Slim Co use a non-invasive Body Light system for patients' body-contouring needs. Using gentle LED lasers, the treatment helps dispel stubborn inches from common target areas, such as the midsection and thighs, while clients relax to music or nature sounds.
The team at Central California Hypnosis harnesses the power of the subconscious mind to help clients overcome personal hurdles and optimize their potential. Staffers employ a friendly couchside manner and positive, encouraging attitude as they help visitors curb addictions, tame phobias, and put cases of insomnia to bed.
The team at Endless Summer Salon can't actually make the summer last forever, but they can do the next best thing. Their spray tans imbue skin with a bronze hue no matter the season, and their specially formulated Shellac manicures make nails shine like 10 tiny suns. A stylist can help you achieve that windswept beach look with a professional cut and color treatment, and the salon's resident waxing expert can whisk away unwanted hair in minutes.