At A Divine Touch, massage therapist Tenisha Compton has myriad tools at her disposal, including hot stones, aromatherapy, and sets of cups. Although clients might be tempted to use the last one to toast to their great massages, they cups actually one of the instruments used to relax clients. Tenisha, who is certified in medi-cupping, heats the cups and places them mouth-down at strategic points along clients' backs and limbs. Like her signature Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages, these treatments helps melt muscular tension and stimulate circulation.
For nearly two decades, Shear Reflection has reshaped hair and refined exteriors with a slate of client-tailored beauty services. By snipping unkempt ends, imbuing vibrant color, and lengthening locks with fusion extensions, the team of seven experienced stylists can turn everyday hair into a style that turns heads. Nails can find elegant transformation too—at the manicure station, a cosmetologist calls on six years of experience to shape nails, refine cuticles, and paint tips with seasonal hues or unique designs to blend in with off-limits cookie jars.
Muscles are unpredictable. They can spasm, start to hurt, or simply refuse to move the way they used to—all issues that the physical therapists at Elite Massage Therapy deal with daily. Depending on the issue, they may recommend treatments such as a sports massage or trigger-point therapy, which can relieve muscle tightness. Pain and athletic injuries aren't the only reasons clients come in, though. Many simply revel in the recharging, relaxing benefits of the center's massage treatments.
Although massage therapist Jean-Yves Joret of Keep In Touch Massage and Cranial Therapy has mastered several types of massages over his more than 15 years of experience, he doesn't work from a template. Instead, he customizes his strokes in accordance with the needs of each individual, tailoring pressures to tolerance while intuitively seeking out tension and knots. Believing that massages are a legitimate form of health care, Jean-Yves aims to correct a range of ailments, from a stiff lower back and headaches to lower energy levels.
Pretty pampering pros at Knockouts Haircuts for Men, which is now under new ownership, spruce up scalps and cosset weary bodies in a sports-theme men?s salon that has been featured on the Today show and The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch on CNBC. As guests sip ice-cold beers or other beverages and watch a game on flat-screen TVs, stylists sculpt sleek, fashionable looks with the salon?s signature six-step Heavyweight haircut. While the stylists shampoo hair or untie chin-strap beards, aestheticians wax backs and chests or refurbish rugged skin with facials and hand treatments. Stationed in private treatment rooms, the salon?s massage therapists promote further relaxation with modalities designed to melt residual tension from gentlemanly handshaking contests.
The licensed massage therapists at Light Hands Therapeutic Massage East focus on medical massages to help prevent injury and foster the muscular foundation for healthier, more pliable backs. The staff's gliding effleurage and smooth strokes supplement traditional medical treatments to flush the bloodstream and muscles of toxins, tension, and miniaturized submarines manned by overly ambitious research scientists. Therapists analyze clients' everyday habits for signs of trending problems and then proceed to address individual areas of tension to boost spirits and overall range of motion.