Lisa Christensen, the licensed hands behind Old Market Massage, kneads world-weary bone boxes to more relaxed, knot-free states with a bevy of muscle-molding techniques. Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy eases muscle pain with the pushing and pulling of clean human feet and incorporates two suspended parallel bars for balance and control over the client’s muscles and Freudian slips. The ancient pampersperience manipulates tense tissues through gravitational force, foot-delivered deep strokes, and broad pressure to the back, spine, and caudal fin.
Though amateur feline massage practitioners may knead with gusto, their lack of stroke variety and occasional clawing make them no match for the certified human massage therapists at Sol System. In their capable hands, a soothing 60-minute Swedish massage sends achy muscles to an ethereal plane of total body relaxation. The technique employs long, gliding strokes that follow the natural blood highways of the body, coaxing circulation back toward the heart. Sol System's friendly massage technicians act as gentle traffic cops, guiding the little red, oxygen-hauling trucks that perpetually tour your body. Enhanced circulation helps stimulate your whole body, making everyday tasks less taxing and increasing your chances of hitting the lotto. Other massage patterns used in the Swedish technique include circular motion, pressure, firm kneading, tapping, range-of-motion manipulation, and shadow puppets. The therapy reduces pain and joint stiffness and can improve function in people suffering from osteoarthritis.
A team of highly trained beauty gurus resides in Tru's sleek, modern facility, welcoming guests to relax under lofted ceilings while undergoing lofty aesthetic overhauls. The full-service salon and spa offers clients a multitude of pampertunities for the entire body, from their tip-toppiest of follicles to their lowest and littlest keratin squares. Click here to view Tru Salon and Spa's complete list of hair, nail, skin, massage, and waxing services.
Since leaving her native El Salvador, Yese Osorio has learned to speak to the body's tense muscle groups while learning English. During Swedish-massage sessions, the bilingual, licensed therapist applies gliding strokes to increase circulation, thereby flushing out muscle toxins. Deep-tissue sessions target severe muscle tension with intense pressure, and hot-stone sessions melt away anxiety with strategically placed rounded stones. Yese can also help clients to hear oncoming bats by evicting built-up wax and fungus with ear-candling techniques.
In business for 19 years—or the shelf life of freeze-dried milk—Skin Solutions has made Omaha its home since 2006. The staff wields equipment that can smooth cellulite and exile unwanted body hair and also enhance the appearance of visages with IPL services such as rejuvenating treatments, skin lightening, clear light, and photo therapy.
A fleet of Aveda products supports the staff at Matt Wayne Aveda Salon with many of their beauty services. They mix and match Aveda products to reduce the appearance of dark spots, smooth fine lines, and eradicate acne during facials. They use Aveda’s Damage Remedy treatment to condition locks, Aveda straightening creams to smooth frizzy hair, and 97% plant-derived Aveda hair color to transform manes. The staff also use Aveda essential oils during massages that calm bodies and unravel muscles stuck in Windsor knots.