Massage therapist Carly Bradley customizes her massages—Swedish, deep-tissue, aromatherapy, sports therapy, and hot stone—to address the unique needs of her clients. This is her mission at Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork—to break from the boilerplate and give each client what they need, whether it’s a therapeutic massage for a sore back or an hour-long release from standing in as the family’s dinner table. Her massages typically use a mix of different modalities and include features such as hot towels and hot stones. Carly also has hands-on experience servicing clients that have special needs such as stroke victims and the physically disabled. Combining skills she learned at the Healing Arts Institute with a deep sense of compassion, Carly strives to help her clients achieve mind-body harmony through massage.
A Touch of Class Day Spa's experienced staff, led by 15-year veteran aesthetician Melody Rosenberg, beautifies bodies from face to foot with sundry nail, skin, and hair services. Skincare products from Dermalogica and Dermaware moisturize and exfoliate visages during soothing facials, and Youngblood mineral cosmetic products can embellish nails with vivid polishes or be used to scrawl foreboding messages on bathroom mirrors. Aromatherapeutic spa pedicures delight olfactory senses while pampering phalanges, and LED skin therapy improves blemishes and reduces wrinkles with cell-specific wavelengths.
Gabrielle pampers her clients with skin and body treatments at her eponymous aesthetics spa. From classic European facials to corrective peels and microcurrents facials, her beautifying skin treatments yield the most dramatic results when performed in a series. The pampering isn't limited to the skin; however, as swedish and deep-tissue massages knead away tension and painful knots, and body wraps banish toxins and water retention. Gabrielle carries professional skincare products including Pevonia cleansers and moisturizers, as well as Medicalia products for sensitive and reactive skin, which might become passive aggressive if not properly cared for.
Massage therapist and reiki master Susan Langley exudes passion and expertise for all forms of bodywork, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage. She works with clients to find the right treatment for them, whether it be prenatal massage or the energy-healing treatments of reiki, chakra-balancing, and gemstone therapy.
Though it doesn't provide the discomfort and high ticket prices associated with an airport pat-down, a massage is still an effective tool for discovering concealed knives and small firearms. Prove you’re not packing in the most relaxing way with today’s Groupon: for $32, you get a one-hour massage of your choice from Bassil Kamas at Body Serenity in Fair Oaks. Bassil's massages are award-winning—they’ve dominated KCRA's A-list for the past three years.
The experienced staff at Salon Jolie works toward beauty goals with permanent makeup, skincare products, and hair-styling services. Debi Walker, a licensed aesthetician certified in medical skin treatments, draws on more than 30 years in the beauty industry to artfully fill brows and line eyes and lips with permanent makeup. During the process, she uses prepackaged, sterilized needles and a Nouveau Contour Intelligent machine powered by an Intel microprocessor chip, which varies application speed and depth.
A slew of herbal and medical-strength facial peels and pore-cleansing treatments let patrons revive dull skin before photo shoots or auditions to become statues. The staff of stylists adds exciting accents to hair with multicolored highlights and lowlights, Framesi color, and feather extensions.
There is certainly some logic behind the name Looks Salon & Supply, but you’ll have to get a haircut there to fully understand it. Indeed, clients leaving the salon with revamped hairdos and vibrant highlights are often showered with looks—both the jealous and flattering varieties. Before others can stop and stare, however, these clients must settle into the salon’s bright red chairs and entrust a team of stylists who wield products from Redken and other professional lines.