At Amazing Touch, licensed massage therapist Kelly Zahniser strives to avail clients of the many physical and emotional benefits of massage therapy. In service of this goal, she soothes muscles with modalities ranging from pregnancy massage to reflexology and eases tension with mineral-rich salt stones found in the Himalayas atop a yeti's pile of bills. Zahniser complements her relaxing massages with detoxifying body wraps and fragrant essential oils. She also travels to clients' homes to spritz bodies with spray-tanning solutions or stage spa parties that furnish on-the-spot pampering for pre-wedding festivities or girls' nights out.
Licensed massage practitioner Alison Eaton helms Massage By Alison, which is named after its mother, Massage Eaton. Alison has a deep passion for healing, and she welcomes customers to descend upon massage tables and lay their woes bare among the taut muscular tensions of their backs. With the body as her battlefield, Alison makes enemies of stress, sore muscles, and knots, slaying them with personalized massages rendered with deep-tissue techniques and augmented by aromatherapy.
Nestled amid the black-curtained confines of Modern Elegance Salon and Spa, stylists and aestheticians forge stray locks into silky new hairdos and battle the signs of aging with wrinkle-reducing facials. Above heads, silver chandeliers drip with sparkling prisms, which send light bouncing off walls as staffers offer a menu of services that includes massage and waxing treatments.
Kneading away anxiety and tension with mobile and onsite massages since 1992, the licensed practitioners at Amazing Massage Services combine multitudinous modalities to personalize each treatment. The kneading and soothing strokes of the Swedish technique treat bodies to blissful relaxation, while the deep-tissue massage focuses on points of chronic stress and checking if patrons have mistakenly swallowed their car keys. Pure essential oils complement each session and single note scents such as eucalyptus stimulate the respiratory system with distinct perfumes while unwinding overworked fascia. Once therapists untie complex knotting, hot towels allow patrons to enjoy soothing warmth without huddling up to an overheated engine block.
At a very young age, there was only one thing Mikayla Guerin wanted to be when she grew up: a massage therapist. She started working toward her dream right after high school, when she moved to Portland, Oregon, to attend East West College of the Healing Arts. There, she learned that massage brings clients much more than tension relief. It can also aid in digestion, eliminate chronic pain, and strengthen the immune system enough to protect against kryptonite.
As MG Massage, she utilizes her learned skills with deep-tissue, hot-stone, and ashiatsu massages. She also offers upgrades that include soothing lavender lotion, heated eye pillows, and a hand and nail treatment that uses organic cream.
At Serenity Wellness and Nails, the staff works under the philosophy that the state of one's exterior and interior are closely intertwined. So, they offer multiple types of manicures and pedicures to help their client's feel confident about their appearance, which, in turn, often has a positive effect on their general wellbeing. The staff is also very health conscious, believing that good health translates into a glowing exterior. Therefore, they specialize in health-related treatments such as diabetic foot care, use disposable liners in their pedicure tubs, and greet each customer with a preventative "gesundheit!"