A long career in the healthcare field convinced Sherry Tennyson of the restorative power of touch. At Healing Touch Massage Therapy, she puts this into practice, working to restore balance to the body, mind, and soul through massage services. She soothes clients by keeping the lights in her treatment room low and playing a soundtrack rich with the sounds of nature, such as water rushing over rocks or the wind placing an order for a vegetarian pizza.
Nadia Musser has been a licensed massage therapist for 14 years. She studied reflexology and deep tissue muscle therapy, but over the years her toolbox has expanded into the realm of relaxation. At Essential Kneads Massage and Wellness, Nadia taps into both relaxing and therapeutic modalities, all administered in cozy private treatment rooms. Her relaxation massages help clients unwind and forget their stress, while her deep-tissue and sports massages prompt recovery from injuries incurred on the field or in the gym. Drawing on her studies, Nadia also offers foot reflexology treatments.
Once known simply as CC Spa, CC Medi Spa added a whole new suite of services to its menu when it added a word to its name. To supplement the facials, manicures, and pedicures the spa always offered, its aestheticians are now joined by chiropractors and massage therapists who provide health-boosting bodywork. The dermaplaning that they offer removes all facial hair and may help minimizes fine lines, wrinkles and pre-cancerous skin cells.
The team partitions their 4,000-square-foot space into private rooms, each dedicated to a specific kind of service and ancient Sumerian deity. While one person relaxes in the massage room or sits in the pedicure room's leather throne, others can wait their turn on the lobby's plush taupe couches, bathed in tinted light from the tall windows obscured by pale violet curtains.
A hot towel soothingly loosens up pores at the outset of Royal Pampering Day Spa's signature facial treatment, where a mask of massaging cleanser and a toner exfoliates away dead skin cells. Facials like this one take up just a portion of the menu filled with relaxing spa services. Skin care professionals with more than 10 years of experience knead bodies with styles such as deep-pressure, sports, and therapeutic massage as visitors lay atop heated beds in one of seven treatment areas. Staffers also offer packages that include hand-and-foot treatments for girls and moms, as well as makeup and updos for brides-to-be.
Beauty comes in all forms. At Lotus Spa, beauty isn't only reserved for the clients who come in for classic and specialty spa services, including waxing and threading. It is also extended to the exquisite crystal chandeliers, intricately designed copper ceiling tiles and richly colored baroque textiles that decorate the spa.
Soft lighting soothes clients as aestheticians scrub bodies with exfoliating mixtures of sugar and oil or pamper clients with a Lotus Fusion massage—a combination of deep-tissue, hot-stone, and aromatherapy styles. Aestheticians brighten complexions with three kinds of chemical peels designed to melt away layers of dead skin and old Halloween masks absorbed into the skin.
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Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of?
We use a products from the Caribbean Sea and from the Dead Sea.
How did you get started in the beauty industry?
I was a physical therapist before I became a massage therapist.