Certified massage therapist Randy A. Orozco believes that a good massage therapist uses a combination of techniques and pressures, depending on each client's specific needs. That's why he personalizes each therapeutic massage he gives. Clients can remain fully clothed or opt for a chair massage along with his standard bodywork—whatever makes the person most comfortable. Randy's signature Swedish massage style includes a variety of hand techniques, stretches, and exercises. He aims to leave clients feeling both invigorated and relaxed.
Candlelight illuminates a swirling jacuzzi at Spa Pura, a 7,000-square-foot relaxation mecca where clients shed stress as they don a robe and slippers before indulging in one of the spa’s many services. Aestheticians perform a full spectrum of facial treatments that leverage clay masks, SkinCeuticals products, and vitamin infusions to help the skin to regain its glow. Teams of massage therapists welcome clients onto beds and pore over muscles with relaxing strokes, and body scrubbers and waxing technicians exfoliate and smooth frames. Clients hesitant to return to the outside world can bide their time in the spa’s raindrop showers or eucalyptus steam room, which doubles as koala heaven.
Licensed aestheticians, massage therapists, and permanent-makeup technicians work as a team to beautify clients from the forehead to the smallest toenail at Uptown Face and Body Care. Tense bodies melt under Swedish or deep-tissue massage techniques, and dull complexions disappear after infusions of vitamin C, minerals, and glycolic acid during facials and peels.
The signature massage blends the techniques of Swedish, deep tissue, and energy massages, and can be full body or focused on your body's particular bothers. Heated towels and aromatherapy pillows for your back, neck, and eyes complement the intensely focused muscle-melting strokes. Then, during reflexology, one of OM's licensed therapists will apply precise pressure at the zones that spread like a map across the foot (each zone corresponds to an organ in the body). Pressing and kneading a specific zone can enliven its linked organ and promote renewed integration of the body's systems. OM tailors each treatment to the client's needs, so they're flexible enough for common and esoteric health hankerings.
Kristy Tyler leans on her experience as an athlete and her research working with injured dancers to lead Tyler Physical Therapy & Pilates. Physical-therapy sessions pair an injured athlete with a certified trainer who combines massage techniques with restorative exercises to get weakened muscles back to their former car-throwing strength. To bolster cores and stave off future injuries, expert instructors lead Pilates classes using Balanced-Body reformer machines for low-impact, intense stretches. The intimate classes hold no more than four students, enabling teachers to move around the room, doling out helpful tips on posture and how to avoid the machine’s attempts to incorporate its human guest into a bionic hybrid.
The aesthetic specialists at VOGA salonspa understand that beauty routines can become daunting, especially when hair and skin don't always cooperate. That's why they take the stress out of the client's hands with their top-to-bottom services—and professional products from Eminence Organic Skin Care and Bumble and bumble. Along with haircare and styling for men and women, they offer rejuvenating facials, chemical peels, and airbrush tanning.