Since graduating from the ACE School of Massage Therapy, licensed massage therapist Adriene Marcos has focused her sights on eliminating muscle aches and helping clients achieve deeper levels of relaxation. At her independent practice, Adriene cultivates blood circulation with long, flowing Swedish strokes, and accesses deeply rooted hurts with trigger-point deactivation techniques. After tight sinews soften beneath the polished heat of a hot-stone massage, clients can request deep-tissue kneading to remove tension from muscles or free a pet genie from the confines of its cramped bottle.
David Rabson at Therapeutic Massage Techniques choreographs slow waltzes with his fingers?strengthened by years of piano playing?his hands kneading sinews to bolster health and elicit relaxed sighs. At the clinic, Rabson aids spines with muscle-melting massage sessions and Swedish techniques. Therapeutic Massage Techniques also offers facial lifts, which stimulate collagen production, boost circulation, and make complexions glow more radiantly than a baby polar bear at a laser-light show.
Betty Rios, the skilled beauty professional at Bare Necessities, boasts years of experience in services that ranges from aesthetics to skincare. She adds a dash of relaxation to makeovers by seating clients in massage chairs surrounded by earth-toned walls, floral accents, and Technicolor geometric designs that double as instructions for making flightless paper airplanes.
It's one thing to make somebody look better. It's another thing to change the way they think about themselves. The aestheticians at The Phoenix and the Butterfly Day Spa are capable of both?they accentuate their clients' natural radiance, and also offer life-coaching services intended to make them feel more confident about their body. That being said, the spa's service menu stills offers the same sort of indulgent, stress-relieving skincare treatments that people have come to expect. In addition to performing signature facials that nourish and refresh countenances, the aestheticians also offer procedures such as microdermabrasion to combat wrinkles, even skin tone, and soften other signs of aging. Tanning beds, meanwhile, can imbue the skin with a sun-kissed hue, although UV-free bronzing options?such spray tans and dips in a kiddie pool filled with mashed sweet potatoes?are also available.
Amazing Tans offers sunless tanning as well as a lineup of 17 UV tanning beds from brands such as Sun Angel and KBL to bronze bodies all year round. Each tanning bed keeps clients comfortable with features such as air conditioning, facial bulbs, and MP3/iPhone adapters that pump in personal playlists. Six levels of bed allow for varying intensities, and tanning lotions from labels including Luminary, Obsidian, and Sexy & Sweet further foster back-from-the-beach hues. Those who opt for a sunless spray tan step into a booth that harnesses the sun’s power in liquid form, without heating a glass of water to a bazillion degrees, and gently coats the skin in the sunless solution with automated airbrushes to produce a natural-looking tan for 7-10 days.
Licensed massage therapist Kristina Atkins offers a variety of different massages such as deep tissue, prenatal, Swedish, and hot stone, depending on the specific needs of individuals. Within a soothing environment, these massages help to relieve stress, improve posture, and induce heavy relaxation.