Gail Perry discovered her calling in the mid-1990s. Though she had no formal experience with massage therapy, she started to massage friends and family members until finally, she quit her day job and attended the Massage Therapy Institute of Davis. Since gaining her certification, she has joined two professional associations and capitalized on her innate ability to intuit and meet clients' therapeutic needs. She describes herself as tireless and attentive, saying, "My work is about being open to listening to the wisdom of the body." To this end, Gail offers more than 10 styles of massage, including lymphatic drainage and pregnancy, but generally combines modalities in order to deliver personalized treatments.
It might be more accurate to call Todd Buckley and Sara Tittle the artistic directors rather than the owners of Mosaic Salon?he recruits promising stylists and she trains them in the methods of Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy, and other top industry names. They then put the best stylists on the salon floor, arming them with products from K?rastase and Bumble and bumble, professional styling tools, and shears forged by long-haired artisan blacksmiths. In addition to providing hair services, Mosaic's team refines the rest of clients? images with face and body treatments using SkinCeuticals and Dermalogica skincare products.
The licensed therapists at Oliv'u Spa & Massage Wellness Center know that the best massages make you feel good from the inside out. It's no surprise, then, that everything they do is meant to promote balance and relaxation?right down to their use of all-natural and organic products. Though some of their most popular services include bamboo and hot-stone bodywork, these therapists will happy stray from the techniques dictated by each style in order to address specific areas of concern.
Oliv'u also has a wide range of waxing services. Using a curated selection of products to prevent irritation and ingrown hairs, staffers apply their expertise on clients' specific areas to ensure an enjoyable experience. A nutritionist and aesthetician are additionally on hand, both of whom emphasize natural treatments and discourage overconsumption of massage oil.
Wielding the training, knowledge, and expertise of a massage therapist and an aesthetician, Karessa bolsters holistic wellness with tension-alleviating bodywork and confidence-boosting skincare treatments. During massage appointments, she can use modalities ranging from gentle Swedish strokes and concentrated deep-tissue pressure to hot-stone applications depending on the client's needs. Aromatherapy can further soothe individuals as the scents of rosemary, lavender, or eucalyptus fill treatment rooms. Karessa relies on her experience working with Dermalogica skincare products as she performs facials and microdermabrasion treatments intended to restore the skin's youthful vigor while concealing the blemishes that can affect aging skin.
Although certified massage therapist Christi Crapotta studied dance in college, when she’s at Urban Kneads Sacramento, it’s her hands that trip the light fantastic. Her massages follow her results-oriented approach to treatment: she tracks her patients’ progress each time they come to visit to ensure they’re improving and not competing in underground limbo contests. When muscles require an extra dose of relaxation, she unleashes her specialty: hot-stone massages designed to loosen sinews and untangle particularly hard-to-reach knots.