Through teamwork, skin, hair, and nails all get a chance at a new look at J. Michaels Salon and Day Spa. Stylists play offense to render haircuts, dye tresses, and condition locks to achieve the best-looking 'dos possible. Aestheticians show why they are the stalwart defenses of cosmetology; they wax fuzz, administer spray tans, and treat complexions to thorough, relaxing facials. Nail technicians do their part by gussying up all 20 digits, and massage therapists take care of any residual stress by kneading muscles or pretending they are Ringo Starr and your back is a brand-new snare drum?Ringo is a gentle drummer.
The guiding philosophy at Love Yoga Massage can be summed up in two words: "No Om." Here, fitness, stretching, and massage carry more weight than getting zen. The studio's huge list of classes is categorized in groups such as Hot Yoga, Flow Yoga, and Zumba. In addition to yoga classes, Love Yoga offers Thai yoga therapy, which combines traditional Thai massage with Western medicine and massage practices.
Seven days a week, the therapists at May's Foot Reflexology massage specific points on clients' feet, stimulating their nervous systems to boost overall health. The treatment can help the body recover from strain and stress, improve sleep quality, and even prevent issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and a resurfacing childhood fear of "This Little Piggy." For female clients, the therapists include a free upgrade to massage lotion infused with shea butter, jojoba oil, and other skin-softening ingredients.
Much of our anxiety stems from the brain, so perhaps it makes sense that its antithesis, relaxation, would begin at the body's other end. The staff of SunShine Foot Massage takes countermeasures against stress by masterfully kneading their clients' soles. They draw their techniques from reflexology principles, which identify pressure points on the foot that correspond to different areas on the physique. Though staff members don't claim that their treatments are medically curative, they stand by the treatments? calming capabilities?their foot massages can encourage serenity in the face of both mental tension and the common cold.
As its services tame knotted muscles, the venue's surroundings contribute to further tranquility. Depending on the location, patrons might enter through a door of black polished bamboo before reclining in a plush chair, partitioned from others by bamboo dividers. They can complement their massage with a foot soak in a milk-bath mixture, submerging their heels for as long as they'd like, or until they are suddenly stuck in a block of cheese. Private rooms are also available for massages with full-body coverage.
Signature Service: Body massage
Brands Used: Massage Baby Oil
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Tension is easy to release from the body. Or at least that's how the massage therapists at Ample Massage Spa make it seem. The full-body massage is their main calling card, as they often knead clients using modalities suited to treating achy backs, muscles sore from sports, or muscles sore from imagining sports too vividly. Private treatment rooms are simply decorated to keep the emphasis on the treatment at hand, be it shiatsu or deep-tissue massage, while an open room full of cushy armchairs allows clients to stop in for quicker services.
There are no scissors or strands of coloring foil at The Refresh Bar & Spa. Instead, the roar of blow-dryers reigns supreme. That?s because the hairstylists? only treatment is their signature blowout, which unfolds on posh white hairstyling chairs in the spa?s blowout bar. With regard to other services, the staff similarly places quantity beneath quality on their totem pole of priorities. For instance, licensed aestheticians brush away facial lines during the spa?s sole signature facial, and licensed massage therapists relax guests during the signature massage, which can include Swedish massage kneads, deep-tissue kneads, or both. The spa offers makeup services and has a sauna, ideal for detoxifying lounges or ice cream as short-lived as Danny Glover?s audition to play the elephant in Operation Dumbo Drop.