A Touch of Heaven Salon Massage & Day Spa stocks a large inventory of well-respected pampering products. Nail technicians employ OPI and Gelish polish, and hairstylists primp tresses with smart Solutions, Redken, Sexy Hair, and KMS products. An assemblage of massage therapists and aestheticians performs indulgent work at the spa too, allying to relax and beautify their clients. They execute 10 varieties of massage, from the gentle, simple Swedish to the choreographed complexity of the four-handed massage—performed by two therapists or one octopus also juggling four tennis balls. They combine treatments of the body's inner tissues with herbal or peppermint-scented wraps to rejuvenate the outer layer.
Outside of the private rooms lies the salon proper, where stylists carefully ply their craft on the hair and nails of their patrons. They imbue locks with new color, wax away unwanted hair, and even provide spray tans to maintain a summery glow throughout winter's tenure.
Serenity Bodyworks massage therapist Susan Rocca-Krisanda does more than knead shoulders. One client claims that the therapist's massages leave her feeling like "melted butter"; another says that she never wants to leave the massage table. Susan helps patrons forget about stress at work or rivalries at the bowling alley with therapies that range from deep-tissue pressure to hot-stone massages that siphon stress from the muscles and joints.
Instead of asking patrons to go out of their way and drive to a massage studio, the licensed massage therapists of Aesthetic Bodyworks Mobile Massage relieve tension through sessions in the comfort of each client's home. Beyond traditional Swedish and deep-tissue modalities, they can rejuvenate the senses with aromatherapy essential oils and erase chronic aches with Japanese finger-pressure techniques during shiatsu massages. The team also provides the relaxing entertainment during Ladies Night In parties or the Mega Party package, where therapists dole out 5- to 10-minute chair massages for a minimum of 50 people or one 50-person conga line.
At Roots of Vitality, massage therapist Kelly Kark melds a decade of experience working in a medical setting with five years of holistic health expertise. Specializing in therapeutic integrated massage and bodywork, Kelly draws from common modalities such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage to offset pain and improve health. She also treats corporeal forms to lesser-known healing practices, including reiki and BioMat therapy, the latter of which relies on far infrared rays, crystals, and negative ions to help increase circulation and alleviate stiffness.
The space within Green Life Spa's all-wood interior is divided by room partitions and curtains, not walls. This unique layout allows relaxing vibes and peaceful thought bubbles to float freely throughout the spa as therapists knead away stress during hot stone, deep-tissue, and Swedish massages. The spa's specialists also perform other tension-relieving techniques such as cupping, accupressure, and foot reflexology.
The massage therapists at Magill Massage and Wellness tailor their treatments to the individual, working with each client to develop custom treatments. Their massages range in purpose from rehabilitation after a serious accident to minor pain relief and simple relaxation.