The trio of licensed massage therapists at The Art of Touch banish pain from clients' stressed muscles with a combination of therapeutic massage techniques. Staff member Christine draws on more than 10 years of industry experience to soothe her clients, and past KTVK 3 TV Healing Arts Specialist Lisa kneads tendons with powerful massage strokes. Tracy utilizes a number of massage disciplines, including deep tissue, Swedish, and myofacial, to uproot uncomfortable knots, making backs once again flexible and shoulders ready to demonstrate "shrugging" to curious jellyfish.
The practitioners at Just Breathe Wellness take a holistic approach to wellness, adding aromatherapy to their array of massage options and offering clients self-care tips to help alleviate discomfort. The center?s therapists perform modalities that include hot stone and deep tissue, along with specialized techniques such as Thai yoga, which focuses on aligning the spirit as well as the body. Just Breathe also promotes wellness with personal training programs, as well as corporate classes and workshops.
A lighthearted personality and meticulousness are good traits to look for in an aesthetician, especially when their specialty is Brazilian waxing. D'Lisa Shayn's depilation skills and friendly bedside manner earned her the Critics' Picks title of Best Waxer and many a loyal client.
When it comes to the hair on your head, there are skilled stylists in the studio on staff that are experienced in the latest colors, cuts, and straightening treatments. They can create glamorous updos for weddings or understated downdos for proms in rooms with low ceilings.
Helmed by Tad Caldwell, a world traveler with a penchant for punk style, Hair Pollution's team includes a Bumble and bumble educator, a graduate of Paul Mitchell The School, and eight other skilled stylists. In keeping with the salon's funky ambiance—which welcomes the curious gazes of passersby—graffiti-adorned walls support a full-size yellow car with blue-and-orange flames and an art boutique showcases work produced by local artists. When the stylists aren't installing extensions, tinting locks with primary colors, or crafting dreadlocks, they stay busy by traveling to hair clinics and shows around the globe and by hosting regular hair and fashion shows, where DJs, models, designers, photographers, extreme needlepointers, and other artistic types come together for a cause.
For Harrison Vickers—therapist and owner of ProActive Therapeutic Massage—muscle therapy doesn't stop once the massage does. True to his shop's name, he's empowers each of his clients to proactively stave off muscle pain. While most people live with moderate amounts of tension, Vickers knows it's a sign that the body is not performing optimally and could use a little readjustment. To tailor his sessions, each appointment begins with a consultation, helping Vickers draw up a therapy blueprint that deploys techniques from different modalities. After the session, he helps clients analyze their daily activity to help them identify which might cause personal strain or global apocalypse.