Named Best Salon and Best Spa in the 2012 Daily Press Readers' Choice Awards, Shear Style Salon and Spa pampers guests within the confines of its orange-ochre walls. Stylists such as senior coif crafter Lauren Frogge revamp bedraggled ‘dos into on-trend tresses during cut, color, and retexturing appointments that use top-shelf products from Moroccanoil and label.m. Stylists can professionally apply makeup or rearrange strands into stunning updos for guests heading to a special occasion such as a wedding or high-school reunion.
Meanwhile, the spa aims to repeat its 2012 success with a slate of skin and massage services. Geared toward addressing specific epidermal grievances, treatments include a colloidal oatmeal facial that ups the skin’s lipid count to stave off dryness, as well as photorejuvenation, which marshals light beams and NASA-developed technology to reintroduce even, fetching skin to world-weary visages or especially beloved hairless cats.
Regina Quinn sends waves of relaxation rolling through bodies with soothing, holistic massage strokes from her place at Breathe Massage & Wellness. Drawing from her thorough knowledge and passion for traditional Chinese medicine, Regina engineers a roster of signature massages. The Liquid Body radiates calming heat with warm olive oil and hot stones to oust tension and clinging mermaids left over from tropical vacations. She further promotes holistic wellness during services such as Amma therapy and chakra balancing.
For more than 17 years, naturopathic practitioner Leanda Morring—known simply as Dr. Leanda by her clients—has been healing and helping people with healing herbs, homemade remedies, and a gentle touch. Dr. Leanda blends aromatherapy with thai massage, or botanical detox strategies with reiki energy healing. She also shares her prodigious knowledge through continuing-education classes in vegetarian cooking, natural nutrition, and the production of homemade soaps, shampoos, and carpet cleaners.
At Massage Sanctuary, nationally certified massage therapist Brandon Woolard offers his clients the opportunity to relax and receive personalized massages in a soothing atmosphere. After initial consultations?complete with a box full of stress stones if customers need some preliminary unwinding?guests undress to their own comfort levels and fit between sheets, ready for calming massages. As he works, Brandon encourages his customers to speak up about comfort levels in case the heated table is too hot or the aromatherapy ostrich too pungent and squawking. Brandon soothes backs and muscles with a variety of modalities, incorporating Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, hot-stone, and aromatherapy methods into his massages. Afterward, complimentary mints and water rejuvenate the senses as customers, suspended in massage euphoria, go home, take hot baths or showers, and maintain relaxed states.
After medical retirement from the Navy, Tammy Frazier knew she wanted to do something in the healing arts. And as a mother of three, massage therapy was a perfect fit for her schedule. She's found a deep love for bringing people relief from pain and stress??the same pain and stress that she's suffered from herself. At Transformations Wellness Center, Tammy can promote relaxation with flowing Swedish strokes or use firmer deep-tissue techniques for focused healing. Prenatal massages during second and third trimester are also available.
Helping people let go of pain and stress is what drives Christian Maldonado?s massage practice. As clients relax atop a heated table, he pulls from modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger-point therapy to lull them into a relaxed, worry-free state. Christian also teaches clients how to perform these techniques on others during couples-massage classes.