The ink artists of this tattoo parlor draw upon different techniques and backgrounds to draw upon their customers. Tattoo artist and bass player Ryan Fleming specializes in traditional tattooing that draws upon spooky images. Taking a different visual tack, Jennifer Moore finds that her skills as a spiritual healer flow into her tattooing and take shape as beautiful birds of paradise or entangled flowers. But all the staff artists have one thing in common—they use their talents to give their clients truly original artwork that won't run onto anyone else's body.
Tattoo artist Ryan Wilson?s designs range from the whimsical to the macabre, decorating skin in everything from Hello Kitty to the Grim Reaper. Skilled in applying both black-and-white and colored ink, Ryan sets to work on skin across the body. He emblazons backs with printed letters, shoulders with delicate birds, and wrists with common Jeopardy! answers.
Crystal Roberts views the massages she performs at Harmonic Energy not just as a therapeutic means of treating aches, pains, and curses but also as a preventative measure. Armed with a diploma from Spa Tech Institute in Westbrook and a massage-therapist license, she kneads muscles with a range of different techniques in her second-floor studio. She customizes sessions to each client's unique needs, hoping to render them more relaxed and healthier—unlike being in a hospital run by Tasmanian devils.
Sun Tan City’s trained tanning consultants help clients get bronzed via UV-free tanning booths and ergonomic tanning beds. Guests can schedule a single visit to touch up an existing tan, purchase a multivisit package to get a discounted rate, or become a member to take advantage of the salon’s 100% guarantee.
At Portland Massage Associates, licensed massage therapists Stephen Potts and Linda Dillingham call upon their respective backgrounds in personal training and neurological rehabilitation to loosen rigid musculature with a variety of massage techniques. Stephen began to hone his muscle-mending abilities at a young age, rolling Legos across the backs of stressed playpals and kneading away lumps of cotton in his teddy bears. Linda’s training also goes back quite a way, encompassing her 16 years as an occupational therapist as well as her coursework at the Downeast School of Massage. The two therapists utilize their formidable knowledge to discuss needs and expectation with their clients before embarking on bodywork. Therapeutic and hot-stone massages concentrate on the achiest areas of musculature with customized techniques that blend Swedish, deep-tissue, and myofascial modalities. The therapists also alleviate headaches and toe cramps with craniosacral therapy and reflexology and dole out on-site chair massages for office gatherings and fundraisers.
As a doula and a massage therapist, Rebecca C. Goodwin is in a unique position to soothe the aches associated with carrying a little one. She helps to oust the muscle pains of pregnant women with prenatal massages and consults with expectant mothers to address concerns and offer birthing guidance. Once babies are born, she administers calming infant massages that ease the rigors of infancy, such as colic and having to learn the difference between a dog and a donkey dressed up as a dog. Rebecca's repertoire includes several other modalities. Her sports and deep-tissue massages target chronic aches, and her reflexology treatments manipulate pressure points on the feet to alleviate tension in other body parts. She has also mastered acupressure, myofascial release, and neuromuscular and reiki therapies.