Kia Day, who operates Simply Polished at Studio Elements, has practiced her craft as a nail technician for seven years now. That grad school amount of time has helped her hone her talents, which now extend to rendering gel manicures and relaxation pedicures. She can even beautify her clients with artificial nails. As she renders these services, Kia always has fun on the job—much like an oil tycoon who has a comedian turn all his subordinates' reports into hilarious monologues.
It isn't every day that a licensed massage therapist gets to work during a rock concert. Jasmine McKenzie had just that opportunity when she gave much-needed kneads to performing artists and crew members at the Rock on the Range music festival. She's also accustomed to the refined ambiance at the Scioto Country Club, where she previously practiced techniques ranging from deep-tissue and hot-stone massage to neuromuscular therapy and pregnancy massage.
Between her experience and education?a bachelor's degree in health and wellness and training at the Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage?Jasmine's talents have brought her many unique client experiences. Now at her own practice, she continues to wield her massage talents against ailments such as back pain and injuries caused by athletic exertion or fist bumps that have gone horribly wrong.
With more than 10 years of experience healing bodies, the massage therapist at Body for Life Massage tailors custom massages to clients' specific needs. Tapping into massage's potential to treat existing ailments and prevent future health problems, the therapist can help guests find relief from issues such as migraines and fibromyalgia.
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Spa owners Lisa Jordan and Jami Morone have transported their own slice of the tropics to Ohio. The Cove Wellness Spa was inspired by their vacation to Hawaii, which they took after graduating from aesthetics school together. While there, they sought a secluded beach spot that would shield them from the islands' bustling tourists and heat-seeking coconuts. The cove that they found fulfilled their desire for total serenity and also sparked the idea for the spa they would manage on their return to the mainland.
Today, Lisa and Jami try to recapture the feeling of ultimate leisure that overtook them in their Hawaiian haven. They typically greet guests at the spa's doors, ushering them into a familial fold of clients. Their treatments range from body wraps to tanning, with waxing for men and women and facials that draw from nature with ingredients such as pumpkin, berries, and chocolate.
Candace Lee-Staples dedicates her studio to the holistic practice of massage, embracing its therapeutic and relaxation-inducing benefits by offering an assortment of modalities. She and her team of therapists host consultations with each client beforehand, gathering details to plan personalized sessions. With the Swedish modality, they'll gently relieve pent-up stress and induce an inexplicable fondness for lingonberries, while targeting chronic back pains during deep-tissue and myofascial massages. They also offer sole-soothing reflexology treatments designed to cultivate total-body wellness.
With its tranquil tones and modern accents, Sweetwater Salon & Day Spa is the perfect place for clients to relax. The beauty team's services are relaxing and extensive. The stylists offer chic cuts, highlights, and perms, and nail technicians pamper digits with mani-pedis. In addition, massage therapists assuage aches and pains with soothing strokes. Sweetwater also provides clients with White Blitz whitening treatments to brighten smiles and FIT Bodywraps to help increase blood flow, rid toxins and slim physiques.