Touch Be Known's certified massage therapist, Wesley J. Williams, understands the connection between physical and psychological well-being and how massage therapy can foster both. Because each client is different, he customizes every session, drawing together techniques from several modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and lomilomi massage. Wesley makes a point to build on the knowledge he already has by pursuing opportunities to perfect his craft and explore new areas of the healing arts.
East2West Massage's certified massage therapists practice techniques that earned the business the title of Best Massage from CityVoter in 2010. During 60-minute massages, professionals practice modalities such as Swedish, Hawaiian lomi lomi, or deep tissue. Couples massages bring together dynamic duos such as friends, partners, or rival professional wrestlers for side-by-side muscle molding. Soothing music augments private, candlelit relaxation sanctuaries where clients receive treatments.
At Bellara Salon & Spa, stylists and aestheticians demonstrate their passion for helping their clients feel younger, fresher, and healthier. Facials and medical-grade microdermabrasion treatments lift away layers of dead skin cells, and deep-tissue massages melt away the demands of work, the stresses of family life, and the muscle soreness from uphill-both-ways school commutes.
Color and corrective hair treatments transform locks with infusions of silky keratin or striking highlights. Facial and body waxing services quickly remove unwanted hair for weeks.
Clinical aesthetician and visual artist Sherry approaches each client's skin as if it were a canvas, painstakingly attending to it until it flourishes with a glowing beauty. Inside ZÁD Salon & Spa, her full-service, ultramodern salon—reminiscent of an art gallery with white walls interrupted by bright flounces of color—she uses her 20 years of international experience and the Dermalogica skincare line to design and customize facials, body wraps, and hair-removal treatments. She’s joined by master hair stylists, a nail technician, and massage therapist, who create masterpieces similar to the artwork adorning the walls or the one-act plays put on by the cleaning crew at night.
Despite its tranquil atmosphere and soothing services, visiting Inner Harmony Massage just for relaxation might be setting the bar too low. Some of its therapists possess more than two decades of experience, and all continue to hone their expertise through educational endeavors such as specialized certifications, workshops, and even the teaching of others. As a result, the massages they provide?which range from traditional Swedish strokes to firmer, more focused sports and deep-tissue work?are designed not just to promote relaxation, but to get at the root of what ails their clients, whether it's pain, lack of mobility, or diminished athletic performance from running with both shoelaces tied together. To extend the relief as long as possible, the therapists perform a post-massage consultation that grants clients with tips on stretches, relaxation techniques, ergonomic devices, athletic warm-ups, and other ways to keep muscles limber and relaxed.
At Wind-N-Willow Specialty Shop & Spa is a modern-day apothecary where skilled hands blend herbs, salts, and oils to meet clients' skincare and relaxation needs. The healing haven's staff also takes a holistic approach to spa services including massages and ear candling. Each service begins with an aromatherapy foot soak to purify feet and toes and to signal to the body both that it can relax and that the room may have flooded. Clients in search of a luxurious detoxification experience can step into a sauna or ionic footbath under the direction of knowledgeable staff members. Skilled aestheticians also keep clients' skin clean and healthy with the help of natural, mineral-based skincare products by ERTH.