The therapists at East-West Therapeutic Massage give massages in the same way that they teach their students: by combining creativity with science. Each therapist wields the classroom know-how to deliver a muscle-melting shiatsu, sports, or lomilomi massage. But to them, it’s more important to remain flexible in their methods, responding to the needs of the client rather than rigidly adhering to textbook diagrams. To this end, one of the primary tenants of East-West is listening to the client. Though guests can choose from a menu of massage modalities, such as Hawaiian and craniosacral massage, they can also start sessions with a description of their discomfort or desires, such as reducing stress or eliminating their fear of tripwire. From these descriptions, the therapist crafts a tailored set of motions and strokes, paying close attention to the body as the massage guides clients toward relief.
Charles Grim has always had an itch to help people; having spent time as both a math teacher and a youth counselor. In order to deepen his own ability to affect positive change, Dr. Grim has spent the past 30 years studying wellness techniques, focusing specifically on treatments for muscular and structural ailments. His efforts have landed him a wealth of experience and board certifications for extremity and sports adjusting. At Laser Wellness Center, he and his staff offer a menu of wellness services that places equal importance on chiropractic care, massage therapy, and noninvasive laser treatments.
There are two main tools Master Creations Salon uses to improve appearances: high-end skin and hair products, and advanced technology. During haircuts and colors, stylists reach for bottles of American Crew, Sebastian, and Moroccanoil to smooth frizz and hold new cuts in place. Skin services find aestheticians powering up microdermabrasion and microcurrent machines, the latter of which uses mild electrical impulses to reduce the appearance of fine lines and revive Roombas that seemed to have no will to live.
The Spa at Spring Ridge features a wide variety of medical and traditional spa services performed by an experienced staff that includes nationally certified massage therapists and aestheticians, all supervised by a board-certified plastic surgeon. The epidermal entertainments begin with an hour-long massage that combines Swedish techniques with hot stone therapy to stimulate circulation and relieve deep muscle tension. The face's body envy is soon soothed with a steamed cleansing that employs natural enzymes to impel cellular renewal, and a hydrating mask that exfoliates pores, revitalizes skin tone, and removes all traces of fake plumber moustaches, all while clients enjoy a light hand and arm massage. The final chapter is a Visia Complexion Digital Analysis, which peers into the depths of your skin's soul to spot wrinkles, spots, and other facial boogiemen.
The shear- and shellac-wielding staff at Illusions 306 Salon & Spa uses its aesthetic expertise to impart pampering on guests from head to toe tip. Those opting for a strand slice and style can lathe hair in luxury, thanks to the salon's stock of Pravana products, which combine natural ingredients with cutting-edge tress technology as seamlessly as a fleet of RoboCops wielding flat irons. The friendly stylists will switch up outdated head swatches with a look-altering application of all-over color before finally cutting and blowing out fresh follicular designs.
Amy, Kind Massage's therapist, acquired a taste for healing early in life when she helped her mother cope with an illness and recover from a car accident. Hoping to turn her love of caring for others into a career, she enrolled in massage school, earned her license, and then attained additional certifications in reiki and jo shin do acupressure. All of these experiences?the compassion she picked up at a young age, the myriad techniques she learned in school?converge at Kind Massage. There, Amy offers comfort and relief in the form of deep-tissue, hot rock, and acupressure massage, and also through offerings such as reiki and skincare wraps.