Informed by fitness-heavy interests, including competitive bicycling, jogging, and research in sports injury and recovery, the licensed massage therapists at On Balance Massage and Bodywork draw upon their massage training to relieve injury and pain. They treat clients ranging from athletes to chronic-pain sufferers with massage modalities such as myofascial release, which targets pain with gentle, sustained pressure on the connective tissues. They also practice deep-tissue massage, which involves the sublayer manipulation of muscles to reduce inflammation-related pain and locate embedded spinach cans. For bodies tense from work or minds reeling from stress, therapists pore over musculatures with relaxing Swedish, hot-stone, and reiki techniques.
Scattered throughout the peninsula, Natalie Salon Inc.'s five locations each house a team of specialists who pamper and beautify guests during nail, waxing, hair, and facial services. Staffers make over bodies from head to toe, rejuvenating faces with facials and treating dull talons to manicures and pedicures. They hone in on hair all over the body, waxing away unwanted fur, arranging lackluster strands into stylish coiffures, and tinting eyebrows to match recently dyed locks or recently dry-cleaned banana suits.
At Bella Rose, staff members adroitly cut hair, teach private makeup lessons, and arrange bridal makeup and styling services. Wedding consultations give brides-to-be a chance to plan for the occasion, bringing in photos to help discuss how hair should look and whether the figurines atop the cake need concealer.
Teal and custard-yellow walls help create a soothing environment at Clarifying Waters, which specializes in cleansing its clients from the inside out. During the center's signature colon-hydrotherapy treatments, a therapist uses an enclosed system to infuse the colon with warm, filtered water before gently massaging the abdomen. This infusion aims to rinse away impacted waste matter, helping clients feel rejuvenated, refreshed, or more energized once the service is completed. By cleaning out a portion of the colon, hydrotherapy sessions can also help improve a client's digestive function over time if combined with positive dietary and lifestyle changes.
At age 14, Geniana Neto whipped up her first homemade mask from peaches, papaya fruit, and honey to help clear her bother’s oily skin. The experiment piqued her interest in fixing dermal issues and led to a career as a licensed aesthetician, certified advanced-chemical-peel therapist, and hydrafacial-resurfacing specialist. She started Hydro Mystic Skin Studio to help others suffering from excess oil, acne, and other stubborn issues. She also removes unwanted hair on upper lips, tongues, and eyebrows using a choice of soft or hard wax.
Whether you feel tight all over or suffer from a single nagging area of soreness, the certified massage therapists at MassageOnBroadway can help your muscles take a breather. To best serve their clients, they start with one of the eight modalities they practice and customize strokes based on individual needs. Some massages, such as the Swedish, use calm strokes to ease the body from head to toe. Others, such as trigger-point therapy, focus on localized knots while deftly avoiding your self-destruct button.