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.
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.
Experienced stylists at MAHRZ the Salon offer a variety of hair and waxing services for ultimate beautification. Using high-quality products, including MAHRZ's own refillable hair-product line, lady locks are cut and blown dry ($65–$70), converting shags to bobs and vice versa. Gracious gents can get stylish trims ($55–$70) while their mop-topped offspring are spruced up ($45 for children under 13) for medical middle-school photos. Known for their dazzling highlights ($150+ for full head) and specialty colors ($60+), MAHRZ's pigment professionals overhaul hair to match the changing seasons and Cosby sweaters. Trained aestheticians are also on hand to wax eyebrows ($18) and upper lips ($10), ridding faces of sweeping hairs that interfere with morning paper reading.
Redwood City Lotus Spa’s expert staff works to chisel edifices into slimmer versions of themselves using electro body sculpting, a cutting-edge treatment that aims to reduce cellulite and body fat using gentle pulses of electrical stimulation. During the 90-minute procedure a seasoned tech will strap the electrodes to your belly, butt, thighs, arms, or secret robot control panel before dispatching a fleet of vivifying energy currents. Clients can kick back and relax during treatment, as electro sculpting tones muscle without requiring any physical exertion on the part of the client, yielding little to no sweat or soreness. For some stomachs, the experience may be the equivalent of performing 600 crunches, or folding 10 origami swans with the abs.
DermaBella Day Spa & Salon's massage therapist relaxes tight-knotted cords of muscle through the soothing strokes of Swedish massage. Deft hands deliver Swedish massages in 60- or 90-minute variations, sweeping over backs in varied long and short movements to smooth the motion of creaky joints, increase blood flow, and prevent midday avalanches from rock-encrusted shoulders. Massages are tailored to fit the needs of individuals struggling after a hard day of sleeping on a keyboard or letting children dance on their back.
A large flat-screen TV resides at one end of Donna Salon, entertaining clients as they sit before mirrored stations or underneath hair dryers. Floral bouquets add a touch of tranquility as technicians revamp manes with cuts and color. Elsewhere, they perform invigorating facials and customize digits with nail art in the form of hearts, stars, or grocery lists.