Massage therapist Brittney, who works within Clear Creek Spa, specializes in clinical massages that bring clients back from the brink of injury and pain. Brittney's nimble fingers work on muscle strains caused by weightlifting, running, and performing routine household tasks, such as lifting groceries and being the table during a daughter's tea party. She is particularly adept at working out neck and hip issues. Brittney also fights tension and stress during relaxation massages and breaks up muscle knots during deep-tissue kneadings.
To create a tranquil, relaxing experience, The Spa of Cool Springs incorporates elements of nature into both its treatments and its decor. Guests walking into the reception area are greeted by comfortable brown leather armchairs and a substantial marble-and-stone desk. In the treatment rooms, deep-green walls and botanically inspired prints bring the outdoors in. Therapists perform a variety of massage modalities within their dimly lit hallows, using earthy tools such as warm river rocks and brown-sugar scrubs. During skincare treatments, the fragrant and sustainably farmed ingredients in Éminence Organic Skin Care products soothe weary skin. Aestheticians promote a balanced complexion with probiotics and tea-tree oil, or employ a citrusy, herbal formula to target men's ingrown hairs or stubborn Muscle Milk mustaches.
The state-of-the-art, hospital-grade infrared saunas at Detox Haven help the clients who recline in their private confines to liquify fat and cellulite while eliminating toxins and heavy metals. The saunas send far-infrared energy washing over bodies to increase their core temperatures in an effort to purge the body of impurities without resorting to the stifling humidity of steam or lava rooms. Each session may burn 600-900 calories. Clients can work or read as soothing heat eases muscle aches and chromotherapy lights flash across bodies for extra pain relief. Each sauna also contains an iPod dock or CD player to keep ears occupied. After multiple sessions, clients may notice slimmer waistlines, greater senses of well-being, and the ability to melt snow before it reaches the ground.
Licensed massage therapist Alaina McCauley combines a scientific approach to muscular pain relief with a holistic view of relaxation and stress relief to bring solace to sore sinews and load-bearing body beams. During your 60-minute or 90-minute Swedish relaxation massage, the practitioner fine-tunes your flesh fiddle by employing long, rhythmic strokes and applying light to moderate pressure on achy tendons until they melt into mesmeric muscular sonatas. As tense tissue loosens, stress is rooted out from corporeal crannies and then gently shooed away before it has a chance to reenter the body or sell it insurance. Check out all of massage's many health benefits before scheduling an appointment at Ozarks Neuromuscular's tenderizing confines.
At Bikini Body Factory, licensed aestheticians and spa technicians revitalize clients with both technical spa services and holistic skin treatments. They knead backs using Swedish or recovery-specific massages—often enhanced by scented essential oils—and exfoliate skin with sea salts that leave clients smooth enough to gain acceptance from any snobby dolphin pod. Team members also apply wax and cold cucumber packs to oust unwanted bristle from a wide array of treatment areas. And when they're not catering to clients' aesthetic needs, the therapists assist clients in setting realistic goals with ongoing personal fitness training.
At Table for One, owner and licensed aesthetician Wendy Rodriguez eschews standardizing her services and instead tailors every treatment to each client. During a massage, for example, her approach may range from relaxing the entire body to focusing on a particularly tight area that's impeding a guest's well-being. This fluidity of approach also characterizes her facials. She further personalizes all of services with add-ons, such as aromatherapy in scents extracted from natural elements, such as honey. Within Headturner's Salon, Wendy maintains a relaxing studio anchored by a massage table draped in plush blankets.