Inside a tranquil massage emporium, BodySense's trained therapists help clients unwind both mentally and physically with a plethora of muscle-manipulation services. A one-hour massage session rewards hardworking torsos with a Swedish, sports, or deep-tissue treatment. The Swedish massage uses an array of flowing strokes to squish out underskin stress and untie flesh knots, transforming tense bodies into smooth, snuggly spirit satchels. A deep-tissue massage is recommended to release chronic tension and pain, and those with sports-related concerns can target troublesome areas with the sports massage, which delves deeply into muscles and connective tissue to help you rise up and crush the shot-putting competition.
Stress is ubiquitous. Not a day goes by that we aren't held captive by the anxious thumb of bills, work, and the giant that lives next door. That's where Patricia Lafond at Victoriaworks Massage Therapy comes in. The studio's licensed muscle mender is an expert at tailoring bodywork to the individual's unique needs. Guests can request flowing Swedish strokes, deep-tissue pressure, or a custom blend of the two for multifaceted healing.
Unless you own a time machine, there will always be only one person out there just like you. That's why licensed massage therapist John Gavin tailors his bodywork to the needs of the individual. During a typical session, John may employ circulation-inducing Swedish strokes, or alleviate lower-layer muscle aches with focused deep-tissue pressure. Clients can also ramp up relaxation with a scalp massage or the diffused aromatic essences of strawberries, pineapples, and blackberries.
Though Tranquility Day Spa's menu of organic facials and massages lives up to its name, its airy rooms, brightly colored walls, and printed textiles set an invigorating mood. Inside the hardwood-floored space, professionally trained aestheticians brighten faces with their own Tranquility Boutique organic facial line, as well as photostimulate stagnant skin cells with the LED pulse of a Revitalight facial. In addition to skincare, they work to revitalize molting spirit animals with aromatherapy, raindrop therapy, reiki, massages, and body wraps, often with the aid of essential oils, Dead Sea mud, and herbs.
In Irish legend, Tir na nOg is the land of eternal youth. Though not quite as otherworldly, Tirnanog Spa tries to capture some of that youthful effervescence with a bounty of spa services. Marine ingredients are the basis for many treatments such as seaweed facials, sea salt scrubs, and body wraps with re-mineralizing moor mud. Other treatments, meanwhile, take a more cutting-edge approach. Oxygen facials, for example, use pure oxygen to unclog pores, helping skin to breathe more easily and without wheezing, while microdermabrasion helps stimulate the skin's natural repair mechanisms, promoting better elasticity and improving tone.
Licensed massage therapist Dana Lynn O'Neill boasts not one but two certifications: one for massage therapy, and another for craniosacral therapy. It's no wonder then that she performs such a wide range of massages, from luxurious aromatherapy and hot-stone treatments to therapeutic deep-tissue and prenatal massage. Her signature craniosacral massage taps into the body's natural healing abilities with light, relaxing touches along the spine, neck, and "feel better now" button.