For almost 10 years, licensed massage therapist Faith Yocom has used bodywork to relieve her clients' physical and mental pain. She's an expert at treating stress and helping manage pain, which she sees as deeply interrelated processes. One of her personal philosophies is "the body speaks the mind"—a principle that stems from her own experience practicing yoga, meditating, and receiving massages.
As such, her massages tend to be both relaxing and therapeutic. By mixing elements from various types of massage, she's better able to customize her treatments to target the causes of each individual's issues, alleviate anxiety, and help clients fill out their massage-technique bingo card.
Love Thyself Day Spa provides ample opportunities to care for one's health with massage services, skin care treatments, colon hydrotherapy and eastern therapies. The spa's owner strives to help others to rejuvenate their minds, bodies, and spirits through holistic care. Today, she guides her staff members as they administer treatments in one of six private rooms that offer a peaceful cloud-like environment enhanced by Far East decor and actual clouds that managed to skulk into the spa.
After practicing for 600 hours to earn her massage therapist's license, Monique Zamora wasted no time in starting her own massage business, Virtú Spa. She specializes in five distinct modalities, but might incorporate any or all of them into a single treatment, depending on a client's needs. She can relieve simple tension with the long, gentle surface strokes of Swedish massage, or delve deeper into the tissues to target trigger points—hyper-irritable spots associated with knots, taut bands of muscle fibers, and accidentally swallowed water pistols.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Therapeutic Massage
Brands Used: Bon Vital
The massage therapists of Zen Garden Massage Therapy center their service menu on the classic massage, assuaging clients' aches and tension with light, soothing strokes. Clients can enhance their pampering with additions such as hot stones, Thai stretching, reflexology, and edible treats to create sessions of supreme relaxation. Massages can be enjoyed solo for one hour of undisturbed tranquility or while lying next to a significant other for a romantic de-stressing session accompanied by champagne and chocolates. Therapists are also well-versed in tension-melting foot reflexology treatments and skin-refreshing body wraps, which cocoon frames for up to 50 minutes as staffers massage facescapes or complete a painting of a mummy. Clients can also brighten teeth with the Da Vinci Teeth Whitening system, which soaks into chompers for 15–30 minutes to illuminate smiles.
Sharon “Lynn” Anderson honed her sense of salutary intuition over the course of 20 years spent working in the health-care industry. As a licensed massage therapist, she now uses this intuition to promote holistic well-being in her clients, carefully kneading their muscles with gentle, relaxing modalities or using deep pressure to relieve the knots that can cause chronic pain. In the studio, hot towels, antioxidant-rich creams, and mud masks drape the faces of guests, allowing them to relax and momentarily stop being recognized as Waldo.
After years in the health-care and beauty industries, Danielle Maratas developed Glam 101, a haven for good conversation and treatments such as eyelash extensions, waxing sessions, airbrush tans, and makeup applications. She also offers therapeutic and hot-stone massages atop a comfy zebra-patterned massage table.