At Beaute Box, which channels the "feel of a chic Paris apartment" according to the Dayton Daily News, owner Lisa Scott flaunts skills acquired during nearly two decades of salon artistry. The studio began as a mobile beauty service, but has evolved to fill a space crowded with clocks, statuettes of hands, and candlesticks. Brushes cloaked in long-wear Shellac polish glide across nails, and visitors awaiting custom-designed primping parties lounge on low-slung couches. Giggles drift up to the soaring ceilings as youngsters finish pampering treatments and race through the shop, admiring newly colorful digits or attempting to match polish to an imaginary friend's eyes.
Owner and massage therapist Kenyatta Bozeman understands that massage is a practical way to relieve chronic pain—she graduated from the Dayton School of Medical Massage—but she also believes it should be a memorable experience. That's why she enhances her treatments with hot-towel add-ons, nine essential oils including tea tree and ylang-ylang, and even time for an after-massage nap, which can last up to 30 minutes or until the client's REM cycle has finished downloading the latest edition of Netscape Navigator. These add-ons complete the eight styles of massage available, including deep-tissue, hot-stone, and prenatal.
Michael's Salon and Spa has been locally owned and operated in Centerville for 35 years, resulting in generations of contented curls. Let Michael's latest flock of curl contenters maintain your follicular shrubbery's favorite shape, or ask them to sculpt an entirely new hairbatat to attract expectant butterflies. All of Michael's new designers are cosmetology-school licensed and have completed Michael's six-month to one-year training and internship program, so they're fully prepared to suds sadness out of tresses and style them to suberbity. A neck and scalp massage is included to thank cranium supporters for holding heads up and twisting both ways before crossing streets.
For the licensed therapists of Paradise Massage Therapy, the first step toward a soothing session is attaining quiet. A hushed tranquility pervades the company's recently acquired studio, setting a soothing stage for expert kneading to relieve muscles of aches and pains. Paradise's team draws upon four modalities, including the gentle strokes of Swedish massage and the more intensive techniques of trigger-point therapy. A pair of therapists can even concurrently conduct the same massage during couples sessions hosted in the studio or in the privacy of your home.
Felisha Beverly, founder of Holistic Hands of Hope, draws upon her background in hypnotherapy, Pranic Healing, Ayurvedic therapies, and massage as she helps her clients find balance within their bodies and minds. For aches and stresses too large to be tackled by two hands alone, she and her team offer four- and six-handed bodywork sessions, which relax muscles better than hugs from an injured octopus. HypnoBirthing fertility therapies help women trying to conceive, and meditation coaching aids in the training of the mind.
Though they’re not on the beaches of Florida, Palm Beach Massage’s staff aims to inspire the same sort of relaxation in their clients. They do so with a full slate of massage styles that range from hot-stone therapy, to deep-tissue massage, to geriatric massage, which can help restore mobility to stiff joints. Under the supervision of Chiropractor Tariq Arif of the Back and Pain Rehab Center, therapists also perform chiropractic massage to soothe chronic pain or pain caused by injuries.