Shortly after earning his license to practice massage therapy, Todd DeKramer started working in a chiropractic clinic—an experience that would eventually lead to his specialization in pain management. Todd had been interested in the field since his days as a pitcher for Monmouth University, where he gained a firsthand understanding of athletic injuries and was introduced to some of the same sports-therapy treatments that he practices today.
As the therapist behind Rochester On-Site Massage, Todd travels to locations throughout the city to alleviate aches with onsite chair massages that begin with relaxing Swedish strokes and culminate in quick kneads. His couples massage classes teach pairs to solve their differences with relaxing strokes or firm—perhaps too firm—deep-tissue pressure.
“Pamper Yourself," two words stamped in gold that command all who enter Therapeutic Massage & Bodyworks' domain, asway with lush greenery. With this mandate always in mind and therapeutic scents lingering in the air, ice-cold goblets of lemon water or steaming cups of herbal tea comfort guests losing themselves in the fireplace’s warm, flickering ballet. Gentle exhalations stir the still air, raising scents that hint at fistfuls of rose petals and fruit-based masks that harness the same natural powers as the fine mud and fresh avocados enhancing the salon’s full-body treatments. A reliance on the bounty of Mother Nature carries through into massage treatments that use warm seashells to chase away stress. Skincare and body waxing are performed by licensed aestheticians who hold secondary certification in zamboni operation.
The goal of every aesthetician, stylist, and cosmetic technician at Luxe Salon, Spa and Laser Center is to inspire renewed confidence in their clients by creating new or reinvigorated looks. The center's wooden shelves hoist an arsenal of OPI nail polishes, Guinot skincare products, and L'Oréal Professional lathers, which the staff routinely employ during hair and nail services, botanical-based facials, and exfoliating body treatments with Dead Sea salts. Massage therapists knead away stress knots with a number of specialized modalities, while med spa techs combine their aesthetic intuition and technological expertise during electrolysis treatments, microdermabrasions, and laser hair-removal sessions.
The trained stylists of Hipp E Chic Hair Salon and Boutique transform hair and brows inside a salon that’s as inviting as its lavender-toned walls are soothing. Stylists draw upon an arsenal of organic MOP products to revamp patrons’ looks using chemical retexturing, coloring treatments, hair shaping, and waxing sessions, all while spouting off at-home styling tips and tricks to keep locks from reverting to their factory settings. The salon’s plush, white couches invite guests to recline in comfort while waiting for treatments, giving guests a prime vantage point to watch stylists work their magic or to revel in the selection of artistic renderings and plant life dotting the salon.
Specializing in deep tissue, swedish, prenatal/postpartum, and infant massage instructing. I have been in business for 8 years. Each massage is tailored to the individual, because no two people are alike. Each person has their own indiviual needs and likes so no one massage suits everyone.
At Lady Lash Affair, cosmetic specialist Kim Guillod adds volume and length to natural lashes as she deftly bonds more than 80 synthetic Lavish Lashes to each lid. During the 90-minute session, the technician applies each lash individually in order to achieve results that look and feel as soft and fluttery as a silk windsock. The semi-permanent extensions hug eyelids for an average of four–six weeks without damaging existing lashes, then naturally fall away or can be professionally removed. The extensions are water-resistant and safe to wear while showering, swimming, or bobbing for salmon.