Signature Service: Deep-tissue and therapeutic massage
Brands Used: Biofreeze, DoTera, Massage FX,
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 15
Pro Tip: I schedule most appointments in advance. I recommend scheduling at least 24 hours in advance.
Amie Bélanger is a licensed massage therapist, aesthetician, endermologist, and certified hydro-colon specialist. But more impressive than her résumé is her passion for changing people's lives. Drawing on more than 15 years of experience, Amie can improve the complexion with a noninvasive face-lift, or nix unwanted hair from brows with a specialty wax. Guests may also retreat to her private studio inside of Dermal Dynamics for therapeutic Swedish or deep-tissue bodywork.
The aesthetic experts at Spa Shizen pamper patrons from head to toe with a bag of visage- and digit-enhancing tricks. Microdermabrasion treatments send dead skin cells onto their next lives as Halloween masks, and permanent makeup ensures eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip liner stay put. Unruly strands find themselves realigned after a Brazilian blowout, and waxing services remove unwanted body and facial hair. Guests can also opt for a wide range of mani-pedis to polish their finger and toe armor. Additionally, Spa Shizen's aestheticians pass on their extensive knowledge during eyelash-extension, waxing, and permanent-makeup classes for professionals.
New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
Much of our anxiety stems from the brain, so perhaps it makes sense that its antithesis, relaxation, would begin at the body's other end. The staff of SunShine Foot Massage takes countermeasures against stress by masterfully kneading their clients' soles. They draw their techniques from reflexology principles, which identify pressure points on the foot that correspond to different areas on the physique. Though staff members don't claim that their treatments are medically curative, they stand by the treatments? calming capabilities?their foot massages can encourage serenity in the face of both mental tension and the common cold.
As its services tame knotted muscles, the venue's surroundings contribute to further tranquility. Depending on the location, patrons might enter through a door of black polished bamboo before reclining in a plush chair, partitioned from others by bamboo dividers. They can complement their massage with a foot soak in a milk-bath mixture, submerging their heels for as long as they'd like, or until they are suddenly stuck in a block of cheese. Private rooms are also available for massages with full-body coverage.
Behind the decorative changing screens at Magic Foot Massage, a quiet sanctuary welcomes guests onto reclining, padded beds. The glow of paper lanterns illuminates the hands of trained therapists, whose fingers deftly apply focused pressure onto client feet. The spots that they knead aren't random—they're practicing the ancient art of Chinese reflexology, a method based around the claim that parts of the foot correspond to different areas of the body. By massaging these nodes, the staff hopes to bring relaxation and balance to the entire self.
In conjunction with their reflexology treatments, they also offer body massages. Patrons can split their appointment into a combined foot- and body-massage session, and opt for the VIP treatment to choose their preferred lotions and oils. The pampering services can boast both physical and mental effects, coaxing tension from overworked muscles, enhancing blood flow, and clearing the mind without first putting a leaf blower against your ear.