Simply Massage’s therapists and aestheticians pay attention to the little things. Having already mastered massage techniques that cater to a wide range of ailments, the therapists turn their focus to the intangible elements that add up to a stress-melting spa experience. Before starting the clock on a reiki or deep-tissue massage, for example, they wait until their clients are fully unclothed and ready—this small courtesy ensures a full 60 or 90 minutes of hands-on therapy.
Not to be outdone by their therapist counterparts, the spa’s aestheticians enhance facial peels and other treatments with bottomless hot towels and bottled water. They exclusively use Nufree—a soy-based, nonsticking alternative to wax—when removing hair from hard-to-reach Brazilian areas or harder-to-reach Bolivian areas.
At Natural Health Solutions, Doctor of Chiropractic Brandon Mannie and his team perform holistic treatments that either help heal or prevent pain or improve overall wellness. Chiropractic services such as x-rays and vertebral adjustments ensure bodies get back to optimal health. A functional-medicine approach uses tools such as physical exams and medical-history questionnaires to find out what is causing a patient pain. Nutritional counseling and lifestyle advice help patients figure out what foods or activities to avoid in order to maintain good health.
Dr. Mannie also helps improve appearances with body wraps that reduce cellulite and lipolasers, which noninvasively shrink fat cells. Whole-body vibration plates further tone muscles with vigorous shaking.
At Premier Life Massage, the team members are not interested in temporary fixes when it comes to their patients’ health. Through their treatments, they strive to relieve pain with long-term holistic solutions, whether they are realigning the spine with chiropractic adjustments, kneading muscles with various massage styles, or facilitating systemic well-being with nutrition programs. Massages can be tailored based on an initial 10-minute, one-on-one consultation with a doctor. Patients can also work with Dr. Lance Stromberg, D.C., who may recommend x-rays and a posture assessment to improve on their next massage–techniques much less insulting than asking the patient if he or she has ever starred in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Revive Salon and Spa’s team make it their mission to relax muscles and revivify hair. They are aided in this mission by Pureology, Scruples, and Moroccanoil products, which they frequently draw from as they enhance hair or lift and tighten skin during signature facials. Not ones to be upstaged, the spa’s nail technicians use therapeutic massages to relax feet stressed out by treadmills that render their one job meaningless.
Certified massage therapist Michele Peterson utilizes pressure points in the extremities to ease deep-rooted body tension with a 60-minute reflexology. In a private room, senses uncork to the rich hums of a custom aromatherapy blend, carbonating the senses without the airborne corks of a champagne shower. Hot towels swaddle aching limbs as Michele’s nimble paws access trigger points in hands, feet, and over-tight neck bolts to unhinge psychological stress and unearth the source of deep bodily ailments. While the body tranquilizes to the quiet purr of ambient music and Michele’s dexterous bodywork, a Zen facelift invigorates the complexion, cultivating natural sinus relief and a radically upturned grin.
The massage therapists at 3 Springs Massage & Yoga soothe sinews with a menu of Eastern and Western techniques. In the waiting room of the studio, flames flicker in a stone fireplace and creeping vines hang above doorframes and potted orchids. The massage therapists, members of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, knead muscles with techniques such as Swedish, hot stone, reflexology, and tuina. Yoga classes disperse relaxed sighs across a spacious room with mint-green walls and a stately fireplace.
Built-in back massagers greet guests as they sink into Elite Nail Spa's pipeless pedicure chairs, perched above foot jacuzzis with massaging whirlpool jets. Sea-salt scrubs and seaweed or mineral masks help exfoliate and nourish both feet and hands, which don french tips, gel polishes, and other eye-catching accoutrements. The spa also tailors Princess pedicures to children younger than 12 and paints ACT answers on the toenails of high-school seniors. In addition to nail services, Elite Nail Spa treats guests to Swedish, hot-stone, acupressure, and other varieties of massage, as well as custom facials with extractions and vapor treatments.
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