The Ultimate Tan & Med Spa's locations house traditional and UV-free tanning equipment alongside teams that are certified to perform a slate of med-spa and salon treatments. Cosmetic injectables, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels aim to restore epidermal radiance, and ThinSpa weight-loss plans and CelluPulse cellulite-removal treatments help clients shift into a svelter shape. To soothe away accumulated stresses, massage therapists customize sessions to each client’s unique needs, drawing from a range of modalities to leave musculature more relaxed than a zen master’s stress ball.
Andrea gently coaxes muscles out of tense situations with deep-tissue massage techniques or the use of warm stones. Her trained hands reduce aches and promote a sense of calm in her clients. Dharma Salon is a full-service salon with haircut and salon services, including paraffin dips, manicures, and facials. The salon also carries Unite, Dermalogica, and Youngblood products.
At Bodywork Devine, licensed massage practitioner Kristin Taylor melts muscle knots with therapeutic strokes and eases stress with calming skin and body treatments. Kristin offers her signature massage in 40-, 60-, and 90-minute increments, relaxing clients with soft, flowing strokes and the gentle touch of cranial-sacral therapy. Ideal for clients battling the aches of fibromyalgia, TMJ, or migraine headaches, the delicate headwork Kristin performs during the cranial-sacral segment can enhance clients’ quality of life by boosting joint flexibility, dampening anxiety, and dissolving undigested popsicles. The skilled massage therapist also partners with other alternative health practitioners such as licensed acupuncturist Kim Blaufuss to help clients fight chronic pain with a holistic repertoire of services. In addition to enjoying massages in the studio, clients may purchase tools such as flaxseed hot packs and still-point inducers to tame tension at home.
The professionals at Elements Therapeutic Massage Salmon Creek approach each massage differently. They understand that each body functions—and malfunctions—in its own way, so each session with a new client begins with a brief chat about his or her health concerns, treatment goals, and general preferences. Therapists can customize massages by blending multiple techniques, altering the amount of pressure used, and yelling at knots with a varying degree of sternness. Massage benefits can include relaxation, pain relief, and increased flexibility.
The practitioners at Integrative Body blend holistic medicine with physical therapy as they treat patients' injuries and chronic ailments. Whether it’s a case of whiplash from getting into a fender bender or a strained elbow from showing off your biceps, the team here works closely with each patient to put together rehab plans that whittle away at pain and discomfort. These plans can include guided exercises that help rebuild muscles and relaxation massages that counter stubborn areas of tension.
A graduate of the Bella Institute of Cosmetology, aesthetician Kariss Crow knows how to make skin bright and healthy. Her secret? Natural products infused with pure ingredients, such as fruits and Mother Nature's own tears. This philosophy has led the skincare specialist to reach for products from the Clinical Skin Care Solutions and H2O lines as she customizes 30-, 60-, and 90-minute facials with a pretreatment skin analysis, steam, exfoliation, and scalp massage. Kariss also works to reveal glowing complexions with the exfoliating effects of microdermabrasion and AHA peels.