After exhausting a list of doctors to alleviate debilitating migraines, Esther Rocha turned to massage therapy. The results were so astounding that Esther quit her job as a quality control inspector and enrolled in massage therapy school. Not at the helm of her own business, Esther specializes in tension headache massages and chronic pain-relieving deep-tissue techniques. She is also a licensed esthetician, and refreshes clients’ mugs with custom facials and full face waxings.
Massage therapist Amy Vedder at A Perfect Balance Massage Therapy and Spa keeps up with new treatments and modalities to cater to clients as young as 9 and as old as 90. Her treatments are designed to enable muscles and immune systems to function at higher levels while minimizing stress, headaches, and chronic pain. For a sensory boost, she adds aromatherapeutic essential plant oils to some treatments, which can include clinical, spa, and medical massage techniques.
Licensed massage therapist Nhean "Anne" Nepo combines oil or lotion with gliding strokes during her popular Swedish massages. She is also trained in shiatsu techniques, such as applying pressure to points along the energy pathways of the body and gently stretching limbs?or wings. Alternatively, clients may forgo the massage table and relax in a special ergonomic chair as Anne works out tension in the neck, shoulders, and back.
The certified massage therapist and licensed aesthetician of Heart and Soul Massage have created a soothing environment where they encourage their clientele to take a breather from the outside world. Within the oasis, they conduct six massage modalities for singles and couples, treat hands and feet with herbal treatments that use Queen Helene products, and whisk away unwanted hair with GiGi Honee waxes.
Bright red pedicure loungers evoke a swanky New York loft apartment beside wood floors and intricate black-and-white wall paper. Amid these mod accents, skilled stylist Monique crafts voluminous layers and gilds tresses with bold highlights. Guests may also request an updo for a special occasion.
Massage therapist Shawn Salinas has a knack for alleviating pain. His secret weapon is his deep-tissue massage, which can knead hard-to-reach aches that are normally only reachable via the Magic School Bus. To augment his massages, he also offers heat therapy, aromatherapy, and PNF stretching.