Licensed massage therapist Katie Baker sends soothing waves across achy muscle pools with her healing massage modalities. In the comfort of her private studio, Katie's signature deep-tissue techniques access lower-layer muscles and connective tissue to alleviate chronic tension. Clients may also request indulgent add-ons such as heat therapy to promote circulation and improve mobility in achy human hinges.
Jonathan Arguelles was a successful wine and liquor distributor when tragedy struck: two people very close to him were diagnosed with cancer. Their courage inspired him to find ways to make a difference, and that search led him to change his career to massage. Today Jonathan is a licensed massage therapist, tempering the aches of not just the sick but also athletes, executives, and the actors who play them on TV. In the comfort of his private studio, clients can customize a massage with flowing Swedish strokes or alleviate lower-layer aches with therapeutic deep-tissue techniques. And in keeping with Jonathan's career-changing pledge, he's also founded El Spa, a nonprofit catering to those in cancer treatment as well as their caregivers.
Signature Massage Services' licensed and certified technicians shepherd clients toward wellness with therapeutic massages and acupuncture services. Nestled inside the relaxing confines of Chen's Acupuncture and Wellness Center, this spa offers services that range from invigorating Turkish body scrubs to hot-stone massages as warm and soothing as hugs from a hot ham deliveryman. Peishan Chen, an expert on traditional Chinese medicine, concocts herbal remedies and performs cupping treatments, in which glass jars filled with warm air create suction to help release blocked energy.
Dr. Daniel Hanson's career stemmed from a life-changing event—a propitious visit to a chiropractor. As a high-school student, he suffered from intense headaches that impeded his ability to play running back or even finesse the pirouette at the end of his touchdown dance. Medication proved ineffective, so he sought chiropractic treatment. With a few gentle spinal adjustments, Dr. Hanson was not only free of pain but in good enough condition to become the MVP of his school's football team. Nowadays, boasting his own chiropractic degree and clinic, Dr. Hanson devotes himself to the same approach that helped him in his youth, alleviating his patient's neck pain, migraines, and backaches with adjustments and decompression therapy.
Kasia Merchel’s beauty career began in her native Poland, where she ran a small nail salon. Her salon expanded over the years to include skincare and makeup services, skills she enhanced with further training. Now, at From Europe With Love Skin Care, Kasia stocks the shelves with nourishing serums from Dr. Spiller and Vera Botania skincare products along with Jane Iredale’s line of mineral cosmetics. With these products in hand, she’s able to rejuvenate clients from head to toe with cleansing facials and body wraps.
Mode Organic Salon's multitalented staff transforms visitors into beacons for compliments with its beauty-boosting expertise and arsenal of organic products enriched with natural ingredients. The salon’s hairstylists refresh locks with DermOrganic shampoos empowered by argan oil from trees and resurrect graying hairs with coloring products free of commonly used harsh substances, such as ammonia, resorcinol, and lead-based house paint. The facility’s aestheticians keep skin in fine fettle with Éminence Organic Skin Care salves and bedazzle digits with polishes from CND Shellac. Also, massage therapists need little more than their hands to oust aches with reflexology and therapeutic massage techniques.
Mode Organic Salon's commitment to organic practices extends beyond its services: even its complimentary beverages and buildings are eco-friendly. The Redmond location on the Microsoft Commons campus earned a LEED Silver rating for the studio's green construction. Mode Organic Salon’s strong emphasis on organic standards also helped earn it a spot on Seattle magazine's Best of the Decade list.