Every treatment at Serene Serendipity: face to face, LLC begins and ends in a private suite with decorative candles and soft music foreshadowing the pampering to come. Here, a licensed aesthetician revives tired skin with treatments that incorporate various serums, masks, and techniques. For instance, the 90-minute relaxing luxury spa facial relies on steam to open pores, rotary brushes to dislodge toxins, and various massage techniques to keep the therapist’s hands from high-fiving each other. The butter back body J-Lo glow treatment, on the other hand, renders skin soft and radiant through thorough exfoliation and a moisturizing seaweed wrap. On top of these lavish treatments, the center also offers microdermabrasions and waxing with soft and hard waxes from GiGi and Berins, respectively.
What began as a small venture—rubbing her dad’s back for a quarter as a child—has turned into a full-time career for massage therapist Laura. She joins fellow massage therapist Tara at Absolute Body Balance as they work out chronic aches and pains with Swedish-, deep-tissue-, prenatal-, and sports-massage techniques. They boost their massages’ benefits with hot stones, hot towels, and a cooling serum.
The art of healing has taken up most of Arturo Mendez’s life. He holds more than 25 years of experience as a nurse and more than six years as a massage therapist. His massages—which include prenatal, reflexology, and deep tissue—work to find relief from scoliosis, fibromyalgia, back pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. A natural-born athlete, Arturo also spends his time coaching track, cross country, and thumb wrestling.
Since graduating from Collinson Massage School in 2006, Paulette Provost has continued refining her massage skills. Paulette customizes each massage for her clients' specific needs. She offers several massage styles, including Swedish, trigger point, myofascial release, and hot stone, the last of which soothes muscles with warm volcanic basalt stones, leaving customers relaxed and refreshed.
Tailored to meet the needs of each of her clients, Stephanie Botcherby's massages range in type and length, depending on each individual's pain or ailments. Then, working not just to banish pain, but to also prevent future injury or irritation, Botcherby manipulates muscles throughout the body, helping to relax patrons and relieve any anxiety.
The massage therapists at Mystic Mermaid know how difficult it can be to live with chronic pain. Their massages target chronic neck and back aches, and they use hot stones to bring muscles to even greater calm. They also specialize in lymphatic-drainage massages.