Licensed massage therapist Jessica Dies applies her nine years of experience to each stroke as she soothes tense muscles inside Synergy Holistic Spa, which houses more than 20 holistic practitioners. Jessica blends deep-tissue techniques with trigger-point therapy in her massages, which she performs using her hands, forearms, and three-foot antennae. She also puts her own spin on relaxing Swedish techniques and skillfully performs prenatal, and hot-stone massage, as well as detoxifying lymphatic massage which can help reduce water weight.
Licensed massage therapist Anji Cruz is a believer in the positive effect of bodywork on the mind. Each strategically placed knead has the power to release endorphins, calm the psyche, or boost sudoku proficiency. Anji is skilled at many different massage modalities, including deep-tissue and Swedish work.
• For $40, you get a 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage (an $80 value). • For $50, you get a 90-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage (a $100 value). Chasiti Conroy, the Powder Room's resident certified massage therapist deeply relaxes the body and mind with an arsenal of tension-melting massages and a soothing tableside manner garnered from her training as a nurse. The soothing Swedish massage combines four traditional techniques including circular effleurage strokes and friction to boost sluggish circulation and lymph flow and banish stress to the back of a DMV line during lunch-hour rush. If necessary, deeper strokes may be deployed to seek out and destroy tension camping out deep within the muscles and connective tissue and snuff out its scores of tiny, pain-causing campfires.
Robin Olmsted, the licensed aesthetician behind Uptown Skin, graduated from her cosmetology school as the valedictorian of her class. In a treatment area located within Uptown Hair Salon, she helps clients optimize their natural beauty with purifying facials, diamond-tip microdermabrasion, and advanced skincare techniques, such as microcurrent facials, which exercise facial muscles to reduce fine lines. Patrons can also opt for soothing spa treatments, such as the cellulite-reducing full-body seaweed wrap.
The versatile aestheticians at Halcyon Skin Spa beautify skin and body with customized facial cleansing, exfoliation treatments, and all-over waxing services. During custom spa facials, technicians soothe and nourish the face's skin with ointments and tinctures, while relaxing the body with shoulder and neck massages. Deep-pore and microdermabrasion treatments remove blockages from pores and dead cells from the skin, and waxing procedures banish unwanted hair for weeks to come.
Licensed massage therapist Lisa Ambuehl believes too many people rely on medication to get rid of pain. With multiple massage modalities at her disposal, she aims to help clients kick pills to the curb by increasing blood circulation and releasing entrenched toxins. Strokes modulate between gentle and flowing to firm, deep-tissue kneading—both of which can help minds forget stress triggers without erasing video game cheat codes.