A 13-year military veteran who then became a police officer and, after that, retail and corporate security, Darryl Griffith should be entitled to a lifetime of massages. But instead of lying on the table and reaping his reward, he took up the craft and began treating others. For the last ten years, Just the Right Touch's master massage therapist has been doling out Swedish, deep-tissue, and oncology massages with the same commitment to serving others that he upheld in his previous careers. Darryl's mission is to help improve the quality of his clients' lives by administering massages accompanied by Aromaplex oils, which guide his trained hands as he soothes tense muscles and helps bring relief to those suffering from sickness or injury. As a massage educator, he also teaches the craft to aspiring bodyworkers, and further fosters healthy living by offering wellness consultations.
A certified massage therapist who specializes in everything from orthopedic massage to raindrop treatments, Transforming Touch's Antonio Woodall channels his talents for tension relief and relaxation into custom massages and spa packages that incorporate natural products. For full-body relaxation, the gentle pressure and soothing strokes of Swedish massage guide stress out of bodies through mild manipulations and well-lit aisle paths, whereas hot-stone massage therapy uses meticulously placed heated stones partnered with massage techniques to melt away tension. Also certified in facials, Woodall smothers skin in natural products that revitalize faces sans harsh chemicals, and invites legs to luxuriate their footsies in heated mineral water during Fabolis foot treatments, which include a rigorous scrub to smooth and soften the feet.
At Hair Razors, the aestheticians inspire blossoming confidence and beauty. With beams of laser technology, they perform photofacials and hair-removal treatments, the latter of which leaves areas such as the underarms, chin, and legs smoother than a butter sculpture of Alfred Hitchcock. They also tend to the extremities with mani-pedis and transform 'dos with highlights and full color. Cleansing facials and eyelash extensions round out the spa's pampering menu.
At Find Your Escape Massage, clients are ushered into a relaxing state of mind as aches and pains are removed from their bodies during 30-, 45-, 60-, and 90-minute massage sessions. The long, flowing strokes of a Swedish massage target joint stiffness and painful areas, such as achy backs and arms that have braided themselves together. Deep-tissue sessions apply firmer pressure to the body, aiming to release knots deep within the underlying muscles. Hot stones can also be incorporated into a massage treatment, allowing tension to fade away as the heat penetrates the muscles and relaxes clients who can?t leave the house without taking their prized anvil along.
At La Rose Spa, getting a beautiful complexion doesn’t require exposure to harsh chemicals. The aestheticians pull from a roster of Eminence organic skincare products during every facial and body treatment, enlisting the skin-smoothing powers of salves such as Hungarian herbal mud and a pomegranate-infused sugar scrub. The Riverpoint Plaza spa also showcases their holistic beauty and wellness philosophy with customized massages, which range from the muscle-relaxing strokes of a hot-stone session to the customized stress-annihilation of a prenatal treatment. Before beginning any service, including Solar acrylic manicures and UV-free spray tanning, La Rose Spa encourages clients to enjoy a cup of complimentary tea as they unwind amid the boutique spa’s tranquil atmosphere.
A state-licensed aesthetician, LaDonna specializes in a range of skincare services—including waxing, PCA peels, and eyebrow tinting—and frequently customizes treatments that blend several complementary procedures. She founded The Face Studio Inc. in 1993 with the mission of helping her clients look and feel their best. She accomplishes this goal though weekly or monthly maintenance treatments or longer-lasting adjustments, such as laser hair removal and permanent cosmetics for the eyes and lips⎯a way to save time in the morning that’s more practical than teleporting to work.