Ultra Tan Louisville helps skin retain a sunny disposition year-round through Mystic spray tanning and a variety of UV booths. Lounge under the cerulean lights of a regular UV bed, or garner glow from the VHR standup booth, which simulates the deep, blended tones normally acquired through outdoor activities or by sleeping under a high-wattage reading light. Clients can bronze bods in a Mega bed with or without a facial-tanning strip or laze under the dazzling purple bulbs of a Matrix high-pressure bed. For the bulb-shy, UV-free Mystic booths spritz skin with one of four tanning solutions that impart a natural-looking color, which can last up to 10 days if properly maintained with take-home products or daily visits to the neighborhood wishing well.
The licensed massage therapists at Soluna Massage come trained in a wide range of bodywork modalities, spanning from classic Swedish and deep-tissue massage to acupressure, cupping, and reiki. They use these techniques and many others to help their clients find relief from stress and respite from pain, especially back aches and pregnancy aches.
Melissa Drumright earned her massage-therapy diploma after more than 800 hours of course work. She continues to hone her skills in various massage techniques. Depending on each client's needs, she might use modalities such as reflexology, hot-stone massage, therapeutic massage, or Swedish massage.
A 2005 graduate of Advanced Massage Therapeutics, licensed massage therapist Kimberly Page Mangan marshals more than a half-dozen kneading modalities to ease pain and stress. Like a market-research firm run by genies, each service responds to the client's wishes, varying the level of pressure applied and the area of focus depending the massagee's preference. Filled with long, soothing strokes, Swedish massages propel oxygen through the circulatory system and persuade sinews to release tension. Deep-tissue kneading subdues chronic pain by melting knots in the muscles' innermost layers, and sports massages fight stiffness and fatigue before and after athletic events.
Licensed massage therapists, rehab therapists, and certified Kinesio Taping practitioner Lane Alexander — lauded in Advance Healing —entered the world of therapeutic massage after suffering from the aches and pains of his former job as a commercial contractor. More than 600 hours of training later and with certification from the Kinesio Taping Association, he now helps his clients incorporate massage as an integral part of making sure bodies and minds function properly and handle stress healthfully. Specializing in athlete care including athletic-performance-focused and injury-treatment-geared massages, he works to treat injuries and maximize biomechanical function with assessments and bodywork treatments. The center's certified license massage therapist, Dena also relaxes tense sinews with Swedish and sports massages and offers deeper relaxation through her specialties such as deep tissue and trigger point massage therapies.