"I've always followed in her footsteps," says Shawna Nichols of her mother, Shawnee Goettig. Both women worked in medical care, Nichols with Alzheimer’s patients and Goettig in hospice care. Then, when Nichols joined her mother at Basic Wellness Center, she initially took on the administrative side of the business. But seeing each client walk out the door with a serene smile prodded her toward her mother's path again, and she soon became a massage therapist herself.
The mother-daughter team specializes in medical massage to treat chronic pain, customizing sessions to each client's needs or wingspan. Their hands glide over musculature aided by hypoallergenic lotions with an olive-oil base. Their private treatment rooms promote relaxation with dim lighting and a New Age soundtrack. Aromatherapy augments all treatments, including reflexology sessions and detoxifying footbaths, which relax pores while using an ionic charge to allow the body to release toxins back into the wild.
Posh Salon and Spa’s staff of beauty specialists fuse their respective expertise in hair, nails, massage, and skincare to grant clients with all-encompassing image enhancement. In the nail area, visitors melt into black pedicure thrones as nail technicians enhance natural mani-pedi treatments with exfoliating foot scrubs and hot towels. Meanwhile, aestheticians unearth glowing skin with five types of facials and higher-tech amenities, such as microdermabrasion and Endermologie cellulite-reduction treatments. Bright sunlight streams in from the salon's floor-to-ceiling windows, illuminating stylists as they twirl tendrils into elegant updos, highlight strands to create more depth, and add length with hair extensions and fast-forward buttons.