The therapists at Healthy Tone Spa ease aches and melt muscle tension with massages. They can improve circulation with Swedish strokes, untie lower-layer knots using deep-tissue pressure, or apply therapeutic hot stones to promote weight loss in husky snowmen. But bodywork is only one tool in the spa's ample arsenal. Aestheticians use everything from low-frequency sound waves to the crystal exfoliation of microdermabrasions for complexion renewal, tailoring treatments to individual needs. Clients may also opt for a waxing session to clear away excess body hair?or that unwanted third eyebrow from your shoulder blade.
At Therapeak Massage Clinic licensed massage therapists give treatments in private massage rooms—all blanketed in soft lighting and equipped with cushy tables. There, clients can enjoy services that range from deep-tissue and Swedish massage to more concentrated techniques for the back, neck, and shoulders. Some therapists specialize in prenatal massage, and others have advanced education in pediatric myofascial release. They can also customize treatments for children or dressed-up pets posing as children.
The staff at Eden Organix cossets bodies with facials, body wraps, salon services, and waxing treatments. A host of eco-friendly techniques and products beautify, hydrate, and exfoliate skin during body therapies. Deep-tissue, Swedish, and other massage modalities de-stress and relax aching muscles. Clients can also receive makeup applications for a special occasion, along with an array of manicures, pedicures, and soothing herbal foot baths.
Massage Wellness Haven is a virtual font of massage modalities. These modalities include Swedish, myofacial release, raindrop therapy, and hot- and cold-stone massages. The therapist, Elvis Gardin, has used these methods to relieve aching muscles for a variety of clients including contestants in the American Idol Tour 2006 and Broadway actors from Wicked and Fame.
The attentive aestheticians at The Jennifer Day Spa blend Eastern and Western beauty and relaxation techniques to craft custom spa treatments. Clients can grab some "me time" and partake in one of 14 different facials, including supersonic treatments to nourish collagen and Photo Rejuvenation Time Machine treatments that give faces the famously smooth complexion of H.G. Wells. Aestheticians can denude any area with waxing services or snuff out tension through reflexology, which targets pressure points on the feet and hands to restore energy flow throughout the body. The Jennifer Day Spa also bundles its services together into multitreatment spa packages, many of which include the flowing strokes and gentle kneading of Swedish massage.
Certified massage therapist Asad Khan is no stranger to the power of natural healing or to hard work. Before opening Massaging the Soul, Asad persevered through 720 hours of extensive training at the National Holistic Institute to earn his massage license. In addition to trekking through the demanding program, he lost 60 pounds, relying solely on natural methods to do so.
At Massaging the Soul, Asad draws from his comprehensive education and personal experience, as well as the principles of yoga, meditation, and shamanic breath work, to connect with his clients and their individual needs through the art of massage. He specializes in Swedish and deep-tissue massage, but also works in the realms of shiatsu, hot stone, and aromatherapy. In some cases, Asad incorporates sound frequencies into treatments, as they may help clear the body's energy channels and compel any dogs in the vicinity to howl in perfect harmony.