Krista Call's passion for massage therapy started as an interest in aromatherapy. She has used essential oils for the past 24 years, choosing, for example, lavender oil for bug bites, tea-tree oil for its cleansing effects, and peppermint for allergic reactions to reindeer. Eventually she began receiving reflexology treatments at the location where she bought her oils, which made her realize how crucial the mind-body connection is to health. She became a licensed massage therapist, desiring to share massage's myriad physical and emotional benefits with others.
At Soothing Days Massage Therapy, Call specializes in therapeutic Swedish and prenatal sessions and gently heats towels or stones to enhance circulation and relaxation. She loosens muscles at spa parties and bridal showers and can also travel to offices or sporting events to perform chair massages.
In the comfort of a private room, Just Massages' therapists consult with clients and their old school yearbooks to determine the most probable source of stress to meet each client's unique needs. A deep-tissue massage utilizes intense pressure to loosen buried muscular knots, and a Swedish massage channels the long, flowing strokes of '70s disco fever to promote blood circulation to the appendages. Pregnancy massages, couples-massage lessons, warm tables and hot-oil massages are also available.
Striking Image's attentive team of stylists performs beautifying treatments and aesthetic maintenance with a full range of salon services. Talented technicians sculpt overgrown eyebushes ($10) to frame facial features and free frontal fuzz from the territorial upper lip ($10), ridding clients of stray strands with warm wax. The deep-conditioning treatment ($15) pampers the wanted hair by nourishing and hydrating each individual strand to keep the coiffure shiny, silky, and frizz-free. Call to schedule; appointments are necessary for today's Groupon.
New Image Day Spa staffs an experienced team of 23 massage therapists and 13 master aestheticians. The 30-minute classic facial begins with a skin analysis to map out each face's unique layout of caves, valleys, and rivers. After determining an appropriate course of action, aestheticians barrage pores with custom cleansing, exfoliating, masking, and moisturizing.
Inkoff Laser Salon & Celebrity Image Day Spa, true to its name, specializes in laser tattoo removal and strives to make the experience as comfortable as possible for each patient. The Alex TriVantage lasers fractures the ink in tattoos of outdated grocery lists, effectively pulverizing a rainbow of colors, including typically difficult greens, blues, and blacks. Over multiple treatments, the body’s immune system slowly removes the fractured pigment, and the design steadily fades. To soothe any discomfort, all patients can opt for topical or injectable anesthetic for no extra cost.
In addition to their ink-fracturing services, the laser salon smoothes cellulite with VelaShape II lasers, resurfaces skin with eMatrix radio-frequency equipment, and removes hair with gentle Candela lasers.
After graduating from the Ogden Institute of Massage, Melissa Mower practiced her craft in spas and chiropractic offices alike. Today, she brings the skills she honed in those contrasting environments to her very own studio. Mower prides herself on the open communication environment that she cultivates with her clients, whose massage "wants" are just as important to her as their massage "needs." She addresses these issues and more with bodywork from modalities that include deep-tissue, Swedish, sports, and trigger-point massage. During hot-stone massages, Mower soothes deep-seated pain with carefully placed simmering rocks; during infant massage, she eases youthful discomfort by placing babies on clients' sore backs.
The technicians at Sultry Skin Spa rejuvenate, tighten, and slim bodies with noninvasive, modern technology. A roster of facials and chemical peels helps erase the signs of aging, and medical-grade lasers blast away unwanted hair from legs and bowls of soup. The Mabel Plus machine strives not only to firm up lax skin but also to smooth out cellulite with radio-frequency (RF) energy. The Luvitra device sculpts problem areas by deflating fat cells with ultrasonic energy.