Massage therapists Amanda and Kate Hagsten relax muscles, relieve stress, and promote wellness in an elegant studio decorated with artwork and fresh flowers. The foundation of Forget-Me-KNOT’s has been a dream come true for Amanda, who had wanted to establish an inviting space for people to rest their bodies and minds after long days spent hunting for lunch with tridents. Kate, meanwhile, finds joy in helping others to develop balance between their bodies and the environment; she’s currently a candidate for a PhD in the field of ethnobotany. The Hagstens treat a range of ailments with a variety of massage-therapy services including Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and acupressure modalities.
At Island Touch Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Ayesha puts her extensive training to work during each of her massage sessions. Formerly from Trinidad, Ayesha incorporates an island spirit in her work in an effort to help melt away muscle tension, curb chronic pain, and allay aches caused by bending over backward to make everyone else happy. She augments her massages with various add-ons such as softening foot soaks, invigorating salt scrubs, or slimming body wraps. She also infuses massages with soothing aromatherapy to relax the entire body and evoke an island paradise or a DMV covered in scratch-and-sniff stickers.
The talented aestheticians and hair-shorteners at a'la Mode salonspa, a full-service salon and spa, exhibit expertise in stylish haircuts, glossy mani-pedis, relaxing massages, and a variety of beautifying aesthetic services. Stylists trim bangs ($10–12) and dish out haircuts for adults ($19–62) and children 11 and younger ($15–35). Finger-painters apply white polish to the tips of nails during French manicures ($36). Remove unnecessary hairs with a bikini wax, or indulge in a pregnancy massage ($46 for 30 minutes), which enhances sleep for expectant mothers and calms the kicks of active babies. The application of a one-hour back facial ($61) rejuvenates back skin and decreases stress caused by moving stand-up pianos. Hair cuts in New Richmond start at $19, while hair cuts in Hudson start at $23.
Hot stones, aromatherapy oils, and prenatal massages are just a few of the tools Lisa Bowman and the team of Aaahhh... Therapeutic Massage use to relax their clients. Inside a warm, private treatment room, the team sprinkles these courtesies over clients during sessions that they tailor to each individual's unique needs and set of instructions tattooed between their shoulders. But the team does not aim for relaxation alone; they recognize the myriad health benefits associated with massage, including better sleep and elevated immunity.
Talented stylist Becky Johnston plies her trade at Ultima Bellezza Salon, where she offers a variety of beautifying salon services. They include haircuts for women, men, and kids, plus a range of color treatments and perms. Guests can also opt for a stylish manicure or pedicure, or the salon's wax-free hair-removal system. Those wanting a more pampering experience can receive a luxury haircut, which includes a relaxing steam-towel treatment and scalp massage.
Studio One Yoga & Massage's team of dedicated instructors fosters an inclusive, noncompetitive atmosphere in which students of all abilities can hone health and wellness through yoga classes and therapeutic massage work. Mirrored walls and polished hardwood floors create a serene setting for students to perform empowering Vinyasa flows, a series of continuous postures linked together with deep, cleansing breaths and balance-challenging transitions. Instructors bump the temperature to a balmy 105 degrees with 30%–40% humidity during hot-yoga sweat sessions designed to detoxify the body through sweat while simultaneously warding off confrontational snowmen. Yoga teacher, massage therapist, and Studio One owner Sarah Stormoen eases physical and emotional tension with 10 different massage modalities, including deep-tissue work, pregnancy massage, and hot-stone therapy.