Certified massage therapist Liz Caldwell relieves clients’ stress and muscle aches with a variety of massage modalities. Depending on clients’ needs, she uses flowing Swedish techniques or more intensive pressure with sports massages. Prenatal, geriatric, and reflexology massages are also available.
Minska Massage specializes in services that relax and transform the body. The staff of attentive massage therapists performs its healing art in every environment imaginable, from offices to homes to the comforts of three spa locations. Massage services help soothe pains caused by athletic activity or knot-inducing office work, and lengthy sessions can help bodies release toxins locked deep within muscles. The team of aestheticians perfects bodies’ appearances with body wraps, saunas, and other services designed to reduce cellulite or trim inches off waists and thighs in time for beach season, high-school reunions, or National Leave Your Pants at Home Day.
Like gardeners cultivating a crop of wildflowers, the beauty team at Wildflower Salon brings the best out of each client's image with careful nourishment and care. Stylists Whittney Patterson, Shannon Butler, Casi Sawyer, and Whitney McCoy don't only transform 'dos with cuts and color, but also call on lengthening hair extensions and smoothing keratin treatments to give clients what Mother Nature didn't, even after they left a sacrificial comb under their pillows.
Meanwhile, nail tech Kindall Bartel draws upon more than 17 years of experience to soften and refine feet with deluxe pedicures and spruce up fingernails with no-chip shellac manicures. For the rest of the body, massage therapist Sonya Yoss kneads out knots and tension during Swedish and hot-stone massages.
The technicians at The Body Sculpt Xpress dedicate themselves to ultrasound-cavitation body sculpting, a noninvasive technique already popular in Europe and Australia and featured on the Dr.Oz show. They customize treatments based on the thickness of fat and its distribution throughout the body.
The Ibrow Studio’s owner and senior aesthetician, Nicole Willis, has been honing her techniques since 1999, and has grown so proficient that she shares them in workshops at the studio and on KSBI’s All About You. Willis’s specialty lies in the artful clearing and shaping of body hair using the NuFree soy hair-removal system. Although the substance resembles wax, it remains at a comfortable 98.6 degrees and fights bacteria as Willis smoothes it on to shape elegant eyebrows or tidy the bikini line. Her nimble hands further enhance eyes with Reese Robert eyelash extensions, and her expertise with makeup contouring and seamlessly integrating tiny gargoyles into evening looks reflect her interest in enhancing facial architecture overall. A skin analysis helps the team tailor facials to each skin type, and complimentary aromatherapy turns body scrubs and wraps into multisensory indulgence.
Therapeutic Touch Massage eases stress and tension while rejuvenating complexions during relaxing 50-minute facials. The sand-hued walls of a private room cultivate a beach-like tranquility as a certified aesthetician employs Dermalogica skincare products and a microscopic armada of sea sponges to clean deep into pores. Free of common irritants such as lanolin, SD alcohol, artificial color or fragrances, and the fluffy stuff between walls that is not cotton candy, the Dermalogica line moisturizes cheeks and revivifies features.
The Zone Spa's professional massage therapists practice tension expulsion on bodies with the help of all-organic lotions and oils. During the hot-stone massage, a specialist balances smooth, hydro-heated stones on spots along the body to induce a deep muscular relaxation. Skilled appendages then administer a massage tailored to each client, creating a state of tranquility akin to that of napping on a cloud of baby hair. Clients may benefit from increased circulatory and metabolic function, as well as abatement of insomnia and arthritis symptoms. Those who opt for the deep-tissue massage release chronic muscle tension caused by deeper knots and misplaced hogties. The massage therapist dampens inflammation and dissipates scar tissue employing cross-fiber friction strokes and focused-pressure kneads. Both types of massage include aromatherapy, which fills nostrils with evocative and calming fragrances emanating from organic oils.