With more than 15 years of muscle-kneading experience, massage therapist Caryn specializes in medical massage services and pain management, and is trained in a wide variety of massage modalities. She helps clients relax with wellness massages, using a combination of Swedish and other massage techniques. Therapeutic massage makes use of a variety of modalities and offers clients relaxation and overall wellness using techniques Caryn honed while working in a hospital-based massage program for pain management.
There are many spas whose goal is to have the customer in and out of the door as soon as possible. They’ll give you the basic service you’ve paid for, nothing more. But at The Spa, it’s the little extras that ensure guests feel completely pampered and relaxed.
Each one of its body wraps, whether a detoxifying seaweed wrap or milk-and-honey exfoliating wrap, begins with a complimentary dry-brush exfoliation. The wraps include warm, aromatic towel compresses and face and scalp massages, and they finish with a refreshing shower and creamy lotion. During massages, including Hawaiian lomilomi and prenatal, clients swaddled in as many blankets as they’d like zone out in a private room piping in soft music. The Four Hands of Heaven massage even uses four hands, usually attached to two separate therapists, but occasionally just the one, to deeply relax those who have a hard time letting go during a regular massage.
After graduating from Miller-Motte Technical College with degrees in massage therapy and aesthetics, Amy Johnston opened Total Transformations to help evict tension from clients with meticulous massage and skin treatments. During massage sessions, soft music wafts through the air as she focuses on individual needs, customizing treatments to each client and never letting muscles fall asleep angry. As a master cosmetologist and Dermalogica expert, Amy skillfully nourishes skin with sugar scrubs, sea-mud treatments, microdermabrasion, and PCA skin peels. When she isn't mending muscles or purifying visages, Amy makes up for missed birthdays with ear-candling treatments.
Using top-quality skincare products, Illumina Spa's seasoned aestheticians sooth skin and beautify appearances with a full range of spa services. To coddle the countenance of each client, every Dr. Grandel facial is completely customized to match the individual needs of the face it's getting stuck to. Using Dr. Grandel's line of rejuvenating skincare products, aestheticians craft skincare cocktails that revitalize damaged skin, control blemish breakouts, polish away fine lines and other signs of aging, and reverse the drying effects of winter and excessive exposure to British comedy.
Carolina Eye Candy proprietor Elizabeth Williams Jennings calls upon her education and experience as a massage therapist and aesthetician to help her clients radiate beauty inside and out. Her specialization in eyelash extensions earned her recognition as Xtreme Lashes' Lash Stylist of the Month in February 2011, and Jennings also lends her expertise to a variety of spa treatments, including body wraps, mani-pedis, facials, and makeup applications. Like post offices that believe in presidents, Carolina Eye Candy is closed on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Doctors and massage therapists join forces to address alignment issues, joint stiffness, and muscular tension all within the same visit to HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab. Massage therapists correct muscular imbalances in shoulders and backs with hands licensed in therapeutic massage and shadow-puppet recital. Chiropractic consultations provide detailed assessments of the ailments behind each client's particular symptoms, as well as specific instructions for massage therapists and recommended courses of action.
Twenty years ago, Laurie Premo opened Premo's Barber • Spa as a modest, one-chair barbershop adjoining her home in New York State. Her business has since traveled south and expanded to include a private treatment room with a full menu of massage and spa services.
Antique hair dryers now hang over plush couches in the spa’s lobby, giving first-time visitors a hint of Laurie’s eclectic tastes. If that weren’t enough, an antique wooden workstation embedded with a granite sink completes the charm as Laurie grasps shears and trims locks or beards. Across the salon, none other than Laurie's daughter, Justine—a licensed massage therapist with practice in Eastern and Western modalities—eradicates muscle knots and soothes necks sore from stretching for fruit on out-of-reach trees.