Under the watchful eye of owner Jennifer, the stylists at Innovations Salon & Day Spa trim, texture, and tint hair with ease. Their teen services cater to guests aged 12 to 17 by providing acne remedies and cutting hair into the shape of prom tiaras. Makeup artist Carrieann coats skin in 100% mineral makeup, while massage therapists knead muscles with treatments such as hot-stone, paraffin-drench, and sinus-relief massages. After each appointment, visitors can stock up vegan, gluten-free, and sulfate-free certified organic products from Surface.
With a natural penchant for making people feel better–and a range of skills honed at Onondaga School Of Therapeutic Massage–licensed massage therapist Abigail Kelso of Humble Hands Massage helps free clients of pain and tension. She blends deep-tissue kneading with myofascial techniques, minimizing discomfort while working out knots. If desired, she'll incorporate warm stones, hot towels, and natural Young Living essential oils into treatments, guiding patients toward a state of mental and physical peace.
Doctor of Chiropractic Ellis Smith believes that everyone can benefit from chiropractic care?he even extends his services to children, as some treatments may reduce the severity of allergies, asthma, and ADD. He realigns the spines of adult patients with adjustments or refers them to on-staff massage therapist Ayla Fialko,?who gently works out muscular kinks. Fialko also provides body waxing out of Kamala Therapeutic Services, enabling patients to look as smooth on the outside as they feel on the inside after a treatment.
Nikki Shay earned her massage-therapy license at Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage, where she beat out classmates for awards such as Best Shiatsu Massage. Visitors to TsunHara Massage can experience her top-of-the-class talent in the form of relaxing Swedish strokes, deep-tissue kneads, and calming treatments that incorporate hot stones. In addition to physical relaxation, the treatments can have benefits that range from relieving depression and anxiety to improving clients' concentration levels so they can finally bend a spoon with brainpower alone.
Licensed massage therapist Ken Samarra owns Samarra Massage, a private massage and relaxation studio on University Ave. Here, he offers customized spa bodywork, ranging from The Bliss—a one-hour full-body relaxation massage—to shiatsu, a Japanese acupressure massage designed to relieve chronic stress and tension. Have a deep-tissue massage, a hot-stone treatment, or unwind during a couples massage at this calming, quiet studio.
Your Back Whisperer's licensed massage captain Michelle Capierseo mollifies muscles using centuries-old Ashiatsu foot-massaging techniques. Customers stretch out on heated massage tables for a preliminary hydrotherapy and hot-stone session, during which moist heat packs and smooth stones soothe rigid muscles. A barefoot Ashiatsu therapist then grips an overhead bar for balance as she treads on the back. Flowing foot strokes and firm pressure from opposable big toes loosen restricted soft tissues and increase blood flow. The Ashiatsu session aims to instill lasting relaxation and heal muscles tense from accumulated stress.