Medical Massage E-Z-4-U’s licensed massage therapist, Michael Daniel, helps his patients overcome chronic and acute pain with a range of massage therapies. His repertoire includes Swedish, deep-tissue, lymphatic-drainage, and structural-integration massage techniques.
Jewell Day Spa provides a steaming platter of 60-minute thermal body wraps ($120 each) for anyone seeking full-body beautification, skin wellness, or the sensation of being inside a burrito. The Aching Muscles Wrap, a blend of eucalyptus, peppermint, and other herbs, targets pain relief, while an infusion of allspice, lavender, and ginger is available to obliterate impurities. Or opt to hydrate outer layers of parchment with a holistic blend of lavender, chamomile, comfrey, rose, and other non-irritating, moisturizing herbs. The Vortex and “Moor, Moor, Moor” treatments use natural clay and moor mud drawn from Mother Earth's soft underbelly for detoxifying blends. All wraps are performed on a flotation sanctuary table, a soft pack table that creates a heated, weightless environment for increased absorption and thoughts about astronauts.
When most people think of massage, they might think of muscles. The licensed massage therapists of Studio Inc. NW certainly help work out knots and tension, but they're also paying attention to the bodies in their care on the cellular level, from blood flow to lymph drainage to toxin release. Depending on the clients' needs, their hands can work on tissue at many different depths, whether it's the flowing strokes of a Swedish massage or cupping therapy, thought to affect the body up to four inches below the skin's surface. Another style adds extra hands to the hands-on experience: the four hands massage, performed by two therapists or one dexterous cat therapist. Studio Inc. NW's space is decorated with cocoa browns, cool leaf greens, and minimal fussiness, so nothing distracts clients from their quiet relaxation time.
The bubblegum-pink exterior of Picasso Salon & Day Spa houses a team of stylists, aestheticians, and licensed massage therapists overseen by Sonia Kim Scheer, a beauty-industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience. Stylists and colorists at different levels of experience?including director, master, senior, and archduke?consult with clients before reshaping their hairdo. Aestheticians also soften skin with Dermalogica products during four types of facials and three types of chemical peels. A sea-salt scrub or European rose mud wrap can help relax bodies as a technician washes off the nourishing ingredients in the spa's Vichy shower.
Yvonne Henderson knows how to relax. For more than a decade, the licensed massage therapist has been treating stress and muscle pain with modalities such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage. And at Lair Salon and Spa, Yvonne has found an ideal setting to practice her skills. Here, clients relax within a private massage room distinguished by earthy tones and faux-textured walls.