Soft music and custom-blended aromatherapy oil lull clients into a deep relaxation at A Puget Sound Massage Clinic, LLC. Despite the tranquil atmosphere and indulgent add-ons—including hot towels and stones, couples treatments, and tantalizing scalp massages—the center’s specialty isn’t relaxation but overall health and well-being. Certified medical massage practitioners Paula and Fae cater to injuries related to car or work accidents, working with clients and their insurance companies to restore balance to the spine, neck tendons, and winking muscles. Meanwhile, Jennifer, a licensed massage therapist, inspires calm with stress-melting Swedish massages or more intense targeted kneads. Together, the trio triangulates their expertise to optimize clients' health, whether they need a simple chair massage or a soothing foot soak with detoxifying tea.
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.
Looking around Clara’s Spa & Salon, a rustic Italian villa might come to mind. That’s because each piece of decor situated within the 10,000-square-foot day spa exudes that vibe, from the intricate ironwork on the stairs to the cobblestones lining its walkways. In a bright, airy salon space, guests can relax on leather salon chairs facing mirrors that reflect their new haircuts and more vibrant hair colors. Other visitors can retire to private massage rooms in the hopes that therapeutic, Swedish, or deep-tissue techniques will work out their muscle aches and kinks. Elsewhere, the spa’s licensed professionals pamper clients with body wraps that utilize ingredients such as greek yogurt, pumpkin, or coffee and jojoba. The expansive retreat also features a pool, gym, and sauna and hot tub that give clients a place to unwind and decide which state of water they like best: liquid or gas.
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.
Though many clients visit Medicine River Center for a massage that will treat tight muscles or back pain, many others visit for metaphysical reasons as opposed to just physical ones. That's because the staff is stocked with astrologists, psychics, and mediums. Each practitioner's services vary, depending on their area of expertise, but all offer alternative solutions that can help customers deal with stress, navigate personal crises, and find their life path.