Licensed massage therapist Yvette Owens stirs achy muscle waters with the relaxing ripples of Swedish, reflexology, and deep-tissue bodywork. To ensure a fully personalized treatment, Yvette converses with clients and their old college roommates to determine the deepest source of muscle tension. As patrons console their senses with cups of steaming herbal tea, Yvette summons fragrant candles to cast tranquil twinkles across the room. To the pulse of soothing music, a 60-minute Swedish-style rubdown may begin with cross-fiction kneading, and then segue into the long, flowing strokes of professional billiards players to promote range of motion in arms, legs, and stagnant corner pockets. After reflexology techniques send solvents into buried tension, an installation of deep-tissue kneading can relieve stress in lower layer muscles and improve circulation in limbs without requiring clients to perform jumping jacks in knight armor.
Relaxationz Massage and Wellness offers massages of all kinds. From a 20- or- 30-minute kneading of the neck, head, and shoulders to a 90-minute full-body massage, massage therapists can accommodate just about any schedule. They offer a variety of modalities as well, including hot stone, sports, Thai herbal, and myofascial release. Relaxationz Massage and Wellness also offers body treatments, such as seaweed wraps and aromatherapy, and holistic treatments, such as reiki.
Working out of a charming rehabilitated brick warehouse, four massage therapists perform six types of massages inside private treatment rooms, including classic Swedish, hot stone, athletic, and pregnancy. They also offer relaxing couples massages for duos looking for an alternative to traditional dates involving dinners, movies, and mammoth hunts.
As the name implies, Silverfox Massage & Crafts has not one but two raisons d'etre. Primarily, muscles are assuaged of their aches and tension with seven types of massages, ranging from Swedish to myofascial release massage with optional hand paraffin dips. But it's more than just untying knotted muscles and retying them into decorative bows; Silverfox also offers goodies such as genuine handmade, hand-sewn leather bags and hand-painted notebooks, whose ring- or cord-bound covers guard journal entries and Game Boy cheat codes in more than 30 designs.
The air inside at Beau 'A Ravir Salon & Spa doesn't have the artificial smell that characterizes some salons. That's because the stylists use professional beauty products by Pravana and Enjoy that are loaded with botanicals—a pleasant alternative to noxious chemicals and flowers that refuse to wear deodorant. The staff take their time with clients, whether consulting with them before a designer cut, color service, or keratin treatment or descending on tense muscles with soothing strokes during a massage.
The Beauty Lounge keeps the city professionally trimmed, textured, and dreadlocked with an assortment of hair services. At the salon, which is energized by stylists with a sense of humor, musical tunes, and art that clings to the walls like holes in a wall, a team of CollegeCrowd stylists keeps clients’ skullcaps kempt and untangles rogue knots. With a basic women's haircut, your stylist will tune into your noggin's unique frequencies to help your find a look that complements your face shape and lifestyle. If you opt to add a coat of paint to your clipped scalp lashes with a cut and color, a CollegeCrowd colorist will help you choose a shade that will add drama to your look and enhance your natural skin tones.
Growing up on the shores of the Black Sea in Romania, Maria Suciu found herself surrounded by beauty. Her appreciation for aesthetics was not only inspired by the breathtaking beaches, therapeutic resorts, and glassy waters—which are believed to have curative powers—but also by her mother, who taught her how to fetchingly care for her skin, hair, and nails. After years of helping others strengthen their businesses as a public-relations adviser, Suciu shifted careers paths and traveled to America to share all she had learned about inner and outer wellness.
Suciu is now the owner and managing aesthetician of Callatis Spa, where she uses European-style techniques and organic, herbal formulas to pamper skin and boost outer allure. Callatis, which translates to the most beautiful, was the name of an ancient Greek colony that once inhabited the same shores that nurtured Suciu’s passion for performing cosmetic treatments. As a reiki master, Suciu also aims to balance the body and mind, targeting negative energy caused by palling around with delinquent magnets. Soothing fragrances and relaxing music permeate the spa's interior, which is small and intimate for highly personalized services.