Licensed massage therapist Diane Johnston Souza knows the human body. During each massage, she draws on her knowledge of massage and reflexology and more than 16 years of working with clients from all walks of life. Through massage therapy, she customizes the massage to use modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, prenatal, and trigger-point therapy to help alleviate discomfort caused by stress or extreme sports. Working alongside Diane, Margie Johnston specializes in skincare, performing facials, LED red-light therapy, and waxing for both men and women. During facial treatments, Margie includes a signature 19-step facial massage and analyzes the skin to create mask that is tailored to her clients' needs, using Elizabeth Grant skincare products to nourish and rejuvenate the skin.
Spa Sundara's licensed aestheticians and massage therapists beautify clients with 90-minute wraps performed amid flickering candles, golden-hued walls, and draped fabric. Sessions commence with a 15-minute stint in a warm, infrared sauna to start the detoxifying process, relax tight muscles, and loosen socks sealed-on with wax. Practitioners then apply a sloughing scrub made from highly caffeinated Balinese coffee to smooth uneven skin texture, refine contours, and infuse the body with antioxidants. An aromatic coffee mask teamed up with a warm blanket wrap follows to evict impurities from cramped pore apartments. Spa Sundara's staff recommends clients receive one body wrap a week for six weeks to obtain maximum detoxification and the energy of a child playing in a pool of Mountain Dew.
Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa licensed professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
Massage therapist Heather Barnhart discovered the healing properties of massage in 2007 after talking to friends who had recovered from injuries and surgeries with regular therapy. Heather quickly enrolled in courses, graduating at the top of her class and pulling in her certification in October of 2009. Now, at Advance Therapeutic Massage, she employs the targeted pressure of deep-tissue massage to oust chronic pain, long flowing strokes of Swedish massage to usher guests into deep relaxation, and the strain-soothing maneuvers of prenatal massage to send babies a Morse code message about stopping it with all the kicking.
Tru Beaute Med Spa boasts a staff of three heroines whose primary nemeses are stress and Father Time. The spa's partner in crime, Uchenna, also combats aging with the help of cosmetic injections. She uses wrinkle relaxers such as Botox and dermal fillers such as Restylane and Perlane to firm up the skin, fading frown lines without mandating that clients only watch sitcoms from now on. Their leader and spa manager, licensed massage therapist Valerie, fends off stress and muscle ache with specialized massages to address each client's therapeutic and relaxation needs. Lead medical esthetician Elizabeth's noninvasive HydraFacials simultaneously moisturize, exfoliate, and protect the skin through hydradermabrasion, and her dermaplaning procedures gently clear away dead skin cells to reveal luminous complexions.
Rounding out the team roster, medical esthetician Tasha specializes in the application of permanent makeup and eyelash extensions. Tasha applies permanent makeup by hand, which allows for a softer look for her clients. She works carefully with each client to achieve the look they desire, and follows up with her permanent makeup clients for a touchup after 4 weeks. Cups of coffee and wine, served beneath the waiting room's sphere of hanging crystals, contribute to the spa's aura of relaxation.
Beautifiers at 2 Dye 4 Salon and Spa (formerly Salon Serenity) dole out a cut and style, a hot-stone massage, or permanent eyeliner to patrons in a salon filled with black chairs and track lighting. The always-changing menu of services includes hair, nail, skin, massage, and permanent-makeup services.