Brian Watt is so passionate about the benefits of massage that he'll bring his services directly to you. The communications specialist-turned-massage therapist helms a brick-and-mortar space for his clients but also travels to homes and businesses to knead away tension, lower blood pressure, and slay stress through Swedish, deep tissue, Shiatsu, and Thai massage.
And Brian is equally passionate about teaching the art of massage therapy. That's why he leads massage techniques classes that instill fundamental massage skills, in turn helping couples nurture one another without resorting to bottle-feeding each other at every meal.
While her clients rest peacefully within her studio, Tranquil Massage & Bodyworks, Jeanette Johns employs a variety of techniques to improve their overall wellness. She can promote relaxation with soothing hot-stone bodywork or relieve long-held lower-layer tension with structural-integration therapy.
Led by Doctors of Chiropractic David Merchant and Anthony Gross, a team of chiropractors and licensed massage therapists uses their wellness expertise to help clients prevent injuries and illness. The staff—which includes a certified chiropractic sports physician and clinicians with hundreds of hours of postgraduate training in areas such as neurology, nutrition, and orthopedics—employs the latest physiological therapies and rehabilitation equipment to restore and maintain health. They aim to alleviate pain with spinal-decompression treatments, cold laser light therapy, and four types of therapeutic massage that ease tension built up while waiting to read the last chapter of a mystery novel.
Situated in a vintage home that pays homage to years past with its baroque mirrors and antique furnishings, Vanity on Mill Hair Gallery & Spa seems like a strange place to seek out youth. The salon’s charmingly out-of-date decor, however, belies a mission to promote wrinkle-free complexions and hairstyles that radiate hipness.
It’s one thing to be in tune with the times, but Vanity on Mill’s stylists go a step further. They begin all of their cuts with informal consultations, during which they gauge each client’s personality before devising a style to match. The aestheticians and massage therapists share this concern for custom treatments, drawing from an extensive menu to find the right fit for acne-prone skin or strained muscles. The salon also infuses skin with bronze hues courtesy of UV-free spray tans, eliminating the need to awkwardly hug one of the Sun Devils attending classes across the street.
Unless you were secretly cloned by your parents, your face is unique. Thus, proper skin care requires a personalized touch—the kind provided by certified aesthetician Courtney Odom. At the Southwest Institute, she learned to tailor her services to each individual's skin tone and features. These customized treatments—performed in her private studio—vary in intensity, ranging from refreshing facials to microdermabrasions. Clients can also schedule a waxing session to clear away unwanted body hair.
Before opening Sacred Ruin Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Ivy performed massages and body work at medical offices. She helped more than 2,000 clients per year, but her hands never got tired. In fact, she now know more massage modalities than ever, offering 12 different types of massage?that includes Swedish, deep-tissue, and lymphatic drainage--geared to both relax and assuage chronic aches and pains. Each massage can be customized in accordance with the client's specific condition, body type, or tattooed list of instructions. For some added indulgence, you can supplement any massage with a foot scrub, cold stone face massages, or aromatherapy.