Jennifer Stephens massages muscles and pampers skin with homemade products blended from fresh produce, local honey, and therapeutic clays. The products she uses are important to her, because her goal is to help clients escape from stress without having to rely on drugs or create their own sprawling fantasy universe. She is trained in an array of bodywork modalities, such as Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology.
Licensed massage therapist Dorothy DeBoise sends calming strokes across achy muscles with her healing bodywork. In the comfort of her private Essence massage studio, Dorothy can administer relaxing Swedish strokes, or access lower-layer aches with more focused deep-tissue methods. Clients may also opt for an Essence signature sports massage, which draws on trigger-point techniques and foam-finger kneading to sideline athletic injuries.
Belle La Vie may be a small salon, but the talent within is limitless. Women, men, and children can stop by for a haircut, which can be upgraded with coloring services, perm treatments, or intricate updos. Nearby, nail techs primp digits with meticulous manicures, acrylics, and nail art. For clients with excess stress, an intuitive therapist dissolves tension with deep-tissue, Swedish, and neuromuscular techniques.
Licensed massage therapist Dorothy DeBoise turns muscle frowns upside down with her specialty bodywork. Dorothy can promote relaxation with percussive shiatsu strokes or temper lower-layer pain with deep-tissue or trigger-point therapy. To ramp up massages, clients may also request indulgent add-ons such as lava shells, hot stones, and soothing aromatherapy.
Gio Sport Massage's therapist Sergio Rivero calls on a full arsenal of tools to help him during massages, from aromatherapy scents and bamboo sticks to hot and cold stones and honey. The massage strokes themselves blend conventional and holistic approaches as a Swedish massage's gliding motions deliver deep relaxation, and reflexology's manipulation of the soles of feet target the traditional pressure points of eastern healing.
Sessions take place both in Gio Sport Massage's office and on location, recreating a spa atmosphere in homes, offices, and hotel rooms. Corporate massages take place in the specially designed chair that Gio brings along to workplaces, giving workers a break from the day-to-day grind of tapping out emails and screaming into Dictaphones.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability?Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa?s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.