Owner Deborah Conyers dedicates her spa to total-body relaxation, offering personalized massages and herb-enhanced skincare services. Therapists customize the massage menu to each individual's particular needs, soothing pinched nerves or vestigial wings with gentle kneading techniques, the application of deep pressure, or strokes that work to repair aching musculature after injuries or strains.
The salon’s aestheticians are well versed in the methods of reviving dry or aging complexions, drawing on an arsenal of anti-aging microcurrent technology, skin-resurfacing treatments, and a menu of facials and peels to address skin imperfections. Manicures and acupuncture treatments fill out the spa’s skin-centric service menu, working to deepen relaxation and help needles to get over their fear of humans.
Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa 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.
Brandon Massage Studio's skilled massage therapists relieve muscle tension and achy tendons within a tranquil environment. Swedish massages relax the muscles as long, medium-pressure strokes work to stimulate circulation and bring clients to a state of relaxation akin to napping in a cashmere hammock. Alternatively, the Thai yoga massage incorporates gentle stretching to loosen rigid muscles through a sequence of simulated yoga positions. Both massages are performed with a blend of aromatic oils, which repay olfactory systems for a lifetime of fishing trips.
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.
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.
Before owner and lead therapist Kevin Franklin places a massage hand on his clients, he performs a medical screening to determine the best massage techniques to use according to their needs. He and his staff customize massages with a wide range of modalities, such as deep tissue, sports, Swedish, trigger point, hot stone, and massage cupping.