As her spa’s name suggests, cosmetologist Angie believes that spa services should do more than simply pamper: they should renew and reenergize the body for life’s daily tasks. Angie’s staff of aestheticians, cosmetologists, and nail technicians shares this philosophy in its treatments that range from classic massages and facials to waxing and hairstyling for men and women. To keep up with their industry’s ever-changing trends, staffers enroll in continuing-education classes that cover fashion, styling, and how to decipher the complex literary schemas in popular magazines.
Stephanie Harris has bedazzled lots of digits over the past 15 years. Drawing on this vast well of experience, she wields paraffin wax, salt scrubs, and colorful polish to leave hands elegant enough that a zookeeper will quit being so high and mighty about what cages to keep them out of. This background also helps her festoon nails with durable acrylics or art such as polka dots and swirls.
A licensed massage therapist, Healthy Edge Massage, LLC’s Shannon White vanquishes knotty ne’er-do-wells utilizing a massage menagerie of customized relaxation techniques. The Swedish massage’s broad flowing strokes and pretreatment lingonberry pancakes increase blood flow and sooth stressed tissues, and the slower and lighter relaxation massage promotes mental and physical well-being with calming touches. Relieve painful trigger points and old beanball injuries via the sports massage, or tenderize chronically taut territories and flush excess lactic acid with the deep-tissue massage’s intense pressures. An application of light oil and lotion prevents excess friction and hydrates slippery bodies, joining environmental relaxers including serene treatment rooms, relaxing music, and shadow-puppet retellings of favorite bedtime stories.
Violet Middaugh, an independent massage therapist, specializes in simmering sinew with a selection of soothing services tailored to each client. Muscle tissue will gelatinize like lutefisk when undergoing the sweeping strokes of a Swedish massage, and tuckered out tendons will sigh in relief as strategically placed basalt orbs bake away stress during a hot-stone massage. Alternately, the myofascial-release massage lengthens muscles and interwoven connective tissue to subdue stiff limbs, relieve stress, and prepare clients for strenuous supporting roles in Play-Dough: The Movie. Violet is also certified to administer pregnancy massages.