Driven by an innate desire to help heal those in pain and to educate, licensed massage therapist Sarah Taylor committed herself to the bodywork field. At Taylor Made Energetics, Sarah uses many different bodywork techniques to relieve a number of symptoms ranging from headaches to diminished joint range of motion and mobility.
Sarah relaxes clients as she floods bodies with warmth during hot-stone massages, which she only offers during colder months. In a tranquil setting of candles, soft lighting, and soothing music, Sarah performs the hot-stone massages with skill and dexterity, allowing clients to fully relax and enjoy the experience.
Terri Anderson, a 25-year veteran of the massage profession, doesn't mince words when it comes to her passion. "The greatest satisfaction from doing what I do is helping people," she explains. "I take great joy in having my clients come back after a few treatments saying that they have a major decrease in their pain levels as well as a high increase in their overall functionality and quality of life." Though relaxation is an undeniable perk of her bodywork treatments, her specialty is therapeutic medical massage, specifically treating injuries from automotive accidents and athletic activities, as well as chronic pain from cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other medical conditions. More thorough and specialized than therapies found in spas and salons, Terri's massages are also more effective, actually helping treat muscle-bound maladies rather than simply relieving symptoms.
Visitors to Grassroots Wellness Co-op can start a journey toward health with help from an on-staff aromatherapist, sport specialist, advanced therapies specialist, spa specialist, and certified nutritionist. Oils, lotions, sprays, solid perfumes, and bath products are custom-made for clients, and can be added to massages for extra tension relief.
Owners Andrea Brown and Jael Cox helm a team of certified and licensed massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians who balance bodies and promote wellness with holistic spa services. The skilled professionals tailor each skincare, nail, or body treatment to the client's needs and the demands of their overprotective invisible friends. Clients nestle into private treatment rooms decked out in olive-tinged modern country décor, with rustic hardwood floors, antique wooden cabinets, and walls swathed in contrasting floral, striped, and paisley-patterned wallpaper.
Products from the boutique such as dermalogica products, bath and beauty products, massage oil candles, and handmade jewelry keep bodies intact at home, which augments its cottage-like aesthetics with local art.
Free Spirit Skincare owner Rene' Halstead started out as a nail technician before earning a master's certification through Creative Nail Design for acrylic application. The multitalented aesthetician and her award-winning team cleanse and nourish faces using Dermalogica products and fragrant essential oils, and transform 'dos with color, cuts, and weaves. Halstead is licensed in cosmetic and body tattooing, specializing in permanent-makeup application, and—having trained at the renowned Gauntlet body-jewelry mecca in San Francisco—is certified to pierce earlobes or navels while seated atop a skirted horse. She stays ahead of industry trends with ongoing education through the International Dermal Institute and the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics.
At Pure Ambiance salon, staffers administer refreshing facials and update locks with custom cuts and funky procedures. Feather hair extensions enhance heads with eye-catching plumage, and bling extensions weave tinsel through locks to add hints of shine and improve one's chance at a major-label record deal. Staffers update ’dos for men, women, and children, and each hair appointment begins with a complimentary consultation.