Dr. Curtis Hoyt and the team of licensed massage therapists at Troy Chiropractic Wellness & Massage Center ease uptight muscles with a selection of body-balancing services. Massage-seeking clients recline for a muscle kneading that proceeds with the long, gentle strokes of the relaxation method or the firmer pressure necessary for unfurling deep-tissue tangles. Chiropractic and decompression treatments unfurl corkscrewed spines and attempt to alleviate the chronic pains associated with degenerative disc disease. Specialized decompression tables send pulses through spines as a computer targets nerves pinched while exercising or discs scratched during overzealous DJ sets.
Therapeutic Touch's owner and operator Tami Lipscomb welcomes fellow skin owners into a calming, comfortable environment, specially tailored to enrich the soul and exterminate stress bats from all muscular caves and belfries. Colorful walls bedecked with beach photos set a relaxing mood for any one of her four 60-minute massage services ($60). Once you lay down, Lipscomb will discuss your targeted areas and maneuvering preferences, all catered to your desired pressure levels. She'll then use knot-nullifying hands to perform either the deep, long strokes of Swedish massage, the deeper, localized pressure of the deep-tissue massage, the stress-reducing techniques of the relaxation massage, or the bamboo fusion massage's steady application of warmed bamboo, a comfortable alternative to hot stone massage. Upon completion of a corpus-liberating knead-fest, Lipscomb will offer a paraffin treatment ($5) to either your hands or feet, whereby digits are soothed by a warm wax. Unlike greedy steamboat captains, Lipscomb doesn't ask for tips after your one-hour vacation, instead letting her professional work speak for itself.
PureMD's team of skilled medical practitioners resurrects youthful faces during this FDA-approved treatment. Smooth out under-eye creases, ease out crow's-feet, or heighten brows with carefully administered injections from a needle that lulls wrinkle-causing muscles into a blissful, four-month hibernation. The treatments last 10 minutes, with no expected downtime and a discomfort level far lower than the audience's at Captain Ahab's first stand-up comedy show.
The highly trained staff at Tranquility Mind & Body Spa––a division of the Ohio Institute of Allied Health––brings balance to the mind, body, and spirit with a menu of medical massages and holistic treatments. During a 60-minute reflexology session, clients recline as a trained therapist targets the pressure points of hands and feet to relieve aches and pains throughout the body. An aromatherapy session, held in a private treatment room, further enhances relaxation as healing smells escape a vial of Pure Bliss essential oil; afterward, customers can take home any oil that remains. Finally, a 60-minute dip in the infrared sauna allows carbon-based wavelengths to enter the body and raise its temperature, relaxing stiff muscles, increasing circulation, and ridding the body of impurities and garbage bags full of shredded junk mail.
Dr. James Kerchner, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and registered nurse Kelly Dorsten have been providing aesthetic upgrades to clients for more than 20 years. They fight wrinkles and plump up lips with Botox injections and dermal fillers. They use a diode-laser system, which treats all skin and most hair types, to remove body hair peeking out of sandals, bathing suits, and chain mail. They also stock products from Rejuve and Vivité to help clients expand their skincare regimens beyond the office doors. For more intensive facial rejuvenation, Dr. Kerchner calls upon 30 years of performing oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth, install dental implants, and perform surgical jaw reconstruction.