North Lake Massage & Skin Care taps the talents of Kristen Cocca Pepin, a former certified athletic trainer, and Bethany Lambrecht, a licensed aesthetician, to create an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation. Kristen, Michelle, and Corina offer a variety of massage modalities, which range from Swedish and deep tissue to ashiatsu oriental bar therapy—an ancient Eastern Asian treatment that utilizes bars, creams, and oils that target inflammation and initiate pain relief. Bethany, Roxy, and Kris offer Bioelements facials that are customized to each client’s skin needs and include a retinue of cleansing and rejuvenating applications. Other services at North Lake Massage & Skin Care include airbrush tanning, infrared sauna, and waxing.
A brushed metal sign atop a cabinet of top industry products sets the stage for the experience at Pacific Sun Tanning Company—a contemporary tanning salon rated No. 1 by the readers of Reno News & Reviews for the last five years. The salon's UV specialists undertake Smart Tan's comprehensive certification before bending the sun's radiation to their will, learning the ins and outs of ray exposure, selecting ideal skincare products, and discerning which compliments will coax Helios into sharing his private stash of solar beams. They can also eschew the sun entirely and bestow beachy glows through custom spray-tan services. The popular tanning facilities and the staff's enthusiastic demeanor have expanded into six locations throughout the Reno and Sparks.
Linda Gordon, owner of Reno Healing Massage, honed her kneading techniques at exclusive hotels in Hawaii, Boston, and the Big Apple before opening her own studio near the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Here, she uses the healing power of touch to ease aches, promote detoxification, and erase cares from the mind more effectively than a hat made of dream catchers. She offers traditional Swedish and deep-tissue massages in addition to Japanese shiatsu, Chinese chi nei tsang, and energy work.
For more than a decade, licensed massage therapist Cheryl Page has been bringing training to bear against pain and tension with a wide array of massage styles. Cheryl specializes in customizing bodywork to each client's needs, helping shoulders to slacken in relaxation beneath long, flowing Swedish strokes and the firm pressure of deep-tissue techniques. As a reiki practitioner, she also employs natural methods when patrons experience energy imbalances and muscle soreness after protecting favorite geological formations from glaciers. Cheryl also offers CarnioSacral therapy service which effects muscular and other soft tissues, helping to promote balance and direct healing to the neuromusculoskeletal systems.
With 25 years of experience, massage therapist Karen Duff of Karen Massage at Sand Regency Casino assuages muscles with a full menu of massage modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, foot reflexology, ortho-bionomy, and reiki. After each massage, guests can relax or work up a sweat in the 17th-floor penthouse spa, which features striking views of the Sierra Nevadas alongside a large hot tub, steam room, dry sauna, exercise room, and shadow-puppet practice studio.
At Perfect Balance Therapies, one can relax by doing or through pampering. The staff includes fitness instructors who lead a full slate of weekly classes, including yoga, dance-inspired Zumba cardio, and TRX, a total-body-resistance workout. Meanwhile, licensed massage therapists, aestheticians, acupuncturists, and a chiropractor inspire serenity through traditional spa services, such as facials, massage, aromatherapy, and detoxes.