The certified massage therapists at Manos Massage and Spa relieve everything from mild stress to chronic pain with a range of modalities. They perform Swedish, hot-stone, and prenatal massages, with optional add-ons such as fruity aromatherapeutic scents that remind guests to go grocery shopping later. The staff also practices more specialized treatments, including geriatric massages and specific work for neuropathy and diabetes.
Kelly Muzall, registered nurse and founder of Estudio de Piel, surrounds herself with beauty professionals who continually pursue ongoing education. Their credentials, like every DeLorean ever made, reach into the past and future—licensed massage therapist Kevin Barry has more than a quarter century of experience in the field, but has broadened his skill set to include deep-water massage and spiritual medicine. Physician assistant Katie O’Brien held director-level positions at clinics across the heartland before planting roots at Estudio de Piel. She also founded a consulting business that trains physicians and nurses to administer injectables. Though Barry and O’Brien represent only two of several professionals, they embody the level of expertise at Estudio de Piel. Each time someone clinches a new certification, the spa adds another service. Since opening, the spa has added microdermabrasions, chemical peels, sclerotherapy, and laser treatments to its menu.
Similar to the system used to prepare a Snickers bar for interstellar travel, SOHO's two-hour Keratin treatment (also known as a Brazilian blowout) coats each shaft of your hair in a nutrient-rich layer of protective protein goodness, eliminating frizz and smoothing cuticles. A SOHO stylist will then blow-dry and flatiron your locks. Free of harsh chemicals, your new, smooth, and lovely radiance lasts two to four months and can be washed and dried without dulling damage. Keratin treatments are popular for any kind of hair and can restore elasticity and softness to even the most stressed-out strands. Where a wrathful head octopus once suction-cupped stray scissors and cotton candy, a waterfall of must-be-touched feminine allure will cascade into place after the treatment. With your new, pulchritudinous mane, you'll be able to put silky lioness manes to shame at the zoo, or become an instant celebrity for hosting the first nesting pair of endangered Beauty Eagles, which only rear their young in the most gorgeous of 'dos.
Treehouse Thai Massage Spa’s knowledgeable staff rely on their extensive schooling in massage therapy and holistic healing to help clients de-stress and detoxify their bodies. Their services range from traditional full-body massages to those concentrated on the legs or head and neck. Treehouse also renders two- or three-hour packages that include herbal compresses, acupressure, foot scrubs, reflexology, and more.
In addition to caring for clients, the Treehouse Thai Massage Spa hosts massage workshops for aspiring practitioners. These workshops cover crucial topics for massage therapists, such as proper body mechanics and how to imitate the soothing intonations of Morgan Freeman.
Tonya Estes holds a bachelor's degree in human services, a master's in human relations, and a bodywork therapy certificate from the Cortiva Institute of Massage. She's also the proud owner of Lucid Bodywork. In the comfort of her private massage studio, she can alleviate chronic tension with flowing Swedish strokes, or access lower-layer muscles with firm trigger point techniques. Clients may also supplement her therapeutic bodywork with relaxing add-ons such as aromatherapy, skin exfoliation, or nuzzle assaults from adorable kittens.
While taking a walk, it's not unusual for residents of Tucson to see others out for a stroll, although it might be unusual to see someone stooping to collect leaves from a low-lying plant. But that's exactly what staff members at Natural Way Wellness Spa do to create their seasonal herbal wraps and infusions. They select their local gatherings based on their "wide working knowledge of herbology," says the owner, who supplements her own herbal findings with trips to local herb stores and enchanted forests.
"Tucson [is] such a wonderful community that cares about sustainable foods, that cares about [being green]," the owner says. "Our mission, really, is to bring affordable, safe, and natural services to Tucson." Massage therapists and aestheticians employ organic American-made products to cleanse complexions or detoxify bodies during wraps. Treatments are outlined on a whimsical chalkboard menu, which presides over the spa's comfortable atmosphere with ceilings of exposed wooden beams and pastel walls.