Even down to its decor, Sacred Stone Massage and Bodywork exudes comfort. The space’s airy feel and soothing color palette take guests in with slate-gray walls, soft lighting, and plush blankets and pillows that adorn the furniture. The spa’s licensed massage therapists embrace and complement the mellow ambiance with a host of massage services. They stretch and soothe aching muscles during relaxing Swedish and deep-tissue sessions and give expectant mothers a break from the tension that comes with carrying an infant and constantly fighting off flocks of storks with prenatal treatments. Hot stones and paraffin wax augment some sessions, whereas others include peppermint- and lavender-infused scrubs.
Dianne Schossow knows pain. After a head injury and seven surgeries, she was bedridden for 12 years. But through physical therapy, she overcame her health problems. Now, she strives to alleviate the pain of others through massage therapy. As the owner and practitioner of Different Strokes Massage & Training Center, she reinvigorates clients with Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and aromatherapy massages. Through these modalities, Dianne mitigates chronic pain, increases circulation, and stretches muscles. As a complement to her massages, clients can add body wraps.
All About Massage's licensed cosmetologist, Joan Collins, revives faces and bodies through services that use the latest LED technology to slough away dead skin and stimulate cell growth. Each 60-minute LED microcurrent treatment starts with a thorough expurgation that uses a Clarisonic cleansing brush and SkinBorn cleansers to wipe away grime and geriatric cells. A 20%–30% glycolic acid peel removes dead skin from epidermal terrains, before pulsating microcurrents of LED light fill and firm bodily surfaces. Age-absolving wavelengths shrink pores while tightening droopy skin, diminishing crows feet, and softening wrinkles with tender compliments. Choose the nonsurgical facelift procedure to minimize hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and rosacea. Each noninvasive treatment can tighten loose skin on under arms, chest, hips, and backsides, toning problematic places where cellulite collects. Once treated, patients return to their daily routines or full schedules of searching for coded messages in TV static without experiencing any downtime.
Within her airy space highlighted by bright-green walls, Laura Davenport goes about the business of relaxation. This dually licensed expert draws on massage therapy degrees from La' James International College and Body Wisdom, as well as an esthetics degree from Iowa School of Beauty. Laura skillfully treats weary bods to on-site services such as massages, full-body exfoliation, waxing, and seaweed wraps. She also beautifies visages with mineral makeup applications and facials powered by professional products.
Aches Away Therapeutic Massage and Skin Wellness's licensed massage therapist relaxes bodies with one of six massage modalities, tailored to address each client’s individual needs. Swedish massage, the most popular technique, uses gentle pressure and soothing strokes to promote total relaxation, while deep-tissue massage applies firm pressure to taut tissue, uncoiling tightly wound muscles and helping to relieve pain from past unicycle-jousting injuries. Prenatal massage eases lower-back tension associated with human incubation, and the raindrop technique splashes essential oils onto skin to promote tranquility. The relaxing manipulations of lymphatic therapy cause a drowsy lymphatic system to eagerly awaken like a shadow hunter on a sunny day. During a hot-stone massage, heated stones rest atop sore surfaces to melt pain and stress into a collected lava puddle. Along with signature massage services, staff members also provide waxing services, custom facials, and chemical peels.
Licensed massage therapist Christy Cook knows that when her customers book a massage, they are making an investment in their health. And so, she invests her own time constantly studying up on new techniques in order to learn new ways to help them reduce discomfort and manage stress. Already a master of Swedish, reflexology, and hot- and cold-jade-stone massages, she updates her database of techniques faster than she can update her service menu and encourages clients to request specific massage styles. She also excels at making skin look and feel better with salt-glow treatments and mud wraps and offers a special service aimed at clearing stuffy heads of headaches, sinus congestion, and misplaced wine corks.
For helping them feel so much better, Cityview readers picked Blades Massage Therapy for the Best Massage Therapist award in 2012. The Blades Massage Therapy partners express their passion for improving the well-being of others by using relaxation, deep-tissue, and couples massages to help their clients unwind. In addition, they offer sessions on a thermal massage bed, which infuses the body with infrared heat.