At Amazing Touch, licensed massage therapist Kelly Zahniser strives to avail clients of the many physical and emotional benefits of massage therapy. In service of this goal, she soothes muscles with modalities ranging from pregnancy massage to reflexology and eases tension with mineral-rich salt stones found in the Himalayas atop a yeti's pile of bills. Zahniser complements her relaxing massages with detoxifying body wraps and fragrant essential oils. She also travels to clients' homes to spritz bodies with spray-tanning solutions or stage spa parties that furnish on-the-spot pampering for pre-wedding festivities or girls' nights out.
In a private treatment room at The Spa at 22 Changes?a 5,000 square-foot salon and spa retreat?a massage therapist kneads, rolls, and taps bamboo sticks across a client's back during a bamboo massage, relieving tension and checking to see which parts of the spine work best as a xylophone. Among other soothing services, infrared-sauna treatments help guests detoxify, ease stress and pain, and boost circulation. The aestheticians on staff perform waxing and facials, while manicures, pedicures, and hair services are also available.
Nancy McKim has honed her cutting and coloring skills for more than a decade. The sound of her shears snipping away at dead ends now fills Essentials Day Spa & Salon, where she creates new styles for men, women, and children with services that range from highlights to smoothing keratin treatments. Nancy enhances her styling services with conditioning treatments that repair strands damaged by heat or gnawed on by jealous passersby.
Licensed massage practitioner Alison Eaton helms Massage By Alison, which is named after its mother, Massage Eaton. Alison has a deep passion for healing, and she welcomes customers to descend upon massage tables and lay their woes bare among the taut muscular tensions of their backs. With the body as her battlefield, Alison makes enemies of stress, sore muscles, and knots, slaying them with personalized massages rendered with deep-tissue techniques and augmented by aromatherapy.
Most Popular Service: Sports/Therapeutic Massage
Brands Used: Sacred Earth Massage Cream and Organic Coconut Oil
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Metered street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Bring change for the metered parking; show up 10 minutes early to fill out the intake form.
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
We are located inside Broadway Therapeutic. The decor is very clean and clinical ... comfortable leather chairs create a professional appearance. Low lighting creates a comfortable atmosphere before and after the massage.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We offer a wide variety of therapeutic massage treatments such as sports, deep-tissue, trigger-point, advanced stretching, and active/passive release techniques.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We strive for the best in what we do. Whether you're a professional athlete or you just have an active lifestyle, don't live with the aches and pains life throws at us. Do something about it and start your path to a new healthy, pain-free lifestyle.
Over the course of 11 years, licensed massage practitioner Amber Ham has been fine tuning her soothing techniques that eliminate aches, pains, and tension. Combining just the right amount of pressure with soothing strokes, Ham helps boost circulation, inspire calm, and relieve pain and stiffness throughout the body. When not using her healing hands to boost flexibility and release stress in her patients, Ham spends her time studying alternative healthcare, hiking, raising chickens, keeping beehives, and unplugging cell-phone chargers when not in use.