Owner and massage therapist Kenyatta Bozeman understands that massage is a practical way to relieve chronic pain?she graduated from the Dayton School of Medical Massage?but she also believes it should be a memorable experience. That's why she enhances her treatments with hot-towel add-ons, nine essential oils including tea tree and ylang-ylang, and even time for an after-massage nap, which can last up to 30 minutes or until the client's REM cycle has finished downloading the latest edition of Netscape Navigator. These add-ons complete the eight styles of massage available, including deep-tissue, hot-stone, and prenatal.
Massage therapist Jennifer Myers?s fingers dance over knotted muscles with the smooth, gliding strokes of Swedish massage to soothe aches and dispel tension. She incorporates essential oils into her kneading for aromatherapeutic sessions that stimulate the senses of both touch and smell, much like a hug from a warthog. Myers can also tailor sessions by blending techniques for mothers to be, fathers of the bride, and future cartographers of America.
Peaceful Palms dispenses five different types of massage. The therapist aims to mitigate aches, strains, or knots by performing a deep-tissue treatment, which uses slower targeted strokes, or a hot stone massage, which uses Mick Jagger. Alternatively, a classic Swedish massage is ideal for those who simply want to relax and de-stress.
At Simply Serene Massage, a healing studio that opened in January 2013, licensed massage therapists perform treatments such as facial massages to clear the sinuses and deep-tissue massages to work out chronic pain. If desired, they'll upgrade sessions with soothing aromatherapy. A licensed reflexologist also works onsite, pampering feet with peppermint foot baths before massaging the feet to stimulate organs and glands throughout the body. Soft carpets and lilac-colored walls line the studio's treatment rooms.
Indigo Salon and Spa's troupe of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists rejuvenates and beautifies guests within elegant environs decked in wood, leather, and chiffon to achieve a rich, shabby-chic vibe. Thermal wraps and spa treatments slough off the stress of everyday life or a single day of lion taming, and shelves lined with bath bombs, soaks, and scrubs proffer take-home tranquility.
Sizeable mirrors, framed in white and affixed to light cream walls, reflect tresses mid-transformation as guests lounge in white leather styling seats alongside Paul Mitchell products. Chandeliers illuminate stylists' fingers, and diaphanous draperies separate workstations. In the lobby, waiting clients can nibble treats or sip steamy mugs from the coffee and tea bar as they bask in the glow of a candle-filled fireplace or burn a piece of paper with the name of their old stylist on it.
Staffed by certified members of the American Massage Therapy Association and a duo of certified aestheticians, Serenity Therapeutic Massage & Skin Care keeps bodies limber and faces fresh with a suite of rejuvenating services. Tending to physiques with tools such as soothing hot stones and warm bamboo rods, massage therapists loosen kinks and untie bowline back knots. Aestheticians—exclusively wielding botanical Pevonia products—massage and revivify faces with treatments custom-tailored to each client's skin tone, moon sign, and epidermal concern. Alternatively, a variety of spa packages for parties of two to six people combine massages with other pampering services such as facials, body treatments, and sugar scrubs.