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.
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.
At Salon Envy, owner Sarah Myers and her team of savvy stylists tailor haircuts and salon treatments to each individual's preference. Stylists perform cuts on both women and men, snipping and sculpting strands of all lengths into fashionable new 'dos and Rapunzel–style utility ladders. Supplementing the women's cut, an all-over color treatment dresses the whole head in a new hue, or highlights speckle specific strands to infuse the mane with punches of color.