A long career in the healthcare field convinced Sherry Tennyson of the restorative power of touch. At Healing Touch Massage Therapy, she puts this into practice, working to restore balance to the body, mind, and soul through massage services. She soothes clients by keeping the lights in her treatment room low and playing a soundtrack rich with the sounds of nature, such as water rushing over rocks or the wind placing an order for a vegetarian pizza.
Shannon Aleksandr's Salon grooms and beautifies customers in a relaxing spa environment that fulfills patrons' desires for aesthetic and sensory excellence. The advanced-treatment facials make use of Éminence Organic Skin Care products, which rejuvenate and refresh visages with natural ingredients, eschewing harsh chemicals that damage skin, or passive-aggressive additives that insist on giving you LSAT prep books three Christmases running. Beauty-seekers can choose from four different options, each with a different, salutary skin effect. Those with highly sensitive epidermises can have their faces moisturized and ridded of dastardly free radicals with the anti-oxidant facial, and dry or mature skin can be saved from the evils of desiccation with the parsley and cucumber treatment that oxygenates, detoxes, and repairs tired and damaged cells. Acne-sufferers will benefit from the rosehip-and-maize facial, a cooling, exfoliating mask that infuses irritated skin with vitamin C, banishing pimples to strip-mall food courts and restoring balance to the face. Lackluster mugs can find their shine with the cleansing, exfoliating power of the paprika facial, which eviscerates stress and fine lines from kisser topographies, and includes a face massage. Each facial comes with a peel chosen by an expert aesthetician, and serves to delicately lift off dead and dry skin.
An active participant in regional and national makeover and fashion shows, Waleed's International Hair Design and Therapeutic Spa spruces up stolid skulls with an array of styling services. Coif artisans Jenny and Dana sculpt strands into a number of customizable styles, ranging from the traditional chop to the avant-garde bed head. Clients receive a relaxing shampoo before their cut and style to soothe away stress and cleanse craniums of stray bits of dust and dark matter. Waleed's naturalistic décor and earthy palate lend the salon an atmosphere of tranquility and comfort.
During each hour-long massage, a skillful therapist will mollify muscles while freeing minds from the clingy clutches of stress. Battered bodies can relax under the focused attention of a therapeutic massage, which hones in on tense tendons, or unwind during a classic Swedish massage, which soothes with the gentle strokes and the light touch necessary to become a competitive flapjack flipper. Geared toward relieving athletic injuries, the sports massage is engineered to assuage pains resulting from weekend pickup games, daily jogs, or monthly chair jousting. While the talented massage therapist lambastes muscular anxiety, clients can soak in the calming ambience of warm lighting and artistic accents.
The massage therapists at Radiant Wellness knead backs and feet and administer an assortment of holistic services to restore balance. Like acupressure without the needles, Jin Shin Jyutsu reduces stress by unlocking 26 exterior energy locks with expert touch and invisible bobby pins ($40 for 30 minutes; $60 for 60 minutes). Similar to Jin Shin Jyutsu, high-touch treatments let blunt fingers do the work of acupuncture needles, poking points along the body's meridian to re-center and relax without breaking the skin ($40 for 30 minutes; $60 for 60 minutes). Healing hands apply reflexology to pavement-pounding phalanges to rejuvenate tired toes and arches and expel tension from the entire anatomy during a foot massage ($40 for 30 minutes; $60 for 60 minutes), and light or firm kneading during a Swedish massage tends to achy muscles in the back, arms, legs, and retractable back-up legs. All sessions take place in private rooms inside a setting decorated with wood furnishings and potted plants, feeling more like home than a spa.