For nationally certified massage therapist Missy Hammond, massage isn’t just therapy for her clients, it’s therapy for her, too. “I enjoy helping people feel better… I am all for a healthy mind, spirit, and body,” she says. With this enthusiasm and the knowledge gained from attendance at Body Therapy Institute in Siler City, Hammond alleviates pain and increases circulation through a variety of massage modalities or exfoliates away dead skin cells with a body polish. During treatments, she keeps clients comfortable atop a cushioned, heated massage table inside a dimly lit room with soft music, a relaxing waterfall, and a miniature whale that coos haikus.
The Spa of Pravana pairs its popular tanning services with spa treatments to help clients look and feel great. Visitors can use one of the spa's UV-tanning beds for a sun-kissed glow in as little as 8 minutes or step into a Mystic Tan standup booth for some quick spray-on color. Airbrush technicians are also available in the spa or on location to give clients a sunless tan with an FDA-approved solution instead of prune juice. Pravana also enlists the help of a board-certified doctor, licensed aesthetician, and certified massage therapist, so clients can supplement their freshly tanned physiques with youthful complexions, clear and soft skin, or relaxed muscles.
Body Temple Massage Therapy's owner and licensed therapist, Trisha Lewis, takes a holistic approach to resolving troublesome aches, implementing techniques she learned as a student at the American and European Massage Clinic, where she studied anatomy, physiology, and Eastern philosophy. Trisha personalizes each massage to accommodate clients' specific needs, going hand-to-hand against aches caused by strenuous physical activity or sleeping in dollhouse guest rooms. While Swedish, deep-tissue, or sports massage strokes knead away tension, minds are set at ease by the treatment room's low lighting, sleek wooden floors, and comfortable massage tables.
After discovering an innate talent for skincare, Dee Dee Clarkson opened Bella Derma Spa to spread the wealth of her expertise by performing organic skincare treatments for women, men, and teenagers. Her arsenal of Image Skincare products helps clarify pores during the Bella Mini facial, and a barrage of other facials deploys enzyme peels and red-light therapy to clear complexions of unsightly grime and stray tic-tac-toe games. Clarkson also offers waxing services and custom chemical peels that refine pores, reduce wrinkles, and tighten the skin.
Prospa Massage and Wellness’s James W. Dunn, a licensed massage and bodywork therapist, tends to tensed-up musculature in serene private service rooms. With stress-melting skills honed over years of practice, the seasoned therapist releases tension with various techniques, including Swedish massage and deep-tissue work. A particular emphasis on Russian medical massage—an especially flexible modality—allows James to customize treatments to fulfill clients’ specific therapeutic needs. Treating physiques with the same empathy he employs when performing free hand massages at a local nursing home, the therapist progresses through each treatment carefully to minimize bodily discomfort and avoid setting off spinal security systems.
Massage Destination features a diverse array of massage modalities. In addition to more unique options like fire cupping, an ancient healing process that has increased in popularity over the last few years, they offer deep tissue, aromatherapy, swedish, sports, hot-stone, and prenatal, among a number of other massage types. The spa also offers facials, hydration masques, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, body wraps, and waxing services.