From more than 80 locations nationwide, the therapists of Elements Therapeutic Massage performed more than 400,000 massages in 2011. The deft team continues their pursuit of pampering by performing comprehensive consultations before every service. Once health concerns have been highlighted, therapists ameliorate stress by applying the client's desired level of pressure and avoiding any and all knock-knock-joke attempts. Though all of the therapists are well-versed in Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, some are also familiar with prenatal, sports, hot-stone, or trigger-point modalities.
The licensed massage therapists at New Beginnings Massage Therapy soothe stressed physiques with a full menu of massage modalities. Therapists calibrate the amount of pressure to please each back, working over muscles with the techniques of standard Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone treatments or specialized prenatal, reflexology, and cranial massages. The staff also promotes healthy skin with paraffin-wax dips for the hands and feet, sugar scrubs, and seaweed body wraps for homesick mermaids.
In addition to enlivening bodies with a sense of well-being, New Beginnings Massage Therapy also inspires joy by raising support for the Down Syndrome Association.
At Petra's Massage Spa's brand new, bigger studio, the licensed massage therapists at Petra’s Massage Spa daub bodies with rejuvenating techniques tailored to soothe each client's specific muscular ailments. Patrons relax in chic private rooms while therapists’ dexterous fingers help coax tightness and stress from muscles with the flowing motions of Swedish, deep-tissue, and couples massages. Treatments such as sugar scrubs and facials from licensed aestheticians further cultivate relaxation and cleanse skin. Soft beds, light-filtering drapes, and a soothing atmosphere embrace comfort seekers, transporting them to sublime planes of relaxation not experienced since their last slow-motion pillow fight.
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At Red Rock Massage, certified massage therapists and skilled aestheticians deliver a range of relaxing spa treatments. Swedish massages reduce tightness and improve circulation with a combination of gliding, kneading, and friction strokes, and deep-tissue techniques dig into muscle tissue to excavate stress and fossilized car keys. With Swedish strokes and volcanic basalt rocks heated up to 120 degrees, hot-stone massages soothe the last shreds of stress from a long day of asking coworkers about the location of Carmen Sandiego. Staff members massage necks, heads, and shoulders and rub scalps with scented aromatherapy oils during a moisture-minded Wax and Relax treatment, which also washes away tension from hands and feet with a warm bath of paraffin wax.
When she was 9, Brooke Taylor tried her hand at styling for the first time on her best friend’s hair. For many children, this would have ended in disaster, but not for Brooke. Her grandmother, a trained stylist, had taught the youngster in her own salon, and when Brooke finally wielded the shears, she knew she had found her life’s calling. Today, she owns Capello Salon and manages seven other stylists, a nail technician, and an aesthetician. Their specialties range from the haircuts Brooke mastered as a preteen to coloring and hair extensions. In Capello’s spa branch, the aesthetician performs facials, applies makeup, and uses sugar to remove hair from bodies or add hair to balding gingerbread men.
Communication is key at Massage Mantra, where a team of seven licensed massage therapists encourages clients to describe their pains and stresses and listens closely in order to structure treatments suitable to their needs. Once they have taken your input to heart, they stretch out their nimble hands and begin to soothe muscles with one of six available bodywork modalities, from reiki treatments that calibrate the body's energy levels to sports massages that methodically extract hockey pucks lodged between muscles. A roster of skin-specific facials complements the massages’ inner healing with infusions of nourishing vitamins that promote a healthy outer glow.