Todd Beckman founded MassageLuXe with the notion that five-star service should not be limited to pricey hotels. Today, the spa's team of massage therapists and aestheticians continues to realize and build upon Todd's initial aspirations. A spa day at MassageLuXe includes all the perks one might expect from a vacation resort, from facials and massages to full-body waxing and baths in warm, effervescent champagne. The company's services tend to exceed expectations in other ways, too; along with standard massages such as Swedish and deep tissue, therapists are proficient in specialty modalities such as bio-mat, reflexology, and aromatherapy.
Seasoned aesthetician Linda Hoff eschews drug-assisted treatments for all-natural, holistic wellness techniques. Drawing on years of experience, Hoff tackles chronic skin, body, and beauty conditions with services that target an extensive array of ailments. A half dozen different facials treat everything from rosacea and eczema to wrinkles and dryness. The all-natural body-sugaring process rids brows and limbs of unwanted hair and attracts smooches from puppies with low blood sugar.
Lisa Glad started her career in massage by easing the aches and pains riders acquired from performing equine athletics. While kneading the taught sinew of Belmont Stakes-winning horses for as long as it takes to go to the DMV (15 years), she dived deep into the world of massage. That included learning everything she could about modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, and myofacial. During that period of study, she trained at the Healing Arts Center in Maplewood and quickly came to learn it wasn't all about the massage itself. As an advocate for healthy lifestyles, she knew massage was most effective when combined with nutritional knowledge.
That's the kind of information—say, how herbs and stretching enhance massage—Lisa passes onto each client at Webster Bodywork, helping others take their own steps toward healthy habits. With all that knowledge and experience, she is able to customize massages to each client without having to ask each client what kind of bed sheet they have at home and running out to purchase a replica. She consults her patrons to learn what they'd like the massage to achieve, and tailors a variety of techniques to suit those needs. Of course, pampering is always part of the process, so Lisa also includes enhancements such as hot towels, aroma therapy, and stones upon request.
Advanced certified stylist Audrey Johnson draws on six years of experience, including experience as a corporate trainer for Xtreme Lashes, each time she customizes a Jo Mousselli Xtreme Lash treatment that befits her clients? distinct facial structures. After crafting the look, she then carefully adheres the chosen set to natural lashes, resulting in a more voluminous look without the mess of mascara.
The licensed massage therapists at Studio E Massage use the healing powers of bodywork to untie tight muscular knots and sideline tension. Guests can request a soothing Swedish massage to promote relaxation or a firmer deep-tissue massage to dismantle lower-layer aches and stubborn land-mine tattoos. Specialty massages for expecting mothers are also available.
While most 23-year-olds were trying to figure out their career path, Angelo was busy opening his own salon. And three expansions and more than two decades later, he's still at it. Each day he works with his team of talented stylists and aestheticians to accomplish the goal he laid out in 1991: to create a one-stop beauty shop where clients could get all of their aesthetic needs met. To that end, Angelo employs nail artists who pamper the digits of patrons waiting for hair colour treatments to finish processing, as well as aestheticians who dole out rose, mud, or chocolate baths that can be paired with massages, skin treatments, or giant chocolate duckies.