With more than 30 licensed massage therapists and four area locations, Healing Hands Massage is on call seven days a week to bring relief to gridlocked muscles. Swedish-style therapeutic massages calm tense muscles and overworked minds with light-to-firm pressure and various kneading techniques. Deep pressure massages assuage tight muscles that require extra convincing, and pregnancy massages provide relief to expecting mothers whose joints ache from the added weight of carrying around future grown-ups. Massage therapists also make house calls for customers who’d rather receive bodywork in the comfort of their homes, and haul their massage chairs to offices or conventions to appease the overworked masses.
Whenever they mend a set of muscles, the therapists at Serenity Massage & Body Work draw upon years of extensive certification trials and training hours. It's that same dedication to their craft that helped them master massage techniques ranging from gliding Swedish strokes to targeted deep tissue pressure. They deploy these moves during individual sessions, helping clients reap benefits ranging from stress relief and reduced pain to lower blood pressure and better range of motion. In addition to their solo services, team members also double up for signature "four hands" sessions, and help couples steal romantic moments during side-by-side couples massages.
Color is important to HairWaves' staff. It's evident in the head-turning turquoise floor, orange walls, and ochre styling chairs of their salon. It makes sense, too, since the stylists specialize in color, as well as highlights and mani-pedis that put nails through a kaleidoscopic transformation with a buffing, sculpting, and polish. Amid the retro colors of their space, they work on occasion updos as well as Japanese straightening treatments where they saturate hair with a chemical relaxing formula and then treat it with flat irons. The staff also cuts and styles men's and kids' hair and wield wax to remove hair from lips, legs, or gross peaches.
Janet has spent six years plying tension from sore muscles with her tailored therapeutic massages, which incorporate techniques from Swedish, orthopedic, and Thai yoga modalities. But she hasn’t been doing it alone. She receives assistance from specialized massage beds. Each bed is equipped with an amethyst far-infrared biomat that provides soothing heat to the client's body as Janet tends to sore muscles, inflamed joints, and funny bones that only respond to prop comedy. She also offers inversion therapy, which relies on downward body positioning to help correct weak back muscles and misalignments.
OhLaLa Massage owner Said Ait Alla, who has practiced massage therapy in several countries, leads his team of co-ed practitioners in the relaxing art of bodywork. Inside private treatment rooms with Moroccan-themed decor, his therapists employ the smooth, flowing strokes of Swedish massage, the more intense kneading of deep-tissue massage, or the healing techniques of shiatsu and myofascial release. They also administer body scrubs that exfoliate and cleanse skin, boosting circulation more quickly and safely than strapping a jet engine to a Ferris wheel.