Gail Perry discovered her calling in the mid-1990s. Though she had no formal experience with massage therapy, she started to massage friends and family members until finally, she quit her day job and attended the Massage Therapy Institute of Davis. Since gaining her certification, she has joined two professional associations and capitalized on her innate ability to intuit and meet clients' therapeutic needs. She describes herself as tireless and attentive, saying, "My work is about being open to listening to the wisdom of the body." To this end, Gail offers more than 10 styles of massage, including lymphatic drainage and pregnancy, but generally combines modalities in order to deliver personalized treatments.
It might be more accurate to call Todd Buckley and Sara Tittle the artistic directors rather than the owners of Mosaic Salon?he recruits promising stylists and she trains them in the methods of Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy, and other top industry names. They then put the best stylists on the salon floor, arming them with products from K?rastase and Bumble and bumble, professional styling tools, and shears forged by long-haired artisan blacksmiths. In addition to providing hair services, Mosaic's team refines the rest of clients? images with face and body treatments using SkinCeuticals and Dermalogica skincare products.
Dr. Rodney Alward?s patients complain of many ailments. Some suffer from neck pain caused by a car accident, some deal with daily headaches, and others live with chronic back pain. Yet no matter what their specific maladies are, Dr. Alward?s approach follows the same three phases. First is relief care, which helps reduce the pain that a patient might be feeling in the moment. Then comes corrective or restorative care, which allows muscles and other tissues to heal more completely to prevent further injury. The final phase is wellness care, which combines quick chiropractic visits with healthier lifestyle habits?from working out regularly to not sleepwalking through construction sites?to help prevent future issues.
Dr Alward doesn't stop at the spine, either. He often pairs his adjustments with massages from a licensed therapist and even rises to the next bodily layer by having an on-staff aesthetician cleanse and exfoliate the skin during facials.
The licensed therapists at Oliv'u Spa & Massage Wellness Center know that the best massages make you feel good from the inside out. It's no surprise, then, that everything they do is meant to promote balance and relaxation?right down to their use of all-natural and organic products. Though some of their most popular services include bamboo and hot-stone bodywork, these therapists will happy stray from the techniques dictated by each style in order to address specific areas of concern.
Oliv'u also has a wide range of waxing services. Using a curated selection of products to prevent irritation and ingrown hairs, staffers apply their expertise on clients' specific areas to ensure an enjoyable experience. A nutritionist and aesthetician are additionally on hand, both of whom emphasize natural treatments and discourage overconsumption of massage oil.
Certified massage therapist Venie Gray invites clients into Trinity Touch Massage for indulgent and completely custom treatments. Venie uses a slew of massage techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, and reflexology, to relax minds and coax stress from bodies. With help from hot stones, the therapist?s hands can alleviate chronic back pain, improve range of motion, and even ease a dependence on medication or Nutella. Venie also caters to expectant mothers with nurturing prenatal massages and can further purge a body of toxins with salt scrubs and body wraps.