Monica Holden is grateful for two reasons: she's been able to practice massage therapy for more than 17 years, and she found a mentor in Dr. Myk Hungerford. This tenacious woman worked for half a century to train medical sports massage therapists during a time when professionalism in the field was hard to find because so few therapists carried briefcases. Monica had the great fortune of training under Dr. Hungerford at the American Institute of Massage Therapy, and now she pays it forward by presiding over a staff of certified therapists. These pros bring their massages to homes and offices, where they knead sore sinews with Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, and reflexology techniques.
Aestheticians combine skincare savvy with a tender touch to perform an abundance of pampering treatments in Renew Massage & Skin Care's charming spa atmosphere. Staffers massage the scalp, neck, and shoulders and offer warm aromatherapy towels during most facials. Four types of clinical peels can help to remove dead skin and the ghost of sunburns past. The team further accentuates countenances' beauty with antioxidant-rich makeup by glo minerals. To reduce stress or chronic pain, massage pros employ modalities such as a lomi-lomi treatment that fizzles tension with long, forearm-based strokes. The spa includes shower and locker-room facilities for guests to change into more comfortable outfits and a stately fireplace in its waiting area for warming hands or burning out-of-date day planners.
My Oasis Spa's massage therapists work their natural magic by making stress disappear and conjuring a decidedly relaxed rabbit in its place during reflexology and reiki sessions. The spa's aestheticians shore up the pamper presence by feeding skin with a combination of facials, masks, and peels. During one-hour reflexology treatments, skilled energy-manipulators lay organic heat pads on feet and conjure aromatherapeutic oils to shake off negative vibes as acupressure and trigger-point techniques release tension built-up from day jobs spent as human guitar strings. Soft music and soy-based candles lull clients into a trance during manual lymphatic-drainage sessions, wherein hands-on healing works to dispel toxins from the body. Aromatherapy facials blend essential oils and plant extracts to revitalize skin.