Heather wears three caps at work: aesthetician, nail artist, and lash extension specialist. As the latter, she glues individual lashes to existing fringe for a fuller, more dramatic look. Her manicures and pedicures end with an application of regular or chip-resistant polish in a variety of hues.
Before Patrick Piña earned his massage-therapy license, he worked in a job helping individuals with special needs. That role required a great deal of compassion, patience, and understanding—qualities he now extends to his patients at Pina Massage Therapy. Drawing on 15 years of massage experience, Piña administers tension-reducing Swedish massages as well as sports massages designed to soothe muscles strained while exercising or benchwarming.
At Natures Remedy LLC, licensed therapist Holly Smith's primary service is the full-body massage. During a session, Smith works the body's soft tissue to help improve circulation, alleviate tension, and inspire a sense of calm. To complement the kneads, Smith also provides sugar scrubs, body wraps, and hot or cold stone therapy, the last of which can alleviate headaches caused by living next to a strobe light–testing yard.
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