Adagio Day Spa's rhapsody treatment sets you up with two hours of personal pampering to make sure that you’re rested and radiant for your next party or collegiate lecture on the history of canned ham. Start by retreating into the warm, cozy cocoon of a customized body wrap based on your specified needs and goals. After emerging from the wrap's detoxifying magic with a pair of paper-thin, beautifully-colored wings, masterful manual manipulators will relieve exhausted extremities with a lavish hand and foot massage before dousing them in a warm paraffin dip. A complimentary cuppa from the adjoining tea room will likewise warm insides.
Massage therapist Melissa Clevenger knows the worth of a good massage. “I know how much I love getting massages,” she says on her website, and she appreciates how important it is “to offer that same gift to others.” In this spirit of healing and generosity, Melissa started her business with mobile chair massages and sofa shiatsu sessions, taking her gift to people wherever they were. Now, Melissa takes clients into her care at her permanent location, where Swedish and deep-tissue table massages pair with soothing music and aromatherapy. Her combination of intuitive strokes and firm pressure helps detoxify muscles and banish tension when clients need it most, even during after-hours weekday or weekend appointments.
Salon 463's team of seasoned aestheticians, nail technicians, and stylists work to gussy up patrons from the top of their heads to the tips of their toes via a host of lavish services. A symphony of snipping scissors and hair dryers accompanies each hair specialist during salon services ranging from color-boosting glazes to bridal updos. Aestheticians can revive faces exhausted from fielding the cheek pinches of passing grandmothers using a variety of rejuvenating skincare treatments. Nail services include anti-aging manicures, men's pedicures, and acrylic-nail repair to give hands and feet get a much-needed break.
Guests to iMassage are greeted by a wall bearing the words "Relax…Renew…Relieve", hinting at the kneading specialists' ultimate goal as they work to alleviate aches with eight different massage modalities. Private treatment rooms glow with amber tones and soft lighting, helping to usher away outside cares as massage therapists melt stress with gentle Swedish massage or hot stones or target harder-to-reach tension with sports or deep-tissue styles. They also offer side-by-side massages for couples or mother-daughter duos, as well as chair massages to soothe busy bodies or those who are routinely sat on.
At reYou Massage, therapists specialize in a handful of massage styles that aim to undermine bodily aches. The staff pulls from a repertoire that includes massage modalities such as Swedish, medical, deep-tissue, and Esalen—a soothing modality featuring long, slow strokes that can travel the body's full length—to blast through tension faster than a house of cards divided against itself falls. After a session of up to two hours, many clients note a heightened sense of relaxation, a boost in circulation, and a greater range of motion, which in turn improves the believability of their windmill impressions.
Owner and founder Gilda Smith specializes in helping clients to heal through massage therapy by finding mental and physical balance. She also leads a team of other experienced therapists who specialize in a number of modalities including prenatal, sports, and myofascial therapy. Exhale's staff of massage therapists, with more than 10 years of experience, use their expertise to calm clients' tense sinews by incorporating a unique blend of various modalities in their massage techniques.