Though many massage therapists brag about the way they blend techniques to build a perfect personalized treatment, Johnathon Anderson has the credentials to back it up. The nationally certified therapist holds certificates in 18 different massage modalities, which he weaves together following physical and verbal cues from his customers. As clients unwind on the massage table, Johnathon edits their the frenzy in their minds into a slow highlight reel of serene images with classic Swedish massage, diminishes chronic pain with deep-tissue work, and uses prenatal massage to help expectant mothers overcome added joint pressure and tension brought on by complicated crib-assembly instructions.
Every spa treatment, class, and wellness consultation at Sweet Serenity aims to cultivate overall well-being, addressing both external and internal wellness. Facials and body treatments rely on an arsenal of organic, botanical-based, and seasonally produced products as they cleanse and hydrate the skin. Yoga and guided-meditation sessions, meanwhile, seek to bolster self-awareness, whereas therapeutic massages work to shoo away tension and spies masquerading as muscle knots with gentle and firm pressure.
There is certainly curative touch at Curative Touch Massage, but it isn't limited to massage. Of course, the massage therapists specialize in a number of therapeutic modalities ranging from Swedish and deep-tissue massage to the Japanese energy work of reiki, all with the purpose of easing pain and reducing stress. But the center also staffs aesthetician and RN Tracy Hynes, who calls on specialized training when she performs her slate of five facials and luxurious add-on services, granting purified pores and natural beauty with her trained touch. Whether they receive a massage or a facial, clients leave with helpful tips on how to make their newfound transformation last, such as recommendations for stretches, skin serums, or switching to a music genre that isn't scream singing.
Nationally licensed massage therapist Jessica Moore knows something about stress. A former advertiser and marketer, she left the high-speed world of business to help people who are still a part of it relax from tension that compounds daily and weekly. She erases this tension and muscular soreness with different types of massages. Many of these modalities?such as Swedish and deep-tissue?rely on traditional hands-on strokes designed to boost circulation and root out embedded knots.
At Lindsey's Treatment Room at The Hair Studio at Four Corners, licensed aesthetician Lindsey Flanagan dispenses sage skincare advice and revitalizes visages with 30- to 60-minute facials. A classic facial begins with a skin analysis, during which Lindsey identifies each face's skin type and astrological sign. Steam helps to open pores as a deep cleanse and exfoliation infuse skin with invigorating Bioelements products. A pumice-peel facial helps to diminish wrinkles, fade acne scars, and discourage dead skin cells from writing tell-all autobiographies, and an acne-clearing facial helps to unclog pores. Patrons can opt to smooth eye areas with a cooling eye-treatment upgrade ($5 extra) or moisturize dry hands with a paraffin hand treatment ($10 extra).