Practitioners at Stretch U employ The Carey Stretch method, which was developed by professional physical therapist John Carey. Through his work with countless professional athletes, including baseball players and golfers, John developed his method to help unblock constricted neural pathways and help boost functioning of the nervous system. Through a combination of stretching muscles, nerves, and the myofascial system, the Cary Stretch method strives to improve athletic performance, increase mobility, and increase range of motion.
The nationally certified massage therapists at Angel Massage and Spa channel extensive bodywork practice and expertise into the rigid muscles of their clients' backs, limbs, and shoulders. Customers can plop down on a table for an invigorating Swedish, hot-stone, or reflexology massage, or stroll into the couples massage room for an hour of shared limb-loosening bliss and telepathic games of Twister. The staff also doles out treatments designed specifically for athletes and expecting mothers, and comfortably ensconces clients in their Steamy Wonder Spa, a canopy that coerces toxins from the body with therapeutic waves of steam that can be infused with organic herbs and essential oils.
Shelly Cook, Salon 120's certified massage therapist, employs a slew of soothing massage techniques to release tension and help heal the body. A gentle Swedish session aims to reduce stress and unleash the skills needed to decipher certain animated chefs with long, light strokes. Deep-tissue massages target the inner muscle tissues with more intense kneading techniques than an army of kittens, and prenatal treatments pamper moms-to-be to prepare them for the muscular stress of scooping up babies the stork will soon leave on their doorsteps. Each massage is one hour and incorporates unscented oils, dim lighting, and soft, relaxing music.
Brimming with potted plants and floral arrangements, Shear Madness showcases natural beauty—not only with its decor, but also with its styles. The salon's hairdressers cut and color locks to create flowing waves and multidimensional color. Meanwhile, tans from the studio’s beds look fresh from the beach, unlike tans from a repurposed waffle iron.
At Enhance Your Natural Beauty, aestheticians and massage therapists use the latest technology to help clients achieve the look they want without plastic surgery. Owner Denice Elwell, a licensed aesthetician and medical micropigmentologist with 25 years of experience in the medical and dental fields, leads her team in performing noninvasive, FDA-approved anti-aging procedures. The beauty pros begin every skincare visit with a thorough analysis that measures skin's pH and hydration. One available treatment is the HydraFacial, a gentle procedure that reduces wrinkles while moisturizing the skin. The crew also combats cellulite with body wraps and radio-frequency Alma Accent cellulite treatments, enhances visages with permanent makeup including beauty marks and lip liners, and eases quotidian stresses with massages.
The spa's Asian decor, candlelight and incense, and complimentary hot tea create a warm, welcoming ambiance. To preserve the spa's coveted tranquility, staffers ask that clients silence their cell phones, speak softly, and carry a big rain stick.
Dedicated to spreading massage and its benefits, the skilled professionals at Integrated Massage Therapy College enlighten their pupils in the ways of knowledgeable kneading. Students and teachers are both available to leave muscular fibers singing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet, instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet. Integrated Massage Therapy College also dedicates itself to bringing massage to the community by giving chair massages at public events and providing public workshops to help fight the scourge of aching feet and knotted backs.