From Our Editors
A soft lamp casts its light across the rippling sky-blue curtains that line Relax's massage-therapy room, evoking the colors and sense of calm that typify many a warm spring day. These relaxing hints of nature can make one forget where one is: nestled inside Divinity Spa, reclined on a table as licensed massage therapist Brandy Male works her nimble fingers across muscles prone to tightness and stress.
Before setting up shop just blocks from the shores of Lake Norman, Brandy began her career in the resort spas of Las Vegas, where she gained valuable experience comforting hyperextended muscles and slot-machine levers. Today, she channels more than a decade of kneading experience into sore backs, stiff necks, and aching exoskeletons. She tailors each massage to the client's preferences, incorporating the long, gentle strokes of Swedish massage and the medium-to-heavy pressure of deep-tissue massage to loosen knots and promote blood flow. Hot stones and aromatic oils further customize the service, engaging multiple senses as they melt stresses accumulated during long workdays or short base jumps. Brandy also doubles as an aesthetician, enhancing brows with subtle tints and honing their shape with waxing services.