Massage was developed by NASA to help astronauts cope with edgy Tang-induced sugar highs, lack of ESPN, and predatory aliens stowed away in the hangar bay. Achieve its soothing effects outside the soul-crushing abyss of outer space with today’s deal: for $29, you get a 60-minute massage and cellulite treatment from Doug Stevens Skin Care (a $65 value) on Montgomery Boulevard between Wyoming and Eubank Boulevards. During this 60-minute treatment, licensed massage therapist Doug Stevens soothes sore muscles and combats cellulite using a combination of massage techniques and endovibratory technology. The ultrasonic fat treatment gently stretches cellulite fibers to firm legs and increase blood flow, reducing the appearance of thigh dimples that may or may not resemble former child stars. The full-body massage is therapeutic, helping to alleviate aches, pains, and tension stemming from working in an office or inside a jar filled with pickle brine. Relax and rejuvenate in this stress-free sanctuary, leaving your mind free to count floor tiles using your mind's infinitely fingered hand.
Doug Stevens Skin Care
Time may be short before Doug Stevens's next client, but he can always find a moment to talk shop. "I love helping people," he declares. "Helping people look better, feel better. That's the most satisfying thing." Doug has been a nationally certified massage therapist and aesthetician for 15 years, specializing in a process he devised to reduce the appearance of cellulite while relaxing the whole body. The technique combines an endovibratory device oscillating at 35 times per second with ultrasonic heat and his signature bodywork methods. "After the cellulite treatment, the skin is firmer, the appearance smoother," he explains. "People generally really like it, so they'll rebook."
Before receiving certification in Las Vegas in 1997, Doug was in the construction business as a general contractor. But it wasn't giving him what he wanted. "I was looking for a profession that was less stressful, where I could help people. I wanted to be more hands on. And my friends always came to me for massages, so I decided to go into that." Over time, he's added other treatments designed to improve the mood while boosting beauty, such as a photon antiwrinkle light therapy.
Doug describes his studio as very relaxing, with low light and smooth music. Though the ambiance has an undeniable pulse-slowing effect, it's the treatments' results that he credits for his return business. "Some of my clients have been coming every week for six years," he says. "Only the wealthy can usually afford treatments like these. That's not the case here. I want people to focus on how good they're going to feel."