With three private suites, two nail bars, and a lost of salon chairs, Spa L accommodates a wealth of beauty needs from head to toe. Hairstylists equipped with trained technique and a bit of artistic vision craft hairstyles via haircuts, coloring, and straightening treatments. Technicians are also on hand for the finer touches, offering makeup applications and eyelash extensions. In the spa, the primary focus is on the skin. Skincare experts coax radiant color from the face with treatments both indulgent and rewarding. In the Sea C Spa facial, medleys of vitamin C, algae biomatrix mixes, and thermal organic mud slow down the aging process as it manifests in the face, whether through wrinkles, fine lines, or blemishes from blowing too close to birthday candles. Spa L also offers a host of manicures and pedicures as well as massages for individuals and couples.
The therapist: Kristin Tichawa
She received her massage license: from Virginia College (with honors)
Before massage therapy: she spent eight years as a dental assistant
Why she chose massage therapy: because massage was beneficial in her own life, and she wanted to share that
Why you should visit Kristin: to address persistent muscle aches or simply unwind from a stressful day
To add a fragrant touch to a massage session: opt for an aromatherapy add-on
To pamper yourself even more: add the vanilla and lavender foot scrub
Licensed massage therapist Amanda Peoples draws on more than nine years of experience in the medical field to help clients escape tension, chronic pain, and joint immobility with a collection of massage modalities. In her studio, she calls on techniques from nine different massage styles that include trigger-point therapy, shiatsu, prenatal, and sports massage. Her gentle kneads and gliding strokes may help increase blood flow, and reduce stiffness, pain, and tension. After a massage, clients may be able to fight off germs with a stimulated immune system, and more flexible joints allow them to comply with the court-ordered “kick me” signs on their backs.
J. L. Jones has been an industrial electrician, mechanic, US Marine, EMT––even an ordained minister. But none of these careers were making the right kind of difference. So in the late '90s, he took a trip inward and began to look seriously at Dao and Buddhist philosophies. He found a bond with these ideologies––specifically the cultivation of qi through traditional Chinese medicine––and found a home in therapeutic massage. His background in engineering and emergency tech offers him an innate understanding of body mechanics and what's needed to heal the body. Guests may also opt for J. L.'s alternative techniques such as reiki and reflexology.
Whenever friends or family members had a sore neck or achy back, Mary Elizabeth Parkhill’s healing hands took action. She administered whatever was needed, whether that entailed gentle, flowing strokes across the shoulders or deep pressure on the back. Eventually, she followed the advice of loved ones and turned her passion into a career. Now a licensed massage therapist, she calms hordes of muscles during Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages. She can add aromatherapy and reflexology to any massage for a small charge.
One of the many massages offered at Kyra Wiggins, LMT, the connective tissue massage blends Swedish massage strokes, sports massage techniques, and heated pillows. This service takes 90 minutes and is as relaxing as it is therapeutic for the body. That's just one of the treatments designed by Kyra, a seven-year massage therapist helps relieve tension, physical pain, and stress at her practice located inside Chiropractic Solutions. Kyra's
specialty massages include pre-natal bodywork for expecting mothers.