Caught up in our workaday lives, it's easy to overlook that stress—both physical and mental—can build to crippling proportions. Let licensed massage therapist Suzanne Sanders and Ebb & Flow Massage take care of you. Suzanne offers a trio of healthful massage modalities that target stress and tension. And she practices what she preaches: she takes self-care so seriously that she herself receives regular massages.
Suzanne's modalities include Swedish massage, which invites clients to relax as the gentle, soothing kneads whisk away worries. Office workers and athletes alike seek relief from deep-tissue massage, which targets points of pain within the connective and muscle tissue. For a session that harmonizes both body and mind, clients may prefer Suzanne's specialty: Thai yoga massage. During these sessions, she combines acupressure, reflexology, and passive stretching to increase flexibility and range of motion while calming tension throughout the body.
Before Doctor of Chiropractic Steve Miller founded Healing Hands Chiropractic, he excelled in a different arena—basketball. The one-time hoops player from Canada parlayed his love of sports into a career as an athletic trainer, which allowed him to develop therapeutic methods for alleviating the physical maladies of his teammates. This hands-on approach to healing rivaled the kinesthetic euphoria of bounding across the gleaming hardwood court, and inspired him to pursue massage and chiropractic licensing in order to infuse clients with relaxation and assist in recovery from injuries.
Dr. Miller or massage therapist Paula Liberty leads guests past floor-to-ceiling-windows, models of healthy spines, and sketches of what Gumby's spine might look like before inquiring into individual issues and applying a variety of modalities. Dr. Miller educates patrons in free, biweekly seminars on health-related subjects such as yoga, cholesterol reduction, and peace treaties with bees, and also organizes food and coat drives for those in need.
Rhonda Durham LMT knows a few things about healing. Coming from seven generations of healers herself, she literally grew up honing her intuitive touch. Her earliest professional training began in earnest in 1988 when she gained expertise in reflexology, chakra, and quantum mechanics—a scientific field. This early exposure to the complexities of quantum physics and energy healing formed a solid basis for her continuing development. Today, Rhonda helps her clients bring their minds and bodies into harmony with more than 20 holistic wellness techniques. These include soothing massage, micro-current point stimulation, neuromyofascial pain management, to advanced energy practices.
Inside BodyNSpa, wrought-iron shelves proffer jewelry, body butters, and bath oils amid peach walls and an Old-World wall clock. Private, clutter-free massage rooms house therapists who craft custom massage and spa services beneath dim lighting, with the aid of soft microfiber blankets and several cartoon-animal companions. When they aren't kneading sinews with Swedish, hot-stone, and therapeutic techniques, they’re defining contours with body wraps and daubing faces with soothing masks. They also perform airbrush tanning to give pallid epidermises a bronze glow.
DayDream Oasis Salon & Spa's recently renovated digs host relaxing interludes from workday stress and the wearisome passage of time. Natural and organic Bioelements products replenish visages ahead of upcoming giraffe staring contests during anti-aging facials.
Aromatherapy massages employ high-quality essential oils to evoke relaxation. On the salon side, savvy stylists update coifs with a full array of haircuts, coloring, and permanent curls and straightening.
Dim lights and candles illuminate the earth-toned walls and other Tuscan flourishes that complement Serendipity Boutique and Day Spa’s relaxing salon and spa services. The all-inclusive oasis houses a staff of stylists and aestheticians who work tirelessly to soften skin, soothe aching muscles, and enhance the appearance of hair and nails. Clients awaiting treatment can sip on steamy beverages from an in-house espresso bar or peruse the spa’s very own boutique, which enhances newly treated areas with jewelry, handbags, footwear and apparel.