Sunflower Massage Studio isn't just a relaxing refuge from the everyday—as a local business, it's also a refuge from the revolving-door approach of chain massage studios. This means that in addition to a tension-relieving massage, customers get a bounty of other thoughtful amenities, such as a 30-minute buffer zone before and after the massage to give client and therapist time to wind down and discuss the session. It also means the therapists won't pressure their clients to choose a massage modality, as every session is customized to their individual needs. Of course, add-ons such as hot stones and aromatherapy are available, as well as specialty styles such as prenatal, myofascial-release, and sports massage, which helps athletes' muscles recover from sporting events and emotions recover from tense exchanges with referees.
At Preston Salon Spa, namesake founder Steven Preston and his congenial staff of stylists cure drab tresses with comprehensive salon and spa services. Coifs ranging from trendy to traditional materialize as staffers curtail overflowing tendrils and cure styles with a blow dryer. Aveda treatments launch a multi-pronged attack on noggin maladies, detoxifying scalps and nourishing thirsty strands to produce hair softer and healthier than a nutritionist's grocery list embroidered on silk. In addition to tending to hair on the head, professionals can also uproot fuzzy outliers from lips and brows or subtly highlight natural beauty with a dusting of makeup.
Eydie, a massage therapist with 10 years experience and a graduate of the healing arts center, named Harmony, Health, and Healing for the values it espouses. At Harmony, Health and Healing each therapist tailors each unique session to tap into the best system to work with each client. During massage sessions, they bring minds, bodies, and spirits into balance, encouraging aches and troubles to scram over the course of each 60–120 minute session. Thai passive stretching, long Swedish strokes, and hot stones characterize many of the massages, while specialized treatments like myofascial release and reflexology each target specific trouble spots or acupressure points. Traditional Chinese facial massage, meanwhile, beautifies as it relaxes.
A commitment to using natural products, such as vegan nail polish, guides the staff at Serene Scene Morning Spa as they unfurl services by appointment 24 hours a day. The natural essential oils used in the spa manicure and other treatments fill the air with aromatherapy scents and zero airborne chemicals. Dessert-themed services such as the Cupcake pedicure or the foot spa Sundae paint appendages candy colors to match the pastel walls of the spa's private rooms.
Todd Beckman founded MassageLuXe with the notion that five-star service should not be limited to pricey hotels. Today, the spa's team of massage therapists and aestheticians continues to realize and build upon Todd's initial aspirations. A spa day at MassageLuXe includes all the perks one might expect from a vacation resort, from facials and massages to full-body waxing and baths in warm, effervescent champagne. The company's services tend to exceed expectations in other ways, too; along with standard massages such as Swedish and deep tissue, therapists are proficient in specialty modalities such as bio-mat, reflexology, and aromatherapy.