As we began to inch closer to the holiday season that we're now in the middle of, I began to have some pretty severe shoulder and back pain... its holiday prep, right? As someone who works with their hands, and occasionally, arms, legs, feet, and head (you have to wind yarn somehow, right?), random pain is part of the business.
First and foremost, as I've stated before, I don't promote businesses that I don't feel do good things for the community and I don't support businesses that I don't like. This particular spa, however, does charitible donations, works with community organizations, has a great social media presence, and rewards clients. I won a massage on Twitter not too long ago, and thought... "Ahhhhhhhhhh!" All of the yuckiness that was going on in my back? I'll be able to get it taken care of!
I made my appointment with Brittany. Cancelled my first appointment with Brittany (I was REALLY sick) and rescheduled with no issue... I think she felt bad for me - I sounded horrible. When I went in, I filled out the standard treatment form - which was on a laminated sheet that you fill out with a overhead marker so there is no paper waste - and awaited my massage therapist. Now, I could care less if it is a guy or a girl that I'm scheduled with, but they do offer a choice. I was scheduled with Isaac, and it was super awesome. They start with a welcome ritual of a foot salt scrub/massage, then move into the treatment room. Never once did I feel uncomfortable, or off-put.
The environment is dark, quiet, and unobtrusive. Furnishings are tasteful and in an indochinese styling, with lots of dark woods, stone, candles, and Buddha figures. Music is quiet, yet conceals outside noises from the lobby area... including from my four year old, who came to pick me up when I was done. I didn't even hear him from the treatment area.
All in all, the experience at Aequis is fabulous and I will be back... hopefully they can work out an arrangement with the neighbors!
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