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Massage Envy opens clinic in 47th state

Scottsdale-based Massage Envy — the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services — now operates in a total of 47 states, with the announcement of the first clinic in Alaska. Today, residents of Anchorage can de-stress and relax with a visit to the newest Massage Envy Spa now open at 1142 N. Muldoon Rd in the Tikahtnu Commons. The new clinic offers a variety of therapeutic massage treatments and Murad® Healthy Skin facials to keep its members and guests on the path to wellness.

“We are thrilled to open Massage Envy’s first clinic in Alaska and excited to help residents of Anchorage discover the many health and wellness benefits of massage therapy,” said Debbie Olsen, franchisee of the new Massage Envy Spa in Alaska. “We look forward to serving the local community with our quality, affordable massage and facial treatments and enriching the lives of members and guests in the Anchorage area.”

At its more than 860 clinics, Massage Envy offers a variety of massage treatments, including Swedish, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal and Geriatric. The proven benefits of routine massage include improved circulation, joint flexibility and posture, relief from pain and swelling caused by arthritis, reduced blood pressure, fatigue, migraine pain and stress, as well as improved sleep, concentration and overall sense of well-being.

Massage Envy Spa locations also offer facials designed by Dr. Murad, the leader in skincare science. Customers can choose from four different Murad® Healthy Skin facials including Environmental Shield® Vitamin C, Clarifying Enzyme Acne, Anti-Aging and Sensitive Skin. A variety of Murad products are also available for purchase at Massage Envy Spa locations and make great gifts.

“With our very first clinic opening in Alaska, we are now celebrating another milestone of having Massage Envy in 47 of the 50 states,” said Dave Crisalli, president and CEO of Massage Envy. “We couldn’t be more thrilled that Americans all over the country are realizing the priority that massage plays in their everyday lives.”

In 2011, Massage Envy formed a partnership with the Arthritis Foundation to raise awareness and funds to support the organization’s mission to prevent, control and cure arthritis. In total, Massage Envy has raised more than $1 million in two, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The brand is also as a national sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation’s 250 Arthritis Walk® events around the country, where local Massage Envy owners share information about the benefits of massage therapy, provide chair massages and support the Arthritis Foundation at their respective local walks. Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation share a common understanding about the devastating effects of the disease on the body and the potential for massage therapy to relieve and control certain symptoms.

Dolce Salon & Spa

Dolce Salon & Spa's Hot Chocolate Stout Shave Rejuvenates

How Sweet It Is: An afternoon at Dolce Salon & Spa has this guy relaxed and rejuvenated

OK, men. Let’s sack any talk that spending an afternoon at a spa is well … unmanly.
After all, in these tough times, aren’t all we all a bit more stressed out than say, 10 years ago?

That was my mindset recently when I visited Dolce Salon & Spa in Scottsdale. I had an appointment for a 40-minute spa manicure and the “Hot Chocolate Stout” shave.

Dolce Salon & SpaThe timing of my visit couldn’t have been better. Things were pretty hectic at work, and although the week was winding down (my appointment was on a Thursday), I still had a lot to do at the office.

Leah was the nail specialist who did my manicure. She said that recently she has noticed more men coming in for spa services, including manicures. What surprises her, she said, is that men don’t have all those bad habits of which we’re accused, such as biting our nails and not really taking care of them.

Mine were in decent shape, so her suggestion was a trim, buff, cuticle procedure and hand scrub.

Leah proceeded with the manicure, constantly massaging my palms and making me feel at ease. After a wonderful scrub, she wrapped my hand all the way up to my forearms in hot towels. It was a blistering 108 degrees outside, but you don’t know just how nice those hot towels felt.

After Leah removed the towels, I was treated to a pleasant massage with cucumber and melon lotion. I could have opted for the more “manly” spice lotion, but I let Leah select her favorite … and a fine choice it was.

Totally relaxed from the manicure, I was ushered to the … Relaxation Room. I was greeted by soothing music, comfy sofas with over-sized pillows, muted lighting and the gentle sound of a waterfall. I was tempted to take a quick snooze, but then Katie, my stylist, walked in and took me upstairs for my shave.

Now guys, check this out. Here’s what the “Dolce Menu” says about the “Hot Chocolate Stout” shave: “Drink from the King’s cup with this hot chocolate shave that not only cleanses, but energizes as well.”

OK, there were no cold beverages included in this package, but to sit in a relaxing chair and have someone give you a scintillating, straight razor shave … well, it was downright intoxicating.

Katie first applied a layer of hot lather to seal in moisture and protect my skin. The lather was then painted on one more time before a warmed, straight razor worked its magic. (Incidentally, I didn’t shave for two days prior to my appointment so that Katie could have something to work with).

Once she was done with the shave, Katie applied a hot towel to my face. This was followed by soothing lotion in a cool towel to relax and seal my pores.

Because my appointment was right after lunch, I returned to my office to finish out the day. However, I went back to work relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for anything — even the stress and grind of what was left of the week.

Dolce Salon & Spa

6166 N. Scottsdale Road
(480) 722-9100

Scottsdale Living Magazine Fall 2011