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Looking to de-stress after a cold and gloomy winter season? Is your back beginning to ache from slouching in front of your computer at work all day? Massage services at LaVida Massage of Clemmons may be just what your neck and shoulders have been waiting for. From deep tissue massages to customized facials, LaVida offers a myriad of massage, skincare, and hair removal services for clients of all kinds.
Operating since 2009, LaVida Massage of Clemmons has been active in the community for 12 years. After relocating to its new location on Clemmons Point Drive, LaVida’s reputation as a top-notch wellness center in the Triad remains unchanged. The center’s 18 dedicated and highly trained team members strive to put customers first on a daily basis. Owner Larry Shifflett believes the quality of staff and exceptional customer service environment at the center sets LaVida apart from competing spas and wellness centers throughout the Winston-Salem area. “We look at ourselves as one big family,” Larry explains. “Clients can pick up on our family atmosphere, which makes them feel at home.”
While many may be wary of visiting a spa or salon during the COVID-19 pandemic, concerned clients can rest assured that the team at LaVida puts safety first and adheres to all recommended health and safety protocols. To prevent the lobby from becoming crowded, clients are asked to stay in their vehicles upon arrival until their therapist is available. Additionally, clients’ temperatures are taken before entering the spa, and masks are required to be worn by therapists and clients during massage treatments.
Due to the stress of the pandemic, scientists have noticed an increase in nightly teeth grinding and facial pain caused by ongoing tension, stress, and anxiety. Among many other menu items, LaVida has several massage therapists who specialize in TMJ Therapy Massage, which targets the jaw muscles and temporomandibular joint to ease pain and stiffness caused by teeth grinding and jaw clenching.
In addition to teeth grinding, prolonged stress is notorious for accelerating aging and wreaking havoc on skin. To curb your COVID-19 breakouts, treat yourself to one of LaVida’s facials in order to treat adult acne, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and correct uneven pigmentation. Clients feeling insecure about acne scars, enlarged pores, or age spots may find solace in Microdermabrasion, which gently exfoliates skin and removes the thick, uneven outer layer.
With pencil-thin eyebrows being a trend of the past, it’s time to stop over-plucking. Put the tweezers down and schedule an eyebrow wax or brow lamination at LaVida to restore the shape and fullness of your brows. Customers can also schedule a brow or lash tinting appointment to ditch the mascara and eyebrow pencil, which will cut their morning routines in half. Licensed estheticians on the team perform a variety of body waxing and hair removal services with a high level of care. There’s no need to suffer through painful at-home wax kits any longer – professionals at LaVida are experienced in ensuring that the waxing process goes smoothly.
Not sure which massage is right for you? If you’re a first-time massage client, Larry suggests selecting the LaVida Custom Massage, which is geared towards everyone and allows a therapist to speak with each client and tweak the service based on the client’s specific needs or preferences. According to Larry, the most popular massage services requested are a combination of the Relaxation and Deep Tissue massages. Visit the center’s website at lavidamassageclemmonsnc.com to view a full list of services provided.
If you can’t make it in-person, LaVida offers gift cards for purchase, which are perfect birthday or anniversary gifts. Call (336) 766-0622 or visit their website to schedule an appointment and view pricing information. To stay up to date on the latest news, updates, and special deals from LaVida, follow the team on Instagram and Facebook.