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Massage at Star Brows


I do massage, and I love the work, both the giving and the receiving. ūüôā I have been getting massage since I was 15. My mom used to sneak me into her health club in MN – The European Health Spa. I’d sip smoothies at the bar, lounge in the pool, bake in the steam room, nap by the pool-side, and luxuriate on the massage table.

I’ve been doing massage¬†professionally¬†since 1994. I started out as an employee at a clinic and moved quickly to self employment. I began hiring therapists in 2000 when I went from one treatment room to five.

I¬†guess¬†it’s been a big circle, as today I am a Solo Spa again and life has never been better!

My Massage/Bodywork Philosophy:

  • You need to be¬†completely¬†relaxed in order to enjoy a session. That’s why I use the bodyCushion‚ĄĘ¬†and¬†essential oils.
  • Customization of every service I do is essential to a great¬†experience. ¬†I offer Enhancements, which¬†include deep muscle work and a treatment I¬†developed¬†called Star Massage: A facial, neck, and scalp treatment using aesthetic and massage techniques. Clears sinuses, reduces puffiness, and brightens skin tone. The service is customized to each individual skin type to relieve swelling, waste in the tissues, and holding patterns that create tension and lines on the face.
  • Some people want the work so deep that it is¬†actually¬†harmful. While I am able to work deeply into the body’s¬†fascia, I only work as deep as the body itself allows.
  • I studied¬†Esalen,¬†Craniosacral,¬†Myofascial Release, and Zen Shiatsu. The Shiatsu training was a private¬†apprenticeship¬†with an instructor over an¬†intensive, daily, three month period. It taught me one of the most important lessons that is the hallmark of my practice: The Western therapist and client¬†usually¬†wants neck, shoulder and back work predominately, but the work really needs to be focused on the lower body to¬†achieve¬†real balance.
  • As a former¬†professional¬†dancer and movement educator of twenty plus years I¬†believe¬†that movement is the number one remedy for what ails the physical body.¬†Analyzing¬†how an individual moves and helping them¬†maximize¬†their potential and ease, has been a lifetime study.


Here’s what Star Brows clients have said:

‚ÄúLinda does amazing body work. I have been to many therapists over the years and she is definitely an expert in her field. I would not hesitate to recommend her.‚Ä̬†Steve¬†Tullius –¬†Chiropractor

“I received a pre-natal massage that I can still remember almost three years later”¬†Allegra Birtcher Parreira ‚Äď Workin‚Äô Wife & Mama

‚ÄúLinda takes a massage experience from the ordinary to the extraordinary! I felt instantly at ease with her the first time we met. She made me feel welcome and comfortable. She spent time asking me where my problem areas were and what concerns I had. Her spa is private, cozy, and warm. Linda‚Äôs gifts are her intuitiveness, technique, and knowledge of anatomy. She combines these beautifully and expertly!‚Ä̬†Marilyn Rivas Tate ‚ÄstPhotographer

See you at the spa!

What is an Enhancement?

An Enhancement puts the luxury in “Luxurious¬†Spa Services.” Enhancements are “mini services” you add to a regular spa service, like a full body massage, a facial, or an eyebrow design. They are specially priced and aren’t offered as stand-alone services. Spa Enhancements are sort of like a¬†restaurant¬†menu’s ala carte section, you get an¬†entr√©e¬†and depending on how hungry, or particular you are, you¬†customize¬†your meal by adding your favorite little extra things.

Spa¬†experiences¬†are like that for me. I don’t want “just a massage.” I want to add Deep Muscle Work, Essential Oils, and Hot Towels to my service. I like my guest to customize their spa experience¬†as well. Choices are fun, and they make a service just-right-for-you!

While we are on the subject, when you buy skincare or makeup at Star Brows, you get Rewards that can be used to get free  Enhancements next time you come in.

Some examples of Enhancements:

Waxing Enhancements – Eyebrow or Eyelash Tint, Star Massage, Face Part Wax (chin, lip, cheeks, nostrils, etc.)

Facial Enhancements – Power Pumpkin, Salicylic Acid, Primary Alpha Peptide Resurfacer, and Star Massage

Massage Enhancements – Raindrop Therapy, Deep Muscle-work, Aroma Therapy/Hot Towels

See you at the spa!

September Product Feature 2010

Last week I announced a new promotion that lets you earn free spa services while you enjoy fabulous makeup and skin care products, it’s called¬†Star Brows Rewards.

Today starts the fun, and I am so excited! After all, free spa services is pretty much the best thing ever – right?

Cheryl, one of my clients, suggested Youngblood Mineral Foundation as the first product feature. Here’s what she said when I asked her to tell us why she recommends it:

“I love it because it’s such good coverage but doesn’t look heavy at all.¬†¬† Also, Linda is amazing with makeup and helped me with the right color.¬†It makes my skin look great.¬† It looks so natural. She also introduced me to an application brush that I love to use.¬†”

Thanks Cheryl!

Now here’s a surprise.¬† (Yes, it gets even better.)¬† The Product of the Month earns Double Rewards! This beautiful compact costs $41, and ¬†would¬†normally¬†give you a $4 bonus toward spa service Enhancements, but because it is this month’s product feature, you’ll receive $8 in Rewards.

Now that’s Star treatment. ūüėČ

See you at the spa!

Star Brows Rewards

I’m excited to announce a special perk for being a loyal Star Brows customer. You, after all, are the Star at Star Brows!

You’ll earn FREE services with any skincare or cosmetic product purchase, it’s called Star Brows Rewards.

Here’s how it works:

  • Make a purchase of ¬†skincare products or cosmetics at the spa.
  • We’ll start a Star Brows Rewards punch card, and keep track of it for you.
  • For every $10 you spend you get 1 punch, which is worth $1. Spend $100 and you get $10 in Rewards
  • Redeem your Rewards for a spa service Enhancement when you come in for a¬†regularly¬†priced service. Service Enhancements are listed below.
  • It gets even better: The¬†Monthly Product Feature¬†offers double Rewards! That’s 20% of every purchase back in Rewards.

Here are the Spa Service Enhancements you can receive by redeeming your Rewards:

Waxing Enhancements – Star Massage, Face Part Wax (chin, lip, cheeks, nostrils, etc.).

Facial Enhancements – Power Pumpkin, Salicylic Acid, Retinol or Primary Alpha Peptide Resurfacer.

Massage Enhancements – Raindrop Therapy, Deep Muscle-work, Aroma Therapy/Hot Towels.

Q:  Can I redeem my Rewards for regular services?

A:  Rewards can be redeemed for Enhancements only, when receiving a regularly priced spa service.

Q:  What if I only have $2 in Rewards?

A: ¬†Redeem as many (or as few) as you’d like — anytime!

Q:  Can I get a Massage Enhancement when I get an Eyebrow Design?

A: ¬†Yes. Although some of the Enhancements are easy to do in conjunction with any service, some aren’t. Chemical Peels, for example, need to be done with a Facial, Raindrop Therapy with a Massage, and Lash Tint with a Facial Waxing service.

Q:  How much do Enhancements cost?

A:  $10 to $30

Q:  Will my Star Brows Rewards expire?

A:  No. Your Rewards will remain valid until used.

Our customers love this program, and we love offering you great deals and thanking you for shopping with us.

See you at the spa!