Sports Massages and Post-Marathon Remedies

This coming Sunday, over 18,000 runners will take their mark and get set to run a marathon or half marathon in the Columbus Marathon. Running a race of this caliber is no easy feat-if you're a runner, you understand all of the time and training that goes into preparation. If you are a spectator, you most likely can't even fathom what would drive people to sign up and run that kind of distance to begin with. Either way, after the race is done and your feet have crossed the finish line, your muscles will be a *little* sore. Just sayin'!

Here at The Charles Penzone Salons, we have a deep appreciation for healthy and fitness, and we want to let our Columbus Marathon runners know that there are service you can schedule ahead of time to ease your post-race soreness.

For targeted muscle soreness, try our Kinesio Taping, available only at our Dublin salon.

Use as an add-on service in addition to your massage. During this add-on service to any massage, your condition will be assessed by our Kinesio Taping Certified Practitioner and the area of concern will be taped. This process is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. 15 mins, $20. Additional tape applications $10/each. (Available at Dublin, only)

You can also get Kinesio Taping as a solo service. During this stand alone service, your condition will be assessed by our Kinesio Taping Certified Practitioner and the area of concern will be taped. 30 minutes, $40. Additional tape applications are $10/each. (Available at Dublin, only).

For more intense muscle relief, try one of our massages. Our Deep Tissue Sports Massage targets deep muscle tissue to release tension, relieve stiffness, and soothe sore muscles. The technique used in this massage helps improve muscle function. Feel free to schedule a Deep Tissue Sports Massage at any of our Grand Salons in Dublin, Polaris, or New Albany/Gahanna for relief you can look forward to. These hour-long massages start at $91.

Other suggested massages:

Aromatherapy Massage

Our Aromatherapy Massage uses essential oils to stimulate the senses, reduce stress, and alleviate the discomfort of muscular conditions. 1hr
Massage: $86 Master: $94
Senior: $100

Full Body Therapeutic Massage

A licensed therapist will thoroughly massage your muscles. This relaxing massage will increase blood and lymphatic circulation and improve your overall well-being. Therapists can personalize your massage to focus on problem areas. 1 hr
Massage: $80    Master: $88
Senior: $93

Good luck, runners!

Posted: 10/16/2014 9:29:52 AM by Mary Sundermeier, PR Coordinator
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Real CP Brides!

Did you get engaged over the holiday season? If so, CONGRATULATIONS! We are seriously so excited for you!

On your wedding day, we know that you'll have your groom's full attention. But until then, you can have ours! We offer a full array of services for brides - literally from head-to-toe!

If you're looking for a little inspiration, check out our reel of REAL CP brides. That's right - real women styled by the fanastic hair professionals and estheticians within our salons!

And, if you want a quick rundown of the fantastic services we offer for brides, head on over to the BRIDAL BRILLIANCE section of our website! There, you'll find a full list of services as well as information about our Bridal Coordinators, On-Site Services and Grand Suite.

Or, if you're more of the chatty type, give us a quick call: 614.418.5350!

We would love the opportunity to work with you this year! And, once again - congratulations on your exciting engagement!

Posted: 1/22/2014 3:14:04 PM by Jena Huffman, Associate Director of Marketing
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Feeling frantic from all your holiday shopping? Schedule our Sugar Cookie Refining Facial today and enjoy some rest, relaxation and exfoliation! Cozy up in our heated spa beds and enjoy the comforting scent of freshly baked sugar cookies while your Licensed Esthetician applies a triple action refining facial scrub while you enjoy the comforting scent of fresh baked sugar cookies. Next, enjoy a warming cinnamon and enzyme exfoliating mask under steam, and a face, neck, and shoulder massage with our custom-blended massage oils. Afterwards, hands and feet, surely sore from shopping, are massaged with hydrating almond lotion. This soothing service is complete with an oxygenating treatment mask for truly radiant skin. You will be ready to glow in those holiday family photos!

Once your facial skin is refined and re-hydrated, continue your pampering with our new Hot Cocoa Body Polish and Massage! Our Massage Therapists will utilize a chocolate body scrub to reveal softer and silkier skin. Enjoy a relaxing hot shower and return to the treatment room for a luxurious Therastone massage. Your Massage Therapist will begin with a soothing massage with chocolate oil. Hot stones are then incorporated into the experience for maximum healing benefits. You will feel relaxed and refreshed from head to toe!
Why stop now?  Continue your scrumptious spa experience with our Peppermint Patty Pedicure? Sit back and relax in one of our brand new massaging pedicure chairs. After your nails are shaped and your feet smoothened, your Licensed Nail Professional will exfoliate your skin with a chocolate body scrub. Next is a relaxing foot massage with a rich chocolate buttercream. Enjoy a soothing and hydrating Peppermint Mask, and complete your service with a new festive holiday polish, or an old favorite!
A Peppermint Patty Manicure completes your spa day! Your nails will be shaped and prepped, and your hands will be extra soft and smooth after exfoliation with chocolate scrub. Your Licensed Nail Professional will hydrate winter-worn hands with rich chocolate buttercream and a soothing peppermint mask. Match polish with your toes, or try something new. Your nails will be dazzling and ready for the holidays!

Posted: 11/25/2013 9:43:33 AM by Marnie Morley, Licensed Esthetician at the Charles Penzone Grand Salon in Gahanna/New Albany, Spa Advancement Team Member
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Kinesio Taping Now Available at Charles Penzone!

Beach volleyball champion Kerri Walsh wearing a new type of athletic tape.
(Natacha Pisarenko/The Associated Press)

Believe it or not, a little colorful tape can go a LONG way to helping deal with everyday aches and pains and even injuries.  And as of today, we’re so thrilled that we’re able to provide it to you with the introduction of the Kinesio taping method to our spa!

Remember seeing Olympian Kerry Walsh Jennings with a spider-webby looking black shoulder deal on the beach volleyball courts?  Yes, that is kinesio tape, and it can do amazing things!

Kinesio tape was invented by Dr. Kenzo Kase, a well-known Japanese chiropractor and acupuncturist who brought his methods of taping and the design of the tape to the United States.  It is currently used by chiropractors, athletic trainers, physical therapist, and massage therapist, just to name a few. 

Kinesio taping is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.  The tape also helps to alleviate pain and facilitate lymphatic drainage by lifting the skin in order for the muscles to heal.  Kinesio taping is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Almost anyone can benefit from the taping, and believe it or not, 85% of those using it are non-athletes!

And now, one of our very own massage therapists is a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner (“CKTP”)!  Beth Granich, a Senior Massage Therapist and member of our Spa Advancement Team has completed the necessary coursework, seminars and has passed the written and practical examination and is now open for this incredible service!

Currently, the kinesio taping service is available to you in two ways:

Kinesio Taping Add On To Any Massage
During a 15 minute service, your problem area will be taped using the kinesio taping methods.  Cost of this service is $20, and each additional area being taped within the same appointment is $10 each. 

Kinesio Taping and Assessment
As a 30 minutes a la carte option, your problem area will be taped using the kinesio taping methods.  Cost of this service is $40.00 and a massage not included.  Each additional area being taped within the same appointment is $10.

Think you could benefit from the kinesio taping method?  We strongly encourage you to give it a try!  Give us a call 614.418.5350 or hop online to schedule your appointment!


How to prepare for your taping:
  • Skin should be dry and free of oils, creams or lotions.  Beth will thoroughly swab the area with an alcohol pad to make sure the area that is being taped is properly prepped.
  • If needed, Beth will trim or shave the body hair in the area that the tape will be covering to allow for the tape to adhere best and work most effectively.

How to care for your application:
  • It is recommended to wait at least 30-45 minutes before getting your taping wet or engaging in vigorous activity.
  • Do not place direct heat on your taping including heating pads, hot packs, blow dryers, etc.
  • Kinesio tape can be worn while bathing, showering and swimming.  When drying off, pat or blot your taping dry.

How long will my taping last:
  • A taping can last anywhere from 2-4 days.  Please note that excessive or vigorous exercise and extreme heated conditions may result in your tape needing to be removed earlier than expected.  Please perform these activities with caution while tape is applied.

Posted: 11/15/2013 1:45:52 PM by Beth Granich, Senior Massage Therapist, CKTP, Spa Advancement Team
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NEW Blow-Out Happy Hour!

Have celeb hair envy?  (It's okay, we do too!)
That's why we're introducing our latest promotion


Here's How It Works:
Beginning Nov. 4th, schedule your blowout on Monday - Thursday between 3 and 6pm.
Use hashtag #CPblowout to share your experience on your favorite social media.
Show us your post at check-out, AND
Get $10 off your blow-out service.
(It's as simple as that.)

Reasons to Get a Blow-Out:
professional engagements
girls night out
pre-party prep (esp. for the holidays! and, NYE!)
bachelorette parties
sweet 16 celebrations

And now, ask about our GRAND SUITE for group blow-out parties.
On your way out, just swing by The Grand Salon in Gahanna/New Albany for a little primping by our pros using the best products in the industry.

For more photos of our GRAND SUITE, click HERE.

About our Blow-Out:
(Former Design Service)
Your hair is shampooed and scalp massaged.
Then, your hair is dried with professional styling techniques
to achieve your desired look.
Stylist: $27 Designer: $29
Director: $33 Senior Director: $39 - $80

Posted: 11/4/2013 1:24:15 PM by Jena Huffman, Associate Director of Marketing
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