by Ashley Stewart
On the upper level of the Falls on Main shopping center in Highlands, Creative Concepts salon has been providing the residents of Highlands with a full range of beauty services for nearly 12 years.
Family haircuts, wedding style, and makeup, manicures, and pedicures are just a few of the services these skilled stylists provide. This year, they are welcoming a new member to their team: massage therapist Brenda Lopez.
Brenda is a licensed massage therapist with experience in integrative massage, including medical, lymphatic, cranial sacral, and prenatal massage. She also does hot stone and Swedish massage.
For Brenda, it’s not just about relaxation.
“I like to help people,” she says, “I feel the muscles and find the tension.”
She uses the SeneGence line of cosmetics and Eminence skin care products. SeneGence’s formulations are made in the USA with only naturally occurring plant-based ingredients and no animal byproducts. Most of the products are gluten and GMO-free. Their LipSense products are free of wax and lead.
Brenda received her training at Southwestern Community College and has an Associate’s Degree in Health Science. She has worked at High Hampton in Cashiers for the last 10 years, and for the previous two, she was the lead therapist. She is also a cosmetologist with 10 years of experience in skin care.
Not only does Brenda offer massages, but she also does facials and uses aromatherapy. There are seven different essential oils that are proven to aid in a variety of ailments. Eucalyptus and Peppermint are great for headaches and migraines. Tea tree and lavender help with inflammation and skin repair. Rosemary and sweet orange oil help reduce anxiety by decreasing levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Whatever ails you, Brenda knows precisely how to make you feel better.
Sixty-minute massages start at $95, and 90-minutes begin at $125. Sixty-minute facials are $85.
Appointments are available Tuesday – Saturday, from 9:00 A.M. Call (828) 526-3939 to make an appointment.