From the corporate store to each franchise location, the staff of Max Muscle Sports Nutrition goes beyond stocking and suggesting supplements to offer health help through a variety of channels. Sales associates in the stores help to discern the optimal body aid to achieve the personal fitness goals of athletes, bodybuilders, and everyday exercisers, be they weight loss, weight gain, muscle gain, toxin-flushing, or intimidating a superhero into ripping a cumbersome collection of old phone books in half.
A certified sports-nutrition specialist can also sit down with clients to chart their age, gender, height, and basal metabolic rate to draft a comprehensive, custom nutrition plan. The written word further fortifies customers' soul cages in Max Sports and Fitness, a monthly magazine brimming with health-supplement advice and fitness tips.
Vongie Rabe thought her love for helping people would lead to a career in nursing or a night job as a freelance crossing guard, but along the way massage therapy presented a detour toward her true calling. Prior to graduating from the Healing Arts Institute in 2007, Rabe garnered an understanding of anatomy and physiology working as a medical assistant for eight years. This knowledge would later help her as she pursued her passion for healing through massage therapy, tailoring each treatment to the client’s individual needs. Professionally trained in a number of modalities, including acupressure, shiatsu, and Hawaiian lomilomi, Rabe helps clients decrease anxiety, alleviate low back pain, and enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow.
Behind the verdant palm fronds painted onto Tropical Island Tan’s front windows, three levels of UV beds and trained tanning technicians stand ready to impart skin with a summery hue. The staff loads up airbrushes with an aloe-based Swoosh Sunless tanning solution, then coats bodies in two layers of the spray to ensure full, long-lasting coverage in the face of swimming, showering, or napping in a fountain. Outside the private-tanning rooms, the staff displays Designer Skin, OC, and body butter products and helps tanners select the best regimen for their skin type and desired bronzing level.
As part of the all-female team at Hands on Healing, Savannah is a licensed aesthetician passionate about both skincare and waxing. She performs basic and signature facials, as well as advanced treatments such as an O2 lift treatment that refreshes skin with oxygen and plant-derived stem cells. Lorrie, too, is an aesthetician, but also a certified massage therapist and reiki practitioner who administers Hands On's signature wellness massages that can integrate up to seven modalities in a single session. She also specializes in prenatal massage, putting expectant mothers at ease almost as much as a baby who just gets emailed out of the womb.
When Glo Tanning Salon and Boutique's trained technicians aren't helping guests into one of their high-pressured tanning apparatuses or bronzing them by hand using a custom-blended airbrush solution that dries in three hours, they're stocking an onsite boutique with designer clothes and purses. Their expertise extends beyond tanning and retail, though; they also aim to help guests reach their weight-loss goals and smooth away cellulite using FIT infrared body wraps. To round out the service menu, they join forces with a hairstylist who stands by to shape unruly manes and thwart split ends' evil plot to take over the head.
Terry Hunter, SCMT, the owner of Terry's Massage Wellness Center, caters his massages to the needs to the client in front of him. A diverse roster of 10 massage modalities allows Hunter to pull from a wide range of techniques—the rolling and kneading of Swedish massage helps ease stress from the body, whereas shiatsu massage focuses on pressure points and the body's flow of energy. Rejuvenation also offers ladies' night out packages, combining the therapeutic massages with facials, mani-pedis, and waxing.
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Experienced aesthetician Tara Lytle sloughs off dead skin cells to rejuvenate emotion emitters and reveal pristine complexions. During the Necessity facial, pores are unclogged of harmful oils, toxins, and taco crumbs while Glimpse Skincare products gently and naturally rehydrate faces and stimulate collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. No matter what the treatment, relaxing rejuvenators can rest assured that all of Tara's facial-fixing techniques are 100% toxin-free, just like a compostable water bottle full of fairy tears.
Professional massage therapist Cheryl Day furnishes sore frames with a flurry of finger flourishes for a full hour, catering to clients with the utmost attentiveness. Inspired by the benefits of reflexology, Cheryl conquered the Body Tune-Up School of Massage, honing her kneading techniques to comfort achy adventurers and master unruly challah. Cheryl tackles tension during her one-hour signature massage, which includes a heated foot treatment. Pamper posteriors and coddle feet in the scenery of Indulgence Salon, festooned with rich wooden accents and a chic reception area chandelier. Tranquility trackers make camp in a private waiting alcove, and regulars receive exclusive discounts and promotions.
Named 2010's best hair salon in San Joaquin County by the Record, Salon Genesi employs stylists who create indefectible 'dos for every head, drawing from more than 24 years of collective cutting experience. Both men and women can enjoy a haircut and style with today's deal. Cut coifs can opt to change hair hue with a professional color treatment to better match monochromatic wardrobes or shake pursuing private eyes.
Drawing on her 18 years of bodywork experience, Marie Gillit adapts each massage session to accommodate the client's unique needs. Varying the amount of pressure to ensure comfort and relaxation, the Swedish massage (a $55 value) and its long, self-assured strokes stimulate skin and nerves to reduce stress and pacify cranky muscles. Alternatively, the deep massage (a $55 value), recommended for chronic pain sufferers, penetrates into layers of muscle and connective tissue, relieving fatigue and evicting squatting toxins from their cramped muscular apartments. The deep massage also incorporates stretching and bodywork techniques to further relieve tension and improve range of motion.
Nancy, a licensed aesthetician and skincare specialist, has honed her menu of beauty boosters for more than a decade. Powered by a mask of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and peptides, the anti-aging facial makes skin look firmer than a pro thumb-wrestler’s handshake. Each one-hour treatment is
tailored to each client’s face, using Sothys and Dermalogica products to help restore texture and tone. Steam and manual extraction leave epidermal surfaces clean and hydrated, and a hand massage releases pent-up Vulcan salutes.
Bronzing rays infuse skin with rich color and professional stylists spruce up lethargic locks at La Stella, a salon and day spa that amalgamates a range of tanning, skincare, and hair services under one roof. Four designers stand with shears at attention in the hair studio, where they draw on advanced training to tame wayward tufts and inundate locks with vibrant highlights and moisturizing Kool-Aid shampoos. The studio’s high-pressure UV tanning beds bathe skin in the sun’s luminosity, and Mystic Tan booths cast a warm mist across the body for a smooth and sunless tan. The spa’s resident skincare specialist doles out indulgent European facials and microdermabrasion treatments by appointment, and certified massage therapists knead away knots and misplaced car keys wedged between shoulder muscles.
Promoting health and wellness by providing therapeutic massages as a relief from stress, everyday ailments, discomforts and/or pain.
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