As a native Alaskan, the owner of Embody understands the physical toll that the area’s harsh winters and surplus of outdoor activities can take on muscles. The massage center’s services take into account this Alaskan way of life, and its certified therapists cater to their neighbors' pain-relief needs with therapeutic bodywork that targets muscles ailing from cold weather or the heavy burden of layered sweaters. Candles, plants, and rock fountains surround the plush beds in the treatment rooms, where therapists ply muscles with soothing massages that ease medical injuries and quiet stress. Essential oils and footbaths can be added on to any treatment; if you crave further relaxation, take home some of Embody’s collection of locally made teas, lotions, and bath salts.
Women and men of all ages bask in the artistic attentions of Salon Davinci's stylists and color artisans, whose diverse sources of aesthetic inspiration are mirrored by the potpourri of paintings, photography, and garlands hung from the salon's cranberry walls. Staff command an extensive catalogue of safe and organic products from lines including Organic Color Systems, Onesta, and Neuma products which they will help clients navigate for healthier at-home care. Chemical-free waxing frees skin from fuzz without the threat of developing razor-resistant mutant strands, and up-dos for brides, entertainers, and prom-goers present another facet of the natural world in the form of flower decorations floating atop seas of soft curls.
For stylist Rene Meza, a signature look starts at the top. As the resident hair and lash expert at The Best Little Hair House, Meza revamps styles with everything from haircuts and color treatments to eye-catching lash extensions. Opening her own shop hasn't changed the industry veteran's commitment to customer service; personalized consultations precede each appointment, ensuring that each client leaves looking exactly the way they'd hoped.
Licensed massage therapists at Luminary help relieve and soothe inflamed muscles with deep-tissue massage therapy. During the one-hour treatment, massage mavens' expert hands soothe superficial muscles in order to reach underlying layers of flesh, where their deftly applied pressure can reduce inflammation-related soreness, injury-related discomfort, and clown-related emotional distress. Trained to comfortably untangle muscle knots, massage mavens adjust their pressure to each patient's preference to avoid causing unnecessary discomfort. As massages calm muscles, the walls of treatment rooms calm the eyes with earthy brown and green tones, soft lighting, and framed portraits of famous pillows.
The Body Cafe's aestheticians put PCA skincare products to work vivifying the epidermises of clients during facials. The signature facial cleans, hydrates, and nourishes nose, mouth, and eye holders, leaving the visage subtly illuminated and healthier. Three separate peel processes provide chemically driven pulchritude after dead skin politely excuses itself from the face, and a detox deep-pore treatment incorporates all-natural ingredients to thoroughly cleanse microscopic skin oil fields. The TCA ultra peel, alternatively, employs the trichloroacetic acid found in PCA skin products to renew countenances in a more work-appropriate manner than getting a facial tattoo that mocks a boss's inability to discuss current events in Latin.
Both Doctor of Chiropractic Young and Doctor of Chiropractic Pairmore studied at Palmer College of Chiropractic and were inspired to pursue the profession based on their personal experiences with the chiropractic world. Dr. Young comes from a long line of chiropractors—including his father, mother, aunt, and uncle—while Dr. Pairmore found out firsthand the benefits of adjustments after suffering from an injured back. Their practice aims to help patients with both traditional and advanced chiropractic services. Dr. Young employs more than 30 years of experience as well as his expertise with paraspinal digital infrared imaging to help heal upper-cervical and nervous-system issues, and Dr. Pairmore uses the Gonstead technique—the same method used on his back—along with Graston and MR4 laser-therapy equipment. Together the duo focuses on building lasting relationships with their patients, while presenting them with personalized treatment plans that are more unique than a DNA double-helix sculpture made out of snowflakes.