Artistic by nature, Ujamaa Shelton initially pursued a career in photography. Then, economic forces nudged him toward a change. As he pondered his future, Shelton realized that his passion for creativity and his desire to help others was perfectly suited to massage therapy. Shelton earned his massage license and promptly opened Myokneads with his wife, Kim Higgs. Today, the duo kneads sinews using Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point massage techniques at their private studio, in their clients' homes, and at the top of human pyramids. In addition to tailoring his sessions with stretching, Shelton creates his own music to encourage clients' relaxation.
When clients walk through Kimberly Higgs?s door, the licensed massage therapist immediately directs all of her attention their way. She approaches each massage as an opportunity to tailor her skills to meet her patients? needs, whether they?re looking to ease chronic pain or simply melt away stress accrued during a hectic workweek. She can vary the amount of pressure she uses, the areas she focuses on, and the techniques she employs during each session. For clients dealing with tension headaches or who regularly get their heads caught in elevator doors, Kim can add on a special scalp-focused treatment for an additional fee.
Doctor of Chiropractic Robert Aldridge using his chiropractic skills and certification in acupuncture to lessen his patients’ pain, whether it stems from a bad back or severe allergies. Massage therapies and corrective exercises also boost patients' health, along with orthotic screenings.
Every spa treatment, class, and wellness consultation at Sweet Serenity aims to cultivate overall well-being, addressing both external and internal wellness. Facials and body treatments rely on an arsenal of organic, botanical-based, and seasonally produced products as they cleanse and hydrate the skin. Yoga and guided-meditation sessions, meanwhile, seek to bolster self-awareness, whereas therapeutic massages work to shoo away tension and spies masquerading as muscle knots with gentle and firm pressure.
As the owners of The Art of Hair Salon, Hanh Tran and David LouSana share two concerns: helping their clients to progress in terms of beauty, and helping their stylists to progress in terms of knowledge. On most Mondays, Tran leads in-house classes that equip the salon's stylists with new skills and advanced techniques. The rest of the week is the stylists' proving ground, and they rise to their mentor's challenge by deftly chopping split ends, transforming hair color, and adding extra length with So.Cap. hair extensions. During these treatments—each of which includes a blow-dry and style—they rely on 100% certified organic hair color and products from Keratin+.
Not to be outdone, the salon's aestheticians wax away facial hair and enhance features with professional makeup applications. They tailor their treatments to individual clients, working with them to add seductive shades to eyelids and seductive mustaches to upper lips.
As an Aveda Concept Salon, Progressive Image Hair Art proudly stocks and implements an array of plant-based Aveda products. Specializing in cutting and styling long, short, and curly hair, the salon calls upon the beautifying powers of its signature products during a variety of customized treatments, from deep-conditioner applications to styling sessions for both men and women. Delving deeper into the realm of beauty, the spa also possesses expertise in makeup as well.