Clotilde Barnes's passion for holistic healthcare and nutrition has led her around the globe. After graduating from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, the native of Veracruz, Mexico, went on to train at the Western College for Medical Assistance and the San Francisco School of Massage while becoming a licensed medical aesthetician. Her journey to the U.S. in 2000 drew her deeper into the medical field, affording her the opportunity to work with family doctors, dermatologists, and chiropractors. Barnes has pooled everything that science and ancient traditions have taught her, and has owned her own business since 2008.
Barnes promotes health and well-being with alternative therapies such as reflexology sessions, which balance bodily energy via pressure points in the feet. Organic chemical peels exfoliate skin with gentle enzymes and minerals to diminish fine lines. She also performs photofacials that employ light-emitting diodes, diachronic lamps, or Lite-Brite pins to boost collagen production and combat signs of aging.
Featured in beauty magazines, on ABC's 20/20, and on local news programs for her work in permanent cosmetics, Dixie Medford is both the owner of Classic Beauty Concepts and a certified permanent-cosmetic educator. Along with medical-grade skincare services, Medford can implant upper layers of skin with micropigments in permanent cosmetic sessions, eliminating the need for daily makeup applications or naps in a box of crayons. As she fills in brows and adds soft hues to lips, Medford carefully selects the shapes, colors, and designs that best complement skin color and features. Medford practices traditional makeup application techniques with her micropigments, as well as camouflaging scars and adding beauty marks. Her beauty repertoire also includes light- to medium-depth chemical peels, medical microdermabrasion, and ultrasonic facials.
The Cove Escape provides botanical wellness and body-treatment services designed to help their clients with pains or stress. Swedish massages soothe muscle aches and stress, and clinical massages can help assuage chronic pains. Meanwhile, herbal facial treatments can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, coupled with body wraps, aromatherapy, and foot massages in pampering spa packages. Spanish-speaking staff is available to smooth over any language barriers.
Renew Your Temple Massage's massage therapists transform tense backs into serene plains of stress-free muscle with a wide range of modalities. After selecting their favorite massage style and reclining on a cushy massage table, clients relinquish control of their corporeal aches to the hands of an expert muscle kneader. Swedish massages smother soreness by employing soothing strokes that glide effortlessly across the skin with the aid of slippery oils, and deep-tissue massages uproot well-entrenched muscular knots with focused pressure, kneading, and quietly humming to a tension-melting frequency. Today's Groupon covers the Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages, though clients can upgrade to more expensive massages—such as the hot-stone massage—by paying the difference in price.
FACES staff offers a wide variety of spa services, such as gentle manicures and relaxing pedicures that feature a relaxing massage and callus treatment with a sugar or salt scrub. We also offer facials from licensed professionals using quality products
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
NHS uses organic products, open extended hours Monday?Sunday, and cater by appointments only. We offer the use of shower, Wifi, TV, and complimentary refreshments. This allows us to not only have a sense of hospitality, but also cater to our clients' satisfaction.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The lack of knowledge of alternative healing such as professional massage therapy in the low-income communities was the inspiration. We want to assist, educate, and inform people of massage therapy's healthy benefits.
What do you love most about your job?
What we love most about this career is the gratification that's given by each satisfied client.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The best feedback received is when clients come back for more because they've received what they were seeking.