The massage therapists, acupuncturists, and reflexologists at A Touch for Wellness administer a roster of treatments designed to address mind, body, and soul. They offer customized facials, for example, to help reveal a softer, more youthful complexion, as well as advanced skincare therapies that yield more dramatic benefits. These include bio-electric rejuvenating treatments, which use microcurrents to tone and lift the muscles in the face, and quantum healing treatments, which use plasma and ionized oxygen to pare down acne and rosacea and increase collagen and elastin. Massage therapists, meanwhile, lift the spirits and shoo away tension with customized bodywork treatments like LaStone or deep-tissue therapy, and can also add indulgent extras like a milk and honey foot scrub, sugar foot scrub, or foot wrap made of delicious bacon.
At Calm Spirit Acupuncture, licensed practitioners expert in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology work to treat conditions ranging from chronic pain to gastrointestinal, psychological, and neurological disorders. After consulting with patients, staff employ traditional treatments ranging from energy-balancing acupuncture to gua sha and cupping therapy used to treat respiratory conditions.
Better Life's medical staff members walk clients through a doctor-directed weight-loss program designed to adjust nutritional habits in a way that fits their lifestyle. Supporting the plan with science, they help people to lose up to 5 pounds per week while still enjoying regular, everyday foods. During a one-hour initial visit, they assess the client's medical history and health factors, such as blood pressure, pulse rate, and the number of old treadmills piled under their bed. If deemed necessary, an EKG reveals information about heart health before a consultation yields fitness guidelines and a nutrition plan tailored to individual goals.
Eating plans are comprised of foods that can be easily found at the grocery store, and they place importance on when the patient eats, helping to avoid late-night hunger pains or the awkward consequences of sneaking midnight snacks from the neighbor's pantry. Patients also take home a prescription appetite suppressant to curb cravings between meals.
At subsequent weekly visits, staffers gauge progress via weigh-ins and body-composition analyses, administering injections of vitamin B12 to help to boost energy and lipotropic nutrients that aim to break down fat. They gradually add exercise to the routine to complete the weight-loss program and help clients to keep off the weight they've lost.
Healing Touch Massage Therapy founder Lori Garcia certainly sees the relaxing benefits of her trade. She finds that massage can act as a stress combatant that prevents the onset of disease, or simply, as she puts it, as "a positive ripple effect" that resounds throughout her clients' personal and professional lives. Her private rooms—warm, low-lit spaces with comfortable massage beds and lullaby karaoke—most definitely contribute to the spa's restful vibe.
But Lori is also an advocate of the more acute applications of massage, as she specializes in medical and therapeutic treatment. Upon receiving her certification, she pursued advanced training in 11 different techniques, including oncology massage, reflexology, and applied kinesiology. To that end, she performs 16 types of body treatments at Healing Touch, which range from neuromuscular and trigger-point therapy to hot-stone massage and raindrop technique. She has recently expanded into detoxifying therapies as well (including ionic footbaths and far-infrared body wraps), and will soon be introducing aesthetic services.
Sol Day Spa puts a premium on hassle-free relaxation, allowing clients to book appointments online for massage, waxing, aromatherapy, and a whole host of facial services. In private treatment rooms, the spa’s aestheticians can take the time to analyze skin and perform meticulous skincare services to address problems including acne, fine lines, and sensitivity. Deep cleansing with extractions purifies the skin, and add-ons can address clients’ skincare issues. The vitamin C serum heals sensitive or sun-damaged skin, and a lightening treatment fades hyperpigmentation and scars from old blemishes or freckle duels.
Specialty massage types relax bodies with hot stones, deep pressure, or gentle kneading designed to relieve the pain and discomfort of expectant mothers.