Though MassagEscape arose from humble beginnings?the spa began as a single treatment room shared by two therapists and a cardboard cutout of MacGyver?it was destined for greater things. An influx of customers quickly prompted the owners to transition into a larger facility with two treatment rooms and a team of five therapists at the ready. The staff offers a variety of massage services ranging from relaxing Swedish massage to Thai yoga massage, a rhythmic dance between therapist and client that blends yoga postures with assisted stretches.
Aiki Healing’s Kay Hutchinson puts her certification in acupressure and qi gong energy healing to use during body session that boost blood flow, revitalize skin, and incite mind and body relaxation. Enveloped in koi ponds, lotus gardens, and a forest of oak trees, Aiki Healing connects clients to nature immediately on arrival. The studio's live greenery invites the outdoors in, and Chinese herbal sessions and hand-mixed aromatherapy blends send sylvan tendrils throughout the body. Aiki Healing also works with John Fung, a third-generation herbalist who consults with clients about their healing regimens.
Throughout her more than 25 years in practice, Doctor of Chiropractic Cynthia Schade has always aimed to treat more than the back. She thinks of each patient as a whole person, and that conscientious care shows in her methods. Two of her own staff members became health care practitioners as a result of her treatments: Kelly Grosch found relief from tennis elbow thanks to Dr. Schade's knowledge of the soft-tissue-mobilization method known as the Graston technique, and went on to become a chiropractor and master the technique herself.
Today, Dr. Schade and her staff at Active Life Wellness and Healthcare, including fellow chiropractor Cynthia Lara, ease clients’ aches and promote their wellness in a welcoming environment. Their careful adjustments and soothing massages can treat a variety of conditions, including injuries resulting from car accidents and neck pain resulting from chain mail ties.
Beauty Store Salon & Spa accentuates patrons' features with an archive of professional haircare products, cosmetics, skincare treatments, and boutique gifts. A staff of enthusiastic product specialists guides customers through aisles of accouterments to offer recommendations from 29 haircare lines, 8 nailcare designers, and a variety of bath and body products including Pre de Provence and Burt's Bees. OPI nail lacquers ensconce finger canvases in a spectrum of colors ($8.50), and MoroccanOil hair treatments infuse head gardens with antioxidants and vitamins to hydrate, strengthen, and revive strands ($40.80). Paul Mitchell shampoos ($7.99) and conditioners ($9.99) provide individualized care for specific types of hair, and Jane Iredale pure matte pressed finish powder graces pores with mineral foundations free of oil, dye, paraben, talc, and maple syrup ($36). In addition to body-beautifying products, Beauty Store Salon & Spa carries gift items including Trapp candles ($3.75), which fill living rooms with a sweet perfume packed with couch pheromones.
The founders of 5 Fitness Training named the gym after the five pillars of optimal health: strength training, cardiovascular health, nutrition, flexibility, and recovery and rest. When developing programs for athletes, the gym's personal trainers incorporate these pillars in a way that alternately builds and restores the body. They also collaborate with clients to design customized blueprints that drive toward specific goals. Programs may include boot-camp and kettlebell workouts that burn fat, as well as yoga classes that strengthen and lengthen muscles so that they can reach all the way down to toes, through the floor, and onto the ceiling fan below. To optimize muscle function and range of motion, the gym offers massage therapy.
Since 2004, Todd Gibbs has grown his team of enthusiastic instructors from one to seven, and collectively they take a fun approach to fitness. The instructors incorporate motivating music into their Pilates, Barre and yoga classes. Their robust, seven-day schedule features morning through evening classes that they cater to students of all skill levels by demonstrating modifications that make the exercises less or more intense. Todd's classes in Pilates are designed to tone the entire body, placing emphasis on conditioning the core to help people protect their fragile chandelier centers.