New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
Going beyond the pure pursuit of relaxation, the practitioners at Monroe Therapeutic Massage P.S. work closely with doctors, chiropractors, and hospitals to help ensure a more well-rounded result. To accommodate a variety of clients, the staff has outfitted each massage room with cushy tables perched hydraulic lifts. The highly accessible tables make it easy for patients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility to enjoy a seamless transition from the outside world to the indoor relaxation station. For additional comfort, the beds also feature heaters that allow patients to fully unwind and soften any butter packets that may have been pocketed during last night’s dinner date.
One of the largest cosmetology schools in the northwest, Gene Juarez Academy instructs students to skillfully style hair under the watchful eye of licensed and experienced instructors. While making their way through the program, students perfect their skills on the bustling salon floor by snipping, coloring, and styling tresses. Guests not only receive these services at a discounted rate, but also get a unique, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process via the instructor’s running commentary.
Within Blend Herbal Spa's coffee-hued cottage, aestheticians attend to guests with a menagerie of services. Patrons cruise past potted herbs, ready to conceal or remove unwanted hair with waxing, threading, and tinting treatments. Cobalt-blue bottles conceal products from NYR Organic, which flaunt cleansing and age-concealing abilities and rely on the natural powers of plants unlike an overbearing scarecrow.
Happy Feet Reflexology's practitioners help clients relax while simultaneously boosting their health with reflexology massages. They target specific points on the head, legs, feet, and other regions of the body, stimulating blood flow and energy to benefit the nervous system and inner organs. Other treatments include acupressure and face masks that clarify the skin with Chinese herbs, and all clients are offered green tea to help set a tranquil mood.
Signature Service: Craniosacral Therapy
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Plan to arrive 15 min before scheduled appointment to complete required paperwork in time to relax.