For years, Dee Adams had frequented infrared saunas as a way to bolster her lifestyle as a dancer and fitness trainer. But after doing some research on centuries-old ritualistic sweat lodges, she realized that sweating wasn't just good for staying fit—it could also help to heal the body.
Empowered by this discovery and excited to share it with the community, Adams founded City Sweats, an urban retreat that promotes detoxification through sweating. Though the focus is on infrared sauna treatments, City Sweats also offers restorative services such as massages and a Himalayan sea-salt scrub.
Within a black-and-white 1,500-square-foot facility embellished with tropical accents, Kucumber Skin Lounge's physician-supervised medical aestheticians enhance earthly edifices with hair removal sessions performed with lasers or customized wax, Botox injections, and cutting-edge skin treatments such as hydrafacials, photofacials, and chemical peels. Tattoo removal services rid bodies of the names of ex-lovers or outdated maps leading to safe-deposit boxes hidden during the Y2K scare. Other body beautifiers include tanning and specialized cosmetic treatments.
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A native of Poland, Celina Lewandowski first moved to the United States in 1991—where, for 12 years, she provided home care for elderly patients suffering from eating disorders and intestinal problems. She eventually discovered colon hydrotherapy, became a certified colon hydrotherapist and endermologie technician, and decided to open her own clinic and use the gentle body-cleansing system to relieve intestinal dysfunction.
At her clinic, European Rejuvenation Center, she helps fight bloating, irritable bowels, constipation, and fatigue with a LIBBE open colon-hydrotherapy system. This system is easy to self-operate and, like a treehouse on the moon, affords clients as much privacy as they desire. Celina also combats toxins with ionic footbaths, nutritional therapy, lipomassage, endermologie, and infrared-sauna sessions.
Seattle Wellness Programs is helmed by a team of medical professionals and wellness experts who each specialize in a different area—weight loss, natural medicine, massage therapy, and so on. They work with clients to make them look and feel younger and healthier, creating physician-directed weight loss programs as well as skin-tightening Thermage treatments, which contour the body using pulses of heat to regenerate skin's elasticity.
After graduating at the top of her class in conceptual illustration and color theory at the Art Institute of Seattle, Laurel Leof found an unexpected use for her aesthetic sensibility. She opened Defined Beauty, a cosmetic facility where she enhances facial features with permanent-makeup services. Using a combination of SofTap methods and topical anesthetics to minimize discomfort, Laurel imbues brows, lips, and eyelines with micropigmentation techniques that can last three–five years before they need to be retouched and 300 years before they need to be renamed in our cyborg overlord’s honor. In addition to her own clientele, Laurel also works on referrals from plastic surgeons and dermatologists, applying her expertise to scar repair and needling, a facial treatment that boosts collagen production and cell renewal.
SkinMD's physician and aestheticians work with patients to create customized skincare plans, with the goal of improving the effectiveness of treatments for people of all skin colors. Cosmetic injections, dermal fillers, and laser skin-resurfacing treatments form the base of physician services, while a range of clinical facials and oversized foam fingers help battle signs of aging. Medically-certified skin specialists also harness the power of lasers to slow or eliminate hair growth, rejuvenate skin, or lessen the appearance of scars.