Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries are welltrained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essential frames, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY, or high-end frames from Versace. Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision, whereas specialty PearleThin complete lenses are lightweight heavyweights.
Tara Swan, aesthetician at Wyndemyres Too!, offers soothing facial treatments that hydrate or attempt to combat acne or the signs of aging. Customers can also find a variety of nail, skincare, and wellness services—such as cuts, manicures, and massages—at the full-service salon and spa.
HealthQuest's nonsurgical treatments have raised many eyebrows in the sports world, especially around the locker rooms at Ford Field. The center often finds itself the temporary home to some of Detroit's gridiron greats, who take advantage of the staff's non-invasive chiropractic treatments—which combine the power of pulsed laser light and traditional chiropractic care to alleviate knots and aches—to stay in Sunday shape. Non-football clients also find relief, consulting with HealthQuest's doctors on treatments to increase blood flow, decrease inflammation, and promote soft tissue healing.
With a variety of massage methods at her disposal, nationally certified therapist Christine Ecklesdafer glides her dexterous hands over aching muscles as guests float away on a cloud of relaxation. Using Thai massage techniques, Christine compresses muscles, moves joints, and applies acupressure therapy as she nudges patrons into sinew-softening positions. Alternatively, hot-stone massages incorporate heated stones with kneads along the body's acupressure points to melt away muscle tension like crayons in the microwave. The 50- or 60-minute kneading sessions can yield a number of health benefits, including increased circulation and an improved range of motion.
Long-time Suddenly Slender clients and product proponents, Nurturing U Spa owners Carol and Marla now share these torso-tautening mineral-body-wrap methods with the Flint area. The SlenderTone wrap claims to harness the electrical fields of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and enzymes to tighten, tone, and reshape the body into a visibly slimmer figure without dieting or laborious exercise (a $90 value). A Nurturing U Spa aesthetician envelops the body in a non-dehydrating cocoon, then encourages patients to engage in mild physical activity or strenuous word-search puzzle to promote circulation while the treatment takes effect. After about an hour, once-curvy caterpillars emerge as smoother, more slender butterflies.
Rose Fick's 15 years of salon experience serve as the foundation for StoneHouse Hair & Nails—but it’s the seven talented stylists that are the pillars that keep clients coming through the doors and leaving looking well-coiffed and reinvented. These stylists facilitate physical transformation via haircuts, coloring, and occasion styling. An in-house nail technician keeps digits groomed and vibrant with manicures and pedicures, and a massage therapist loosens muscles and raises spirits with full-body massages and body wraps. Additional spa treatments, like brown-sugar foot scrubs and hot-towel and cold-stone facial massages, can turn a salon visit into an escape from the traffic jams and pop quizes of the outside world.