Fitnessology's crew of professional fitness consultants, nutrition counselors, and pain relievers works to help patrons meet their health and fitness goals with personal training, nutrition counseling, and small-group classes. Since she opened the business in 1995, owner Jacqueline Larsen, a fitness trainer since 1980 and a nationally ranked bodybuilder from 1994 to 2003, has focused on aiding clients in their quests for total-body wellness by teaching them how to integrate fitness, healthy habits, and thumb wars into their everyday lives. She is so committed to total wellness that she has created The Clinic—a subset of the Fitnessology facility that treats muscular pain and is staffed by a chiropractor, neuromuscular therapist, and corrective exercise specialist. Their thorough assessments and medical-term quizzes help them assess and understand pain before treating conditions that include lower-back pain, headaches, tennis elbow, and motion restrictions.
Together, the skincare specialists at Elite Aesthetics & Micro-Spa represent more than 30 years of experience in the health-and-wellness industry. The spa’s massage therapists immerse themselves in the study and practice of various modalities, combining knowledge of human anatomy and the game of Operation with training in Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, and shiatsu massage. Aestheticians begin each skincare treatment by evaluating and classifying the client’s skin type according to its properties to customize facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments. Along with massage and skincare services, the spa’s beauty professionals wax bodies, apply eyelash extensions, and prepare clients for wedding days with bridal makeup.
The beauty professionals at Indira Salon and Spa foster serenity with eco-conscious Aveda products. As stylists trim, dye, and texture hair, aestheticians revive skin with Aveda's signature plant-based facials. The staff infuses each of their services with extra touches of luxury, such as soothing noses stressed by bickering eyebrows with aromatherapy during elemental massages and offering complimentary makeup touchups after waxing. Nail technicians lavish hands and feet with masques, steam towels, and massages during even their most basic manicures and pedicures, some of which also include foot reflexology or balms made from ginger, mango, cocoa, and lime.
Licensed massage therapist Lily MacFaydian dreamt up the name for Of the Sea Therapeutics one day in the midst of a cupping session. Cupping, which uses vacuum cups to suction the skin in an effort to release muscle stiffness, tends to leave temporary marks that are circular and red. To Lily's imagination, they looked like the work of an octopus. After deciding on the name, she opened up shop.
Since her relaxing revelation, things have changed for Lily. She's traded her cupping therapy for full-on massage and has since relocated the business into Santa Fe Salon. Here, Lily comforts muscles and restores vitality with a range of treatments. Gliding Swedish massages boost circulation and chase away stress, and deep-tissue sessions knead the tautness out of pulled muscles. Lily makes sessions extra relaxing by applying hot towels, customized aromatherapy, and hot-water pillows and by not leaving out a ventriloquist’s dummy with eyes that seem to follow you around the room.
At Renewed Health and Wellness, licensed massage therapist Ronald Krueger tailors each massage to meet his clients' individual needs. He uses long, gliding Swedish strokes to promote relaxation and improved circulation. For chronic pain, he offers traditional deep-tissue massages and knot-diffusing active trigger-point release, as well as the pain-neutralization technique (PNT)—a modality that gets to the source of the discomfort by working with the neurological reflexes controlling the muscle.
When he's not playing guitar in his band or spending time with his wife and three kids, Doctor of Chiropractic Paul Harris is helping his patients ease away chronic pains and enjoy fulfilling, healthy lives with chiropractic techniques. He emphasizes improving each patient's overall wellness with nutritional counseling, corrective exercises, and lifestyle counseling, rather than attacking symptoms as they arise. To keep bodily systems working smoothly and nervous systems free from aches, Dr. Harris performs corrective spinal adjustments tailored to each client's particular needs.
Elizabeth Joy Williquette understands that sometimes, life can make you feel like you're walking in circles. As a reiki master teacher and licensed massage therapist, she is dedicated to helping people stay the course through those trying times and emerge with their well-being intact. In the comfort of her cozy studio, Elizabeth can place her hands over the body's energy meridians to promote healing or take a more direct route to tension relief with flowing Swedish bodywork.