When Frida Emalange opened her first salon in 2001, she recognized the need for a salon in the area that would cater to clients with all types of hair. Now, with her dream salons, Zorganics Health & Beauty, she continues this mission, along with using and selling a line of natural, organic products. Drawing inspiration from Zora—the name of Frida’s daughter, as well as a word meaning “dawn” or “rising sun”—the stylists work to make each client’s hair and skin look and feel as lovely as the sunrise. Along with hair care that includes couture haircuts, Keratin treatments, cornrows, and full weaves, the staff members pamper nails and skin with organic spa treatments. They also bundle their services into pampering packages that may include candle lit massage, which is what George Washington called it when he cleaned his musket.
Elements Massage fends off unnecessary medical procedures with soothing techniques that trigger the body's natural healing abilities. Clients are paired with therapists who assess their specific aches and health conditions. They then use four levels of pressure and a blend of up to six modalities, such as deep-tissue, Swedish massage, and finger ballet, to create a customized massage. Their soothing kneads combat pain, loosen tight limbs, and disperse oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
As an NCAA Division 1 athlete at the University of Michigan, Dr. Pauline Haugen discovered chiropractic care after a spate of frustrating injuries. Her personal experience with pain had driven her to identify its root cause rather than simply treating surface symptoms. Along with the all-female team at Higher Health Chiropractic, Dr. Haugen combines this search for answers with a varied roster of treatments, Chiropractic care, Pilates rehabilitation, and massage therapy. Dr. Haugen also administers spinal decompression therapy used for disc injuries and chronic low back and neck pain, as well as cold laser therapy to reduce inflammation and pain.
The aestheticans at Angel Tree Beauty and Wellness Center tend to every aspect of outer and inner beauty. When it comes to a client's exterior, services such as eyelash extensions, facials, and waxing create a lasting visual impact. But when inner peace is the ultimate goal, relaxation, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and other massage modalities do the job.
Peishan Chen's journey to opening Chen's Acupuncture and Wellness Center was a long one, literally. The graduate of the prominent Sun-Yat Sen School of Medical Sciences left behind an ob/gyn practice in her native China to come to America and become a licensed acupuncturist and board-certified Chinese herbalist. Now, the SeattleMet 2014 Top Doctor and her staff fend off aches and stress with wellness services that eschew medication for natural, holistic therapies. For the center's namesake treatment, the team employs the ancient practice of inserting acupuncture needles into key points in the body to vanquish ailments such as joint pain, sleep disorders, and erroneously swallowed balloons.