Far removed from the revolving door of many health clinics, Doctor of Naturopathy Ashley D. May takes time to get to know his patients. Before administering any of his drug-free services, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, or chiropractic adjustments, he learns about patients through consultations, combing through their health history and telephoning their high-school principal. He uses this information to formulate a custom treatment to help clients overcome a full range of ailments.
QFC supplies kitchens and cabinets with a scrumptious array of fresh meat, organic produce, and homemade baked goods. Reward teeth for not biting into wax fruit by sinking pearls into artisanal Discover Delicious cupcakes, freshly baked in a variety of flavors. The salty-sweet fusion found in maple-bacon cupcakes provides a tasty way to satisfy USDA bacon requirements, and the peanut-butter-and-jelly cupcake brings together a delectable duo as classic as spaghetti and meatballs or onions and tears. Meanwhile, traditional tastes such as German chocolate, red velvet, and Boston cream keep decadence familiar, and all flavors can capably carry themselves during a birthday, dinner gathering, or midnight rendezvous.
The licensed aestheticians at Advanced Skin & Body Solutions specialize in the rejuvenation of skinscapes via facials, massages, waxing, and sunless tanning treatments. With dexterous hands, the specialists massage mugs with a toning Synergie treatment during age-defying facials. They also employ medical-grade glycolic peels to help decrease the appearance of wrinkles, acne, scarring, and sun damage. Their LED photorejuvenation procedures stimulate production of collagen and elastin, and skin-buffing microderm treatments remove dead skin cells and discarded price tags that cover most cheekbones. The spa welcomes guests with private treatment areas and large windows that overlook the surrounding trees.
Parlor Elan ensures its aestheticians are more than qualified by putting each of its employees through three months of rigorous training. By the time they hit the floor, Parlor Elan’s team knows how to use cutting-edge technology to spruce up appearances. They apply permanent makeup, embellish eyes with lash extensions, and darken hues with spray tans.
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.
Gloria Ross' life changed in 1984. She had dabbled in herbs and fasting regimens as means of detoxifying her body, but it was 28 years ago that she experienced her first colonic. This fateful cleansing treatment led to her to a career in colon hydrotherapy. She opened Eterna Holistic Therapies and now shares this drug-free practice with others, alongside a staff of fellow I-ACT-certified practitioners.