Occupational therapist and licensed massage therapist Gwen Jones sees wellness in a different light than most healers, focusing on physical health at the cellular level. She also recognizes the role that emotions play in health. At Take A New Approach Health & Wellness Center, Gwen's unconventional philosophy takes shape in holistic bodywork, including massage and Reiki. She also offers biocommunication, a method of biofeedback that assesses stressors, allergens, and other factors that impact the body negatively in order to create a holistic-health plan that fights them.
Stylists at The Winners Circle Salon primp clients with a full roster of aesthetic services. For hair, they perform cuts, styles, and color treatments. Alternatively, they can remove it with brow or lip waxes. But the team doesn’t stop at the fringe that frames faces; the salon’s aestheticians can render facials to refresh the skin.
Sarah, the trained hands behind Massage by Sarah, offers more than two handfuls of upgrades to her Swedish, sports, and deep-tissue massages. Her sessions can be complemented with nearly a dozen extras, including heated stones, hot towels, a full-body salt glow, and skin-softening paraffin wax.
The talented and experienced crew of scissors-wielding swashbucklers that comprise Shear Artistry Salon’s staff of stylists have dueled the toughest tresses and always emerge victorious. They'll give your locks a new cut that complements your face and lifestyle as often as it compliments it. After a blow-dry and styling, sit back and drink in Shear Artistry's upscale décor while a Redken deep-conditioning chemistry treatment alleviates hair stress caused by chemical overuse, normal wear-and-tear, and space-travel-induced gamma radiation. Like a heroic gunslinger’s sidearm, the Redken treatment comes in six “shots” (extreme, color extend, clear moisture, all soft, smooth, and real control), and you get to pick up to three:
Tired and tense bodies will enjoy The Chopping Block's relaxing hour-long Swedish massage, with a licensed massage therapist. Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured technique, is the most popular type of knead. It uses long, connective strokes and kneading to melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. Or, if long hours conducting commuter trains have left your skin sullied and sallow, opt for the European deep-pore-cleansing facial. One of The Chopping Block's licensed aestheticians will slough off dead skin cells with a thorough exfoliation, extract unsightly dermal invaders, and apply a specialized mask to the skin, all while your hands heat up in warming mitts. As the mask sets, your hands are removed from the mitts and joined with the décolleté area for a soothing massage, and when the treatment is complete, the aesthetician will provide you with a personalized skin analysis and tips on how to hold your head to more prominently feature your "best side."
From the outside, Blades Salon and Spa looks like a dream home. Impeccably landscaped shrubbery frames its front doors and tall windows, and a fountain sends ripples through the flower-accented pond in the front yard. The greenery continues in the back of the house, where trees and plants circle another small pond, a popular spot where local pyrotechnicians cool off after starting a shirtsleeve fire.
Inside this idyllic setting, experienced stylists cater to clients' hair needs, whether customers are looking for a fashionable cut and color or hair-replacement services for adults and children. As part of their commitment to helping clients look and feel their best, staffers partner with Locks of Love, using donated hair to create top-quality hair prosthetics for children dealing with long-term hair loss due to medical issues.