At Bella Sundries Wellness Studio, heated massage tables and skilled therapists await to relax sore muscles and restore a sense of well-being throughout the body with services ranging from Swedish and deep-tissue massage to reflexology and reiki. Owner Tonya Ben Mansour boasts more than 12 years of massage experience, holds master-level status in neuromuscular therapy, and has reached level 10 in most video games, making her nimble hands particularly suited to sussing out deep-seated stress. The studio also extends its soothing savvy to problems that are skin deep as aesthetician Sarah Lawrence cleanses and calms complexions with refreshing facials and sequesters rogue facial hair with waxing services.
With a waiting room complete with toys, Chiropractic Works PC looks as much like a pediatric office as a chiropractic one. Doctors of Chiropractic Be Phetsinorath and Link Nguyen do indeed treat adults—but they have a special place in their office for kids. The duo treats patients young and old with chiropractic adjustments to correct chronic back pain or acupuncture for the common cold. They also offer laser therapy, which may relieve pain so patients can enjoy more freedom of movement. And because the staff speaks Laotian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese fluently, even clients who don’t speak English will feel at home.
Acupuncture in NOLA's two nationally certified acupuncturists draw upon three-year degrees in Oriental Medicine and good group vibes in their tranquil public-treatment centers. Both avid students of holistic healing, owner Tonya Tigart supplemented her Master's of Science with advanced acupuncture training at Heilongjiang University in Harbin, China, and partner Kathleen Keane boasts extensive massage-therapy experience in addition to her Master's of Science. Their aim is to help patients heal themselves via several holistic therapies, particularly acupuncture, which the World Health Organization recognizes can be effective in treating more than 50 ailments, including chronic pain, anxiety, and the nagging fear that the refrigerator door is on fire.
Tigart and Keane carefully attend to physical and psychological comfort, letting their acupuncture patients decide when their needles should come out, or if they should be dispatched entirely for thumb-based acupressure. Treatment can be administered in private or in a public space, where patients enjoy the fellowship of friends and other health-seekers as they relax on memory-foam recliners, sip tea, and defrost frozen wristwatches under heat lamps.
Treatments at Bodhisattva Tea Spa work to soothe away clients' stress from the inside out. Sauna sessions use infrared radiation to warm bodies from within, helping to banish toxins, chemicals, and heavy metals via relaxing sweat. Massage therapies evict deep-seated tension caused by hard labor, improper posture, and serving as an Atlas statue in public gardens. Alternatively, aesthetic services such as facials and waxing rejuvenate the outermost layers of the face and body. Patrons can complement any spa treatment with sips of warm, flavorful tea
The comprehensive wellness philosophy at Acupuncture and Chiropractic Center of Pensacola blends Eastern medicine with natural methods that Dr. Robert Cowan has honed over 25 years of practicing acupuncture and chiropractic treatments. Careful adjustments of the bones and joints aim to solve back and neck problems during chiropractic sessions. Slender acupuncture needles stimulate pressure points to release the body’s natural energy flows and preserve butterfly tattoos. Specialists reinforce physiques by developing individual nutrition and revitalize complexions with a spread of luxurious facial services.
Jennifer Demps and her staff of stylists, cosmetologists, makeup artists, and nail technicians keep clients in tip-top shape at Signature Stylez Salon. They usher guests into leather massage chairs, which work the kinks out of torsos as nails are coated in vibrant hues and artistic touches such as polka dots, flowers, or replicas of the Sistine Chapel. Stylists also tend to beauty in above-the-neck areas, performing traditional salon services such as haircuts, highlights, and keratin treatments.