The technicians at Inspiritu Salon build a community around beauty and preserving the environment as they style their clients’ hair, smooth their skin, and relax their muscles with Aveda's nature-based products. They trim women's, men's, and children's shaggy ends as botanical hair and scalp-therapy treatments nourish each strand at its root. The gentle strokes of Swedish massage and the targeted pressure of deep-tissue massage loosen tight muscles, with the option of adding warm stones or Simon Says commands to further relax musculature. To refresh facescapes, the aestheticians moisturize and exfoliate skin during the 30-minute facial, and call on essential oils to reduce the appearance of discoloration and dark spots during the Enbrightenment treatment.
While studying hairdressing in the late 1980s at an Aveda salon, Lisa Vann fell in love with the company's products and global ethics. She decided to further her relationship with the beauty business by helping to develop new Aveda haircare lines and traveling the world to demonstrate the brand's products and techniques to other salon professionals. The owner and acclaimed stylist of Milagros Salon Spa has had her work featured in several publications, including Glamour, Marie Claire, and Essence, and received four consecutive nominations for international hairstylist of the year from the Canadian Mirror Awards.
In keeping with Lisa's Aveda upbringing, Milagros's staff performs each salon and spa treatment with botanically derived Aveda products. Stylists brighten strands and fading area rugs using Aveda Full Spectrum hair color blended from 97% natural ingredients. Body treatments—such as the rosemary-mint wrap and sea-salt polish—and custom facials detoxify and balance skin with plant extracts and hydrating creams.
A native of Poland, Celina Lewandowski first moved to the United States in 1991—where, for 12 years, she provided home care for elderly patients suffering from eating disorders and intestinal problems. She eventually discovered colon hydrotherapy, became a certified colon hydrotherapist and endermologie technician, and decided to open her own clinic and use the gentle body-cleansing system to relieve intestinal dysfunction.
At her clinic, European Rejuvenation Center, she helps fight bloating, irritable bowels, constipation, and fatigue with a LIBBE open colon-hydrotherapy system. This system is easy to self-operate and, like a treehouse on the moon, affords clients as much privacy as they desire. Celina also combats toxins with ionic footbaths, nutritional therapy, lipomassage, endermologie, and infrared-sauna sessions.
Offering a diverse selection of massage modalities, Imprint Massage’s team of well-versed massage therapists have the experience to target tension from various angles. Each therapist can relieve chronic pain and tension with deep-tissue, sports, or intense thai techniques, or they can relax the muscles with gentle Swedish, pregnancy, or thumb-twiddling massages. Aromatherapy is administered with a mixture of specially blended therapeutic essential oils and apricot-kernel massage oils, each of which has a unique therapeutic goal, from easing anxiety to boosting sudoku acumen. The team also offers oncology massage therapy for those undergoing cancer treatments.
Stress. Poor circulation. Limited range of motion. All of that can slip away once one of the licensed therapists at Elements Massage gets involved. Each week, the studio opens up hundreds of massage appointments, which represent opportunities to simply relax or rid oneself of a range of issues. Each therapist has trained in deep tissue and swedish massage, and many have experience in other techniques—from prenatal therapy to hot stone massage. But before they ever knead a muscle or activate the body's secret levitation mode, the therapists consult closely with each client, pinpointing his or her issues and coming up with the best possible treatment plan.
Darren Ernst, Progressive Therapeutic Massage’s licensed therapist, boasts more than a decade’s experience working with clients of all ages and fitness levels. What kicked off his career was a realization, while training in the martial arts, that the movement of energy and breath was crucial to achieving a healthy balance of mind and body. Darren facilitates this balance inside of rooms tastefully decorated with plant life and beachscape photography, lifting people up with Swedish and deep-tissue bodywork. He can tailor sessions to address specific injuries, such as a pulled muscle or heckled funny bone, and accelerates anxiety reduction and emotional balance with guided breath work.