The professional stress fighters at Massage on Maine deal a one-two punch to tension, incarcerating worrisome thoughts and jangly nerves with a bevy of relaxing and beautifying treatments. During the 30-minute massage, skilled fingers perform piano concertos on tension-taxed back trapezii using a combination of Swedish and deep-tissue techniques. Treatments adapt to fit each client's needs, with hot stones filling in wherever aches and pains lie, whether between the shoulder blades or inside the subconscious.
Wise Laser Skin Care's certified beauty enhancers turn back the hands of time with non-surgical solutions, including skin-smoothing Botox injections. Fine lines on commonly creased areas such as the forehead, around the eyes, and above the lip begin to fade as Botox slows down hyperactive muscles with a Botulinum-laced lullaby. Visages smooth out over the course of a week, with the skin softening results lasting about three to five months. Like a 1,000 piece puzzle of an all black Rothko painting, the lunchtime procedure generally takes less than an hour to complete.
Amber Herzog, a licensed electrologist who honed her skills at the Electrology Institute of New England, helps men and women escape the cycles of unwanted hair growth. Sunshine filters in through the windows of the pleasant treatment room in which she works, providing abundant light for her meticulous task of sending direct and alternating currents into hair follicles using fine probes. Administered at multiple stages of the hair growth cycle, those currents destroy hair cells and inhibit future growth more effectively than individually setting each hair on fire. The treatments are minimally painful and are effective on all types of skin and hair.
Upon graduating from chiropractic school together in 1998, Doctors of Chiropractic Drew and Scottie Rae Lawrence pursued two very different professional paths. Drew, a preferred team chiropractor for the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock and world-class MMA fighters, relied on his training in nine different chiropractic techniques to tend to spines. Scottie Rae used her focus in anatomy to head women’s weight-loss and exercise facilities.
Today, the husband-and-wife duo oversees HealthSource of Tulsa, a clinic where Drew and Scottie Rae both perform chiropractic adjustments and weight-control treatments, including B12 injections and removing all the carbs from bread. Their cosmetic treatments include laser cellulite reduction, a process that uses laser light to contour bodies and shape curves, and in their spa, a licensed aesthetician performs body wraps and microdermabrasion.
Relaxation blooms in every season at Sunflower Grace, where licensed therapist Christine Wilke calls upon her training in massage, polarity, and Japanese Reiki to pamper minds and bodies with a variety of healing services. Christine’s nimble hands spoil backs and shoulders with soothing strokes that release tension at specific pressure points. Polarity therapy blends massage with proper nutrition and exercise to repave internal energy pathways and settle disputes between bickering minds and bodies. During Japanese Reiki treatments, Christine enlists invisible energies and gentle, non-invasive techniques to combat stress, stimulate internal healing, and extract loose change lodged between shoulders.
Salon Atlantique's six stylists bring their scissors-wielding skills together to refashion the town's overgrown manes with hairdo-tailoring services aided by brand-name products from Goldwell, Rusk, and Pro Rituals. An artfully crafted haircut abbreviates elongated strands into face-flattering locks before a skilled hairdresser coats coifs in all-over gloss for a luxurious shine. Newly snipped and glossed strands can achieve new hues with a single-process color or partial highlights that attract positive attention to coiffures––unlike an airport runway marshal waving orange batons over your head. As excess inches float toward the ground, clients can fix their eyes on the salon's ornate chandeliers, yellow and burgundy curtains, and exceptionally high ceilings.