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.
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.
At bwellhealth, Dr. Bardwell calls upon both ancient and modern techniques to relieve pain and rehabilitate injuries. As a certified chiropractic acupuncturist, Dr. Bardwell promotes wellness with methods rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. He and his team also specialize in athletic-performance testing and sports-focused personal training, employing state-of-the-art Optojump technology to measure functional outcomes. The system LEDs record flight and contact times during a series of jumps with an accuracy of 1/1,000 of a second. Numerical and video data can then be used to draw comparisons between the movements of different athletes, the same athlete at different times, or the athlete and a caffeinated kangaroo. The team also uses the innovative device Optojump to diagnose and manage mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) and gauge symmetry and balance.
The noticeable effects felt after receiving acupuncture treatments became the driving force behind Anabelle Grigorescu’s decision to switch careers and become a certified acupuncturist and oriental medicine practitioner. Now, Annabelle helps others heal from ailments and pain at North East Acupuncture Center. Through the ancient art of acupuncture, Annabelle is able to soothe muscle aches, ease nicotin cravings, and decrease fatigue as she gently inserts needles into specific points on the body, face, or voodoo dolls dressed like the in-laws. Additional services include cupping, moxibustin, gua sha, and electro-stimulation.
Nationally certified massage therapist Lee Grant is the muscle behind Nirvana Bodyworks. Leaning on a degree from Spa Tech Institute, Lee offers a wide range of therapeutic massage services, from chronic-pain-alleviating Swedish massage to flexibility-increasing sports massage.