The aestheticians at Healthcare 4 Her combine medical know-how with classic relaxation techniques in a tranquil spa environment, beautifying clients from head to toe using technologically enhanced and traditional spa treatments. Licensed laser technicians stop fuzzies in their tracks and prevent future hair growth with laser hair removal. Professional skin pamperers dole out five types of facials to exfoliate visages with microdermabrasion, clear complexions with fruit enzymes, and purge pores with menacing eviction notices. Massage therapists relax clients with four different massage styles, taking cues from venerated massage traditions and modern aromatherapy and kneading techniques to melt away muscle tension.
Dr. Lawrence Broder of Beleza Med Spa began his 16-year career in surgery and primary care, but has shifted his dedication to medical aesthetics, helping people reshape their bodies and evade signs of aging. He continues to build on his surgical knowledge with coursework and bihourly games of Operation, and has slimmed more than 500 physiques with laser-driven SmartLipo and smoothed hundreds of complexions with DOT (dermal optical thermolysis) resurfacing treatments. Dr. Broder supervises each of Beleza's locations, ensuring that every confidence-boosting injection, augmentation, lift, and peel is done with expertise and professionalism.
Though Scot Trahan's diverse resumé includes stints as a Louisiana police officer and an activities director for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, his career as a licensed massage therapist now tops the page. As Alpha Medical Massage & Rehabilitation's owner and head therapist, Scot designed the clinic to be patient-oriented. A smiling staff member greets each client as they walk in, and private massage rooms let clients relax into a serene world of soothed muscles. The therapists specialize in more than 15 different therapies, ranging from deep-tissue and sports massage to lymphatic-drainage sessions and stretching education that teaches clients how to properly stretch their muscles or subdue a possessed Stretch Armstrong. Scot personally uses his advanced training to assist patients recovering from various medical injuries, and he specializes in amputee therapies and massage for people with disabilities.
His partner, Natanhna, is a licensed massage therapist who uses what she’s learned at the University of Metaphysical Sciences to help bodies heal both emotionally and physically. She specializes in traditional Swedish, sports, deep-tissue, and prenatal techniques, but she also uses massage to help with joint mobilization and injuries. Natanhna even applies varying pressures to the feet during reflexology sessions that aim to alleviate digestive problems. While she works out kinks, she educates her patients, teaching them about the benefits of massage and how they can use it to become limber enough to do the latest dance craze, The Inflatable, Dancing Tube Man.
At Cielo Spa, clients can find relief for everything from stress to headaches and fibromyalgia. Rosalba and Raul Flores—the sister-and-brother team behind the spa—have created a service menu that includes deep-tissue, hot-stone, and trigger-point massage. Additionally, they offer paraffin hand and foot treatments, various facials, and a body scrub crafted from Dead Sea salts and essential oils.
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Aside from helping them relax or reducing pain, the folks at Elements Massage aim to educate their clients about all the benefits of regular massage. Those benefits can include releasing endorphins, addressing insomnia, and even helping clients cope with depression. Working closely with each client, the team tailors each session to respond to specific ailments, cherry-picking from a variety of techniques such as classic Swedish massage, which is ideal for relaxation, trigger point therapy, which focuses on localized knots, and sports massage, which can help bodies overcome injuries sustained on the field or under a limbo pole.
The highly trained staff at VIP Skin Spa customizes each and every one of their treatments to meet the specific aesthetic needs of their clients. Cleansers and serums are chosen carefully for unique benefits, such as anti-aging or anti-acne, and more advanced techniques are used to fight off laxity, brown spots, and cheetah spots. The aestheticians can administer microcurrent treatments on either the face or the body, use gentle electric pulses that promote toning and tightening. Clients are made to feel welcome from the moment they walk in the door and can enjoy a cucumber water or hot herbal tea from the refreshment bar.