After working professionally as a chemical engineer for eight years, Shelley Banoo decided to direct her deep understanding of molecules and compounds toward improving human chemistry. First acquiring a license as an aesthetician and then as a massage therapist, she blends an intricate understanding of chemical minutiae and a genuine passion for anti-aging skincare science to compile a roster of products that produce real results. Layered technologies are used in customized facial treatments, such as microdermabrasion, micro-current, oxygen infusion, and LED light to produce the best results for the client's needs. Having now practiced spa work for 10 years, Banoo has grown accustomed to seeing all types of skin and can sometimes recommend an appropriate regimen of treatment on sight, eschewing tests and intrusive hugs other practitioners often rely on.
At locations across the country, the technicians of Lipo Laser Centers of America rely on advanced technology to produce the beautyifying results of surgery, only without the scalpels. Using a combination of suction, laser energy, and cooling techniques, their FDA-approved Cynosure TriActive machines can eliminate cellulite on the thighs and buttocks, while also massaging and soothing muscles. When paired with 15- to 20-minute vibration plate sessions, their low-level lipo-laser devices can help bodies shed fat and inches. In fact, after only two lipo-laser sessions, patients may observe up to two-inch reductions from their waistlines and a newfound ability to squeeze themselves through skeleton keyholes.
In the salt rooms at Salt Mine Arium, the atmosphere is cool and quiet and the walls glow. The two rooms are composed entirely of pink and white bricks made of Himalayan salt. The design creates an environment full of dry air saturated with negative ions, which can rejuvenate lungs, skin, and sinuses by cleansing them of pollens, pollutants, and toxins. Visitors relax on reclining chairs or practice yoga, enjoying stress-reducing sensory input such as wave sound from live speakers, the gentle splashing of water, and light effects. The rooms also feature a briny fountain and a halo generator that infuse the air with salt dust to further cleanse lungs and breathing passages.
People don't need extravagant decorations and recordings of endlessly babbling brooks in order to relax. The only things necessary are skincare and spa treatments proven to yield results, and Elizabeth Beauty Spa recognizes this. That's why they wield equipment acquired from Italy and France to correct their clients' skin imperfections and contour curves with noninvasive services. Body-slimming technologies sculpt forms with infrared heat that helps the body release toxins or computerized equipment that sends massage-like sensations to contract muscles and gradually push lunch out of reach. Signature facials and microdermabrasion help fight signs of aging, sun damage, and blemishes, and Italy bio cell modulation restores skin with a hybrid of microcurrent and nonthermal light-based technology.
Before she became an esthetician, Kristine served as a model. Noticing the value of radiant skin, she took an interest in the field of aesthetics and enrolled at the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics. Her studies cemented her passion for skincare, and deepened her knowledge of curative botanical ingredients. Whether coating faces in pumpkin-based enzymes or jack-o-lantern guts, Kristine improves skin the natural way—without the help of artificial compounds or harsh preservatives. To this end, she's allegiant to the Rhonda Allison product line, which largely consists of food- and plant-derived cleansers, lotions, and masks. Kristine integrates these products into various treatments such as facials, chemical peels, and waxes.
For years, the owner of City Sweats had frequented infrared saunas as a way to bolster her lifestyle as a dancer and fitness trainer. But after doing some research on centuries-old ritualistic sweat lodges, she realized that sweating wasn't just good for staying fit?it could also help to heal the body.
Empowered by this discovery and excited to share it with the community, she founded City Sweats, an urban retreat that promotes detoxification through sweating. Though the focus is on infrared-sauna treatments, City Sweats also offers restorative services such as massages and a Himalayan sea-salt scrub. They were recently featured in Seattle Met magazine.