At Moteaze Salon & Spa, stylists untangle, trim, and tint manes; aestheticians reward visages with facials and microdermabrasions; and wellness experts delve deep into psyches to patch up troubled spots. Paraben-free spray-tanning solutions spritz wintry complexions with a healthy glow after hypnotherapy sessions remold wellness-hindering habits such as smoking, overeating, and sleepwalking into lion dens. Applications of Xtreme Lashes optimize eye-batting prowess amid walls laden with colorful artwork.
Raya Shanazarian—a certified naturopath, natural health practitioner, and natural health educator—believes in a holistic approach to health at her office, Nature's Treasures. There she offers a variety of health treatments including nutritional counseling, hormone testing, and hypnosis for weight loss.
While the conscious mind fulfills preconceived commands, the unconscious mind works unsupervised, sometimes causing negative conditions such as phobias. Fortunately, the holistic practitioners at Direct Mindpower tap into the brain's inner workings to balance out mental health using hypnotherapy. During sessions, Lingfei Hui?a graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute?works with clients to access their subconscious and treat wide-reaching conditions, including nausea, anxiety, and high blood pressure.
The expert also specializes in AcuPranic Therapy, a needle-free form of acupuncture created by Lingfei Hui. Eschewing all physical contact with the body, she taps into life forces to create invisible needles, which she claims can restore a person's chi flow and improve overall health.
The Humble Abode salon and spa feels like home?which is not surprising, as it's situated inside a cottage surrounded by greenery and beaming with natural light. And it's easy to make yourself at home there, too, because their menu's extensive selection of services could easily require a whole day's sojourn. Beauty treatments include lash tinting and six kinds of facials, such as lactic peels and microdermabrasion. The signature facial pampers each of the face's 55 muscles?a perfect complement to the luxuriating body treatments, including deep-tissue massage and reflexology.
Those looking for more internal therapy can seek out one of the three chiropractic doctors, who aim to treat anything from sports injuries to spinal dysfunction. The Humble Abode also has a certified hypnotherapist, Myke Zykoff, who addresses behavioral issues with hypnotherapy and the calming effects of meditation.
To help guests ease their pain through fitness, a team of instructors leads Pilates classes in both group and private sessions. The bending and stretching sessions take place in a sunny studio furnished with reformer machines and mats, which can double as beds if you just never want to leave.
Kima Holmes firmly believes that in this hectic world, massage and other holistic treatments are not luxuries, but necessities—an ideology that has been forged during 14 years as a licensed massage therapist. In the comfort of her private studio, Kima provides solace from aches with therapeutic massage modalities such as flowing Swedish strokes and firm, deep-tissue pressure. Clients may also draw on Kima's four years of experience as a hypnotherapist to help achieve personal goals such as giving up smoking, losing weight, or getting "Bohemian Rhapsody" out of their head.
"Through Hypnotherapy, we can empower ourselves to reach our innate wisdom and highest potential," says Elise Sherman on her website. The certified hypnotherapist and alternative health expert knows what she's talking about. During sessions, she helps clients tap into their subconscious minds, where negative thoughts or messages may dwell. In doing so, they are able to change unwanted behaviors and overcome anxiety, perhaps by quitting smoking or conquering a fear of flying. Past life regression sessions are also available.