After working as a massage therapist in various chiropractic offices and spas, owner Maureen Queau fulfilled her dream when she opened up Circle Sage Healing and Massage Center in 2006. All told, she’s now practiced her therapeutic craft for almost 20 years. Joined by a team of eight other massage therapists, Maureen can either field a pro baseball team or unite massage, alternative medicine, and pampering body treatments to take care of clients. On top of the six types of massage they dole out daily, the staffers administer reiki, reflexology, and ionic-footbath sessions. Circle Sage recommends that clients arrive 15 minutes early for appointments so that they
Dr. Patrick S. Carney, who boasts more than 20 years of skin-care expertise, leads an experienced staff of skinologists into the war for attention-grabbing radiance. Each visit to the pristine, welcoming clinic begins with a thorough assessment of the customer’s skin and complexion, allowing for the proper selection of light, laser, and voodoo-spell therapies to be customized for an effective treatment. A 30-minute IPL photofacial uses intense broad-spectrum pulsed light to treat skin conditions such as sun damage, broken capillaries, paintball indentations, irregular pigmentation, clingy barnacles, fine lines, superglued Halloween masks, and rosacea. By treating the areas of the skin with excess pigmentation, photofacial treatments result in healthy, luminous, younger-looking skin that mesmerizes passersby. For maximum results, IPL photofacial treatments are recommended in a series of three to six treatments. While side effects such as swelling, alteration in pigment, and blisters may occur, Skin Speaks takes all possible safety precautions to prevent them.
Birch Haven Community Acupuncture fosters a sense of community with its furniture placement. Clusters of relaxing recliners are situated so family and friends can sit for acupuncture treatments together and play a game of Operator to pass the time. In addition to acupuncture treatments, the practitioners also treat allergies and chronic pain with a custom blend of herbs and supplements.
Jamie Wiley of aafusion Spa Salon has packed a wealth of training into her five years of experience as a stylist. After earning her associate degree in cosmetology, she went on to train with Pureology, Redken, and Matrix. But, recently, she started educating others on behalf of Pureology, traveling around the country and focusing all her efforts on hair—just like an ‘80s rock star. Jamie's skills have particular sharpness in the areas of design cutting, formal finishing, and dimensional color.
Licensed aesthetician, Aveda Institute graduate, and Brow Bella Spa Studio owner Krystal Dunn helps each of her clients look and feel their best. Specializing in brow shaping, Krystal gives her undivided attention to each client's face shape and holds consultations with new guests to explain how to best flatter their bone structures before waxing or threading toward perfection. Tidy arches and enhanced winks create the foundation for pulled-together looks, and Krystal continues face and body transformations with services that include sunless-spray-tanning treatments, relaxing facials, and eyelash extensions.
Drawing on experience as a makeup artist for a modeling agency, aesthetician Meg Hume transfers the glossy look of a magazine photo shoot onto three-dimensional faces. Wielding the Stream Airbrush system, Meg crop-dusts visages, chasing away blights and blemishes with makeup chock full of moisturizing minerals that feels lighter than traditional makeup, which is generally made from cement and rose petals.
Today's Groupon is perfect for people who love a good massage but hate how, unlike pie, they can't take any of it home with them. For $39, you get a one-hour therapeutic massage (a $70 value) plus one Warm Hugs corn pillow ($8) at Keep in Touch Massage. This Groupon can only be used at Keep In Touch's Uptown location, which employs a staff of 18 professionally trained massage therapists and operates seven massage rooms, making it a perfect rest stop for frazzled holiday shoppers and neighborhood girls weary from years of fending off Billy Joel.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
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