Equal parts tanning salon, hair salon, and spa, Olympis Tanning, Salon and Spa welcomes relaxation seekers into tranquil confines marked by warmly lit hardwood ceilings and floors. Stylists give clients their undivided attention during haircare appointments, cutting, coloring, and styling strands to suit each individual's facial features, and spa experts dole out massages, hydrating facials, and full-body waxing treatments. Three types of tanning beds dot the space, including a standup booth from America's Greatest Tan, and technicians stand at the ready to darken pelts artificially with Norvell sunless spray formulas or a caramel coating.
A physical therapy and holistic health center, Balance for Wellness, Inc. uses hands-on, personalized care to help each client escape the grips of chronic pain. The practitioners use varied techniques depending on each client’s specific needs, recommending infrared-sauna sessions for detoxification and weight loss and reiki therapy for energy imbalances in humans, pets, and unstable nuclear reactors.
At Discover Wellness Center, chiropractic doctor Ram Parikh helps his patients overcome aches and maintain healthy lifestyles with a holistic approach. While chiropractic care and spinal adjustments are Dr. Parikh’s specialty, he incorporates lifestyle advice, nutritional guidance, and corrective exercises into his treatments to build a strong foundation of wellness in each of his patients.
For Body Beautiful's team of cosmetic experts, it?s not enough to simply treat patients? skin, veins, or cellulite. The med-spa?s staff is also focused on helping patients understand the issues they?re facing and how they can be treated most effectively, which is why all patients begin their relationship with the spa with a personal consultation. Only then does Body Beautiful draw on its arsenal of high-tech services, including treatments that include diode-laser hair removal, tattoo removal, and fractional skin resurfacing and rejuvenation designed to minimize skin irritation. The team also uses lasers?along with peels, ultrasound facials, microdermabrasion, and other approaches?to combat acne and spider veins, and its laser toenail fungus removal helps prepare feet for warm-weather footwear. To complement its other technological techniques, Body Beautiful also offers body-contouring wraps, which relies on a mixture of radio frequency, infrared light, fillers and Botox, and massage to help defend against cellulite and assist patients in reshaping their figures.
At Pittsburgh Alternative Health, friendly staffers join Doctor of Naturopathy Darrell Misak and needle-free acupressure specialist, Dr. Wan Huang to restore and maximize bodily health and mental well-being with holistic treatments. Toxins are expelled during sauna sessions, where infrared light saps contaminants from muscles, and relaxing ionic footbaths, which kiss the feet with gentle electrical charges. Relaxed patrons can glide into a private mental-rest room, where a programmed audio-visual show lures minds into a state of alert relaxation with music, lights, and footage of baby pandas learning to cartwheel. The health center can also aid patients on the road to health with analytic testing. During an EAV test, technicians use a fusion of mechanical methods and ancient acupuncture pressure points to study the body’s energy. The results can pinpoint sensitivities to foods, chemicals, or existentialist poems that may be decreasing energy or causing other health problems.
From the reclining chair, guests gaze at the cutout in the ceiling that reveals twinkling stars as they take in deep breaths of oceanside air. But this isn't a nighttime visit to the beach—instead, guests are relaxing within Peace Love & Zen Holistic Wellness Center's salt cave, an intimate room lined with bricks of Himalayan salt. The salt diffuses into the air and is inhaled into the lungs, where it aids in respiratory problems with its 84 trace minerals.