The Katherine behind Katherine of Athena Skin Care may be her own best customer. The skincare expert has so much confidence in her products, she uses them herself. These cruelty-free, vegan concoctions brim with natural ingredients, eschew artificial colors and fragrances, and are even packaged in squeeze bottles—rather than in jars—to avoid unnecessary cross-contamination. This helps the products last longer and keeps epidermises safe from harmful, acne-causing bacteria.
In addition to exfoliating dead skin cells and cleansing pores, her treatments address skin concerns ranging from acne to wrinkles. Of course, Katherine knows that other areas of the body also need a little TLC from time to time. And so, she offers luxurious add-ons such as exfoliating back scrubs or high frequency treatments, which help keep cellulite and wild dogs at bay.
In 2003—less than 10 years after opening—the doctors at Sports Motion Physical Therapy realized they needed space, and lots of it. They expanded into a 4,000-square-foot facility that encompasses five private treatment rooms, a full gym, Pilates studio, and decompression room. This allows physical therapists to perform a slew of services, from chronic pain treatment to injury-prevention.
One any given day, Dr. Deborah Ben-Shah adjusts the spines of toddlers, teens, adults, and senior citizens. With such a diverse client list, her family-based practice treats everything from headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome to sports injuries and pregnancy-related conditions. Dr. Ben-Shah also treats ailments with ultrasound therapy, massage sessions, and nutritional counseling.
By helping to promote more restful sleep and to quiet stressed nervous systems, the practitioners of Heaven Spa view massage as an important part of supporting one’s health. They focus on any part of the body that receives the most stress, which is why their one-hour foot massage actually includes kneads of the neck, shoulders, arms, back, and face as well. Guests can also opt for a combination treatment, which adds a foot soak and reflexology session onto a body massage that targets specific areas of tension, such as trapezius muscles weighed down by offering to carry all your friends’ shoulder chips.
Blush Salon staff of style professionals soothe skin and primp scalps inside a golden glimmering salon. A day of beauty begins with tress tending, where follicles will achieve tingliness via gentle shampooing, and progresses to tress snipping, where an experienced stylist will assess hair and face shape to craft a fittingly fine cut. Once your hair is fully styled and dried three miles from the sun, choose a lip or eyebrow waxing and let make-up artists apply spotlight-ready tones of reds, corals, and fabulous. For a simpler day of beauty, a full-service manicure soaks digits into softness before a buffing and polish. Choose from a slew of matte or glittery hues.
Ai Spa's founder and owner, Rashel Pouri, believes that a peaceful mind can only be found within an equally peaceful body. To help clients in their pursuit of all-over health, she and her team of specialists treat them to luxurious body and facial services during relaxing spa days or in preparation for special events. Their back facials exfoliate the skin before their oxygen spray tans bless it with UV-free bronze tones. The team also relaxes muscles with five different types of wraps and multiple massage modalities, including deep tissue, aromatherapy, and prenatal. More than 10 varieties of facials, which can be supplemented by peels, microdermabrasions, or injections, help keep faces looking youthful for years. Ai Spa also carries Ravi skincare products, ensuring that clients can take the spa look home with them or exfoliate a pet lizard back into its previous cat form.
Though they have backgrounds in a variety of alternative therapies, the practitioners at Balanced Lifestyle Therapies all have the same philosophy when it comes to the best way to heal the body: stimulating the life energy. Their clients can choose from a variety of holistic healing modalities, including transformational bodywork, ayurveda, clinical aromatherapy, and Raja energy healing. One of the center's practitioners, Bernhard, draws from Western and Eastern modalities and energy work during treatments. Former opera singer Laurie uses her knowledge of Raja energy and ayurveda and her passion for music and chanting to help clients relax and uncoil their inner slinkies.
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