Under the guise of a simple strip-mall merchant, Himalaya Sen lures stressed bodies into a bamboo-hued oasis of tranquility. Once inside, visitors melt into cream-colored lounge chairs as their feet are dipped into warm baths infused with Chinese botanicals, which help spur detoxification. The therapists specialize in reflexology?an ancient practice believed to heal many areas of the body through careful pressure applied to the feet?but don't skimp on other muscles. Hands, arms, shoulders, scalps, and faces all bask in therapeutic strokes as feet soak in preparation for their treatment, and a private, soundless room provides a serene backdrop for acupressure back massages and stress-relieving games of charades.
Nailing a job interview, taking a spiritual retreat, and heading out for a night with friends—these disparate activities all work to boost one’s Oola. Fun to say and satisfying to achieve, you attain Oola when several core factors of your life are thriving. Oola might mean that you’re feeling good about your fitness level, finances, career, faith, or relationship with your family, friends, and ant-farm residents. The folks at Oola hope to boost Oola levels nationwide by helping their clients map out their life’s goals and how they will go about achieving them. The service also boosts Oola quotients by introducing their members to cool businesses and offering discounts on services including massages, fitness, and mani-pedis.
Dr. Quli Zhou estimates that she's treated more than 10,000 patients with her acupuncture and herbal skills; she's also been a professor of Chinese medicine for more than 25 years. To meet the needs of her current patients, she's even developed her own techniques. Dr. Zhou specializes in addressing pain, digestion, depression, infertility, and women's hormonal imbalances, though her list of services tackles many body-wide health issues.
An entirely female cast of massage therapists runs the show at Jin Healing For Women, where they undo the stress of everyday life with tailored massage treatments. The team?s ache-alleviating repertoire includes deep-tissue and Swedish oil massages that knead superficial layers of muscle to produce multiple benefits, including reducing pain, defusing stress, and strengthening the body?s ability to fight diseases and body-snatcher invasions. Although there isn't a ?No Boys Allowed? treehouse sign hanging on the spa?s front door, the sentiment still applies; Jin Healing was created specifically to instill comfort in and serve the needs of women.
At Erika's Salon Boutique, professional beauty technicians—some of whom are bilingual in Spanish—perform hair, nail, and makeup services for a comprehensive salon experience. From a selection of permanent-makeup services, full-lip color can give pouters a fuller appearance, rectify their asymmetry, or make them invisible to thwart covert mouth readers. To achieve the impression of fuller, thicker, or darker brows, clients can opt for brow coloring. Permanent-eyeliner application on the top and bottom eyelids frames the eyes to bestow them with an enchanting semblance and hinder their attempts to escape from the head. Each client can return for a complimentary touchup session to keep the makeup looking as impeccable as it was when they were born.
When she's trying to make someone relax, massage therapist Jenny Henderson doesn't stop at a simple Swedish, sports, or hot-stone massage. She supplements most of these treatments with sweet-smelling aromatherapy, plus optional add-ons. Two of these?a scented foot bath and reflexology treatments?pamper the feet. The remaining treatment, cupping, can stimulate circulation and the flow of lymph fluid using suction. For clients who prefer a less firm sports massage, Jenny also leads stretching-only sessions, which help them to become flexible enough to snap a football to themselves.