Chiropractic physician Dr. Julie Kotiw puts her doctorate from the Palmer College of Chiropractic to work at Sage Chiropractic, Massage and Yoga Center, helping her patients deal with pain. Her extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system combined with her compassion and skilled hands help break down tensions and ease the nervous system. Dr. Kotiw performs chiropractic services to treat migraines, slipped discs, and pain associated with auto accidents and carpal tunnel. Her acupuncture services aim to control pain and balance the body by releasing the flow of natural energy. She also works with four licensed massage therapists. With modalities such as myofascial release, deep tissue, and Swedish, they improve range of motion so that clients can hang over a TV to adjust cables like a towel on a clothesline.
Inside a private treatment room, visitors to Pure Massage Therapy unwind as a licensed therapist, who is certified in 12 different massage styles, applies techniques such as myofascial release, aromatherapy, tried-and-true, trigger point, cranial, and Reiki. Other styles include sports, prenatal, deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone, and medical massages. But clients shouldn't feel overwhelmed by all the pain relief options. The knowledgeable therapist helps recommend a modality based on what the client needs, whether it's stress relief, muscle recovery, or a good night's rest after a long, long week of the cat's chasing laser pointers in her sleep.
At Creative Nails Too, courteous nail technicians add a little dazzle to hands and feet. Once all 20 fingers and toes have been trimmed and filed, technicians can emboss them in glossy no-chip polishes or carefully paint on intricate designs such as snowflakes or tiny portraits of your favorite Baldwin brother. Once toes and fingers have been freshened up, eyebrow and lip waxes also can be booked to help ensure clients leave with a fresh face to match.
Though masters of aesthetics, the staff members at Aleyra MediSpa care first about skin’s underlying health. Medical director and practicing physician Shahwar Syed not only oversees the beauty-based operations, but also provides skin-cancer screenings to Aleyra’s patients, analyzing layers of skin beyond the surface with the Clarity Pro Assessment system. To enhance appearances, the team treats such conditions as age spots, rosacea, aging skin, unwanted hair growth, uneven skin texture, and hyperpigmentation. They also can tailor maintenance regimens so that clients can uphold their looks at home or on multi-thousand-year voyages to Jupiter.
Tucked inside a cozy studio within InStyle Salon & Spa Suites, Face Value Skin Spa & Wax Studio whisks male and female clients into a realm of relaxation. Here, a team of talented aestheticians help clients achieve states of beautified Zen through custom-blend Bioelements facials, Brazilian waxing for men and women, as well as speed waxing and eyebrow design. They also brandish Bioelements products while divvying out a dozen different facials that range from a deep-cleansing signature treatment to a potent acne-clearing facial laden with antioxidants. The crew also attacks hirsute skin, removing hair from backs, chests, and faces with Cirepil wax, or wielding light-based hair-removal techniques to deliver a more permanent punch and thwart hair regrowth across the body.
Executive Tans’ friendly, Smart Tan–certified staff guides customers through six different levels of tanning beds seven days a week. From basic 15-minute systems to advanced high-pressure tanners, each bed is located in a room that's also equipped with satellite radio. Instead of exposing their skin to UV rays or waiting for a bear hug from King Midas, customers can turn to a trained technician for a sunless spray tan. Using a fast-acting formula that simultaneously firms up skin thanks to an antioxidant-packed solution, bronzing levels can be customized for each individual's skin tone.