This deal's sweet scents originate from all-natural, locally acquired, organic essential oils . Read on to learn more about the power of even a single drop.
In a way, an essential oil is the soul of a plant?an herb, fruit, or flower distilled down to its aromatic essence. Extracted through methods such as steam distillation or cold-press expression, essential oil represents only a fraction of the material used to produce it. For example, 16 pounds of fresh peppermint produces only 1 ounce of essential oil.
Because essential oil is so highly concentrated, small amounts go a long way. A jasmine-scented lotion or cream may contain less than 2% jasmine oil, while less than seven chamomile droplets can scent an entire bath. Undiluted oils are so powerful that they are rarely applied directly on skin or the sun?s surface?they are instead mixed with an unscented carrier oil, such as grapeseed oil, or blended with perfumes.
Though the healing properties of essential oils are largely unproven, they have been shown to positively affect mood. Lavender oil, for instance, is considered to be relaxing and is often used in aromatherapy massage, and there's evidence that the powerful odors associated with essential oil can aid in the recall of information. A Psychology Today article suggests sniffing a particular essential oil while studying, then bringing that same scent to your big exam or karaoke performance.
Licensed massage therapists Andreas Correa, Missy Werner, and Kerri Holler use their knowledge of the human body to sleuth out the root cause of aches and pains, not just alleviate them. The therapists rely on a variety of different modalities to tailor their massage sessions to each client. Whether Kerri is employing the intense kneading of deep-tissue massage, Missy is targeting difficult muscle knots with hot stones, or Andreas is adding in the healing fragrances of aromatherapy, all of their services are priced at a flat rate. Clients can select the exact service they want and the duration they want them for, saving them the hassle of adding up additional costs or inquiring about the price for hearty pats on the back.
At Yora Massage, the massage therapists work to relieve joint and muscle issues with two steps: they massage the soft tissue and manipulate the joint itself. Based on Dr. James Cyriax's practice of transverse friction massage, the staff's techniques are designed to break down fiber adhesions and restore the muscle's proper shape, so clients don't have to seek out muscle-shaped Jell-O molds. The therapists work on the surface layer of muscles as well as into their deeper strata while oscillating the joints. In doing so, they can recover a muscle's functionality, rather than just relieving its pain.
Reaching a profound state of relaxation might seem like a lofty goal, but at Body Sage Massage Therapies, it's what the staff composed of certified and licensed massage therapists hope to provide with each customized massage treatment. A variety of massage modalities can be applied, including orthopedic bodywork and massages for cancer patients or those with chronic ailments. Regardless of the style, the massage therapist takes special care to meet each client's specific needs.
At Tan Republic, the staff doesn't just sit by while you tan?they advocate for responsible tanning. Within the upscale and modern salons, they carefully oversee the use the latest tanning equipment, including Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths as well as the high-pressure tanning beds, controlling clients' exposure to UV rays and cosmetic tanning compounds. They also ensure that every tanner uses FDA-compliant protective eyewear, and prevent any one visitor from wearing multiple pairs and making everyone else feel uncool. They even enhance their clients' tans with six varieties of lotion, each designed to produce a different intensity of bronze.
Black-and-white floor tiles, turquoise drapery, and slanted mirrors set the scene at Identity Hair Spa, where stylists help coiffures exceed their aesthetic potential with haircuts for men, women, and children, coloring treatments, and feather extensions. The salon’s aestheticians make guests look like celebrities with waxing, anti-aging facials, and chihuahuas they can fit in their purse. The team also prepares clients for their special day with body-firming wraps and bridal parties that can include hairstyling and makeup for the bride, bridesmaids, and flower girl.