For Cindy Howell, every massage calls for a different approach. That's why the licensed massage therapist draws upon five modalities at Mama Mia Family Massage, paying close attention to what every body needs. Of course, she also happily sticks to one style when necessary, whether kneading muscles with gentle Swedish strokes or incorporating elements of reflexology and meditation into Thai yoga massages. Her sessions result in myriad benefits, including improved circulation, a stronger immune system, and relief from general aches and anxieties.
Inside a private treatment room, licensed massage therapist Alexandria consults with clients before administering her signature Swedish, deep-tissue, or Hawaiian lomilomi massages. They talk about the clients' specific issues, from chronic pain to tense muscles. Based on that information, Alexandria customizes a massage that integrates elements from any of these modalities?even specialized techniques, such as craniosacral balancing and prenatal massage.
Dr. John Peterson, a board-certified dermatologist, calls upon more than 40 years of hair-restoration and dermatological experience to help rejuvenate thinning hair with advanced laser technology. Dr. Peterson helps clients achieve verdant head foliage according to his Natural Look Method, which redistributes hair grafts from bounteous head regions to receding hairlines, leaving a thicker, natural-looking head of hair. Dr. Peterson and his staff treat patients at his clinic with the Revage 670 laser, but also provide iGrow systems and hair-restoration products for clients who want to treat themselves at home or while picketing the local toupee shop.
After spending years working in law, Amy Hansen decided to trade in her suits for a pair of stylist's scissors to pursue her passion in cosmetology. She studied hard, earned her license, and in 2006 opened a salon named for the goal she strives to achieve—BellaMe, or "beautiful me." Amy calls on her diverse talents to field an array of custom styling requests, which have ranged from conservative trims to the short and spiky Kate Gosselin look. The salon embodies Amy's outdoorsy spirit with wood accents and sprays of fresh sunflowers that prune themselves at the mirror when the staff isn't looking. The salon is composed of two separate sections—a three-chair styling room and a spa room with a flat-screen TV—that fill the air with energetic, groovy music.
Artwork, cozy furnishings, and elegant wire dress forms dot the French-chateau-style interior of Sachet Salon and Spa, where professional beautifiers revitalize locks, smoothen skin, and sculpt nails. Hair artisans can snip, color, and arm-wrestle each strand of hair until it forms a stylish coif that complements its owner's facial features. Sighs of relaxation fill a private pedicure room where the staff trims nails and sheathes digits in Shellac gel that can last up to 14 days or artful designs using regular polish. The master aestheticians can also render skin as smooth and youthful looking as a just-hatched nesting doll with facials, waxing, and hand-administered spray tans.
Get six hair-pulverizing sessions on one of the following areas: bikini line (a $617 value), eyebrows ($382), underarms ($559), upper lip ($294), navel strip ($323), back of neck ($559), hands ($382), feet ($382), nose ($294), sideburns ($323), jaw line ($483), ears ($382), chin ($382), cheeks ($323), and areolae ($294). Enlighten Laser Cosmetics uses four kinds of laser technology (and ensures that all skin types can be treated), with a fifth currently being built to flash colors around the room for your dancing pleasure. The system effectively seeks and dissipates hairs of any color (including blond) protruding from skin of any tone (including Grinch green) by heating up melanin in the follicle, thus stunting growth. The six-session siege on unwanted whiskers is usually sufficient for long-term smoothness.