Both of The Healing Arts Day Spa’s two locations enhance the transporting effects of their services with decor that evokes a Tuscan-style villa. Vines crawl across shelves and along the backs of chairs, walls are painted to resemble lightly weathered stucco, and stone tiles create the feel of an airy courtyard. In softly lit rooms, the hands of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians deliver relaxation through massage, body wraps, and skin and hair treatments. Customers can even learn to pamper themselves: owner Terrell Lynn teaches a course in couples’ massage that helps forge closer bonds between spouses or strangers on a long bus ride.
The staff at The Body Shop Massage & Day Spa promotes both inward wellness and outward beauty. Aestheticians use mostly natural ingredients to leave skin on the face or body smoother and more youthful than a freshly shaven stegosaurus. Licensed massage therapists employ five types of modalities to relieve tension and stress. Clients find inner balance during acupuncture treatments and hypnotherapy sessions, which help break unhealthy habits such as smoking, overeating, or sleeping on a bed of hot coals. The lobby area welcomes guests with candle sconces and a pleasing mix of modern and vintage-style décor.
Dr. Rogel A. Carlos, who speaks fluent Tagalog and Spanish, banishes plaque, straightens teeth with ClearCorrect invisible braces, and whitens smiles with the intensive Kor Whitening deep-bleaching system—a system the doctor personally uses. He can install porcelain veneers, prevent jaws from clicking with TMJ treatments, and treat sleep apnea inside his office, which surpasses all standards set by OSHA and the Center for Disease Control. Dr. Carlos also keeps himself at the ready at all times, fielding dental emergencies such as cracked molars and missing dental crowns stolen by the greedy tooth fairy.
Licensed aesthetician and massage therapist Sigita Wendorf leads the staff at The Body Shop Day Spa in crafting spa treatments more relaxing than a lullaby duet by Yanni and Enya. Several massage modalities, including reiki and reflexology, relieve muscle tension, while facial and body treatments soothe skin. A fireplace in the waiting room casts shadows on vases full of blossoms, and throughout the spa, the walls showcase images from nature, such as fog-obscured trees and beach turtles playing Marco Polo.
Kelly Jorn Cook, DDS, and his band of dental associates shower VIP patients' smiles with rock-star treatment inside music-themed, poster-strewn offices. Cook's dental doyens peer into toothy cores with a full set of x-rays and comprehensive interrogation of oral nooks and crannies to ensure oral health and foil the molars' plot for mouth domination. Then a skilled hygienist employs soft-tissue laser technology to size up and excise the bacteria lingering near gum lines during the prophylaxis cleaning, which targets periodontal disease and gingivitis. Safely wash teeth in a bubbly bath of oxidization with a take-home whitening kit designed to absolve surfaces from the stains of drinking coffee and using a crayon as a toothbrush. Each custom-fit tray helps bleach mouthcessories, assisting them in reaching their brightest potential.