Just as a doctor's office isn't typically furnished with a stylish chaise lounge and a matching plush sofa, spas don't typically have experienced MDs at their helm. Medical Day Spa of Chapel Hill, however, has both of these things. It's combined the best of both worlds so that its clients can have all the luxuries and attention that come with a spa, but also the therapeutic power of medical-grade treatments.
It's no surprise then that the staff is an eclectic group. The team consists of two physicians, three registered nurses, certified massage therapists, and licensed nail technicians who, together, offer a rich menu of services ranging from laser skin resurfacing to Shellac manicures. The spa also boasts a convenient location just off Franklin Street and the 15-501 bypass, making it easily accessible by car, on foot, or on a bicycle being pulled by a trained pack of squirrels.
Spa: facials with ancient herbal remedies, waxing with 100% natural wax made from scratch at our spa, facial threading (hair removal with thread).
Salon:hair styling, herbal Henna hair treatment and coloring, henna tattooing, braiding and bridal services.
While volunteering with charities such as Meals on Wheels, Sean Stogner realized he craved a career based around helping people. So he enrolled at the Body Therapy Institute, and soon became a licensed and certified massage therapist.
At Airmeith Massage & Oils, he begins each session with a 5- to 10-minute consultation, during which clients describe their massage needs, including discussing injuries and chronic pain, over chocolates and coffee or tea. Then, as guests recline on a heated table, Sean uses a blend of massage styles including Swedish, sports, and myofascial release to soothe achy muscles and increase the body's range of motion, helping speed recovery after an injury or recurring pain, such as neck or back pain.
To enhance his sessions, which last at least an hour, Sean incorporates organic medicinal lotions and an organic essential oil blend of your choice. Besides customized treatments, Sean specializes in prenatal massage massage.
At A Bodywork Center, Beth B. Habig draws on nine years of experience as she kneads aching bodies in modalities ranging from Swedish to sports massage. Beth assesses the condition of soft tissue and individualizes each session to work towards pain relief, injury prevention, or relaxation depending on each patient’s complaints, lifestyle, and penchant for carrying unhappy orcas out of the aquarium. During the deep-tissue massage, tense beings begin to relax as muscle knots disentangle and athletes sigh as the massage therapist gently pulls embedded footballs from backs during sports massages that can enhance flexibility and promote natural healing processes. Patrons deactivate needy cell phones upon arrival, creating a fittingly hushed aural backdrop for relaxation and introspection, and Beth occasionally ventures forth from the studio to perform on-location mobile massage services.
At Omega Chiropractic Center, Dr. Tri Myers practices healing techniques strong enough for athletes and gentle enough for infants. The reason for this versatility is because each of his treatments relies on the body itself to do the healing, eschewing drugs and invasive techniques. During exams, he trains his hands on the spine and searches for slipped disks and pinched nerves that can disrupt the body’s ability to heal. An experienced personal trainer, Dr. Myers also helps patients extend their range of motion through joint and muscle work.
Good things come in threes––tenors, stooges, and musketeers to name a few. Three is also the golden trifecta for Awen Bodywork Therapies, which offers bodywork, energy therapy, and spiritual healing services under one roof. Licensed massage therapists can unblock energy channels with focused reiki, or access aches directly with more traditional deep-tissue pressure.