Healthy refreshments await clients who walk into Epiphany Medical Spa, but many of the spa’s treats aren't for eating. Epiphany's team incorporates organic ingredients, such as dark chocolate and royal jelly, into customized facials and enhances therapeutic massages with antioxidant-rich chocolate and invigorating peppermint oils. And the pampering doesn’t stop there. Trained aestheticians and medical assistants keep clients a comfortable distance from the knife with state-of-the-art medical equipment. Non-surgical lipo-cavitation, for example, invasive vacuum procedures, instead deploying painless ultrasound waves to shut down fat cells and tackle stubborn areas, such as love handles and forehead chub.
After beginning with six modest traditional beds in 1990, Tropical Tan has expanded its body-bronzing pursuits to include 24 UV- and spray-tanning units housed within a pristine, violet boutique. Reflecting the salon's commitment to client comfort, UV beds combat claustrophobia with wide openings and display an intuitive control panel that empowers guests to program their preferred shade. Airbrush consultants dispense personalized tips for UV-free tanners, along with directions for navigating the Norvell sunless spray-tanning booth's passage into Narnia. The salon also stocks body products from brands such as CalTan, Designer Skin, Australian Gold, MR International, and Swedish Beauty, which condition skin to deepen and sustain new hues.
The technicians at My Red Light Slim use noninvasive red-light technology to target unwanted bulges. Unlike liposuction, the My Red Light Slim system requires neither surgery nor downtime. When combined with healthy lifestyle changes and proper nutrition, this body-contouring regimen zeros in on fat cells to promote detoxification, slim the physique, and tighten the skin.
Massage therapist Megan Foley earned her license after graduating from Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy in 2007. Since then, she has continued to bolster her knowledge of anatomy with studies in myoskeletal alignment, which focuses on correcting postural imbalances to treat pain in the neck, shoulders, and lower back. At Vanderlin Massage, Southpark, Megan draws on her wisdom of the body’s inner workings to target aches in superficial muscles and deeper layers of tissue. Her nimble fingers always seem to know where they are headed next during Swedish, deep-tissue, neuromuscular, and sports massages, the last of which employs fastball pitches to break up clumps of stress in backs.
Anne Pipkin was once a loyal customer of gorgeousGLO. But she loved the spray-tanning salon so much that she couldn't resist becoming the owner. In that capacity, Pipkin joins with her fellow staff members to share their studio's natural spray-tanning formula with their clients. They help tanners achieve bronzed hues without the incurring harmful effects of UV rays or painstakingly coloring themselves in gold crayon. Alternatively, an on-site blowout center tops off tan looks with sleekly styled coifs. Blowouts, updos, and conditioning treatments prepare locks for special events including prom, weddings, and engagement parties.
Patrons at Elements Massage pair up with the therapist best qualified to address specific personal issues and concerns. Therapists then spend time with clients, gathering information about their conditions before customizing massages. During the massage, the therapists intuitively blend a variety of modalities, such as deep tissue, Swedish, and trigger-point therapy.
Throughout the process, the therapist keeps communication going. The team uses a system of levels by which clients can communicate the desired level of pressure; level 1 corresponds to long, light strokes over surficial muscles, and level 4 uses some force to root out embedded knots or get information from a balloon animal. Through this system, the therapist can get at all depths of tension while remaining well within the client?s comfort zone.