Azia is one of Birmingham's newest budding medi-spas, offering a full list of services overseen by highly trained medical and aesthetic professionals. Laser hair removal enables clients to ditch cumbersome skin-grooming techniques such as shaving, waxing, and bathing with porcupines, and it eliminates unwanted whiskers more permanently by disabling growth at the root. During each of the three treatments, a strand-zapping expert will perform an elegant dance over the skin's surface with a Palomar Starlux 500 System laser as a partner. Each follicle to interfere with the foxtrotting footwork will be called out by a pulsating flash of laser light, causing deep embarrassment and its subsequent departure from the auditorium of your skin.
Massage Envy offers the regenerative properties of various massage types and facial treatments that make bodies feel springtime fresh year-round. Massage Envy's licensed body therapists unravel tense coils of accumulated inner stress through a treatment that caters to each client's needs. Swedish massages offer gentle rubbing for muscular soothing and improved circulation, and deep-tissue massage focuses specifically on untying the body's Gordian knots and releasing chronic tension.
What began as Anita Gibson's struggling, two-person family business has evolved into Advanced Weight Loss Clinics, an organization with 17 corporately owned clinics and 3 franchise locations spread throughout the southeastern United States. Each center's team of doctors and weight-loss specialists encourages clients to win a similarly daunting battle by creating personalized plans for success. The program incorporates vitamins, supplements, and appetite suppressants with a low-calorie, low-fat meal plan that discourages using soft-serve ice cream as toothpaste.
Skilled practitioners at Much Kneaded Massage Therapy manipulate muscle knots with traditional Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, or knead out knots with their bare feet during Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy. A Swedish massage’s long, slow strokes work to increase circulation, reduce soreness, and ease stiffness more swiftly than taking a bath in fabric softener. Deep-tissue therapy targets chronic pain and tight muscle knots with more focused pressure. Alternatively, barefoot practitioners grip overhead bars for support during an Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy massage, leveraging their full body weight and masterful tap-dancing technique to achieve the client’s desired level of pressure. This unique style of massage fuses European and Asian techniques and utilizes pulling, pushing, and stretching movements that may help repair damaged soft tissues.
For those seeking to spruce up appearances without surgery, Infinity Med-I-Spa's options are—true to the company's name—virtually infinite. For one, there are its numerous aesthetic lasers, which can remove hair, wrinkles, spider veins, tattoos, Mattel logos, and a range of other blemishes quickly and effectively. Facial treatments ranging from classic microdermabrasion to cutting-edge services such as the VI Peel and the Jet Peel rid pores of impurities and smooth over signs of aging, while medical weight loss services help clients shed inches with meal replacement shakes, medications, and vitamin injections.
Beyond enhancing the outside, the med-spa also helps clients feel better on the inside. Licensed massage therapists ease nagging pains and chronic tension with a range of modalities, from traditional strokes such as Swedish and deep-tissue to Eastern-inspired therapies such as energy work.
Renee Hughes leads the team at Body Logic Wellness Center, Inc. with a skill set that could put a one-man band to shame—she's a master aesthetician, licensed massage therapist, certified colon hydrotherapist, Endermologie and lipomassage technician, and certified electrologist. Hughes’s team rises to meet her impressive pedigree as they dole out detoxifying wellness treatments, apply eyelash extensions and permanent makeup, and wield lasers to eradicate hair and land-speeders double-parked outside the office.