At HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab, a team of medical professionals pools abundant education to champion a holistic, drug-free, and all-encompassing approach to wellness. Through this holistic approach, the team is able to help clients with many different conditions, a list as long as the Bill of Rights set in 50-point Comic Sans font; the staff has helped people dealing with back pain, headaches, allergies, and asthma. One of the main tools used to address these afflictions is chiropractic work. HealthSource's doctors of chiropractic are fully trained in a number of different techniques—from the Thompson Terminal Point to the Gonstead technique—a fact that allows them to create highly tailored treatment plans well suited for each individual client.
Back in 2007, master stylist Ericka Bustamante noticed her town was in need of a new beauty haven, a one-stop shop for men, women, and children in need of beauty services. So Ericka took it upon herself to meet that demand and founded EBS Salon & Spa.
A single red accent wall glows at the back of the salon area where clients recline in black leather chairs and sip complimentary beverages of water and coffee. Surrounded by chic black furnishings and vaulted ceilings, guests are stylistically transformed by keratin treatments, eyelash extensions, GlyMed Plus Skin Care products, and glo minerals cosmetics. Other available treatments include massages and facials. At the newly built salon, clients will find ample parking as well as a kids' play area.
De Vero's savvy stylists mold unruly locks into chic hair sculptures in an elegant set of facilities befitting the royal treatment afforded to guests. The signature spa pedicure rewards feet for their tireless support of do-nothing ankles with a paraffin-wax dip. Meanwhile, massage artists manipulate gullible muscles into signing over their stress holdings, and hair caretakers apply deep-conditioning Kérastase treatments that leave manes shiny, healthy, and smooth.
After spending 16 years in the field of dentistry, Susanne Novotny felt it was time for a change. She decided to pursue a career in a different type of healing—therapeutic and wellness massage therapy. She is now a licensed massage therapist and the owner of Serendipity Massage & Laser, where she alleviates stress and tension with custom Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages.
The caring professional also spends one day per week working with a pain-management doctor to facilitate patients' healing. Novotny mixes her own essential-oil blends and creates sea salt and sugar scrubs, crafting all-natural and organic formulas to enhance relaxing massage sessions or re-create scratch-and-sniff memories from childhood.
At Couture Day Spa, a manicure is more than a file and polish. The technicians incorporate exotic extras such as hot stone massages, moisturizing paraffin treatments, and nail art more aesthetically pleasing than taped-on miniatures of the Mona Lisa. Beyond nail services, the team can thicken lashes with individual extensions, wax away unwanted stubble, and diffuse muscle tension with relaxing massages.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.