D’Lazo Hair Salon & Spa’s owner, Rachel Lazo, personally designed the business’s interior in 2006. The salon’s 14-foot walls give way to an exposed industrial ceiling that clings to dangling chandeliers and extra-long ponytails not ready to say goodbye. Learned stylists clip hair, add dimension with polychromatic highlights, and sculpt fanciful updos for weddings. Across the way, soothing music softly tickles ears throughout D’Lazo’s spa zone, where a roster of services banishes stress. Seasoned hands swoop across backs to deliver deep-tissue massages, and hot stones warmly loosen the spine with heat more effectively than a hula-hoop fresh from the microwave.
Pistons player Tayshaun Prince may have a few feet on Dr. Shuyun Xu, but when it comes to treating pain and walking through doorways without ducking, she’s the star. A photo of the towering NBA player and Dr. Xu on her website shows the pair beaming after a session, speaking to the adeptness of her skills and the warmth of her personality. Both her talent and joy stem from a life spent helping others. Dr. Xu’s quest toward holistic healing began when she was 5 and started learning traditional Chinese techniques from her mother and grandmother. She went on to study at some of China’s leading universities and hospitals before importing her skills to Troy Acupuncture Center. Here, her patients reap the benefits of her learning through acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion treatments.
All three traditional Chinese practices aim to unblock chi—energy that flows through the body along channels. Through the insertion of fine acupuncture needles, pressure from cupping, or the burning of moxibustion’s signature herb, Dr. Xu frees blocked chi and helps assuage a plethora of conditions ranging from insomnia and smoking addiction to infertility and hypertension.
Con’s Organic Spa owner Con Ciecko isn't just an expert in the beauty industry. She's also a reiki master and a medical tattoo technician. These specialties, along with her education and training at Michigan and California institutes, have prepared her to execute services that both beautify and relax her clients. Besides kneading muscles with several massage modalities, she cleanses skin with organic facials, bronzes limbs with airbrush tanning, and administers makeup applications for weddings or black-tie viewings of TV weddings. Joined by a skilled staff that includes her daughter Kiya, a massage therapist and nail technician, Ciecko infuses her new spa confines with a welcoming and personable vibe as she helps her clients develop their own signature looks.
After a back injury downed him on the varsity football field of his high school, David Sinawi sought medical treatment. Thanks to the handiwork of a skilled chiropractor, he soon recovered and discovered a passion that would shape his professional life.
Now the chiropractor behind Complete Spine & Joint Center, he offers his patients the same quality treatment he received, employing diversified chiropractic techniques, massage therapy, and spinal rehabilitation. He also uses lifestyle-advice sessions and nutritional counseling to help patients identify and eliminate unhealthy habits, such as riding on the butler's shoulders to work instead of walking.
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