At first glance, professional athletes, retirees, blue-collar workers, and well-traveled crash-test dummies may appear very different from one another. However, all four may share chronic or temporary pain that can be coaxed out by the strong hands of a skilled massage therapist. In contrast to repetitive relaxation-focused massages that you might experience at a resort or a spa, the therapeutic modality practiced at Natural Intuition Therapeutic Massage uses advanced techniques to relieve pain, increase range of motion, and help speed up recovery from an injury. To meet these goals, the massage therapist works closely with clients to determine what needs fixing and then hones in on troubled areas. That?s not to say treatments are strictly utilitarian: therapeutic massage can have relaxing effects too, helping decrease overall stress and tension and producing long-lasting results that can leave clients pain-free even after their visit.
Hollywood Body Spa & Laser’s skin-satisfying services refresh worn or stressed epidermises, unleashing clean, healthy-looking faces. The 60-minute D’Vine facial fuses the antioxidants of wine, such as grapes and cherry bark, with an age-diminishing facial to create a skin treatment that cleans, exfoliates, and hydrates chrono-drained tissue. To complete the facial refurbishing, a 30-minute Dermafile microdermabrasion treatment resurfaces facial valleys with a file of finely crushed genuine diamonds, removing dead skin cells with hints at elopement and eternal bliss. A trained aesthetician conducts the skin-polishing session, providing a custom, comforting experience that will leave faces glowing like face-shaped light bulbs.
Floral-patterned chairs, chandeliers, and a cherry bureau evoke Dixie charm at Southern Roots Salon. In this shabby-chic studio, stylists beautify hair with cuts, perms, and coloring services as resident nail artist Kayla spiffs up fingers and toes. Aside from traditional mani-pedi services, Kayla enhances nails with gel polish, which resists chipping for about two weeks, or the amount of time it takes to sun-bake a pan of brownies.
Though the shop’s sign features a pastel, cloud-covered design, A Heavenly Touch Day Spa’s interior is covered in rich fabrics and regal colors. A massage bed upholstered in chocolate brown welcomes those in search of therapeutic massage, and, over a checkerboard carpet of fall-colored squares, black leather chairs are the beauty thrones where pedicure clients sit. The spa’s three-woman staff also performs manicures, waxing, and skincare services, including chemical peels.
Armed with a battery of Ultrabronz tanning beds and infrared pads, Fantasy Styles and Tan tints skin and shaves off inches. Clients slink into the Ultrabronz high-pressure tanning system and bask in the glow of the booth’s quartz lamps, which yield a reduced concentration of harmful UVB rays to shield skin from painful burns and heat-seeking spitballs. Within three to four visits, clients obtain a perfectly base-tanned skin suit, which they can maintain with one to two bronzing sessions per month. During the infrared body wrap, fully clothed patrons ensconce their limbs and abs in pads that radiate infrared energy. Wrapees then doze off as warming waves of infrared heat penetrate the skin to torch calories and iron away cellulite or unlaundered khakis.
Though well-known for its body-bronzing, Healthy Tan and Spa can also relax, refresh, and renew faded faces with luxuriant spa services. Entrust your skin to one of the family-owned relaxery's friendly professionals and turn back your face-clock's clock face with a microdermabrasion facial treatment, which gently sandblasts away dead skin cells to reveal a younger, more radiant visage that glows like radioactive honey. A chemical peel will then regenerate underlying dermal cells, repairing sun-damaged skin and Photoshopping away the signs of aging.