Drawing on her medical background, Marlene Fortney transmits youthful brightness back into clients' features with skin-refining treatments in an intimate spa setting, located inside Conter Fleurette a Beauty Affair Day Spa. Her spa service menu centers on the face in a range of treatments that incorporate creams rich in antioxidants, deep-cleansing ultrasound rays, and enzyme exfoliants that gently whisk away roughened fa?ades like a brick-wall repossession. For more intense skin restructuring, Marlene can draw on a retinue of high-powered treatments, such as glycolic-acid peels or diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatments that work to unveil smooth complexions from beneath dull skin cells. The specialist also brandishes waxing treatments that span from faces to feet to rid bodies of unwanted hair or sculpt brows into arches sharp enough to pop double-entendres in midair.
Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.
Dr. Gregory Stafford had tried nearly everything. After suffering from back pain for several years, he unsuccessfully attempted to fix his pain with drugs and spinal injections, stopping short of surgery. Instead, and the behest of his wife, he went to a chiropractor. The pain quickly dissolved and changed his life so dramatically that he quit his job at a pharmaceutical rep and went back to school to become a chiropractor.
Now at the helm of his own clinic, he fixes his patients vertebra by vertebra with consultations and digital x-rays that unearth the cause of pain. Alleviating aches and strengthening bodies is a number of services including massages, adjustments, and exercises such as pushups with an exercise ball or bench-pressing Dr. Stafford.
Massage therapist Sierra Sutherlin draws on her knowledge in three modalities?Swedish, hot stone, and prenatal?to vary her strokes and techniques to best suit her clients? individual needs. Himalayan salt lamps give off a soft glow that permeates her office, lending a soothing warmth to the air as she plies muscles to relieve anxieties and improve circulation. Gathered in a wicker basket beside Sierra?s massage table, smooth pebbles glisten in the dim light. When she isn?t untying knots with long, flowing strokes or preempting the cries of infants, Sierra employs these pebbles in hot-stone massages that melt away tensions nesting in lower muscle layers.
By working in a physical therapy office, a chiropractic office, and a day spa, certified massage therapist Dominique DeBenedetto of Spa Bleu Fonce gained a diverse set of skills. Relying on more than six years of experience as a massage therapist, she combines her comprehensive knowledge to relax bodies and relieve tensions with Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages. Dominique also soothes expecting mothers and pregnant pet fish with prenatal massage and promotes overall health and wellness with reflexology sessions. Aside from massage therapy, Dominique offers UV-free airbrush tanning to imbue skin with an even, natural-looking bronze color.
Rejuvenations Day Spa Salon’s trained nail techs pamper hands and feet in a Spanish-style space studded with rounded archways, wrought-iron fixtures, and white-washed walls. In the softly lit nail room, clients sink into dark-maroon pedicure chairs as feet, finally freed from socks and shoes, luxuriate in a warm soak and catch up on gossip with chatty ankles. Beauty buffs then file and shape both finger and toe canvases and trim cuticles to create a sleek frame for brightly colored polish. Finally, a hydrating paraffin treatment for the hands and the feet wraps appendages in warm wax that softens and smoothes skin as it hardens into a lifelike replica of Franklin Pierce.