Within a renovated church, owner Sarah Kendall styles hair with the skills that made her an educator for TIGI, Phyto, and Kydra. A plaster angel reminiscent of the Winged Victory of Samothrace hangs illumined on the salon's golden walls, hovering over spacious styling stations fully equipped with full-length mirrors and cabinets. Private treatment rooms welcome guests with spa treatments that include massages and facials. In the lobby, clients seeking to take home supplies to maintain their hair treatment or facial can browse a cabinet full of designer products by the light of glowing stained-glass windows.
Serene Waters completely clears underbrush from nether regions with all-natural hard wax and a gentle touch in an intimate setting. Aesthetician Shannon Suhr's steady hands carefully uproot fuzz with specially formulated wax that sticks to hair but, like a defective magnet, will not adhere to skin, leaving skin bare for longer than shaving. Shannon selects her skincare products from locally owned businesses in the community, all of which are free of harsh chemicals or parabens.
Ayurvedic therapies are the opposite of a trend—some of these holistic principles have been around for thousands of years. These days, Annette K. Brinker continues this staggering legacy at Breathe Aromatherapy & Body Work, where she helps clients connect more deeply with their bodies through meditative awareness. In addition to her skills as a certified Reiki master, she inspires serenity and balance with detoxifying body wraps, Shirodhara sessions, and mix-tapes of cat meows.
Certified adorable by the Cute Salons Association, Tuscany tucks itself into a homelike spot just west of downtown, off Colorado Ave. Step through the doorway into a massage room, where the light, flowing strokes of Swedish massage stokes a burned-out body with renewed life and improved circulation. From there, you'll face dive into a European facial that deeply cleanses your pores and puts a metaphorical leaf blower on dead, clingy skin cells, unveiling new shoots of radiance below. Topped with a freshly shampooed and snipped head of hair, you'll look so sharp that the horse-drawn-carriage driver won't recognize you when you step out the door.
Growing up on a farm, Dr. Olivia saw from a very early age that a harmonious relationship with nature can assist the body with its most basic needs. It's a lesson she's carried through her entire life, and at Distinct Touch, The Bodywork Center, Inc., she translates this earth-based philosophy into holistic and alternative healthcare.
Dr. Olivia's evaluation treatments include body scans, auricular therapy that uses reflexology points in the ear, and capno therapy, during which clients use a machine called a capnometer to evaluate their breathing. Dr. Olivia then helps her clients optimize their health via cupping and the multi-tool QNRT, which stands for Quantum Neurological Reset Therapy.
Holistic well-being requires a multifaceted approach to healthcare, and 100% Ageless embraces four of those facets: chiropractic care, Zerona laser treatments, Neuro Emotional Technique, and nutrition.
Doctor of Chiropractic Deb Riekeman draws upon more than 32 years of chiropractic experience as she performs gentle alignments and restores healthy function to the spine and throughout the nervous system. To aid her efforts, she occasionally incorporates instruments into her low-force adjustments, and she and her staff use low-level-laser technology to speed up recovery times. They also use laser systems for cosmetic purposes, shrinking fat cells and contouring limbs, waistlines, or vestigial wings with Zerona technology.
Though it's important for clients to feel pain free and confident in their appearances, Dr. Riekeman recognizes that only treating bodies ignores an important facet of well-being?emotion. Neuro Emotional Technique attempts to alleviate emotional stress by helping visitors recognize the connection between emotions and physical symptoms while using therapeutic bodywork to ease those symptoms.
The last facet of well-being emphasizes nutrition and provides clients with a personalized plan to begin living a healthier lifestyle. Plans can include supplements to help everything from hormonal imbalances to high cholesterol.