Inspired by time spent in Germany, where massage plays an integral role in healthcare, licensed practical nurse and massage therapist Leisa Leber has made it her mission to promote wellness with the healing power of touch. Leber has used massage to help both nursing patients and family members, and went on to study Swedish, neuromuscular, and deep-tissue modalities at the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy. She continued her training at Upledger Institute International, adding lymphatic drainage and craniosacral therapy to her manual repertoire. To stay informed, Leber maintains membership with the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals and the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners, having learned the elaborate, reflexology-based secret handshake required for participation.
Leber enhances the many benefits of treatment with soft music, paraben-free aromatherapy oils, or soothing paraffin wax. Entrance ramps accommodate walkers or wheelchairs, and a walking path next to the studio invites patrons to explore the tranquility of nature with newly limber muscles.
Given that its name means "the opportune time" in Greek, it's no wonder that Kairos sees every moment as a chance to relieve someone's pain or stress. At the spa's core is a team of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians who, thanks to their diverse backgrounds, can perform a range of pampering services. During massages, deft hands use hot stones, aromatherapy, and other techniques to loosen knots and work out tension. Over on the skincare side, custom facial treatments use Rep?chage products to erase fine lines and restore skin's youthful glow.
The team at Bella Medspa comprises osteopathic physicians, nurses, laser technicians, and medical aestheticians, all of whom focus their skills on restoring youthful facets to faces. They use DiamondTome microdermabrasion technology to buff away dead skin cells and minimize age spots, and beauty injections to tame wrinkles and plump up features that have lost volume. Different injections, along with IPL treatments, help to reduce signs of aging, whereas flashes of laser light zap unwanted body hair on nearly any area of the anatomy.
No Pink Dumbbells - Small Group Fitness Training helps clients of all fitness levels get in shape without having to log hours at the gym every day. Coaches eschew long cardio sessions for challenging sessions that incorporate strength-training exercises, metabolic circuits, and cardio intervals. They cap each session at a small number of clients, so trainers can tailor the workout to challenge every participant, no matter their athletic abilities. The gym offers six sessions a week to fit clients? busy schedules.
After more than 26 years in the sales and business-development profession, David Wenger found his calling. His grandfather started a chiropractic center more than 70 years ago, and his father carried the wellness torch for half a century. Despite David's choice to enter business, the family's traditional line of work called him back. David has since become nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, graduating from the Baltimore School of Massage with 637 hours of hands-on experience and anatomical and physiological study.
With his education and work ethic guiding him, David performs diverse therapeutic and relaxation massages. He uses modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, hot stone, aromatherapy, and myofascial release to soothe muscles, reduce stress, improve range of motion, and detoxify the body. His massages range from 30 to 90 minutes, like a trip to the DMV when no one else is in line.
Although Luxe's stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians dedicate themselves to soothing and pampering clients, green business practices remain one of their highest priorities. They seek out organic skincare and haircare product lines for their shelves and utilize eco-friendly tricks to reduce their waste and pollutant production. This ecological sensibility lends even more of a contemporary air to the 5,000-square-foot spa, with its modern, armchair-like wash stations, Italian-designed spa equipment, and holographic receptionist. The menu of services at Luxe is far-reaching and even includes a "just for men" section; among other things, the staff can style tresses, massage overstressed muscles, and rejuvenate faces with vitamin- and antioxidant-rich skincare products.