Once cited as a Spa to Get the Red Carpet Treatment in the Editor’s Pick section of 944 Magazine, The Chocolate Day Spa indulges its clients with spa services as decadent as a box of chocolate truffles. During a whoopie-cream massage, the spa’s signature shea-butter lotion softens skin and prevents friction as the massage therapist applies gentle pressure and performs gliding strokes. A treat for the senses, the chocolate-scented massage immerses clients in the aroma of cocoa to save them the trouble of visiting the great chocolate lakes of Appalachia. The spa even takes the guilt out of the indulgence it encourages by providing such slimming treatments as infrared-sauna sessions and Endermologie treatments. Inside the med spa, laser light works to lift faces, tighten eyes, and plump lips, and Botox and Juvéderm reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Beautiful reflections are what you’ll see after spending time at Beautiful Reflections medical aesthetics. Tighten up those wrinkles with Botox or Restylane, and remove unsightly skin tags. Make your skin radiant with a chemical peel. LipoTropic injections will reduce the storage of fat and help you look and feel younger. The physicians at Beautiful Reflections treat each client with special care, ensuring that when you come to have work done, you will be their center of attention. Savings and deals can be found on the company website. Beautiful Reflections is open for appointments Monday, Wednesday, Friday and some Saturdays. Email and phone contact information is located on their website. Feel beautiful and strong with treatments from Beautiful Reflections.
Owner and founder Jackie Dark, a longtime eyelash-extension customer, wanted to introduce others to the beauty service that shortened her daily routine. She and her team of certified aestheticians and cosmetologists at Lovely Lash Salon & Cosmetic Center dedicate the practice solely to instant beauty fixes. Some of the services they offer include eyelash extensions?with synthetic or mink lashes in varying sizes, lengths, and styles, they add volume to guests' eyes, making them look alert and fresh during all hours without using mascara. They also perm and tint lashes, as well as spray tanning, teeth whitening, and help improve figures with VelaShape body shaping.
SweetSweat Spa offers infrared-sauna technology, which Oprah tried out on a recent episode. Unlike a conventional sauna, the infrared Sunlighten sauna uses the UV-free infrared band of light to raise your core body temperature, causing the corpus to sweat and release evil toxins such as devil's tears, troll toe-jam, and maple syrup. Each 40-minute session can burn up to 700 calories, break down cellulite, improve skin complexion, strengthen the immune system, lower blood pressure, and provide a variety of other health benefits. An infrared-sauna session can even clear the brain of fog and other forms of mental cloud-cover caused by the condensation of thought bubbles.
In 2010, Alex Samios opened the very first infrared sauna studio in the nation. Later opening their second location of Suite Sweat Sauna Studio in Corona del Mar, they are now expanding ever farther. Each infrared session includes 40 minutes in a private infrared suite, paired with the therapy of your choice. Whether you are looking to lose weight, relieve chronic pain, detox your body or even just simply relax, there’s a refreshing package available to suit your needs. Each sauna is equipped with Chromotherapy, which assists with anti-aging by reducing signs such as wrinkles and age spots. It also helps reset circadian rhythms to fight Seasonal Affective Disorder and improve sleep patterns.
Under the leadership of research scientist Dr. Jacob Swilling, PhD, the team at Know Your Options Wellness Center promotes overall sound health through alternative medicine. Their services range from lymphatic drainage and colon hydrotherapy to intravenous vitamins therapies and chelation, a treatment used by some to draw heavy metals out of the body. They use infrared saunas to promote detoxification through sweating, while their nutritional counseling helps clients draft diets free from preservatives and light on Play-Doh spaghetti.