In the fiberglass tank at isoFloats, clients shift into a tranquil state as sensory input is dialed down, and many emerge transformed as a more refreshed and energized version of themselves. Their ears protected with plugs, floaters step into a fiberglass tank filled with 93.5-degree water and saturated with 1,000 pounds of epsom salts. The water's density keeps the floater buoyed for 60 minutes as they approach the meditative state that sensory deprivation engenders. Afterward, floaters usually feel at ease, as the sessions can calm the mind and relieve symptoms of pain. Some people even fall asleep during their sessions as they float.
Unless you've downloaded your consciousness to a computer, it's important to keep your body well-maintained. That's where Karen Skaggs-Savell comes in. As a licensed massage therapist with two decades of healing experience, she can pamper muscles with techniques ranging from flowing Swedish strokes to deep-tissue pressure. Karen also performs sports massages, which can reduce stiffness in athletes and recently purchased foam fingers.
With seven years of experience as a massage therapist and three as a chiropractor, Doctor of Chiropractic Max Lippman knows the ins and outs of musculature. Dr. Lippman and his team of massage therapists apply their skilled hands to therapeutic massages and adjustments that help their clients heal from everyday aches or painful sports or auto injuries. The doctor takes his time to listen to each patient who comes in, and learns about their situations while helping them develop a treatment plan customized to their wellness goals. Dr. Lippman keeps communication lines open during treatments, too, staying well away from pain thresholds while skirting the healthful discomfort often associated with receiving deep-tissue massages or acupuncture with pencils.
While Dr. Lippman looks out for patients’ health, Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy takes care of the environment. The ultramodern office eschews the use of paper by booking appointments online and running systems on organically-grown iPads and touchscreens.
Stylist Shellie David—understudy of haircare icons Vidal Sassoon and Paul Mitchell—acquired her styling and coloring skills from the industry's best. For more than two decades, Shellie has honed her techniques and trained her scissors to manifest the ideal cut and color for each client's facial tone and shape. Passionate about her craft, she seeks ongoing education whenever possible, and has earned certifications in color services, Brazilian blowouts, and Chi Enviro smoothing.
Essential Body Works supports holistic health and beauty with an array of head-to-toe therapies including massage and other traditional spa services. During massages, clients relax amid soft golden lights as a therapist plies muscles with different modalities, spanning Swedish, Thai, prenatal, and therapeutic massage.
The Studio's high-end workout facility espouses active lifestyles with a 2400-square-foot fitness center and a schedule of group classes staged inside five exercise-specific studio rooms. Guests can hone ghost-story plot lines near the lounge area's fireplace or incinerate calories with the fitness center's free weights or medley of strength and cardio equipment—including a smith machine, circuit line, ellipticals, and treadmills. Group fitness classes offer new ways to energize your workout, with selections including barre, mat Pilates, yoga, cycling, and TRX training sessions. Sessions offered at The Edge Performance Training Center take things to the next level and are designed for those looking to maximize their fitness or build athletic performance.