At Trace Retreat Store & Spa, Nancy Hall channels her energy into making sure her clients have a calm, balanced environment, where any personal device that makes a sound, such as cell phones, pagers, and parrots, are not permitted. She and her staff of licensed aestheticians massage away chronic stress, revivify epidermal surfaces with facials, and take meticulous care when tending to nail beds. They also conduct skincare consultations, during which they recommend the proper products for at-home regimens in accordance to its particular condition at this moment in space time.
Before graduating from Atlanta’s prestigious Life University, Doctor of Chiropractic James Moore of Harpeth Chiropractic received a bachelor of science in chemistry. The mix of micro-scientific rigor and macro, holistic understanding that he learned in his studies continues to influence his practice. Starting from basic symptoms, Dr. Moore moves from outward signs of distress to hidden, underlying causes, taking into account the entirety of each person’s physical state, lifestyle, and potential to be an incredibly realistic robot. After diagnosis, services such as chiropractic spinal adjustment, muscle-relaxing massage, and nutritional counseling help patrons on the route to overall health.
A native of Tennessee, Doctor of Chiropractic Sharon Roth's experience—from designing exercise programs for the elderly in senior homes to serving as chief spinal sleuth for the Nashville Sounds—reflects her ability to help people in all walks of life. While acting as a guest speaker on The Fox Network or when giving public talks, Dr. Roth advocates the importance of receiving chiropractic care, a belief she puts into practice at Roth Wellness. During sessions, she aims to get to the root of patients' issues, rather than merely masking their symptoms with drugs, surgery, or glittery Mardi Gras masks. This involves thorough consultations, exams, and x-rays, before she recommends a wellness plan such as spinal adjustments or therapeutic modalities.
Certified in the Brimhall Technique, Dr. Roth also sets clients on a course to optimum heath with six steps to wellness—structure, electromagnetic therapy, nutrition, emotional therapy, detoxification, and allergies and sensitivities—and maintains her skills in helping patients with conditions such as arthritis, acid reflux, and phobias of phobias by attending continuing-education courses.
John Watson opened Pure Life Massage and Wellness to provide his fellow community members with a place to receive healing bodywork services. Inside the treatment rooms, licensed massage therapists knead muscles with customized blends of multiple modalities, including prenatal, deep tissue, Swedish, and geriatric.
The staff at Ona Ultimate Skincare—which includes a plastic surgeon Medical Director, Registered Nurse with more than a decade of experience, and two highly trained aestheticians—focuses on results-oriented treatments. And to that end, the medspa employs products from Neocutis, Revision, and Hylunia, as well as lasers from Cutera. The team deploys the Laser Genesis system to eradicate unwanted hair, reduce pore size, and smoothe scars, and they render Cutera TITAN light-energy sessions that focus on rebuilding collagen by heating the dermal layer. Ona's aestheticians also smooth epidermises with five types of customized facials and diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatments. The medspa’s efforts have been successful enough to get it featured on WSMV 4's Working 4 You.
In 2008, Channon Rickard-Ryan bought and renovated a salon with the goal of creating an upscale makeover mecca in her own town. Her venture has proven successful, with Trendz Salon winning the title of Best Hair Salon in the Tennessean's Toast of Music City for three years in a row. The salon maintains its acclaim thanks to a team of talented stylists, many of whom boast more than 20 years of industry experience and at least one secret superpower. Dedicated staffers focus on Trendz' philosophy of precision and personalization, customizing every haircut to flatter clients' facial features and work with their individual styles and professions. Upscale products from Joico, Aquage, Enjoy, and Shellac pamper skin, hair, and nails, and Trendz regularly hosts Dr. David Turner to perform Latisse, Botox, and Juvéderm treatments, transforming the space into a one-stop shop for beauty seekers.
After gaining experience in salons all over the country, Tamara Throwers returned to her hometown of Nashville to make good on her lifelong dream of owning a nail salon. Her time spent in spas as far away as Canada and as cosmopolitan as New York taught her the importance of going above and beyond customer expectations, so she upgrades standard mani-pedis with indulgent extras and keeps her salon––located inside Nashville Laser Spa––open until 8 p.m. every day. Among her most luxurious services are the Orange Millin pedicure, which sets tired feet soaking in a soothing bath of fresh milk, honey, and sliced oranges, and a 2.5-hour sports-reflexology pedicure that includes a reflexology foot massage, gourmet meal, and staged reading of the best toe-related haiku.