Nestled in Green Gables Farm, Whole Body Studio and Spa nurtures holistic wellness with an array of salon and fitness services in a tranquil setting. Clients can tote dry or damaged head threads in for a softening and strengthening Moroccan Oil treatment, which soaks strands in a rich blend of protein, antioxidants, and argan oil to leave them as fortified as a bowl of cream of wheat, but with better body and bounce. The treatment seals in moisture with a process gentle enough for color-treated or processed hair, allowing stylists to wash away the serum and style newly silky tresses into a shiny, updated shape. Partial highlights enable heads to set select strands aglow with illuminating color that adds dimension and assists migrating birds in safe night landings, while a customized cut sees stylists snipping locks to exact specifications informed by the customer's input, trends, and current government regulations on bangs.
Lorraine, a certified reflexologist since 2007, approaches healthcare from the ground up, focusing on the soles of the feet to treat a range of chronic health conditions. Under the premise that nerve endings on the foot correspond to every organ and gland in the body, Lorraine applies strategic pressures to heels, toes, and arches to relieve conditions, such as stress, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis. At the start of treatment, clients sink into a zero-gravity chair while Lorraine massages the feet. Then, using her thumbs in a rapid inchworm motion, she “thumb walks” up and down the foot, clearing away toxins and painful memories of stepping on pies.
As a professional nurse with a background in health and nutrition, Nanette Fenzau administers her massages at Linc Healing Hands with an understanding of not only muscles, but the entire body and all the red stuff inside it. To Nanette, each patient represents a unique challenge and her massages are accordingly unique—each comprised of a custom mixture of techniques and modalities designed to target specific pains. For greater personalization, Nanette also performs whole-body wellness screenings, which grant her greater insight into physical maladies that may be remedied with massage.
Led by experienced chiropractor Dr. Christopher Hammes, the team of specialists at Hammes Family Chiropractic relieves misaligned spines and excess stress with therapeutic body treatments. Wielding a variety of chiropractic techniques inside private treatment rooms, the staff tackles back pains caused by pinch nerves, auto accidents, and picking up too many shiny pennies. Therapy ranges from the use of advanced Pro Adjuster technology to manual adjustment and realignment using specially designed treatment tables. Hammes Family Chiropractic complements spinal sessions with a selection of both therapeutic and relaxing massages in styles such as trigger point, Swedish, and neuromuscular therapy. The clinic also offers other wellness-improving services including nutritional counseling and multipurpose acupuncture.
From couples massages to facials, Oasis Day Spa pampers clients with a wide array of revitalizing spa services. A gentlemen's facial eases razor rash with a beard-softening deep pore cleanse and facial massage, and various spa packages allow for up to six hours of nonstop relaxation. To help maximize clients' time at the spa, the staff also offers onsite childcare and clocks that are willing to cheat a little.
Massage therapist Colleen Dunahee, owner and operator of Colleen's Peaceful Massage, tailors each session to the client's needs. She draws on a variety of massage techniques, including long, flowing Swedish strokes and the moderate pressure of deep-tissue massage. Dunahee also enhances her treatments with a hot towel compress during massages.
Martyn Luberti traces his career back to the 1960s, when America's interest in alternative therapy first started to peak. Since then, Martyn has stuck with holistic therapies, exploring both acupuncture and homeopathy before settling on massage. He has been practicing for 16 years, and begins each and every session with a consultation to help him construct a unique massage based on his client's needs and treatment goals. His repertoire combines traditional massage, including the Swedish style, with more exotic therapies, including sensory repatterning, which uses gentle rocking to uncork stressful mental and physical patterns like a bottle of bubbling maple syrup at a waffle-house grand opening.