Catherine Bello finds the solution to stress where others rarely think to look: the bottoms of their feet. She and her team of certified reflexologists manipulate pressure points on the feet that correspond with specific glands, organs, and other body parts in order to promote holistic wellness in their clients. These treatments can address specific ailments from headaches and sinusitis to digestive problems.
Reflexology sessions aren't strictly medical, though. Instead, Sole Revival Reflexology aims to provide a spa experience for clients, offering soothing foot soaks and leg massages as well as a variety of add-on services such as paraffin wax treatments. Foot treatments also incorporate a skincare mask in a variety of scents, including one that will make your soles smell like champagne even if you weren't recently kickboxing at a New Year's Eve party.
Many of the staff members are also nail technicians and provide pedicures with chemical-free polish to complement their reflexology sessions. Others perform the balancing art of Reiki, which involves laying on hands to regulate the body's flow of energy. During all treatments, a spa-like environment aims to enhance their calming work as guests relax surrounded by decorative plants and the sound of quiet, relaxing music.
Tranquil aromas and the sounds of soft music drift through the relaxing pathways of Deldor Day Spa & Salon, where clients unwind by slipping into plush robes and Sensi sandals. Attentive spa concierges pour steaming cups of tea to warm the soul and awaken the mind before aestheticians beautify bodies with more than 70 indulgent treatments. The vast variety of services allows guests to soften skin and reduce signs of aging in a single visit that's preferable to the local swimming pool with paraffin wax and time machines.
At Visage Salon & Spa, an Aveda concept salon, stylists accentuate haircuts with glossing and demi colors or Bio Ionic straightening treatments. But hair isn’t all that leaves the salon brightened and shiny—something made clear by the diverse skills amongst the 13-person team. Skin care specialists customize Elemental Nature facials to hydrate and revive complexions, and administer natural alternatives to microdermabrasion and peels using Aveda botanicals that won’t leave behind redness or signs of irritation. On top of that, aromatherapy body polishes and sea salt body wraps render skin soft and radiant, waxing services do away with lingering scruff, and manicures and pedicures pamper fingers tired from constantly typing short stories about protagonists fighting to get their nails done.
The founder of Direct Pain Relief, Norma Tropiano, NMT, LMT, NCTMB, handpicks and trains each of her licensed and nationally certified therapists, who boast expertise in neuromuscular therapy, trigger point, medical massage, and bodywork. Therapists Sevie and Alexandra personalize the noninvasive, 60- to 90-minute sessions to the needs of each client's body, pinpointing the root cause of discomfort before administering treatments to alleviate muscle spasms. During neuromuscular therapy and pain-relief sessions, they eliminate aches by locating and releasing contracted muscles and trigger points. Alternatively, the duo’s fusion massages abolish tension and rid muscle tissue of toxins through a combination of massage techniques—including Swedish and deep-tissue strokes—and adoption of Gumby as a spirit animal.
By blending scientifically developed products with holistic healing techniques, the staff at Amazilian Spa can achieve both effective results and full-body relaxation in each massage, facial, and mani-pedi they perform. Aestheticians draw from a huge arsenal of treatments to nourish skin, from natural herbal serums that fight fine lines to high-tech microdermabrasion procedures that use jets of tiny crystals to slough off the dead skin cells and Teflon coatings that can dull the complexion. Therapists unravel tense muscles with full-body shiatsu, sports, and Swedish massages, while waxing specialists sculpt eyebrows and remove unwanted body hair with expertly executed waxing and tweezing services.
New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
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