Integrative Hypnosis's owner Shandoah has made it her mission to understand the mind-body connection. The daughter of an acupuncturist, she discovered a passion for Shiatsu at age 17 and immediately became a practitioner of the form, continuing to use Shiatsu to teach her clients about the natural mechanics of their bodies. Recently, she expanded her explorations to include the brain and began offering hypnosis. She asks prospective recipients to pick the behavior in their lives that they'd most like to change, and devises a custom treatment plan to modify that behavior with an integrative approach.
At Doin Seitai Center, master Norimasa Suzuki relies on seitai, shiatsu, and other hands-on holistic treatments to heal his patients. Seitai—a centuries-old healing technique that roughly translates to “putting the body in order”—is the crux of Suzuki’s repertoire, helping to restore the body's natural order and coaxing chronic pain out of joints and muscles.
Relaxation and health can go hand in hand. At Spada Relax Center, a team of licensed massage therapists work to banish knots, ease tension, and otherwise pamper patrons—but the benefits don't stop there. Massages such as deep tissue, shiatsu, and hot stone can help to improve circulation and range of motion, as well as reducing stress.
Rows of shady trees shelter guests as they pass Nu Yu Day Spa’s brick façade, a sturdy shell that conceals nearly 1,000 square feet of soft, pamper-ready space. When guests open the green front door, soothing music wafts by as a friendly hostess greets them with a cup of herbal tea. Separated by french doors, private treatment rooms welcome guests with plush pedicure couches and pillowed manicure stations. In addition to nail services, techs shoo away stressors with massages, facials, and waxing treatments. Because Nu Yu's experts laud the health benefits of human touch, their services incorporate natural oils, salts, butters, and scrubs, which are applied without the use of sponges or robot hands.
Some clients go to spas to boost wellness with ancient rituals. Others go for the technology that helps them look their best. New Spa Me Inc. serves both categories of clientele with services from both the holistic healing and med-spa worlds. Treatments such as Thai herbal therapy and shiatsu draw from Eastern healing traditions thought to align energy and restore inner balance without surgically removing inner seesaws. On the other side of the spectrum, radiofrequency facials employ radio waves to deeply penetrate and tone skin. Both kinds of services are conducted within private treatment rooms whose lights may be dimmed for a relaxing, candlelit atmosphere or brightened to ensure medically exact treatments.
Potted plants add a verdant touch to the calming, minimalistic environment created by J&S Spa's sleek hardwood floors and clean white walls. The aestheticians provide a complete anatomical spread of pampering services stretching from spa pedicures to ginger-honey body wraps to eyelash extensions. Inside private rooms, guests relax as massage therapists release tension and restore balance through an array of massage modalities, including thai herbal therapy. A variety of facials—infused with antioxidants and vitamin C—leave skin looking radiant while reducing the appearance of fine lines and the urge to lick orange trees.