Silver Essence Floating Spa's experts in buoyancy help visitors drift away from mental and bodily stresses with two soothing treatments–flotation-therapy and infrared-sauna sessions. During flotation-therapy visits, patrons enter enclosed sensory-deprivation spas to recline or doggy paddle in slow motion in 10 inches of 94-degree water, bolstered by 1,000 pounds of dissolved Epsom salt to facilitate even floating. Each session results in an experience unique to the individual, ranging from mind and body relaxation to daydreaming, and can help treat conditions related to back pain, arthritis, and injury. The units are equipped with inside lights, which may be turned off or left on so guests can crochet yarn swim caps while they soak. Though salt effectively cleanses water on its own, the spa staff also employs doses of ultraviolet light and ozone to ensure water is free of bacteria. A cartridge filter system aids in creating squeaky-clean environments, sifting out tub contents 24 hours a day.
In addition to the flotation therapy, Silver Essence Floating Spa also facilitates detoxification with its infrared sauna, which can burn up to 600 calories each session. The infrared heat energy can also help relieve pain associated with fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
After years sewing funky, girly clothing for her young daughter, Lisa Jamieson began to sell her creations online, founding the business that would become The Tutu Boutik. Colorful leg warmers, flowered headbands, and the boutique's namesake tutus line shelves and fill racks throughout the boutique's pink and zebra-striped space inside the Boulevard Mall. A licensed cosmetologist, Jamieson also makes over petite patrons' hair, faces, and nails alongside staff in the spa, forgoing techniques such as cuticle trimming that might be unsafe for tiny digits. A make-your-own-lip-gloss station grants visitors the chance to craft their own sparkly solutions, and a pink catwalk mural encourages two-dimensional guests to work the runway.
Recently featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Vanessa Williams founded The Flawless Group to free up time for busy folks through luxury-concierge and mobile-spa services. As a concierge, Vanessa can take care of day-to-day errands including arranging travel plans, picking up the dry cleaning, and chauffeuring clients around town in a luxury car or adult-size stroller. As a licensed aesthetician, her spa services can take the edge off of workaday stress with massage therapy, meditation, and facials. Whether an individual, corporate entity, or educational institution, each of Vanessa's clients saves time and might become superhuman.
The certified aesthetician at Your Face and Place smooth bikini areas with a natural blend of sweet ingredients, and rejuvenates faces with a smoothing peel. The honey-like depilatory glazes nether regions with a concoction of sugar, lemon juice, and water before pulling it back to reveal hairless skin and forgotten unicorn tattoos. By grabbing follicles from the roots, the sugaring method removes hair with less pain than traditional wax. The spa aesthetician lends cosmetic expertise and her favorite mix tapes to faces in a glycolic resurfacing, which lifts away the appearance of sun spots and lines with a gentle 70 percent glycolic acid.
The Body Essential's skilled team of massage therapists, aestheticians, and holistic-wellness practitioners are on mission to encourage relaxation and rejuvenation. Though they all ease ailments ranging from migraines to depression, their methods vary greatly. The massage therapists alleviate injury with targeted deep-tissue and shiatsu techniques. Craniosacral therapy, reflexology, and reiki healing ease stress, as do AromaTouch sessions, which employ plant-based dōTerra essential oils to balance the chakras.
After graduating at the top of her class from at the Salon Professional Academy in aesthetics in 2010, licensed aesthetician Lisa Leone began pampering her clients with a full roster of facials, waxing, and body treatments. Professionally trained in western massage and eastern modalities, Rachel Derenda specializes in Swedish and chair massage, and is educated in reiki, reflexology, and effective treatments for sciatica. Clients can also visit The Body Essential’s boutique to pick up dōTerra essential oils, mineral-based Bailey Cosmetics, and Mother Earth pillows filled with natural grains, herbs, and spices, which can be heated to soothe aching muscles or season a turkey dinner.
Martha Gesegnet was working as a registered nurse long before she became sick herself. So when she became inspired to take her health into her own hands, she tried everything, eventually turning to alternative therapies. Martha earned certifications in holistic health, healing touch, and nutrition. Once she was well, she set out to combine her knowledge of Western medicine with her expertise in Ayurveda—the ancient Indian system for promoting health and wellness, which translates to “science of life.” Today she helps clients find wellness, or eases their aches and pains as they strive to find Waldo. During a patient’s first visit, Martha performs an initial consultation, which includes examining medical records, conducting physical exams and assessing each client’s dosha, or Ayurvedic body type. Based on this knowledge, she recommends lifestyle changes, yoga and breathing practices, and Ayurvedic spa treatments, which may include massage therapies, aromatherapies, and healing touch.