Helping people let go of pain and stress is what drives Christian Maldonado’s massage practice. As clients relax atop a heated table, he pulls from modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger-point therapy to lull them into a relaxed, worry-free state. Christian also teaches clients how to perform these techniques on others during couples-massage classes.
At Sassy Salon & Spa, the staff transforms exteriors with styling products from brands such as Moroccanoil, TIGI, and Redken—as well as OPI polishes and Mirabella makeup. Stylists snip and style strands into flattering formations, while massage therapists spirit clients back to a moss-toned, private room for Swedish, deep-tissue, or sports massages. Hanging drum lights spill a warm glow over the gleaming hardwood floor as guests admire their increasingly beautiful reflections in the full-length, ornately framed mirrors. In the lobby, a stylish black-and-white armless chair sits in contrast against exposed brick walls.
Today’s side deal feeds protein-deficient hair a healthy dose of sheen: for $99, you get a Brazilian keratin smoothing consultation and treatment at Pacific Sun Salon in Chesapeake (up to a $300 value, based on length and hair texture). You must call ahead to schedule a consultation; after that, you will schedule your actual treatment time.
A Brazilian keratin smoothing treatment promises to leave your locks smooth, straight, and free of frizz for up to four months. During the course of your appointment, your hair will be doused with a protein- and nutrient-rich solution and dried before the strands are straightened and the serum is locked in through a professional flat-ironing. Unlike chemical relaxers that can damage delicate tresses, the keratin treatment strengthens your hair strands by pumping them up with a powerful protein, which leaves head threads straight and soft with unparalleled manageability and a light-reflecting luster. The treatment is safe for previously processed or chemically treated hair, and results typically last up to four months, making it ideal for those looking to make a splash this upcoming beach-movie season.
Pacific Sun Salon received 4.5 stars from Google Mappers and five stars from four Citysearchers:
- Our stylist was very professional and updated on the latest trends and fashion. We were so pleased with our experience that we both re-booked for hilights [sic]. – lmiles1985, Google Maps
- The ladies here all know what they are doing and charge fair prices and great service. – Callender14, Google Maps
- I love going into Pacific Sun Salon to see my beloved hairdresser, but to also see the rest of the staff! Everyone is super friendly (but not in an annoying way). – osbum1, Citysearch
When he was 12 years old, Dr. Mark Gutekunst suffered from migraine headaches nearly every day. The debilitating condition followed him into his teen years, and specialists—pediatricians, neurologists, and headache experts—chalked it up to unexplainable causes such as aliens. Finally, when all hope seemed lost, Mark's mother took him to a chiropractor, who discovered the headaches stemmed from a longstanding neck injury. Treatments began immediately, and, rather than masking the symptoms with painkillers, the chiropractor met the problem head-on with chiropractic care and adjustments.
Soon thereafter, Mark was headache-free. Chiropractic care had made such an impact on his life, and his family's life, that Mark decided to become a chiropractor himself. Currently, Dr. Gutekunst presides over his own practice, Chesapeake Wellness Center, where he and his staff strive to have a similar impact on other lives through such services as chiropractic care, corrective exercise instruction, and nutrition counseling.
They might use different methods, but Dr. Suzanne Santjer and Dr. Eric Santjer of Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation each have a knack for rehabilitating injuries and quelling pain. Dr. Suzanne calls upon the Activator technique and uses light, comfortable force to sleuth out and fix spinal misalignment. Dr. Eric opts for a whole-body approach, manually manipulating the spine and doling out advice for lifestyle changes, such as sitting up straight or riding your bike, rather than sleeping on it. Once the team has examined patients, they prescribe them to a range of treatments, from adjustments to sessions with the onsite massage therapists.
The Look Salon & Day Spa is a full service salon and spa. Our services include hair shaping, dimensional highlighting and color, textures services, natural and acrylic nail services, spa pedicure, body waxing, massage, facials, and body treatments.
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.