At Tao Chi, an ancient healing technique addresses modern-day health concerns. The clinic's trained acupuncturists align thin, sterile needles along certain pathways on the body, striving to restore health and balance. The treatments can help to alleviate painful symptoms, reduce stress, and rid clients of clingy balloon animals.
When it comes to eyes, Roni Mallis knows how to make them pop. That's because Roni expertly applies synthetic lashes to existing ones, which adds length, volume, and allure more effectively than taping pictures of mascara ads to your eyelids. Euphoria Beauty Lounge, where Roni works, also administers organic spray tans and waxes away unwanted hair. They enhance clients' appearances with a slew of services including facials and peels, as well as haircuts and color treatments.
At L&G Nails and Skincare, a staff of eminently experienced cosmetologists and estheticians beautify nails and skin with a wide range of spa services. Cosmetic artists prepare faces for special events with makeup treatments, and nail and skin specialists soothe and polish faces and hands with manicures, peels, and facials.
Red Phoenix Wellness Center's founder, Lisa Shapiro, has been a licensed massage therapist for more than 34 years. During her career, she's had a chance to ply her stress-relieving skills on all types of bodies, including dancers, athletes, and bodybuilders. She even toured with the cast and crew of Bob Fosse's Dancin' in the early '80s, an experience that allowed her to perfect her dynamic skills and a mean sideways shuffle with a shoulder roll. Today, she continues to use her healing hands to treat everything from back and neck pain and sciatica to migraines and nerve impingement, drawing from modalities that range from basic Swedish to energizing shiatsu.
Driven by more than just a love of healthy food, Italian-born Massimo Guerrieri draws from a background in anatomy, pharmacology, and aesthetics as he helps patrons enhance their quality of life. Over the years, Massimo created his own thermal-wrap technology, the Thermal-Wrap5000, which was featured in Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal and which he still uses today as part of his spa's weight-loss program. On select nights, he hosts free lectures that teach the benefits of using his thermal-wrap method in conjunction with a balanced Mediterranean diet.
With pads wrapped around the torso, hips, and thighs, the Thermal-Wrap5000 machine relies on gentle conductive heating to encourage perspiration, calorie burning, and the reduction of local fatty deposits. Visitors undergo treatments inside colorfully lit, wood-paneled suites crafted in Florence, which put minds at ease faster than seeing your face on a Not Wanted poster. In addition to weight loss, Vivinlinea's staff also performs spa treatments, soothing complexions with essential oils and microdermabrasion and coaxing out tension with shiatsu and hot-stone massages.
How do you guarantee flawless hair and makeup on your wedding day without taping a bridal-magazine picture to your face? You hire Grace Hair & Body's Grace, a Vidal Sassoon?trained hairstylist, and April Dawson, a makeup artist for ABC network television. The duo travels to event sites to whisk hair into elegant updos and enhance facial features with high-quality cosmetics. Grace Hair & Body doesn't stop with wedding-day services, either. Its professional technician, Angela, offers noninvasive i-lipo treatments, and Nicholas, the massage therapist on staff, delivers deep-tissue, Swedish, and shiatsu massages.