Though originally developed for professional athletes, Athletes4Life, LLC’s massage programs aren’t just for those scoring touchdowns or putt-putting about town. Rather, the center’s licensed massage therapists fuse a range of modalities—including Swedish, Thai Yoga, and Hawaiian lomilomi—to inspire holistic health while quelling everyday stresses, aches, and pains. Of course, owner Jim does have a few specialties: obliterating migraine headaches and healing pain caused by neck, shoulder, and rotator-cuff problems.
Five-massage therapy packages are designed to compound the overall health benefits of massage over time, and à la carte treatments can get the body prepped for a physically trying event, such as a 5K or Law & Order marathon. Jim also aims to boost immune systems with quick, 10-minute immune-system massages, and his specially formulated Caribbean Spice seasonings spice up everyday meals while promoting metabolism.
At Holistic Lakewood, certified natural health professional and master herbalist Rachel Anzalone follows the principles of naturopathy to unlock each body’s innate ability to heal itself. The center’s services focus on nontoxic therapies—including reiki, detoxifying footbaths, and relaxation massages—designed to aid the body in its efforts to self-cleanse and treat problems at their root, instead of merely soothing symptoms. During a one-on-one consultation, Holistic Lakewood’s professionals spend up to 90 minutes tailoring a treatment plan and a natural supplement regimen to each client’s specific needs or deep-seated fear of peas, and they devote time to education, ensuring patients have the knowledge necessary to make lasting lifestyle changes.
Relaxationz Massage and Wellness offers massages of all kinds. From a 20- or- 30-minute kneading of the neck, head, and shoulders to a 90-minute full-body massage, massage therapists can accommodate just about any schedule. They offer a variety of modalities as well, including hot stone, sports, Thai herbal, and myofascial release. Relaxationz Massage and Wellness also offers body treatments, such as seaweed wraps and aromatherapy, and holistic treatments, such as reiki.
At La Look Skin Care & Makeup Boutique, aestheticians specialize in applying makeup and refreshing faces with everything from peels and specialized facials to ultrasound waves and stem-cell therapy. Staff can efficiently wax away hair or apply lash extensions that make eyes more expressive and less likely to be mistaken for bald marbles. The boutique offers anti-aging treatments, spray-tanning services, and more than 20 massage options, which include Swedish, deep tissue, and bamboo rollers. Staff can also give nutrition and fitness consultations to those who want to start their makeovers from within. In keeping with their stated philosophy of "Be your own kind of beautiful," La Look aims to help women increase their inner strength and self-esteem while fostering a healthy outlook on life. In addition to a full service menu, La Look offers products from a variety of brands, including Becca, the Balm, Kevyn Aucoin, Billion Dollar Brows, Japonesque, Dr. Dennis Gross, Vagheggi, Principessa, LaLicious, Verso, Feeling Smitten. and Beauty For Real.