Angelina Spector may have been a certified personal trainer since 1994, but according to her, she's actually in the business of making dreams come true. "Physical transformation begins with a dream," she says on MindBody Connection?s site, referring to the secret hopes her clients hold for what their bodies might be able to do or look like. She keeps these hopes in mind when constructing individualized regimens that build muscle and burn fat through group exercise workshops or personal-training sessions.
With the aid of six other teachers, Angelina slims physiques with a selection of name-brand exercises, such as Pilates, Gyrotonic, and the Nia Technique, a combination of martial arts and dance used to fight off the rhythm when it inevitably comes to get you.
Oasis Pamper Bar's staff of stylists, makeup artists, and aestheticians ushers in body-wide beauty with a full complement of meticulous treatments. The staff spruces unkempt nails, soothes visages with one of six specialized facials, and renders fuzz-laden hides smooth enough to play shuffleboard on with a slathering of wax and a quick flick of the wrist. Lavish pamper parties cater to larger groups that may rent out the spa space and its style-savvy personnel for a night of mass beautification.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Low Force Chiropractic Adjustment
Brands Used: Sarada's Remedies
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
Here at The Vitality Center we pride ourselves on enhancing health, community, and joy. Your visit starts the moment you walk in the door and doesn't end when you leave, it travels through until the next visit. We support each other in our individual growth and genuinely care about each practice member.
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The process of Network Spinal Analysis helps the brain to become more aware of its defense strategies, physically and emotionally, and then release them. We then develop the ability to feel more profoundly and use subtle information within to make healthier choices. As our brain is better able to take inventory of the body, it can better orchestrate healing and reconnection. Having an authentic experience of what lives inside us that has been previously disconnected from is one of the most exciting journeys available for our growth, evolution, and transformation.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
We offer Network Spinal Analysis which is a low-force approach to releasing tension in the spinal/nervous system. The treatment primarily focuses on reconnecting the brain to the body to reclaim full awareness of the body, mind, emotions and spiritual self. Network doctors recognize that true healing happens when we become more conscious of our body-mind and only then can we start to make the greatest change in our lives.
Holistic well-being requires occasional maintenance to relieve the physical manifestations of daily stress. This is one of the central beliefs of Kampol Crews, a cofounder of Tranquility Rx and a certified bodywork therapist who is dedicated to helping his clients live free of pain and pent-up tension. Located within a rustic bed and breakfast, Tranquility Rx?s therapist relies on the rejuvenating benefits of human touch, using Swedish, deep-tissue, and Thai massage modalities to naturally relieve aches and strains caused by everyday activities such as doing laundry and hauling old pianos to the curb. While the therapist can perform a number of different massages, their goal is to provide a brief escape and allow clients to return to their lives feeling refreshed. This approach helped earn Tranquility Rx a Best of Emeryville award in 2014.
Beauty specialist Vimaa Patel opened the original iBar to concentrate on threading, body art, and permanent makeup. Now with four different locations, Vimaa ensures her staff is practiced in the ancient technique of eyebrow threading—gently pruning and shaping brows with cotton strings—by requiring potential team members to have at least two years of experience. The technicians also enhance eyes and brows with permanent-makeup treatments and personalize shoulders, ankles, and calves with temporary body art, such as birds, blossoms, or safe combinations.
iBar's intensive focus on a handful of treatments let the staff master their craft, and customers took notice. Within four years, the beauty haven expanded to four locations, each of which maintains the rigorous quality and boutique ambiance of the original.
Almost as long as the list of ingredients that Simply Green Day Spa?s organic nail polishes include is the list of common polish chemicals that they don?t. The colorful hues from SpaRitual and Butter London eschew DBA, toluene, formaldehyde, parabens, and phtalates?and none were tested on animals. By using products such as these, Simply Green simultaneously nurtures both its clients and the environment. While nail technicians wield the nontoxic polishes and acetone-free polish remover, augmenting mani-pedis with sugar and salt scrubs and hot-stone massages, skincare experts turn to natural facial treatments. Antioxidants from blueberries and vitamin C set to work on blemishes along with exfoliation, masks, and steam, which helps patrons clear their clogged pores without trying to suck out dirt with a Shop-Vac. All skincare treatments are performed using Organic Philosophy, Natural and Organic Skin Care, and Eminence Organic products, which are all made using organic ingredients, such as fruit pulp, plants, and spices.
Simply Green Day Spa?s staff also eases aches and stress with Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages. After a thorough coddling, waxing specialists banish leg hair or evict unwanted fuzz from the face, leaving patrons completely made over. Setting the stage for these transformations, Simply Green?s decor lives up to its name?s other meaning with plush green armchairs arranged amid sage-green walls, a rock fountain, and sweeping white curtains.