At Nature's Inventory, 800 pounds of Epsom salt transform a 10-inch pool of freshwater into a flotation tank. The water's buoyancy creates a sense of weightlessness—clients of all shapes and sizes float effortlessly on the surface, bobbing like corks or upended top hats from the set of Titanic. By dulling consciousness of gravity, the tank supplies a sense of ease, which can be deepened by closing the lid and basking in complete darkness for up to two hours.
To complement visits to the flotation tank, Nature's Inventory supplies clients with natural and botanically based products for sipping, improving skin health, and alleviating health problems. The company maintains an inventory of wellness oils for ailments as various as backaches and stinky dog breath, and also stocks chemical-free skincare products that come in minimalist packaging.
Inside Little Red Dress Salon, the licensed massage therapist of Beautiful Health Massage draws on seven years of experience in order to bring clients relief. Her deep-tissue massages soothe tendons, ligaments, and joints that have constricted because of polka dancing too forcefully, while gentle Swedish massages calm nervous systems and induce a sense of well-being. View a full list of techniques here.
Bright red curtains and framed pictures of red evening gowns add a pop of color to the sleek gray walls and natural tile floors inside Little Red Dress Salon & Boutique. Two shampooing bowls and four styling stations complete the interior—the small space allows stylists to focus their whole attention on each client. In addition to haircuts for children, women, and men, they perform a full range of coloring services as well as perms, keratin hair-smoothing treatments, and updos that shape hair to resemble the client’s favorite vegetable.
At New Appearances Salon, stylists cut and color hair with a little help from Privé hair products, crafted with herbs and free of parabens and sulfates. They can also add extensions long enough to braid into a chic belt. Other beauty-boosting services include manicures that bedazzle bare nails and Youngblood mineral makeup products that refresh faces with a touch of color.
Treat your face like the headliner it is by putting your Groupon toward Dolce Vita’s signature facial. Designed to help once stressed visages radiate vim and vigor, this facial begins with a preliminary cleansing and skin analysis before the aesthetician proposes a plan for at-home maintenance. Exfoliation and extractions alleviate skin of cellular squatters, and a personalized repair ampoule completes the mug metamorphosis.
The licensed therapists at Natures Healthy Touch Massage Therapy specialize in a variety of techniques, ranging from deep tissue massages to custom-blended aromatherapy. Most of their treatments take a holistic approach to full-body wellness, not only looking at the symptoms but also the causes of muscular pain and tension. Along those lines, Natures Healthy Touch also teaches customers how to perform a simple Swedish massage. During these instructive sessions, clients work side-by-side with a therapist on their demo partner—be it a friend, significant other, or beloved childhood action figure—learning techniques that they can use at home.
No one should be concerned that Lila Day, MD, is resting on her laurels. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington. She worked on some of the first studies of HIV at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and her research was published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. She embarked on a medical mission in Africa, and has resided in Mexico, the West Indies, and England. But today, the fruits of her medical globetrotting are ripe for the picking by the citizens of Lake Tapps, where her family practice promotes well-being with a barrage of health services. Alongside full physicals and massage therapy, Dr. Day and her team take particular care of women with gynecological exams and children with pediatric care. They can also help patients shed pounds in time for spandex season with nutrition counseling, Ideal Protein diets, and cold-laser Zerona contouring treatments. Whether one is afflicted with a tummy ache or unshakable stress, Dr. Day is bound to have a remedy and an attendant anecdote from a faraway land.