In their daily battle against stress, the massage therapists at Trees Bodyworks have a secret weapon: texture. They often enhance their strokes and pressures with exfoliating grains of sugar that soften calluses or silky oils that heal dry and itchy skin on the scalp. The studio’s clients can choose from a list of modalities that include both of the classics—Swedish and deep-tissue massage—as well as a specialty trigger therapy that targets muscles sore from chronic tension and pulling on the triggers of oversized novelty water guns.
The smooth, black basalt traditionally used in hot stone massage has something in common with spa owner Mahealani Trepinski's career: they were both forged in Hawaii. But while these rocks were born in the island chain's famous lava flows, Trepinski had to journey there as an adult for the training that gives her skill set a distinctive Hawaiian flavor.
The island's influence can be felt in a number of A Hawaiian Touch Natural Healing Center and Spa Inc.'s spa treatments, from lomi massages—a Hawaiian practice based on ancient ritual and music—to organic facials and seaweed detox wraps. The spa's menu is diverse, offering far infrared sauna sessions alongside a wide array of massage modalities including craniosacral, sports, and medical massage. Trepinski, who is also an Integrative Nutrition health coach, even teaches other professionals how to perform reflexology, throw spa parties, and alleviate the pain of midnight burrito cravings.
As the owners of The Art of Hair Salon, Hanh Tran and David LouSana share two concerns: helping their clients to progress in terms of beauty, and helping their stylists to progress in terms of knowledge. On most Mondays, Tran leads in-house classes that equip the salon's stylists with new skills and advanced techniques. The rest of the week is the stylists' proving ground, and they rise to their mentor's challenge by deftly chopping split ends, transforming hair color, and adding extra length with So.Cap. hair extensions. During these treatments—each of which includes a blow-dry and style—they rely on 100% certified organic hair color and products from Keratin+.
Not to be outdone, the salon's aestheticians wax away facial hair and enhance features with professional makeup applications. They tailor their treatments to individual clients, working with them to add seductive shades to eyelids and seductive mustaches to upper lips.
As an Aveda Concept Salon, Progressive Image Hair Art proudly stocks and implements an array of plant-based Aveda products. Specializing in cutting and styling long, short, and curly hair, the salon calls upon the beautifying powers of its signature products during a variety of customized treatments, from deep-conditioner applications to styling sessions for both men and women. Delving deeper into the realm of beauty, the spa also possesses expertise in makeup as well.
Led by chiropractors Dr. Charles R. Lane and Dr. Cameron Laboret, Central Health and Wellness works to assist patients in shedding stress, relieving tension, and healing the spine. Upon arrival at Central Health and Wellness, skeletal sufferers will receive an in-depth consultation addressing their present ailments, whether those be deeply felt chronic aches or structural issues from sleeping in kitchen cabinets (a $90 value). During the exam (a $120 value) a spinal specialist will locate the source of pain or discomfort using x-rays for detailed body blueprints (a $90 value). After a thorough review, the posterior professional determines the appropriate course of action before calming interior tensions with a 30-minute massage (a $35 value), a spinal adjustment (a $60 value), and soothing knock-knock jokes.
Doctor of Chiropractic Robert Aldridge using his chiropractic skills and certification in acupuncture to lessen his patients’ pain, whether it stems from a bad back or severe allergies. Massage therapies and corrective exercises also boost patients' health, along with orthotic screenings.