New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
Barcelona's certified laser specialists use the LightShear laser system to permanently remove unwanted hair. To set off on a journey of stubble-free sleekness, choose between the traditional bikini area or underarm region and set up an initial consultation and treatment to blast away filaments in their follicular homes. Follow-up treatments take place a few weeks apart, permanently disabling hair follicles dormant in the initial session.
The Mona Lisa’s famous grin fittingly welcomes visitors into DaVinci’s Salon and Spa, an oasis drenched in calm mocha hues where stylists disclose their beauty secrets and elicit grins with works of hair and nail art. Photographs of perfectly manicured nails hang before an arsenal of nail stations, where talented artists use OPI paints to create stylish masterpieces across fingers, toes, and foreheads. In the adjacent space, hairstylists wielding products by Pureology and Kenra add dimension and color to strands with luminous highlights, or sculpt formal updos and bouncy curled styles for special occasions.
Movement Mechanics Spa's massage therapists believe that, like cars, bodies need regular tune-ups to stay healthy. The licensed wellness professionals offer everything bodies need for rejuvenation—various massages, acupuncture, and a whole host of spa and relaxation treatments. They specialize in helping people recover from car accidents with medical-massage treatments designed to deal with things such as whiplash and removing air fresheners stuck between toes.
In the auto-themed lobby, spa-goers settle in on real seats from cars and check out the license plates hung on the walls. They then head in for routine maintenance treatments.
You may not be able to change the past, but you can change the way you feel about it. That is one of the mantras of Linda King, the certified medical hypnotherapist behind Naturally Yours. Since 2001, she has used a technique dubbed the “Transformational Healing Method,” which helps her clients confront and alter physical and emotional aspects of their lives with the power of their subconscious minds. Linda is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and has helped many smokers kick the nicotine habit and many a shy person come out of their shell.
Ayurvedic therapies are the opposite of a trend—some of these holistic principles have been around for thousands of years. These days, Annette K. Brinker continues this staggering legacy at Breathe Aromatherapy & Body Work, where she helps clients connect more deeply with their bodies through meditative awareness. In addition to her skills as a certified Reiki master, she inspires serenity and balance with detoxifying body wraps, Shirodhara sessions, and mix-tapes of cat meows.