After a year of living in the corporate-communications world, Sabita knew she needed to change paths. Like a baseball player who runs to first every time he swings, she felt herself becoming too aggressive. In order to reconnect with her inner empathy and sense of place in the world, she decided to commit herself to taking care of others. With that desire in mind, she became a massage therapist and holistic-health counselor and opened the Sabita Holistic Center in 2003 to surround herself with like-minded professionals.
Celebrating their 10th year of business, Sabita and her staff heal guests of all ages and needs with holistic techniques, such as guided meditation, massages specifically tailored to elderly guests, and self-esteem workshops. In addition to leading the classes and workshops, doctors meet with guests to prescribe holistic treatment plans that incorporate Western and Eastern methods. The center even purveys its own beverage: Sabita Tea. It's a kosher-certified organic line that comes in varieties such as peppermint white tea, nutmeg white, and anise—which comes from the eponymous seed-producing plant.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Yan leads the team at Fairfield Plastic Surgery. Under his direction, the staffers beautify clients with a wealth of services that address the entire body. He and his crew can deftly perform any number of procedures, ranging from facial injections and body contouring to prescription Latisse eyelash enhancers, tummy tucks, and skin-soothing facials.
Though spa treatments are, by nature, customized to each client, URA The Spa takes its treatments one step further, with a holistic approach and a focus on natural
healing. It's evident in the name?"URA"?an ancient Celtic letter representing the heather plant. This flora was used to symbolize qualities such as generosity and healing. As for how the spa manifests this mindset, the first step is bathing visitors in a calm atmosphere created by bright pastel colors and plush furnishings. The next steps come in the form of the services. Adept, gentle hands administer ayurvedic wraps and energy therapy alongside med-spa treatments that correct specific skin issues. Custom massages soothe tense muscles, while facials and enzyme-rich peels cleanse and exfoliate. To perform these services, the staff relies on natural formulas from a private-label product line and by brands such as Shir-Organic, Color Science, and SkinMedica.
The nail technicians, massage therapists, and aestheticians at True Grace Spa & Nail use top-shelf products to yield long-lasting results. By slathering hands and feet in a private-label lotion containing pure botanical ingredients, nail technicians hydrate the skin without leaving the greasy after-feel associated with cheap lotions or used motor oil. During signature facials, aestheticians nourish faces with Decl?or products that contain all-natural ingredients. To enhance the therapeutic benefits of massage, kneading professionals may add the spa's signature Cellular Renewal lotion or Moisture Vitality lotion, both of which restore vitality to the skin and promote relaxation with subtle aromas of citrus or lavender.
At American Barbershop, stylists work to resurrect the corner barbershops of yore, when striped poles spun out front and everybody knew each other's name. They're off to a good start?their red, white, and blue barber's pole twirls in front of the shop, and the vintage feeling continues inside, with red leather barber's chairs sidled up to antique wooden workstations stained dark with pale trim. They even have a rocking-horse haircut chair for kids or the tiny cowboys who mosey on in for a beard trim. The barbers offer hair services for men, women, and children, and keep their menu simple and no-fuss: haircuts and shampoos, along with beard trims for men and blow-dry styles for women.
The Finding Center aims to enhance clients' well-being and ease everyday stresses during complementary therapy sessions. During sessions, clients are led into a state of deep relaxation through a personalized guided meditation by practitioner Jude Smith, who then uses advanced energy healing techniques to move out those energies that have been blocking your experience of well-being. The Finding Center combines Jude's years of work as a meditation teacher with her extensive training in advanced energy healing techniques, including Reiki, IYS Therapy, and Pranic Healing.