Absolute Pilates?s instructors are far from old-school. Though they each boast extensive training in traditional Pilates?and teach classic mat classes?they focus largely on incorporating modern equipment into the ancient practice. Pilates Reformers, Towers, chairs, and even the barre are used during classes, often in combination with each other to optimize workouts and results. The equipment helps students of all levels maintain their balance and target dormant muscles, transforming standard Pilates into a more effective workout. But teachers still maintain the welcoming, personal environment long attributed to Pilates studios and grandma?s doomsday bunker.
At EZ Eyebrow, the gentle arch of a freshly groomed brow is as natural as the hair-removal technique that creates it. Threading first sprang up in ancient Egypt and India, and as opposed to modern waxing, which can damage skin or create a worldwide candle shortage, threading specifically targets hair. It sweeps up a tuft at a time, carving eyebrows into natural arches with precision. In fact, its accuracy rivals that of tweezing—and in less time, since hairs are pulled out in bunches, not one by one. Plus, threading services can also eradicate hair from other parts of the face and neck.
In a perfect world, it wouldn?t be difficult to find time for a massage or an aesthetician you trust. The team at Solano Wellness Spa have been listening to those needs from their clients for more than 10 years, all the while making their services an accessible part of self-care and winding down. With an accomplished staff of registered massage therapists and certified aestheticians, each treatment gets down to the clients? specific goals, whether they seek to hydrate skin, diminish fine lines, wax brows, or soothe backs.
The steady-handed beauticians at Eyebrow Arts meticulously neaten eyebrows, upper lips, and other areas of the face with an ancient hair-removal technique that reveals smooth, fuzz-free skin. At their seven salon locations, they roll twists of cotton thread quickly over clients? skin to remove hair at the follicle??a safer method of hair removal than standing next to a sneezing dragon. Throughout the process, clients lean back in comfortable chairs as the staff gently escorts unwanted stubble from the premises.
Elan Medical Spa was founded by two physicians—Drs. Madeline Andrew and Paul Kivela—who have struggled with the same health, fitness, and aging concerns as their patients. They have researched and trained with some of the top industry experts, learning all they can about weight-loss services such as the HCG diet and noninvasive body contouring, as well as downtime-free aesthetic treatments ranging from cosmetic injectables to fat-dissolving Viora Reaction radio-frequency sessions. The specialists also design executive health programs for occupational athletes, CEOs who take the stairs to their top-floor offices, and other high-powered clients who need to function at optimum hormone and fitness levels.
The laser technicians at Central Valley Laser Center help slenderize patients with the Lipo-Light laser. During the headlining treatment, patients don light- and heat-emitting pads on problem areas. The laser prompts the fat cells to release their contents for later removal through the lymphatic system?a process that can be expedited through light exercise or speed walking away from the center?s pet grizzly bear. In addition to contouring physiques, the treatment can help diminish the appearance of cellulite.