HCS Medspa offers a wide assortment of rejuvenating treatments such as Venus Freeze, Dermapen Microneedling, HydraFacials, Botox, Dermal Fillers, Chemical Peels, Surface-Vein treatments, and High-Definition Laser Liposuction. From skin tightening to nail fungus removal, they use advanced technology and innovative treatments to improve appearance and wellness. Whether looking for subtle changes or head-to-toe makeovers, HCS Medspa can create a customize program to suit an individual's needs.
Swedish massage relies largely on a technique known as effleurage. Learn how it zaps stress with Groupon's peek at this basic stroke.
Effleurage is the glue that holds a Swedish massage together. Its smooth, gliding strokes may not deliver much pressure?the word itself is taken from a French verb that means "to touch lightly"?but the technique simultaneously soothes the nerves, boosts circulation, and allows the massage therapist to identify problem zones that need extra attention. Because effleurage doubles as an assessment tool, many therapists begin each massage with it, usually by gliding their open palms lightly across the body to feel for tense spots and potholes while acclimating the client to their touch. This form of effleurage is known as "superficial," and it serves a soothing prelude, epilogue, and transitional movement between deeper, more focused kneading.
A slightly more forceful style of effleurage is known as "deep effleurage." This form still uses gliding strokes, only with more pressure, as the therapist aims to stretch out the muscle tissue and the web of connective tissue that covers it. Therapists will generally direct the first part of their deep-effleurage stroke towards the heart, finishing with a lighter return stroke away from it. Not only does this warm up tissues for deeper muscle work, but it can also speed up the movement of blood and lymph fluid. This boost in circulation can help drain fluid from injured areas, reducing painful pressure while also releasing endorphins that further relax the entire body.
The technicians at St Peter Laser Like Lipo use the power of light energy to target fat cells in the human body. Before treatments, a consultation is provided which includes a body composition analysis, healthy diet program, and exercise recommendations. Their noninvasive Vevazz treatments pair best with a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen, in addition to sessions on the clinic's whole-body vibration platform. Vibration sessions not only recreate the effects of exercise, they also promote lymphatic drainage and the flushing of cellular detritus.
Sunset Spa's deforestation experts wield a liquid-based Nufree solution to clear away unwanted hair from various hirstute regions of the body. During the Brazilian wax, visitors relax in a private room as a steady-handed aesthetician uproots every last nether-feather with the botanical, wax-free serum and a gentle touch. The roughly 30- to 60-minute follicle banishing process keeps stubble at bay longer than shaving, and boosts confidence in ladyfolk as they strut around in polka-dot bikinis, underwear, or extra short wooden barrels.
For more than 19 years, Gail Andreas has gotten joy out of beautifying clients' nails and hair. As patrons recline amid heaps of pillows on love seats in Suite 22, she cuts and colors locks and removes unwanted hair with waxing services. During pedicures, feet prepare to glide across the salon’s pecan-hued hardwood floors or pass a soccer referee a love letter, and the nail technician uses acrylic nails to add colorful shells to fingertips.
Signature Service: Aveda salon offering hair and skincare needs
Brands Used: Aveda
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Please arrive 10 minutes early to enjoy a beverage and fill out the questionnaire.