Seasoned sinew kneader Shelly Connors of Sweet Serenity Massage deploys an arsenal of Swedish massage techniques, tailoring treatment to meet the specific needs of her clients. A thorough, stress-melting manipulation of the corpus commences in 60- or 90-minute Swedish massages, during which Connors uses Scandinavian methods—such as long, fluid strokes and a heavy reliance on umlauts—to relieve aches and induce relaxation. Aromatic oils curtail friction while hydrating the skin and further soothing the senses with their calming scents. Bodies receive these attentions in a tranquil space accented by diaphanous curtains, Ionic columns, and a soothing soundtrack of klezmer punk hits.
Most people can't get a haircut in the comfort of their own home, but getting a haircut at Hairhouse Studio may be the next best thing. Each station has its own LED TV, so customers can sit back and relax during their service while catching up on their favorite programs and sipping a hot beverage from the salon's complimentary coffee station. Catering to both men and women, the salon's stylists can tackle everything from haircuts and color services to up-dos and facial waxing. And, the lobby television can be tuned to cartoons so parents can enjoy some much needed pampering without worrying about booking a babysitter.
Overseen by Dr. Scott Ross, a cosmetic surgeon with more than 25 years of professional experience, the Minneapolis Center for Cosmetic and Laser Surgery and SkinKlinic of Edina collectively treat more than 9,000 patients every year with a combination of surgical, non-invasive, and cosmetic laser treatments. The health-care professionals and paramedical aestheticians enlist Mensa–worthy technology and techniques as they reinvigorate the epidermis or invent entirely new looks. Before asking patients to commit to a particular treatment, the team invites prospective clients in for a complimentary 20-minute consultation to learn more about the procedure, the technology, and the history of the tongue depressor.
Vein Clinic PA's highly trained phlebologists and staff combat ailments such as spider veins with ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, surface laser, and injection sclerotherapy that call for no downtime. See the website's FAQ for more details on other vascular treatment options.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. A week of VIP UV therapy begins with a skin analysis before exposing clients to UV light, shown to benefit both the body and mind while imparting bodies with sun-kissed glows. A round of UV-free Mystic spray tanning adheres to the skin suit evenly and streaklessly using the body's natural magnetic properties and innate force fields, for a bronze that lasts five–seven days. Wielding infrared heat and a nutrient-shrouding steam, the 20-minute moisturizing Hydro-Derma Fusion machine can help increase collagen production, extend UV- and UV-free-tanning results, and replenish water reserves stored in vestigial dromedary humps.
Each Body By Laser clinic pairs cold-laser technology with holistic health practices to help patients lose inches and keep them off. The treatment gets its magic from cold lipolasers, which are designed to gently shrink fat cells by dislodging their contents so that they can be fully discarded through the body's natural metabolic process and series of tiny secondhand stores. Each one-hour treatment series wraps up with a consultation on diet and exercise, along with a quick session atop a whole-body-vibration platform engineered to burn even more calories.
Like art-house films and fish-flavored popsicles, these procedures are not intended for everyone; females who are pregnant or nursing should not undertake the treatment, nor should patients with active forms of cancer. Should any complications be discovered during Body By Laser's initial screening, the company will issue a refund.