The human body is composed of hundreds of individual bones and muscles, none of which would work in harmony were it not for two essential elements: the mind and the soul. The therapists of Core Healing Bodyworks do everything in their power to ensure that body, mind, and soul are operating on the same page. This means that their massages don’t just treat physical ailments; they penetrate the body’s outer layers to relieve stress and relax anxieties. Aside from classic Swedish and deep-tissue treatments, the therapists offer special modalities, such as hot-stone therapy and reflexology. Reflexology treatments work to balance the body’s energies by applying pressure to specific points on the hands, feet, and dorsal fins.
Diane Hawkins, the certified massage therapist and namesake of Healing Hands Massage by Diane, brings relief to minds and bodies through a wide array of massage modalities. The gentle, flowing strokes of her Swedish massages relax the body and give the mind a break from everyday stressors, and her deep-tissue massages target specific areas of tension and soreness. During concentrated massages, she focuses kneads on a single area of complaint, such as a sore neck or a funny bone that won't stop telling knock-knock jokes. She also specializes in reflexology and chair massages that hone in on the neck, back, and shoulders.
Max Well Physical Therapy & Massage's skilled therapists have been helping treat and prevent injury for 24 years. In private rooms, massage therapists employ eight massage modalities, including trigger-point and deep-tissue treatments, to help relieve stress and pain. In addition to case-specific treatments, structured physical-therapy programs help clients tackle common issues from low-back pain to stroke rehabilitation.
The therapists of Blissful Therapeutic Massage see massage as preventive health for the mind and body. Soothed sighs drift from clients in treatment rooms during therapeutic massages modalities such as Swedish and deep tissue. Refreshing facials also help customers relax as their visages are cleansed and moisturized.
When CBS’s The Doctors aired a segment on hair-regrowth therapy, they featured the same Lifegrow System offered by Miracle Hair Growth Centers. Health reporters on ABC News also reported positive results from the FDA-cleared, cold-laser Lifegrow 5000 treatment, which has been shown to increase hair density in up to 80% of patients after three to six months of treatment. Inside the center, certified technicians create individualized treatment plans for patients before handheld lasers comfortably circle scalps to increase blood flow, stimulate cell metabolism, check for alien life forms, and block the hair-loss-causing hormone DHT. Miracle Hair Growth Centers also carries pharmaceutical-grade, natural hair products such as shampoos, conditioners, and other topical tonics that help block DHT and may ameliorate the effects of treatment.
As a licensed waxing technician, Lekisha "Kish" Lyles knows that the little things make a big difference. For instance, she uses a soft, fragrant honey wax for basic areas, and she uses a lemon hard wax for more sensitive areas such as the bikini line and underarms. She also takes great pride in cleanliness, never re-dipping or reusing wax. Kish works out of Tu La 2 Nail Salon, where clients can solicit her expertise for a clean and smooth Brazilian wax and swift brow wax, as well as waxing for the legs, back, and other more intimate areas.
When it’s time to hit a day spa, thankfully there are many options in Flint to get a great makeover, massage, facial, or decadent body treatment. Flint day spas and massage centers are among the best in the state, and offer services that are on the same level as those in major metropolitan areas.
Consher Organic Spa is a reasonably priced Flint day spa where customer service is what it’s all about. Spa staff are in tune with the needs of their clientele, and even offers party rooms that cater to bridal groups and girls’ nights out. Consher Organic Spa uses raw, certified organic ingredients in most of its body serums, and its airbrush tan was rated #1 by Allure magazine. Consher provides traditional spa services, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and singles’ or couples’ massages. Some of its signature menu items include a vitamin E facial massage and an olive oil and tea tree scalp massage.
At Tantra Spa, the motto is to “Say yes more often—to seek the purest, highest quality of life.” This and lots of other wonderful credos that make a trip to this Flint day spa worth every penny. Who wouldn’t wanted to be treated like their experience to the spa was one of a mutual, beautiful, and beneficial awakening? Tantra takes clients into a small, cozy setting and transforms them with magical, blissful goodies like Woodsprite Organic’s body line and Sage Machado’s gemstone-inspired perfume oils.
Truth Beauty and Wellness Spa seeks to reveal the inner and outer beauty of its guests by treating them to “green,” natural, and organic products like mineral makeup, vitamin C facials, and seaweed facials. They even sell health-related books, juicers, and alkaline water systems.
Kimberly Lauren’s Body and Health Studio is also worth a shout-out for its incredible reflexology techniques and facelift massages!