Like armies of fierce yet plush teddy bears fighting off hoards of invaders, the certified technicians at Intrinsic Wellness Center decimate stress and bodily toxins with a soft touch. The service menu brims with colon hydrotherapy, ionic footbaths, and other therapies designed to boost energy and extract the venomous microorganisms that run roughshod through the body.
Powered by far-infrared heat, saunas and body wraps help bodies sweat away unwanted pounds while melting pent-up stress like a microwave dinner melts the romance of a first date. Seasoned massage therapists dissolve muscle knots with four types of kneading modalities, and nutrition counselors help clients build custom regimens of vitamins and supplements using high-tech analytical tools such as Nutri-Physical. In addition to pampering bodies and spirits with detox programs and other spa treatments, staffers edify minds during onsite personal training and prepare people for emergencies during CPR classes.
Rich etched wood encases the front desk of Synergy Day Spa as clients saunter into the salon and spa, outfitted with elegant decor and hardwood floors. Private rooms, wrapped in neutral tones, invite clients to snuggle into plush treatment beds topped with woven blankets made from the same soft, silky strands as Rapunzel’s hair extensions. Along with waxing, nailcare, and hair services, the experienced staffers spruce up expression makers with men’s and women’s facials performed with organic Image skincare products. Tense twosomes can unwind during a couples facial, which incorporates both skin rejuvenating services, as duos settle in for an hour of indulgence while reminiscing about first dates scuba diving in apartment lobby fish tanks.
The Synergy Wellness Clinic's founder, Dr. Steve Nelson, who was featured in Suzanne Somers' lifestyle and wellness book, Breakthrough, boosts clients' confidence with weight-loss and appearance-enhancing services that rely heavily on technology. He uses such equipment as the noninvasive i-lipo laser to rupture fat cells' membranes and cause them to shrink and the Asyra bio-energetic testing device to determine allergy-sensitivity and hormonal profiles. The whole-body vibration platform eliminates the need to stand on a pile of cell phones to vibrate muscles until they're more toned.
By his own admission, licensed massage therapist Ty Saffold is a pretty laid-back guy. This personality trait suits him well at maZZage, where he helps others reach his level of relaxation with services that include massages, aromatherapy sessions, and foot scrubs. Whichever treatment you opt to indulge in, you can rest assured that Saffold will perform it to the best of his ability. To ensure optimal relaxation, Saffold plays tranquil music or background noise, such as the sound of waves cresting or a teddy bear being smashed repeatedly against a wall.
Ehmi Nail, Salon & Spa's talented technicians tend to clients in a space marked by stone tile, textured walls, and cozy leather seating. After brainstorming with clients during complimentary consultations, they give heads more breathable cuts or change identities with coloring, highlights, and straightening treatments. Files bring order to unruly nails during mani-pedis before techs lay down coats of color from OPI, Essie, and Chanel. Private rooms allow visitors to luxuriate peacefully during different massage modalities, which incorporate music, hot stones, and flickering candles to coax stress out of aching muscles. Technicians also decorate faces with professional makeup applications and facials. Ehmi Nail, Salon & Spa happily opens its doors to private parties, welcoming groups celebrating events ranging from a girls’ night out to the world’s prettiest fantasy-baseball draft.
In one room, skincare specialists swath bodies in an all-natural seaweed gel, sprinkle on a potpourri of nourishing herbs, and let infrared heat draw out their toning and detoxifying qualities. In another, acupuncturists realign clients' chi and fine-tune their physical and emotional fields. And behind any door, massage therapists may be kneading tense muscles, chiropractors may be adjusting injured backs, or aestheticians may be resurfacing complexions to a radiant glow with oxygen facials.
A staff of professionals from many areas of expertise come together under the roof and stress-zapping force field of Balance the Clinic, where they work together to bolster physical and emotional health with natural remedies and clinically tested treatments. In addition to consulting with any of these staff members, guests also can retreat into the privacy of an infrared sauna. From a private changing room, individuals or couples step into a hypoallergenic, odor-free basswood chamber equipped with a sound system that sets the sauna gently vibrating in time with relaxing music.