Equilibrium Zen Gym's holistic healers continually study traditional Chinese medicine to get the knowledge required to strengthen physiques, not just by treating clients' symptoms, but by healing the root of their problems. Equilibrium's staff of soothers includes George Gantt, who became a Tai Chi enthusiast after a knee injury during his college years, and Ingrid Harris, who left a lengthy career in the business world to become a licensed massage therapist
During the center's reflexology treatment, Harris manipulates specific points on the face in an effort to influence the energy flow in the rest of the body and pull any dandelions that have sprouted between the toes. Fine needles penetrate strategic points of the body in order to balance out the distribution of chi during the acupuncture treatment, and vacuum suction teams with carefully placed cups during the massage cupping, which can increase circulation and prime soft tissue for the absorption of liniments and essential oils.
Stacy McCain, help patients to maintain healthy, pain-free lives with non-invasive chiropractic care. Sufferers of stiffness, low back pain, or migraine headaches may reap the benefits of thorough chiropractic examinations, which send the doctors sleuthing over spinalscapes in search of bulging disks and stuck-on “Kick Me” signs. The treatments emphasize progressive rehabilitation, a method which allows doctor and patient to work together to track the effectiveness of treatments.
Photographer Tony de Lorenzi knows that some clients want flattering photographs that capture their best angles, and others want images that reflect the spontaneity of the moment. That's why he lets each client decide whether he will provide direction, orchestrating fetching poses, or snap photojournalistic action shots.
De Lorenzi travels throughout Greenville and Asheville to preserve memories of weddings, create artful maternity shots, and photograph families together. He also holds boudoir-style photo shoots on location in the historic Augusta Manor, playing music in the background to put clients at ease. When he's not behind the lens, de Lorenzi puts on clinics that teach students how to take their own photographs.
Greenville Holistic Massage aims to help clients revive both body and mind during massages dispensed by LMBT Tetiana Moise. She creates a relaxing experience by applying gliding strokes, heavier kneading, hot stones, and aromatherapy depending on whether clients need to relax or work out more serious muscle maladies. The spa experience doesn't end with massages; anti-aging skin treatments ease the signs of wrinkles and waxing services remove unwanted hair.
Readers of the Greenville News cast their votes and named The Spa at West End the "Best Day Spa" in both 2012 and 2013. In addition to eight-hour pampering packages, the spa also offers facials, full-service hair and nail services, and makeup services. For an additional fee clients can clean up afterwards with a Vichy shower, which allows patrons to recline on a cushioned table while warm water pours over their bodies. Finally, complimentary steam-room visits and custom-blended aromatherapy oils ensure that the spa remains a relaxing retreat.
Nails by Jodie, ensconced within a Gone with the Wind–themed salon, funnels elegant Southern flair into phalanges with a luxurious manicure and pedicure. Helmed by an experienced nail technician, a battalion of nail sergeants hones upper and lower sets of decadigits with a cuticle cleanup, nail trimming, and shaping, creating ideal polishing palettes or a convenient spot to inscribe a Social Security number. Hands then dive into a vat of skin-smoothing paraffin wax, which seals in moisture and fashions a sleek surface for the hand and arm massage. Conversely, ped pamperings include a layering of hot towels onto leg or pogo-stick appendages, with the addition of a hot-stone leg and foot massage to melt away any remaining stress.