How does one start a skincare business with no equipment, products, or money? Kim Evans found herself in that predicament when she started her business immediately after passing the state boards. With nothing but faith and a strong work ethic, she began tending to her clients' skin needs inside a rented room of a small spa. She worked 80 hours per week and became a licensed massage therapist to expand her business into what it is today: a wellness spa that enhances the beauty and health of skin and body through spa services and massage. Inside 2Gorjis Integrated Health & Wellness, three private treatment rooms house clients as two skin therapists cleanse surfaces during custom facials, or wrap bodies in aromatherapy herbal linens. The staff members bolster natural features with eyelash extensions, meticulous body waxing, and makeup artistry that includes exclamation points drawn next to eyebrows.
Licensed massage therapist and instructor Clarissa Gonzalez-Wiggs has spent more than six years refining her professional skills in muscle manipulation. Over the course of her career, Clarissa has helped clients work through many ailments through a diverse array of modalities, from fostering stress relief with gentle Swedish massages to helping ease chronic pain from naps on the guest room's bed of nails with more intense deep-tissue techniques. During her trigger-point therapy sessions, the patient plays an active role in the treatment by taking deep, mindful breaths as she applies strategically placed pressure to alleviate tension and discomfort. For a multi-sensory experience, any of Clarissa's services can be enhanced with stimulating aromatherapy oils.
Leigh Edwards is a professional muscle wrangler. The licensed massage therapist unravels knotted and double-knotted muscles using a number of techniques in Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages. She tackles extra tension with soothing aromatherapy and hot- and cold-stone therapy. Achy feet find extra attention during foot scrubs, and faces find relief during mini facials.
Each of the stylists at Bishop?s Salon & Day Spa goes through a rigorous training program before putting scissor to strands. Armed with knowledge, they use Aveda?s plant-based products to nourish hair during precision cuts and color treatments. The staff also clarifies complexions with facials and microdermabrasions, and lavishes feet with ingredients such as paraffin and chocolate during relaxing pedicures.
Smiley Dental's quintet of dentists keeps tooth decay at bay and gums healthy with general, surgical, and cosmetic dentistry for the whole family. Their gentle services cover everything from checkups and fillings to extractions, implants, and dentures. They also accomplish quality orthodontics with braces designed to suit the smiles of all ages.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Aficionada, located inside of Salon N'Vious, want their clients to feel relaxed, healthy, and happy. Their 60-minute Swedish massages combine lotions or oils with several different strokes, including kneading and percussion, to loosen to tight muscles and aid in healing and pain management.