The old saying goes something like this?if you give a man a fish, he?ll eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he?ll eat for a lifetime. It?s that line of thinking that drives the spa technicians at Jubils Salon & Day Spa. As they perform aesthetic services that range from haircuts to facials and massage, they strive to enlighten their clients with tips on how to better care for their skin, hair, and nails. Armed with these techniques, clients can then improve their at-home skincare regimens, which previously consisted of sleeping in tubs of oatmeal and never leaving the house.
In her quest to relieve clients' chronic pain, Dr. Shawnda Gross of Natural Body Works LLC embraces the intersection of Western chiropractic care and Eastern medical philosophy. A board-certified chiropractor and chiropractic acupuncturist, Dr. Gross believes in the importance of using minimally invasive procedures to address pain while also targeting underlying structural and energetic imbalances. With the help of manual and instrument-based chiropractic techniques, she bolsters neurological function by restoring alignment along the spinal column. Her acupuncture treatments, meanwhile, jump-start the body's natural healing processes with thin needles or laser heat trained on key energy meridians, easing the pain caused by anything from sciatica to constrictive bubble-wrap clothing. Similarly, the center's massage therapists help ease skeletal, muscular, and neurological aches with specialized modalities that locate and treat trouble spots.
For Maya Zahira, belly-dancing is both an activity and a prescription. She views the dance as a healing act that can affect the mind as well as the body and has personally reaped its many benefits—practicing the art helped her to lose 100 pounds. Today, she leads private, semiprivate, and group lessons for all skill levels. Her classes are geared toward women of every age and build because Maya maintains a safe, positive setting for rehearsing sinuous techniques. Regardless of each pupil's experience, she strives to build their sense of confidence and poise simultaneously.
Weekly class series highlight beginning and intermediate choreography and outfit dancers with props such as hip scarves, finger cymbals, and, for advanced protégés, a second belly on their back. During Slow Burn Bellydance sessions, Maya shifts her attention to strengthening core muscles with the dance's hypnotizing isolations. She can target her private classes and workshops toward specific goals, whether clients want to perfect their arm work or learn to twirl with veils; she also performs at special events from birthday parties to wedding receptions.
In a way, the ability to heal people is in Simeon Neely's blood. Her great-great-grandmother, great-grandmother, and mother all dedicated their lives to being healers. When her mother passed on the ancient knowledge to Simeon, she continued to develop her healing skills and discovered that massage therapy was her true calling. Now a nationally certified massage therapist and member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals organization, Simeon is skilled in some 10 types of massage modalities, yet somehow has never been asked to perform all of them at once.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 1
Inside Touch of Essence's massage studio, which transports customers to a beachy locale with its decor, massage therapists relax bodies and minds, alleviate pain, or combat fatty tissue with a variety of massage services. Aromatherapy massages flood the room with soothing essential-oil fragrances and deeply relax bodies with gentle Swedish-massage strokes. Neuromuscular massage targets soft-tissue injuries, such as muscle strain, and require the therapist to apply pressure with their fingers, knuckles, or elbows.
Therapists also help clients slim down with skinny detox massages, which break up fatty tissue, or with It Works! body wraps. These can help tone and tighten skin, and they smooth cellulite more effectively than a taking a rolling pin to your thighs.
Known as the Trigger-Point Queen by her colleagues and clients, Aireautnei Hudson attained her crown after graduating from High-Tech Institute with an associates degree in massage therapy. Wielding both a massage license and a national certification, she mends well-utilized muscles with a repertoire of modalities such as craniosacral therapy, hydrotherapy, shiatsu, and hot-stone massage. Aireautnei and her colleagues' skilled hands and professional demeanor help clients to relax as she maximizes flexibility, bolsters blood flow, and detangles tendons after a cat's cradle tournament.