Belinda Gonzales, an energy worker and licensed massage therapist, combines therapies from different cultures to guide bodies toward total relaxation at Peaceful Retreat Therapeutic Massage. She offers modalities such as anxiety-relieving Swedish and deep-tissue massage. She also performs thai massage, which incorporates yoga-influenced stretches and gentle rocking—like when Mick Jagger quietly sang “Happy” to a restless Keith Richards and his teddy bear. Belinda can further melt away mental stress with aromatherapeutic oils; during reiki therapy, she directs energy toward acupuncture points to balance the energy levels.
Namaste Organic Spa is a full-service holistic health spot that uses natural products to perform a bevy of body-care, skin-care, and alternative health treatments. A detoxifying body wrap or exfoliating body scrub will help you say sayonara to the stress that makes millions of Americans eat dry spaghetti every night before bedtime. During a 15-minute reflexology massage ($22.50), Namaste therapists stimulate and energize key pressure points, programming internal playlists to the looped, soothing sounds of gentle waves. Upgrade today's Groupon to treat yourself to a two-hour Namaste herbal detox, which rids cluttered interiors of impeding impurities.
The symbol of Ethereal Health & Wellness is the Mystic Knot, a design of six interwoven infinity symbols that represents a long, happy, and healthy life. That is exactly what owner Rene Marie Walters and her staff set out to help their clients achieve. Their services aim to boost both wellness and visages and include colon hydrotherapy sessions, yoga classes, organic facials, and body treatments.
For Dr. Goodnight, it's not about instant results: "I want to be able to get together with my patients when we’re all in our 90s to talk about what a wonderful life we’ve all had and how great we still feel and look." To that end, he joins his wife, Marianne, a certified nurse, in taking a whole body approach to long-term beauty.
Board-certified in four different medical fields, including facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Goodnight can revivify clients from the inside out with services that range from hormone replacement therapies to surgical face-lifts. But the transformations don't end in the treatment room. As certified fitness trainers, the husband and wife team educates clients on how to increase their health through nutrition, exercise, and avoiding open manholes.
A wooden bench and potted flowers brighten the entrance to Family Chiropractic Care and Wellness, the practice where Doctor of Chiropractic Kevin Merlino and his team treat patients with holistic therapies and chiropractic care. Adjustments, spinal decompression, and deep-tissue laser therapy soothe chronic back pain, and customized massages keep muscles and ligaments comfortably loose. Acupuncture sessions help with a wide range of issues, including stress, weight loss, pain management, allergies, and even wrinkles.
The experts at Healing Laser Centers can ease pain without a single touch. That's because they harness the healing power of the cold laser, a device that sends low levels of energy deep into strained and injured muscles to jump-start the healing process. In each 5- to 20-minute treatment, staffers suffuse the body with this powerful light energy to relieve pain caused by work stresses, athletic endeavors, or attempts to give itself a back massage. Many patients feel nothing during the treatment and often feel progressively better for days afterward. To enhance the technology's muscle-mending capabilities, the center also keeps massage therapists on staff for hands-on tension relief.
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