At each of HealthSource Chiropractic's more than 400 locations throughout the country, doctors, licensed massage therapists, and physical therapists work together to treat and prevent chronic aches and pains while helping clients increase their overall wellness levels. By combining chiropractic adjustments with strengthening therapy in a technique the center dubs "progressive rehab," specialists can both ease pain and take steps to ensure it doesn't return. This chiropractic treatment incorporates whole-body wellness, not only treating back pain, neck pain headache, sciatica, fibromyalgia and other common concerns, but also focusing on prevention, wellness, and nutrition to help clients achieve optimal health.
Led by color-certified master stylists, Allure Hair Studio helps clients revamp or retouch their ‘dos with a range of contemporary and classic looks. Women, men, and children alike visit the studio for everything ranging from simple haircuts to extravagant updos to smoothing keratin treatments. Echoing the company’s emphasis on client education, stylists offer advice on how to preserve salon-like hair at home and reasons why it’s a bad idea to wear Pocket Polly–sized lanterns as earrings. Allure Hair Studio also houses a beauty salon, where guests enjoy mani-pedis, massages, and other pampering services.
Green bamboo shoots, an improvised rock garden, and sleek, wagon-red couches beckon guests to relax at the front of Mani Q Spa. But just beyond the front desk whirs a flurry of activity. Nail techs enhance hands with chip-resistant polishes from OPI, Essie, and CND, or lull them to sleep with soothing hot stones or paraffin wax treatments. Against the other wall of the salon, their foot-focused brethren tend to guests luxuriating in plush, elevated pedicure thrones.
Mounting a full-fledged assault on stress, the spa offers a petite menu of spa services including body-waxing and back massages. In a private treatment room, aestheticians pour over complexions before cleansing, exfoliating, and steaming away imperfections. For faces that need extra attention, the aesthetician reaches for a seaweed mask to hydrate the skin, aromatic oils to massage stiff necks, and gold stars to place on the forehead.
Skin Serenity Medispa keeps customers glowing from head to toe with a wide range of non-invasive medical treatments and spa services. The staff, comprised of doctors and licensed aestheticians, performs skin rejuvenating procedures including laser treatments, microdermabrasion, and clinical peels such as glycolic peels, which use sugarcane extractions to remove dead cells. For a more pampering experience, guests can indulge in a facial or a hot stone massage, or enlist the spa?s permanent makeup artist to turn freckles into a constellation chart. To augment the relaxation, the facility?s individually decorated treatment rooms feature crown molding, wood floors, and charming Victorian-themed wall art.
At Muscles First!, massage therapist Ashley shares her enthusiasm for two Thai bodywork techniques: Thai massage and luk pra kob. The former incorporates elements of yoga, and the latter incorporates herbs and compression massage to help improve circulation and reduce stress. Depending on your needs though, Ashley may recommend one of her more traditional massage treatments, such as deep-tissue or Swedish massage. Luk Pra Kob, a Thai herbal compress treatment, can also be added to massages.
When a muscle aches, the whole body aches with it. That’s why licensed massage therapist Natalie Hasenkamp gears each of her five massage modalities toward relaxing the entire body while paying special attention to two or three particular problem areas. She tailors each of her 60- or 90-minute sessions with light, medium, and firm strokes informed by 900 hours of course study, deftly skirting clients’ hurt-so-good threshold without going over. A student of the craft, she continually adds to her muscle mending capabilities with continuing education courses.