Four Elements Salon & Spa establishes a sense of serenity before treatments even commence. While reclining on plush leather couches in the waiting room, guests can warm up their contented-sigh muscles over mugs of coffee and tea, or peruse the spa's selection of jewelry and handmade headbands. Staff members then lead the way into either the salon—where stylists create new 'dos via haircuts and highlights—or private treatment rooms, where low lighting casts a warm glow on cozy treatment beds and vases of fresh flowers. Aestheticians offer a full range of skin services, including facials and waxing, and licensed massage therapists knead away stress.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jean Peelor wants to make sure her patients feel even better at home than they do when they leave her office. First, she examines patients and adjusts spines to reduce pain inside her comfortable office, and then she goes the extra mile by designing a custom wellness program that patients can follow through with at home. These effective at-home programs can include exercises, stretches, and ice or heat applications.
Though patients can maintain their health at home, regular visits to Dr. Peelor can still play a vital part in recovery and health maintenance. Her meticulous examinations and adjustments to the spine can help stave off future problems in addition to relieving any pain the patient feels on an ongoing basis. Taking a whole-body approach to care, she also offers nutritional counseling, massage therapy, and skin services at Discover Health and Wellness. The doctor also helps educate both patients and the general public with a biweekly newsletter that provides updates on modern chiropractic and crossword puzzles in which all the answers are “spine.”
There’s no stopping the aging process, short of becoming a vampire or finding the elusive soda fountain of eternal youth. But at Celia's Face & Body, licensed aesthetician Kelley offsets the physical signs of aging with facials that use ingredients such as warm paraffin masks and organic-fruit acids to improve skin’s texture. A line of Yon-Ka Paris products uses marine extracts, fruit acids, and essential oils to further rejuvenate epidermises. Luxurious facial packages can include aromatherapy back scrubs or neck-and-shoulder massages.
Beyond facials, Kelley pampers clients with bodywork sessions such as the citrus body buff, which exfoliates bods with citrus body masks more effectively than running through a lawn sprinkler filled with salt and OJ. The certified massage therapist also soothes achy muscles with massages that can incorporate deep-tissue and hot-stone massage techniques.
Medical Director Dr. Irving Restituyo of Avalon Medical Spa oversees a staff of one physician assistant and two registered nurses who draw upon experience in fields ranging from cosmetic surgery to personal training to facilitate their patients' anti-aging and weight-loss goals. Cosmeceutical products by Obagi and Jan Marini fuel traditional facials, and advanced peels and microdermabrasions target signs of age—such as wrinkles and a purse full of hard candies. The majority of Avalon's remaining treatments rely upon injectables or lasers—the latter of which resurfaces skin plagued with excess hair, spider veins, or cellulite. Avalon's staffers carefully smooth wrinkles with Botox or Juvederm, as well as fat deposits with mesotherapy or Lipotherme.
At each of HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab'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.
Within Sol City Tanning Studio’s bright blue walls, patrons imbue their physiques with summery glows through sunless and UV techniques. Built-in air conditioning maximizes comfort in the studio’s six Ergoline UV tanning beds and single standup unit, while MP3-player docks let tanners groove to their favorite tunes. Meanwhile, DHA powers the Norvell sunless-tanning spray that bronzes all skin tones for up to a week, crafting a natural hue without the jarring shades that come from airbrushing with mac 'n' cheese mix. For full-body enhancement, onsite tooth whitening turns up the contrast on tans as 15-minute whitening BleachBright applications activate under the power of LED lights.
With doctors on staff, the medically supervised team at Agape Medical Spas performs a range of modern beauty treatments, including chemical peels, laser hair removal, and weight-loss regimens. Clients can also fill the 25th hour during the last day of daylight-saving time with a soothing spa service such as a massage, or a honey butter sugar glow scrub.