Lynn Leo and his staff of aestheticians and stylists at Leo's on Chocolate Salon & Spa beautify clients with a broad range of relaxing, revitalizing treatments. Hair color specialists accentuate monochrome 'dos with highlights and color, massage therapists ease persistent aches, aestheticians perform pampering facials, and nail technicians smooth cuticles with soothing manicures and pedicures.
Facial rejuvenation—which has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show—is a staple at Acupuncture Wellness Center. The treatment requires the therapist to insert tiny, hair-like needles into the body and even tinier, finer needles into the face. The combination helps combat signs of aging.
To complement this signature service, licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist Jill Loughery also offers more traditional acupuncture treatments. Tailored to clients’ specific conditions, they can combat ailments from the cold and PMS to carpal tunnel syndrome.
The 200-year-old farmhouse that holds Barefoot Yoga and Wellness Studio now stands as a place where health and wellness are carefully cultivated. In its confines, the staff’s work ranges from small-group yoga and tai chi classes to holistic services such as ear candling and hypnotherapy. Occasional workshops, certification programs, and events are available for those who want to take their wellness studies to a higher level.
At Good Life Wellness, highly trained Jessica Sleight administers acupuncture treatments while a team of licensed massage therapists kneads away stress and back pain. Sixty-minute acupuncture treatments use tiny needles to tap into pressure, ward off ailments, and restore the body's natural defenses by pinning up tiny Beware of Dog signs. Alternatively, customers can opt for a classic Swedish massage, or tackle chronic pain with a firmer deep-tissue session. For clients with particular aches or fragile wings, the therapist can work to craft a custom massage that’s personalized to particular needs.
Equipment: 1,400-square-foot heated yoga room equipped with mirrors and a ballet bar
Students should bring: Yoga mat, yoga-mat towel, and water
Average class length: 90+ minutes
Number of Staff: 11?25 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Read information on our website and hydrate well a day before class.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We provide a supportive community, nurturing and knowledgeable instructors, and a clean and safe space to practice in. We meet people where they are, and are not necessarily results-oriented, rather we are more focused on encouraging healthy habits and lifestyles. Our motto is "Be Your Cure": we promote a proactive approach, personal responsibility, and ownership of your health and well being.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
The mistake IS trying to do it on their own. It's important to have support whether it's the professional support of teachers or being in a community of like-minded individuals to help motivate and keep you encouraged.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are a total experience and not just an exercise gym. You will meet positive people that are not judgmental. We have a great community that stands on a foundation of caring and knowledgeable instructors and a desire to change lives for the better, forever. The yoga we provide is unique: the room is heated to 105? and 40% humidity, generally a little warmer then your average "hot" yoga studio. The style of yoga offered comes from the Ghosh lineage of Hatha yoga. ... Kat Kelley-Chung, director of BYC, brings in her own extensive 14 years of teaching experience to these classes that includes training in the Iyengar and Anusara styles of yoga.