Aestheticians at Vitality Skin Care coax forth deep exhalations, drawing upon Epicurean Discovery's line of natural skincare products to tailor facials and body treatments to individual needs. Cosmetologists work amid racks of Glo Mineral makeup, jane iredale products, and paraffin wax for soothing hands and faking the royal seal on field-trip permission slips. Meanwhile, massage therapists call upon aromatherapy and various modalities to mend aching muscles and balance internal energies, and Infinity Sun airbrush-tan units slip silently across skin.
At The Beauty Lounge Salon and Day Spa, each technician undergoes meticulous training and ongoing education seminars to ensure luxuriously therapeutic facials, skin-smoothing waxes, and effective strategies for fighting hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. The spa occupies the space of a charming luxury townhome, with plump, purple couches and soft-light chandeliers conjuring the atmosphere of a grandmother’s parlor, and wall-to-wall accents of luxurious mahogany-hued hardwood evoking the image of an aristocratic lumberjack’s summer home.
Touch of Essence Massage Studio's bodywork specialists employ a wide range of healing techniques to treat each client's specific ailments. Those who seek pure relaxation can bask in the calming strokes of the Swedish massage, whereas those who do well under pressure may benefit from the deep-tissue treatment's intense, firm kneads and Jeopardy! questions. Reflexology focuses on the feet to help the body rebalance itself, and sports massage helps athletes recover from injuries.
The Land Down Under is a continent set beneath a scorching sun—Australian Tan knows, just like Australians, how to harness the light to achieve glowing, bronzy skin. The salon’s faux sun comes from six different tanning booths. The most basic bed imparts a base tan in 20 minutes, while the Instant 770 imparts a rich, long-lasting hue in as few as 10. Meanwhile, the sunless spray-tanning booth houses an automatic system that sprays on UV-free color. Regardless of the chosen bed, the staff can complement sessions with bronzing lotions that enhance acquired tans or help an old trophy get through a midlife crisis with a refreshed façade. Each member of the staff goes through 35 hours of training prior to working in the salon, so they can easily tailor tanning plans to each customer.
The staff at Nova Medical Spa & Laser Center wants clients to be able to show off their natural beauty the second they walk out the door. That’s why the spa and laser center specializes in skincare that requires little to no downtime. Depending on client needs, laser treatments offer a variety of applications, whether to permanently reduce hair, tighten skin, or feel empathy for a barcode. The center also offers other age-defying treatments—including Botox, Radiesse, and Juvéderm—that reduce the appearance of fine lines by plumping skin or impeding the muscle activity that causes them. Aside from skincare, the center provides soothing massages from a fourth-generation massage therapist who eases pain and improves range of motion through hot-stone massage, prenatal bodywork, and customized techniques.
As a teenager, Doctor of Chiropractic Pamela Kirkwood’s scoliosis forced her to wear back braces and to undergo surgery. She says she learned that there were better options years later when she earned her degree in chiropractic and became the first person in California to acquire board certification for the treatment of scoliosis. Since 1987, she's shared her expertise with patients at Kirkwood Chiropractic, treating them with techniques such as spinal realignment. The practice's specialists also massage backs, soothing pain and inducing relaxation by kneading muscles and never yelling facts about how common runaway trains are.