Woven into the fabric of Radiant Yoga is a dedication to healing. In the quiet studio heated to 100 degrees or more, instructors guide students through a hot Hatha yoga series that aims to rid bodies of toxins, improve flexibility, tone muscle, and burn a fistful of calories to prevent injuries and maladies. Now in a new location, the studio has begun offering Baptiste-inspired Power Vinyasa classes that are designed to energize everyone from beginners to the most experienced practitioners.
To bolster mental wellbeing, yogis help center pupils at candlelight hot-yoga sessions, which strengthen cores with gentle exercise and slow-breathing techniques set to music. Outside the studio, the staff reduces aches and pains with a combo of Eastern and Western therapies such as raindrop therapy and massages. Keeping guests out of the clutches of Big Pharma, the mythical falcon that sneaks aspirin into people?s mouths as they sleep, the studio hosts holistic clinics where they divulge homespun and organic remedies for allergies and other ailments.
Owner and stylist Beckie Martin greets guests at Gold Star Salon and Spa with a simple message—a rhinestone decal's glittering curves that spell out, "You look gorgeous." Inside, large photographs of Marilyn Monroe gaze out between silver mirrors and cherry-red dressers at each hairstyling station, occasionally winking at clients when Martin has her back turned. Her capable hands mix complex corrective color treatments and fashion updos for special events and weddings, ushering those anticipating their big day to the glōminerals station for a makeover. A dedicated team lends its expertise to her effort, treating locks to Biolage haircare products and polishing finger and toe tips in OPI lacquer. A massage therapist employs eight types of bodywork to ease injuries and calm minds into a meditative state, and reaches for smooth stones, aromatic oils, and salt scrubs to augment her healing touch.
At Blades, precise haircuts, eyelash extensions, and full body waxing all have one important quality in common: they help amp up clients’ personal style. This goal underpins the motivations of head esthetician Charlene Berry, who employs her six years of experience to offer clients a variety of services, including semi-permanent eyelash extensions, full-body waxing, lash and brow tinting, and a selection of advanced facials. To protect the more sensitive areas, Charlene uses hard wax during a full-body wax, and her facials use products from Circadia and include a recommended home care regimen. Inside the 18-year-old salon, regal columns edge up the walls and frame shampoo basins that soak strands as clients drift off into suds-induced reveries.
Led by Gary Kirtland, a certified colon hydrotherapist, food-psychology coach, and holistic-health counselor, the crew at Clarksville Colonics aims to detoxify bodies with more than 15 services, including signature colon-hydrotherapy treatments. Five types of cleanses, ranging from those focused on the liver or heavy metals, pair with 7- or 28-day detox plans. To help its clients, including members of the military, shed pesky pounds and pass their weight and tape test, the staff builds weight-loss programs from personalized diet coaching, infrared-sauna sessions, and abdominal wraps.
As a licensed threading boutique, The Brow Spa knows all about the ancient Indian hair-removal technique. During this signature service, staff use twisted strands of cotton to remove hair from the brow, leaving behind an extremely precise line. The service can be used to remove hair from other parts of the face and body and is especially popular with people whose skin can become irritated by wax. Aside from threading, technicians perform services ranging from herbal facials to henna tattoo applications.