Although some may think the eyes, the hands, or the kneecaps are the most important parts of the body, Arnica Muscle & Fitness believes muscles are actually the most vital. With the motto “muscles move us,” the business tends to muscles through therapeutic massage, personal training, and fitness classes. Circuit training and yogilates—a hybrid yoga-Pilates class—put muscles through the ringer before a licensed massage therapist quells soreness and tension with targeted pressure, soothing strokes, and heated stones.
Inside a spa-like atmosphere, Mind, Body, & Soul's wellness experts tend to physical, emotional, and spiritual health with everything from massage to pain management to Reiki and Jataka. They believe that massage is a vital component of good health, and their Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone sessions fight harmful stress. They combat pain with low-level laser treatments, and use other noninvasive lasers to whittle waistlines and boost body image.
To help improve spiritual health, they rely on Reiki no-touch healing. They also compile Jataka documents?50-page reports interpreted by Indian yogis that discuss the client's past, present, and future. Every Jataka contains charts, calculations, and analytic predictions that foretell such things as when the client will have a favorable period in their career, i.e., when they open that horse-time-share business.
Amber Quigg's signature approach to massage therapy can promote healing in every single stage of her clients' lives. Before they're even brought into the world, Amber's prenatal treatments help babies and mothers-to-be relax during the stressful time that is pregnancy. As they grow up, her specialized pediatric massage can alleviate growing pains and anxiety surrounding a toddler’s choice of favorite-color crayon. Should they discover athletics as teenagers, sports massage prevents injury and kneads away kinks caused by the rigors of physical exertion. Amber's cozy space, which is decorated with hanging art, lighted by tea candles, and painted in serene hues, is also a great escape for grownups juggling work, parenting, and bowling balls.
The service menu at Bliss Organic Skin Care & Boutique is ripe with natural ingredients. A brightening facial has goji berries and yogurt, while an anti-aging treatment moisturizes skin with raspberry, peach, and hibiscus. The body rituals integrate more than 45 organic herbs in each, including a pineapple wrap that gets help repairing damaged skin from lavender and geranium oils. Nufree hair removal uses no animal products (that includes wax), though clients also have the option of laser hair removal.
DeLynn's Place tailors each one-hour deep-tissue massage to the individual client's needs, addressing muscle aches and chronic pain with strong pressure and repetitive strokes. A mixture of invigorating kneading and pinpoint application of pressure targets painful muscular kinks and knots, releasing the achiness and tension accumulated from the stresses of daily life and kangaroo boxing. The deep pressure also stimulates muscles, the lymph system, and blood vessels, encouraging an increase in circulation. With rich, oxygenated blood rushing into previously stifled tissues, the body's own healing systems are invigorated by the delivery of oxygen and the Sunday Times to bored, nutrient-deprived cells.
In the lobby of Spa 7, there is a large painting of a birdcage?but the cage is empty. Instead, the bird perches majestically at the cage's pointed top, poised as if for immediate flight. The image suits owner Stacey Rupe's philosophy well; she believes that the quest for outer beauty and emotional freedom starts when the body is liberated from the toxins and stress it keeps trapped inside. From colon hydrotherapy to massage, the Spa 7 team uses interior healing as a catalyst to create feelings of confidence and inner well-being that radiate outward. Stacey's staff of aestheticians then step forward to enhance the physical transformation externally with a slate of facials and other body treatments that renew skin with time-tested beautifying ingredients such as seaweed, essential oils, and Burt Reynolds's mustache hairs. Spa7's permanent makeup artist uses a steady hand to apply hypo-allergenic pigments to lashes and eyebrows.