With more than 20 years' experience, Prather Wellness Center boosts bodily health with comprehensive holistic therapies and homeopathic disciplines. Dr. Robert Prather helps to correct spinal imbalances and to treat sports injuries, headaches, and achy dorsal fins through chiropractic adjustments, and the center's licensed massage therapists soothe sinews in one of three dedicated spa rooms.
A certified acupuncturist, Dr. Prather practices both traditional needle treatments and laser acupuncture, as well as microcurrent, meridian, and auricular therapy to stimulate healing through specific sites of the body. The signature Prather blood profile gifts patients with comprehensive information on all major organ systems through an extensive survey of more than 50 tests, and the medical professionals also draw upon hair analysis, hormone testing, and radiographs to paint a picture of total body health. Doctors can use results to inform future treatment recommendations, or to provide nutrition counseling to keep golgi apparatuses smiling.
Melinda Smith started dreaming about feet in high school. Confused by the recurring visions, she asked a teacher for advice and began to study reflexology—the practice of gently massaging pressure points along the feet in order to promote well-being across the entire body. Melinda’s first encounter with the healing bodywork technique cemented her resolve to study massage therapy, and she eventually founded her own studio with numerous modalities on the menu.
The spa includes four private treatment rooms, each of which is designed to channel one of the four elements (earth, fire, air, and water) that Aristotle discovered with his particle accelerator. The rooms’ different energies serve different purposes—with the earth room aimed at relaxing minds and the fire room intended to cultivate inner strength. Outside these rooms, the spa's aestheticians and technicians incorporate botanically derived Aveda products into skincare treatments and paint nails with chip-resistant OPI gel polishes.
Since 1955, stylists at Klein's have been crafting coiffures in a salon flooded with natural light. All of the salon's stylists are certified in Redken and Schwarzkopf products and can execute trendy styles. Some veteran stylists have had loyal clients for 40 years and have developed a mind meld with their scissors that defies our understanding of consciousness. The salon has not only upped its stylist training since its beginning but has also added spa services, including facials and gel-polish mani-pedis. Eyelash extensions, hair extensions, and keratin straightening treatments round out the selection of salon services.
As a certified massage therapist and naturopathic medicine consultant, Erin Everett believes in holistic healing methods that incorporate herbal medicine, nutrition, fitness, and massage therapy. She focuses on the latter at Tranquil Healing and Massage, where her massage services include a full-body Swedish session designed to gently ease muscle soreness. Aside from this traditional modality, Erin soothes muscles with medical massages that work to decrease pain and improve the range of motion in a targeted area. She sometimes enhances her sessions with warm bamboo sticks that knead out kinks or hot stones that melt tension with warmth and pressure. Erin's menu of services doesn’t stop at massages, however. Her purifying spa facials improve skin health, and her nutritional consultations warn against attempts to swallow the hot stones after a massage.
The pampering professionals at Ethereal cater to clients' beauty-therapy needs with traditional spa services and high-tech light-therapy facials. A relaxing spa tour, the Made in Heaven package kicks off with a dip in the hot tub for 20 minutes of weightless hydrotherapeutic relaxation. A 60-minute Swedish massage unwinds tight muscles and relaxes the body with long, languorous strokes before a detoxifying sauna session, dry or steamy. The sauna's heat can extract body toxins, purifying pores and melting muscles the way a flock of baby dragons melts the heart.
Although Michelle White earned certifications at Honors Beauty College that showcase her deft, gentle hands, the massages and facials she delivers at Chez Michelle Skin Spa also incorporate the healing power contained within her arsenal of supplementary tools. The licensed massage therapist’s repertoire of therapeutic strokes and stretches benefits from her understanding of SASTM therapy, which detoxifies bodies with the combined might of modern sonic technology and ancient Chinese cupping techniques. After a quick skin analysis, White uses the results of her research to craft custom facials with Jan-Marini-Skin-Research products, treating blemishes with ingredients like hyalronic acid—a healing agent that abounds in youthful skin. White’s Palomar IPL lasers promote cellular rejuvenation and nix unwanted hair, and her mechanical exfoliators help buff away Sharpie mustaches the hair was there to cover up.
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