Certified Rolfer Kimberly Richey eases bodies into balance during 75-minute Rolfing sessions. As opposed to massage therapists, who drive tension from muscles, or chiropractors, who realign spines by advising patients to sleep on a ruler, Richey’s practice focuses on the fascia, the soft tissue that surrounds muscles and connects organs to one another. Direct pressure coupled with guided movements work to release tightness within connective tissues, restoring proper movement to the body as a whole. Continued Rolfing sessions can result in improved posture and mobility, reduced pain and stiffness, and increased circulation.
Stacie's airbrush-tanning sessions are just one of the many beauty and spa services provided by Retreat Salon and Day Spa. The salon is helmed by Ched Spangler, a skilled colorist and stylist who has worked with Farouk Systems to expand its internationally renowned haircare business.
Locally, his custom-designed salon and spa employs skilled stylists who revamp 'dos with haircuts, full and partial color, and intensive deep-conditioning treatments. Clients can get pampered from top to toe with pedicures that include foot soaks, moisturizing masks, and a coat of vibrant OPI nail polish. Swedish massages, chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and men's facials round out the list of indulgent spa services.
Illumination MedSpa's medical director Dr. Brian Hurley has assembled a friendly, knowledgeable staff and trained them in the latest laser skin rejuvenation techniques. During the laser genesis facial rejuvenation treatment, they'll fire the laser-emitting genesis device into the skin a half-inch from the face, producing a warming, collagen-stimulating sensation in the dermal layers below the surface. The treatment is designed to reduce scars, shrink pores, and even out skin tone, homogenizing the surface of the skin for a creamy, ultra-pasteurized finish. Once the genesis device has successfully terraformed your desolate facescape, a DiamondTome microdermabrasion wand tipped with exfloliating bling polishes the skin and gently strips away depleted cells for a softer, smoother appearance. Contact the spa to make an appointment.
Kim at Facial Effects works hard to keep her clients beautiful and satisfied. She refines complexions with classic european facials and fends off the signs of aging with chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Tending to more than just faces, she also employ LPG's high-tech lipomassage hand piece to administer Endermologie cellulite treatments and uses wax to smooth legs, backs, and dorsal fins.
"Massage is my passion," says Nick West, a licensed massage therapist who channeled his interest in physiology and his desire to help people into a worthwhile career. Prior to each session, which takes place in a warm, private room filled with soft music and the purr of a thousand kittens, he chats with clients to get a sense of their emotional, mental, and physical needs. This allows him to custom tailor their treatment, whether incorporating soothing Swedish strokes or targeted deep-tissue kneads to achieve the most effective results. Though happy to assuage general aches, Nick finds the greatest reward in helping those suffering from chronic-pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, and cancer.
Board-certified Dr. Michelle Welch and her experienced staff call upon years of medical experience in their work with the follicle-fighting ray gun. Laser reduction works by using pulses of laser heat and techno beat to target hair's pigment, effectively offending its sensibilities and then melting it away. The LightSheer system is safe, comfortable, and more effective on darker hair colors and lighter skin tones; a consultation will determine the viability of the procedure according to desired results. Five to six treatments in the same area can reduce hair quantity and density by 90%, and periodic maintenance touch-ups are recommended.