Le Techniques Salon's nail technicians beautify digits and soothe worn-out appendages with two-hour manicures and pedicures. Like the team of kids tasked with summoning the captain of their planet, Fire and Ice treatments combine their opposing elemental forces to soothe and heal appendages. Seated in plush chairs, patrons undergo warm exfoliating scrubs, which heat the skin while gently removing dead cells. A cool eucalyptus masks offers a refreshing counterpoint to the warm rub and imbues dehydrated hides with moisture and nutrients. Cuticles are then meticulously trimmed and nails shaped into smooth ovals before crystalline coats of polish lavishly shield them from the gaze of undercover fashion police.
Il Bellezza Place Salon & Spa's licensed aestheticians rejuvenate skin with exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments and enzyme-infused facials. Both flavors of 15-minute facial can improve the appearance, if not the attitude of, blotchy, acne-prone, or sun-damaged skin by accelerating the natural exfoliation process more effectively than frantically pedaling a bike against the wind. The noninvasive microdermabrasion treatment can help fade fine scars and wrinkles, and the enzyme facial decimates dead skin and bacteria. Clients may notice and feel results the day of treatment, but multiple sessions are recommended to treat acne or particularly stubborn clown face paint.
Pacific Beach's Beauty Angel treatment pairs beautification and physique sculpting in a series of 10-minute sessions combining light therapy, vibration, and platform-based exercise. Within the stand-up booth, clients bask in a safe red light that works to reawaken the body's collagen and elastin factories, disentangling wrinkles around the eyes and firming skin across the entire physique. The booth sports a vibrating platform designed to help break down cellulite and further stimulate epidermal collagen production. The vibrating motion also facilitates muscle toning and recovery by relaxing fibers. After seven daily sessions over one week, wrinkles may begin to diminish, cellulite may begin fade, and skin may begin smooth out, negating the need to seek eternal youth in every municipal fountain.
Around the spiral staircase inside Great Day Massage, subdued decor and soft music relax patrons as licensed staff members perform massages, facials, and manicures. Clients who want the works can fly solo with a spa package, or host their own spa parties with custom treatments, catered meals, and mandatory terry-cloth gowns.
Encompassing 983 acres in the Shawnee National Forest, Camp Ondessonk has championed kids’ fun, teamwork, and confidence-building since 1959. An emphasis on the outdoors, including open-air cabins and lake- and creek-swimming, encourages campers to trade concrete mindsets for more sylvan psyches. The one-week coed session, which runs from July 31 to August 6, packs a range of arcadian activities into youthful schedules, including two horseback rides, archery and riflery practice, canoeing, and an overnight campout under smogless, star-flecked skies (with gender-specific sleeping arrangements). Tenderfeet seeking to bolster their survival skills learn knots and lashings, how to build one-match fires, and the proper method for skinning and roasting wild marshmallows.
Heartland Dental Care's member practices pursue a patient-centric approach to keeping teeth tartar-free and bite-ready. Show off your champion chompers to an oral x-ray machine, which will be so suitably impressed it'll snap photos providing toothy views unavailable to the naked eye or standard-issue x-ray specs. A thorough cleaning polishes each mouth stone without the clumsy mechanics of a jaw-mounted rock tumbler, turning average grins into blinding megawatt smiles. An expert exam makes sure each tooth is in good shape and securely welded to the cranial frame. Superb for competitive taffy eaters and Cheshire Cat impersonators, rebuffed teeth provide everything a mouth needs to preserve its reputation of being the most dangerous place for food.