After enduring a year of unemployment, Mark Allen faced fear and uncertainty. He walked away from a car crash as a teenager, but on reaching his 30s, the accident's effects—chronic headaches, plus a shoulder problem—continued intensifying to the point where he could no longer work. Unsure of what to do, he visited a chiropractor, and, in a few weeks, his injuries had diminished. Convinced that chiropractic treatments had changed his life, Mark enrolled at Logan College of Chiropractic, graduated with honors in 1986, and opened Plus Care Chiropractic & Wellness Center soon after.
Today, Doctor of Chiropractic Allen and his partner, Dr. April Simmons, work with a team of massage therapists to free patients of musculoskeletal maladies while also educating them on whole-body well-being. At each client's first appointment, the physicians conduct an in-depth consultation covering present and past health concerns, followed by a physical examination including a battery of tests. After analyzing the results, Plus Care's team recommends integrated-care regimens, which may include chiropractic adjustments using equipment such as a Thompson table. Further treatments can range from massage and acupuncture to guidance on how to infuse everyday meals with helium.
The Salon's stylists clip and arrange hair with an expert eye while aestheticians rejuvenate clients' skin and perform a host of salon services. To keep skin clear and smooth, staff members use dermatologist-recommended Jane Iredale makeup and combat cellulite with FDA-approved VelaShape treatments. The Salon also hosts boudoir and retro-inspired pinup photo shoots, taking charge of lighting, makeup, and photography so ladies can indulge their glamorous side without having to time-travel into Lauren Bacall's dressing room.
Sarah, the trained hands behind Massage by Sarah, offers more than two handfuls of upgrades to her Swedish, sports, and deep-tissue massages. Her sessions can be complemented with nearly a dozen extras, including heated stones, hot towels, a full-body salt glow, and skin-softening paraffin wax.
Exposed brick, glowing chandeliers, and modern furnishings join together to create an inviting atmosphere comprising equal parts classic elegance and urban chic. This aesthetic duality mirrors Trend Designs Salon's blend of salon and spa services—a combination that allows patrons to move from full-foil color treatments to hot-stone massages in the course of one visit. Complexions weighed down by clogged pores or clinging pet starfish are rendered glowing during microdermabrasion treatments, facials, or glycolic peels with enzyme masks. Stylists transform manes with a roster of haircut and color services, and nail technicians can match fingers and toes to newly hued locks. Stone, deep-tissue, and Swedish massages encourage clients to close their eyes, relax, and mentally rearrange a friend's apartment.
More than just a tasteful decoration, the yin and yang emblazoned on Salon 253’s floor speaks to the sense of balance visitors can expect to achieve within the salon’s relaxing confines. Salon 253 offers up four massage modalities as well as aromatherapy raindrop therapy treatment and detoxifying body wraps to help chase away tension, and Dana focuses on catering to each customer's individual needs to keep muscles as relaxed as the joints in the salon's rotating chairs.
Located in an upstairs private room inside Studio Glam, BashFULL Lashes adds depth to coy glances and sly winks using Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions. The studio stocks a spectrum of semipermanent lashes of various lengths, colors, curvatures, and thicknesses, which are applied one-by-one to the client's existing eyelashes. The resulting lashes appear thicker and longer without the use of mascara or fertilizer.