After a serious auto accident, massage therapy was instrumental in Mark Banaszak’s recovery. Inspired to heal others, Banaszak became a licensed massage therapist himself. Since 2006, he has helped clients to relax, de-stress, and feel more like a biscuit mix with Swedish massages. He also addresses specific injuries and physical problems with deep-tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, and myofascial-release techniques.
With a background in medical assisting, HHA, and CNA, Alison soothes not only sore muscles, but also troubled minds and uncalibrated spirits. Along with traditional massage modalities, her spiritual training versed her in Shamanism and Reiki Energy Healing, helping clients find their balance during treatment.
Silver Essence Floating Spa's experts in buoyancy help visitors drift away from mental and bodily stresses with two soothing treatments–flotation-therapy and infrared-sauna sessions. During flotation-therapy visits, patrons enter enclosed sensory-deprivation spas to recline or doggy paddle in slow motion in 10 inches of 94-degree water, bolstered by 1,000 pounds of dissolved Epsom salt to facilitate even floating. Each session results in an experience unique to the individual, ranging from mind and body relaxation to daydreaming, and can help treat conditions related to back pain, arthritis, and injury. The units are equipped with inside lights, which may be turned off or left on so guests can crochet yarn swim caps while they soak. Though salt effectively cleanses water on its own, the spa staff also employs doses of ultraviolet light and ozone to ensure water is free of bacteria. A cartridge filter system aids in creating squeaky-clean environments, sifting out tub contents 24 hours a day.
In addition to the flotation therapy, Silver Essence Floating Spa also facilitates detoxification with its infrared sauna, which can burn up to 600 calories each session. The infrared heat energy can also help relieve pain associated with fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
After years sewing funky, girly clothing for her young daughter, Lisa Jamieson began to sell her creations online, founding the business that would become The Tutu Boutik. Colorful leg warmers, flowered headbands, and the boutique's namesake tutus line shelves and fill racks throughout the boutique's pink and zebra-striped space inside the Boulevard Mall. A licensed cosmetologist, Jamieson also makes over petite patrons' hair, faces, and nails alongside staff in the spa, forgoing techniques such as cuticle trimming that might be unsafe for tiny digits. A make-your-own-lip-gloss station grants visitors the chance to craft their own sparkly solutions, and a pink catwalk mural encourages two-dimensional guests to work the runway.
Recently featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Vanessa Williams founded The Flawless Group to free up time for busy folks through luxury-concierge and mobile-spa services. As a concierge, Vanessa can take care of day-to-day errands including arranging travel plans, picking up the dry cleaning, and chauffeuring clients around town in a luxury car or adult-size stroller. As a licensed aesthetician, her spa services can take the edge off of workaday stress with massage therapy, meditation, and facials. Whether an individual, corporate entity, or educational institution, each of Vanessa's clients saves time and might become superhuman.
Inside Spa400's medspa setting, trained aestheticians help patrons improve skin quality with facials, microdermabrasion, and peels. SilkPeel dermalinfusion treatments shun the use of aluminum crystals or tiny face power washers and favor wet-abrasion technology, gentle exfoliation that renews the skin while removing any dead skin cells, and the infusion of medical-grade topical solution. The treatment effectively treats most skin conditions including dehydration, oily skin, fine lines, acne, acne scarring, rosacea, solar-damage and hyper-pigmentation, and requires no down time–all while rejuvenating skin for a healthy summer glow.