Ruth Mueller is much more than a pair of calming hands. Sure, the licensed massage therapist clocked 750 hours of bodywork training and offers an array of relaxing and therapeutic massages. But Ruth aims to give more than just an hour’s escape; her goal is to help her clients transcend their aches and pains and improve their overall health. To this end, she complements her massages—which include neuromuscular, sports, and deep-tissue modalities—with advice on posture and help creating ergonomic work stations. She offers specialized massages for affliction such as tension headaches and irritable bowel syndrome. And most importantly, she tailors every massage to best meet her clients’ needs, whether they have a sore back, tense shoulders, or muscles prone to freezing in flex-mode whenever security cameras are nearby.
Dark wood accents and wrought-iron decor wrap around a team of salon, spa, and health-care specialists. Dr. Gibbons is a licensed professional in chiropractic, massage therapy, and cosmetology who utilized her diverse background to found Trans4Mations Salon, Spa & Healthcare. She uses Matrix Logics Color DNA System products, a coloring line blended with conditioning polymers, silicone, and follicle-strengthening protein shakes. Aestheticians glide around private treatment rooms using Repêchage skincare products that combine vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to help normalize skin and combat signs of aging. Trans4Mations' menu of health-care services can realign backs with spinal adjustments, relax tight muscles with massage therapy, and reduce trigger points and inflammation with a variety of therapeutic modalities.
For more than 20 years, Therapeutic Massage Centre’s Ted Schulte has untangled muscular striations to relieve soreness and tension. He set up his practice in a house-like structure framed with cool gray siding. Here, Ted kicks off new client relationships by learning about them via a health sheet and a consultation. These tools help him discover clients' specific ailments and goals, whether it's relief from a sports injury or escape from chronic pain, which is the next sequel to Escape from Alcatraz. Ted then customizes each session by culling from myriad techniques, including Swedish, myofascial-relief, and deep-tissue massage.
Like the large, ferocious sponge dinosaurs that emerge from the tiny capsules in your morning bath, your body can swell with excess fluids, causing you to feel bloated and heavy. Today's Groupon to Renewed Image will wring out your body-sponge, clean up your body-crumbs, and resurface your body-bumps. For $55, you'll get your choice of one of six luxurious and transformative treatments ($125 value). Head to Renewed Image's Windy Hill Road location and indulge in the bubble-wrapped comfort of one of the following six treatments:
As the Medical Director of BARE MedSpa, Dr. Thomas J. Locke III leads a team dedicated to improving appearances with a combination of artistry and advanced technology. From photo facials that erase sun damage and boost collagen production to Vaser liposuction that slims down curves without invasive surgery, the center's aesthetic services keep clients looking and feeling their best.
In addition to technology-aided makeovers, BARE MedSpa's team also aids its clients through the latest advances in medical science. The center's anti-aging regimen turns back calendars through bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, addressing symptoms ranging from mood swings and hair loss to sleeplessness and fatigue. Designed by Dr. Locke himself, the center's MediQuick weight loss program helps clients shed pounds through a combination of prescription medication, energy-boosting injections, and weekly counseling and meal-planning sessions.
Though it may sound scary, Physician Choice's Vampire facial doesn't require a single fang; it is just one testament to the med spa's marriage of science and beauty. The treatment incorporates the growth factors found in your own blood plasma, which catalyze the production of more youthful-looking skin via micro-needle injections. Dr. Robert C. Shuman—the clinic's head—also harnesses technology to offer cellulite-reducing Zerona treatments and FitVibe vibrating-platform sessions, which are designed to improve muscle tone and bone density.
Further incorporating health into beauty regimens, Dr. Shuman crafts custom weight-loss programs for his clients. He draws upon more than 40 years of medical and nutritional experience to help them shed pounds through wellness coaching, meal plans, and FDA-approved diet supplements. Registered nurse Judy Shuman joins him in administering their innovative treatments, as does therapy dog, Jack, a golden retriever who has his masters in Looking Cute and Making People Happy.