Licensed massage therapists, rehab therapists, and certified Kinesio Taping practitioner Lane Alexander ? lauded in Advance Healing ?entered the world of therapeutic massage after suffering from the aches and pains of his former job as a commercial contractor. More than 600 hours of training later and with certification from the Kinesio Taping Association, he now helps his clients incorporate massage as an integral part of making sure bodies and minds function properly and handle stress healthfully. Specializing in athlete care including athletic-performance-focused and injury-treatment-geared massages, he works to treat injuries and maximize biomechanical function with assessments and bodywork treatments. The center's certified license massage therapist, Dena also relaxes tense sinews with Swedish and sports massages and offers deeper relaxation through her specialties such as deep tissue and trigger point massage therapies.
Your hair?s sure to feel silkier once your stylist conditions it?learn why with Groupon?s close-up look at conditioner.
Although human hair may look smooth, each strand's outer layer?the cuticle?is actually quite rough. Under dry conditions, the tiny scales that cover its surface become raised and brittle, causing hairs to tangle and lose their shine. Conditioner aims to correct this problem by bonding a particular class of molecules, called cationic surfactants, to the cuticle. This is possible because keratin, the protein that makes up most of the hair shaft, bristles with negative ions, which attract the positively charged surfactants, coating each thread in a thin film that weighs it down and reduces frizz. (The negative charge of keratin is also what causes static whenever positive ions are stripped from the hair?the static that makes it possible to stick a balloon to the wall or to power a miner's headlamp.)
The other ingredients in conditioner don't always need ions to do their jobs well. Humectants suck in water from the surrounding air, thereby moisturizing the hair, and oils simply penetrate the cuticle. Glossers coat the hair with light-reflecting polymers, increasing shine, whereas other ingredients raise the acidity level of the conditioner, which helps protect the hair's protein structure.
The technicians at Bloom Salon & Body Spa present clients with noninvasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery. Instead of liposuction, they melt away inches with LipoLaser treatments. Instead of face-lifts, they tighten the skin naturally by stimulating the muscles underneath with MicroCurrent treatments. Since these techniques keep the scalpel in the drawer, they spare clients the long recovery periods required after more taxing options, such as surgery or witchcraft.
In addition to their technological beauty techniques, the team also augments appearances and pampers patrons with facials and a full menu of hair services. Six types of massages scold away stress with relaxation tools such as hot stones and grapefruit foot scrubs.
Sanctuary Hair Design's professional stylists beautify their clients with subtle to dramatic new looks. A hair service can be as simple as a basic trim, or a whole new color and style. Beauty doesn't end with hair, though: along with hair care services, they also pamper with facials, manicures, and waxing. Meanwhile, makeup and formal styling get guests looking their best for special events such as weddings and Tuesdays.
Hairmasters Salon and Spa's team of hairologists, armed with a minimum of 12 years of industry experience and a bevy of brand-name products, keep male and female manes flaunting a fashionable coiffure and a soft-to-the-touch texture. During the cut and style, a tress tailor frames faces with a custom cut and style designed to accent face shape and spunky hair personality. Then a keratin smoothing therapy envelops strands with a salubrious coating that works to reduce frizziness, enhance shine, and increase smoothness for up to five months or approximately two-thirds of the epic film Cleopatra. Those who opt to add a one-hour two-process color treatment to their salon session can let a hair master shift the spectrum of their head hues during a two-process color service.
It wasn’t until Karen Payne-Hill’s grandmother fell ill that Karen discovered just how much a massage could benefit the body. Seeing how simple touch could bring somebody so much physical and emotional relief, Karen switched gears and set out on a path that led her through a 630-hour massage-training program. Upon completing the program, she took up specialized training in more medical modes of therapy, such as orthopedic bodywork, geriatric massage, myoskeletal release, and spinal-reflex analysis, a treatment designed by Doctor of Chiropractic L. Frank Jarrell to relieve chronic pain and ease the symptoms of disease. Her skill set is not only wide like a 200:1 TV screen ratio but also deep—Karen has learned more than 20 variations of deep-tissue massage alone. In 2012, she founded A Healing Touch. And with a talented staff of massage therapists and healers, Karen continues her efforts to provide relief for those who are ailing or just in need of a relaxing massage. Besides modalities such as deep-tissue, relaxation, and pregnancy massage, the team uses alternative modes of healing, such as acupuncture and Thai-yoga relaxation.