At Adjustments & Acupuncture, Doctor of Chiropractic Deb Hirabai uses more than 14 years of acupuncture experience to guide her patients toward active lifestyles. A recipient of such treatments herself, Dr. Hirabai zeroes in on everyday disorders while drawing on methods such as spinal corrections, applied kinesiology, and traditional Chinese acupuncture and herbal formulas. Most treatments begin with a comprehensive exam, which allows her to map out a personalized solution for each patient rather than relying on a cloth map of Middle Earth.
The licensed therapists and aestheticians of Serenity Massage and Bodyworks practice their crafts within private treatment rooms, where mental and physical clarities intertwine during facials, body wraps, and the soothing massage therapies alluded to in the spa’s name. Massage therapists draw on a full repertoire of modalities—from the relaxing effleurage and percussion movements of Swedish massage to the focused, healing pressures of deep-tissue massage—to appease muscles knotted from sleeping on hard floors or Twister mats. Reiki healing techniques, which work to strengthen the bonds between mind, body, and spirit, best exemplify the massage therapists’ concern for holistic healing. Their aesthetician counterparts allow this same concern to inform their facials and body wraps, which call upon the detoxifying powers of vitamins and minerals to chase away impurities and blemishes.
The aestheticians at Bloom Salon & Body Spa present clients with non-invasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery. Instead of liposuction, they melt away inches with Lipolaser treatments. Instead of facelifts, they tighten the skin naturally by stimulating the muscles underneath. 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.
Jennifer Smith harnesses 650 hours of education and training as she helps her guests heal and relax. The nationally certified massage therapist has mastered many modalities, including deep tissue, hot stone, and myofascial release, and often incorporates aromatherapy to ease tension. For guests on the go, Jennifer also offers quick chair massages that provide the same benefits as her traditional massages—pain relief, improved circulation, and stress reduction.
It’s hard to tell if you’re walking into a pedicure studio or a Victorian sitting room. A client relaxes in a throne-like leather chair while a nail technician tends to her feet, and yet it feels as though a butler could walk in at any moment with high tea. Perhaps it’s the nail technicians, who seem to be fawning over royalty, or perhaps it’s the room’s ornate mouldings, matching the patterned wallpaper and rug, and polished hardwood floors. That distinct sense of place elevates both of Parlour on the Avenue’s locations, both housed in buildings constructed in the 1800s—one receiving a preservation award from Indiana Landmarks—and both with two floors bedecked in Victorian decor.
On the ground floors, the staff dotes over visitors with hair, nail, skin, and spa services. The second floors house Victorian wet spas—spaces where clients enjoy privacy and indulgent services such as whey baths, hot-stone massages, and stories read by Charles Dickens. To enhance the results of each service, Parlour’s team recommends aftercare products from its stock, such as lotions from Hempz Body Care and Pino and face-care formulas from Control Corrective.
At Everlasting Beauty Med Spa, skilled aestheticians wield Theraderm, Dermalogica, and BareMinerals products to refine pores, firm up skin, and help enhance beauty. In addition to five kinds of massage, they also perform FDA-approved VelaShape body-contouring treatments, which target cellulite with noninvasive infrared-light energy. VelaShape is said to diminish waistlines and slim thighs without the aid of a concave mirror.
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