Salt Spa is operated by Dr. Nita Desai, a family physician, holistic medical doctor, and certified Ayurvedic practitioner who believes that halotherapy is as therapeutic as it is relaxing. It's certainly the latter: clients laze upon adjustable lounge chairs in the halotherapy cave, meditating or even napping as soft music plays in the dimly lit space. As they rest, their lungs absorb salted air, the purpose of which is to encourage mucus production and cilia function in order to expel pollens, viruses, and toxins from the body. The removal of stagnant mucus is also said to soften the effects of many chronic conditions, including asthma, sinusitis, allergies, and hay fever. The source of this therapeutic air is the two tons of salt that cover the walls and floor of the cave, plus the halogenerator, a device that grinds the compound into a dry aerosol that circulates throughout the room on tiny helicopters.
An experienced massage therapist understands that exorcizing pain requires not only an appreciation for muscles and nerves but also for emotional and spiritual release?and that's exactly what the experienced therapists at Applause Therapeutic Massage offer in the form of traditional and muscle-balancing massages at their new Wadsworth Boulevard location. Linda Thorpe?the center's owner?and her team of skilled therapists follow this practice closely, leveraging her degree in psychology to address the physical and emotional health of their clients. And at the end of each session, they also suggest at-home methods to reduce muscle pain, from simple exercises to advanced forms of yelling at the TV.
Ange de La Mer Spa promotes whole-body health through holistic treatments that clear cluttered bodies and minds. The licensed massage therapists and aestheticians comfort patients throughout the duration of their detoxifying services with attentive care. Patients can be hydrated and soothed with body wraps, salt scrubs, and massages, or cleared of internal toxins with colon hydrotherapies. Custom facial treatments restore the best qualities of youthful countenances and chase acne off the face and back into high-school yearbook photos.
Sherri Ault, In Sync Healing's head massage therapist, has honed her healing touch for the past five years. She assuages muscular aches through modalities such as deep tissue, trigger point, and myofascial release. Her bodywork sessions help clients overcome a wide range of maladies, from chronic pain caused by injury to anxiety over the inability to massage oneself.
Eminently Hair Salon and Pure Artist Studio is an Aveda concept salon whose sleek and airy interior is an ideally chic location for your next day of beautification. Manning the scissors helm is a staff of licensed pros, including the salon's staff stylists, who have graduated from the salon's advanced-training program, and a team of pure artists, who are currently in training. Choose from services including a haircut ($25+ by a staff stylist, $20+ by a pure artist), all-over color ($45+, $35+), and permanent wave ($70+, $60+). The salon-staff menu also includes waxing services ($10–$55). Check out Eminently Hair Salon's full list of services here, and Pure Artist Studio services here. Your haircut will include a complimentary scalp, neck, and shoulder massage, as well as a customized consultation, stress-relieving treatment, shampoo, style, and face-color finishing touch to complete your look. Call ahead for an appointment.
Though she began practicing massage therapy full-time in 1990, registered massage therapist Carrie Steffens has always been interested in helping others. She was raised by parents who emphasized the importance of holistic health and an eco-friendly lifestyle, growing their own produce in an organic garden and incorporating meditation and energy work into their everyday lives.
At Alchemy Massage & MPS Therapy, Steffens continues their tradition of physical and mental healing with a variety of specialized treatments. She performs deep-tissue, prenatal, and neuromuscular massage therapy, but she is also experienced in structural integration bodywork and is a master teacher of reiki-energy techniques. Dexterous at the art of pain management, Steffens can alleviate discomfort resulting from whiplash, carpal-tunnel syndrome, or extended eye contact with two clowns smushing their faces together.