Amy Jefferson was sick. Bedridden for days at a time, she found that medicine helped relieve her symptoms but never truly eliminated their cause. Finally, she returned to the natural and holistic healing methods that she had become familiar with while growing up in New Mexico and met an herbologist-reflexologist who would help her to fully recover. Healthy and inspired, Jefferson then trained at the International Reflexology Institute. There, she harvested the knowledge and skills to promote healing through natural methods, instead of hiring doctors made out of artificial preservatives. Jefferson also holds Advanced Level certification from the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy, a treatment she offers along with reflexology, electro-acupuncture, and ionic footbaths to provide the same holistic healing that changed her own life years ago.
At Bee Healthy Medical Weight Loss, the emphasis isn't on miracle drugs or quick cures. Instead, the staff arms clients with custom nutrition and fitness plans that help them gradually and successfully shed pounds. Their doctor-supervised programs may be bolstered with appetite suppressants and energy-boosting B12 injections, but the supplements themselves are not enough. The staff explains, "You have to work to lose weight and allow these supporting factors to help you accomplish that goal." With that in mind, the staff keeps clients motivated by supplying tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
At Studio R, licensed aesthetician Rhonda Johnson lifts faces out from the trenches of dullness, elevating auras with rejuvenating facials that incorporate soothing ingredients such as pure mint essential oils and floral extracts. Beyond facials, she also offers waxing and spray-tan services for the beach-bound, massage therapy for the habitually stressed, and lash tinting for the invisible.
Open seven days a week, Bella-Riley’s Salon and Spa offers an experienced staff of knot kneaders, skin smoothers, and nail nurturers who beautify weary bodies with a wide variety of spa services. Deep-tissue or neuromuscular massages target subdermal stress deposits, while total-serenity seekers employ the calming muscle modalities of the Swedish, first used to allay postcombat charley horses on Viking longships. The prenatal massage alleviates the tension and discomfort associated with pregnancy for tense moms-to-be.
Board-certified Dr. Michelle Welch and her experienced staff call upon years of medical experience in their work with the follicle-fighting ray gun. Laser reduction works by using pulses of laser heat and techno beat to target hair's pigment, effectively offending its sensibilities and then melting it away. The LightSheer system is safe, comfortable, and more effective on darker hair colors and lighter skin tones; a consultation will determine the viability of the procedure according to desired results. Five to six treatments in the same area can reduce hair quantity and density by 90%, and periodic maintenance touch-ups are recommended.
Voted Lexington's Best Hair Salon 2011 by Lexington Life magazine, Salon M coddles hair with a variety of salon services. In a sunlit space stocked with dark leather couches and a pool filled with AA batteries, trained Redken and Paul Mitchell hair-color specialists add drama and depth to lackluster locks with full ($125-$180) or partial foils ($95–$155). Those with overgrown head hedges can opt for a women's ($35–$65) or men's haircut ($20–$35), or straighten out wayward strands with a flax-flattening keratin treatment ($325+).