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.
The physician-supervised programs at Bee Healthy Medical Weight Loss and Wellness help clients lose weight, suppress cravings, and keep the pounds off. Appetite-suppressing phentermine and B12 injections help give diet efforts a boost, and long-term nutrition strategies ensure that weight won't return.
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.
Licensed massage therapist Amanda Kemmerlin has been uncoiling muscles and soothing aches for a decade. Having worked with some of the top educators in the Columbia-Lexington area, Amanda puts her wisdom to work during 30-, 60-, and 90-minute sessions at 14 Mile Massage. She adjusts to each client's needs by offering several modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, and prenatal—a safe and relaxing massage for moms-in-the-making delivered during the second or third trimester.
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+).
Most of the time when kids go to get their hair cut, they're lucky if they're able to watch a movie they've seen a thousand times or play with the single toy the salon keeps on hand. But even that doesn't generally happen. And because most salons don't bother to entertain kids, haircuts can be a difficult thing for them to sit through.
Yet, when kids go to Snip-its Kids Hair Salon and Spa, they get an adventure. Staffers first hand kids a Snip-its Adventure Club card, and then invite them to sing along with the salon's own cast of animated characters. There's Curly Comb, the adventurous Flyer Joe Dryer, and the group's leader, Snips, an anthropomorphized pair of scissors with a shock of brown hair. This same crew stars in computer games and activities that kids can play at each salon station, which dazzle eyes with more bright colors than a car covered in Lisa Frank stickers.
While their clients explore imaginative worlds, stylists use a proprietary line of natural and allergen-free products to create buzz cuts and bobs. At the end of the process, kids visit the Magic Box. The enchanted device awards kids a prize in exchange for a swatch of hair. On special occasions, stylists can also photograph a baby's first haircut or transport girls to Tinseltown during a Hollywood Party.
In order to make every salon experience exciting for kids and relaxing for adults, Snip-its Kids Hair Salon and Spa's partners with Autism Speaks and trains stylists to work with kids with autism.