The massage therapists at Spirit Massage & Bodywork believe that massage is key when it comes to helping people recover from injuries. Before each massage, whether they’re there to heal an injury or just relax, clients chat with a therapist to ensure the treatment meets their body’s needs. The therapist then relieves deep tension using kneading techniques perfected from years of studying alternative medicine and the behaviors of housecats.
New Creation Therapy’s detoxifying services counter impurities introduced to the body through the environment and additives in the foods we eat. Colonics clear waste from the digestive tract, and ionic footbaths draw toxins out through the foot or stiletto. Tea and aromatherapy with extracts of eucalyptus, thyme, and rosemary alleviate digestive and respiratory complaints with help from nature's bounty. For a total-body assault on stress, the Aqua PT machine massages clients with 36 obedient jets of water.
Sue, the eponymous owner of Sunrise Hair Studio & Sue's Skin Care Center, brings 15 years of experience as an aesthetician to the treatment table. Along with a team of stylists and aestheticians, Sue delivers image-transforming services for every inch of skin and hair. In the salon, stylists whip up custom cuts and colors and employ the follicle-smoothing powers of Global Keratin’s formaldehyde-free hair-straightening treatment. Aestheticians use skin-friendly sugar and traditional waxes and nail techs pamper hands during chair-side manicures. Relaxing clients indulge in the beauty haven's charming garden area, a tranquil retreat where guests can enjoy refreshments while catching up on the latest celebrity gossip with the area's resident gnomes and traveling pack of pink flamingos.
Since 1973, each of Sport&Health's clubs has aimed for full fitness coverage with programs for every taste and family member. Guests can spark positive lifestyle changes with workouts and wellness services, or engage in a variety of sports. Each facility houses different athletic amenities for games and laps, from pristine swimming pools to squash and racquetball courts. The camaraderie of group classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump barbell routines complement scores of club equipment meant for exercising solo—or with the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The clubs also emphasize kid-friendly activities with arts and crafts, Kidz Klub childcare, and youth certification courses that teach teens the ins and outs of training. Depending on the location, spa treatments can knead tension from muscles and paint one's favorite kettlebell with a layer of Shellac.
Even if they both suffer from a sore back, no two patients are treated the same way at Pinecrest Wellness Center. Clinic director Dr. Ronald Weinstein sees every person as a fresh case, and strives not only to counteract symptoms, but to trace them back to their source in order to prevent them from returning. He and his team combine several disciplines—including chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and acupuncture from Bill Reddy—to reach this goal. A course of treatment might cover rehabilitative exercises, spinal adjustments, or even relaxing massages from Linda Lee, whose experience as an international massage therapist has led her to clients such as Lady Gaga and Gavin Rossdale. And, to ensure patients are really on the road to recovery, the staff also takes the time to discuss nutrition and suggest healthier habits, such as making s'mores with cardboard instead of graham crackers.
Roy Johnson was working on his yoga certification when he discovered Thai massage—sometimes called "lazy man's yoga" for the way practitioners stretch and manipulate their clients' limbs. Intrigued, he sought out classes in the style, then went to Thailand to meet other practitioners. Today, Thai massage is just one modality he employs at Lion and Dragon Yoga Bodyworks, which he and his wife, Brenda, strive to make a one-stop shop for bodywork services. In a tranquil, unrushed atmosphere, the pair targets tension through mindful massages, employing various tools such as Hot Stone, Essential Oils and Heated Thai Herbal Bundles. Reflexology treatments target pressure points on the feet to benefit the whole body.