Hectors Salon#2 owner Rosy Mendoza draws upon 20 years of styling experience to lead her international team of master stylists and color technicians in enhancing hair and beautifying appearances. The Redken salon beckons clients into its plush styling chairs for fashion overhauls via the personalized artistry of precision haircuts, styling, and botanical treatments. Certified colorists add depth, shine, and forest camouflage to hair, and professional makeup artists highlight clients' unique features with cosmetic applications and dole out makeup lessons to bolster morning beauty routines.
At Tranquil Touch Therapy, a full menu of massage services awaits to pulverize pockets of anxiety and tension. Subdued music floats through warm, comfy treatment rooms while a Swedish, deep-tissue, or acupressure techniques waltz across relaxed backs during personalized massage sessions, gently stimulating the flow of blood through cardio canals and liberating muscles of toxins and outdated sweatbands. Extended hours Monday–Friday help stressed bodies find relief whenever its convenient for them, and mobile massage services are also available, giving clients the opportunity to unwind in the comfort of their own home.
The joys of a massage or the relief of a chiropractic adjustment—and the stresses of physical work—play out partly in the muscles. Learn just what pumps the body up with Groupon’s guide to the muscular system.
The human body has more than 630 muscles keeping it upright and mobile. They make up almost half its weight and power the movements of the bones, the blood, and even the food in the stomach. Perhaps the most familiar muscles are those seen in bodybuilding contests and facial-expression contests: the skeletal, or voluntary, muscles. They’re attached to our bones and controlled by our brains, which zap them with electrical signals to cause their fibers to contract. During a muscle contraction, filaments inside the muscle fibers slide together, stacking up on one another so that the larger fiber shortens. In shortening, the fibers gain thickness—a phenomenon we notice as flexing. Whatever muscles do, they accomplish by this single pulling action. If a bicep (part of a category of muscles known as flexors) flexes to lift a barbell, it needs a tricep (an extensor), pulling in the opposite direction, to bring the arm back down.
The other two types of muscles are smooth muscles and cardiac muscles, and both are beyond our conscious control. Cardiac muscles control the beating of the heart, contracting the chambers to push blood throughout the body. But the blood doesn’t ride to the toes on that momentum alone. Lining the blood vessels are smooth muscles that help push it along. These also line the esophagus, stomach, and intestine to move food through the digestive track, and can even help regulate the body’s temperature by opening and closing capillaries near the skin surface, all without conscious effort. The subconscious brain is also happy to turn muscles to ends beyond their apparent purpose: for instance, what we experience as shivering from cold is simply the brain causing the muscles to spasm so they will generate heat and keep your blood and any baby chicks in your coat pockets warm.
Based on its name, it's not surprising that the massage therapists at Kittima Thai Massage are experts in Thai massage, a bodywork system that combines assisted stretching with Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure to ease chronic tension. They offer 60- and 90-minute massage sessions and may combine their speciality with other modalities. In addition to Thai massages, they also offer prenatal, aromatherapy, and hot-stone massages.
I specialize in Therapeutic and Stress Reduction massage. Modalities I use include Swedish, Russian, and Shiatsu massage techniques for chair and table massage. I am trained in Pregnancy, Sports, and Oncology massage.
As a mobile massage practice, I am also available for chair massage at your office or event.
The stylists at Luxe Parlour & Blowdry Bar make sure their clients look their best before they leave the salon by trimming their split ends, adding color, or grooming fingers and toes. Salon services tend to manes with blow-drys and styling, keratin smoothing treatments, and hair extensions that add length and fullness to hair without having to resort to scalp fertilizer. Facial waxing removes stray hairs covering up beautiful features and nail services keep nails healthy on both adult and child hands.