At Skinny Wrap, located within Lush Hair Studio and Spa, specialists sculpt clients' physiques using SlimStar technology. While guests relax, technicians swathe their bodies in heated wraps and then aim beams of far-infrared energy to break up subdermal deposits of fat and toxins. According to Skinny Wrap, a 60-minute session can burn more than 1,400 calories—more calories than are used in an hour of marathon running. In addition to smoothing cellulite and whittling away inches, the treatment can alleviate joint pain.
Getting a tan?whether by way of sun, tanning beds, or sunless tanning?not only affects how you look, it affects the state of your skin. With this in mind, the airbrush artists at Modish Studios Salon?whose motto is "Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful"?begin spray-tan sessions with an all-natural, anti-aging sunless-tanning formula that has been infused with antioxidants, botanicals, and vaporized pennies. Customers may also choose to have a pH-balanced normalization primer applied to nurture epidermal health. The session yields a natural-looking, golden-brown tan that lasts up to 14 days. Alongside airbrush tanning, the staff promotes both inner and outer beauty with Xtreme Lashes applications, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and hair and massage services.
Shannon Gyles, an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, began studying Chinese medicine because it resonated with her?particularly, its founding in the idea that the body, mind, and spirit are interconnected. After earning her bachelor's degree in nutrition and a master's degree in Oriental medicine, she delved deeper, becoming a specialist in women's health-care and infertility issues and in treating chronic pain. Now, at Madison Acupuncture and Holistic Health LLC, she joins three additional practitioners?reiki master and herbalist Naomi Boldon, massage therapist and aesthetician Colleen Eimerman, and LMT and certified natural trainer Chad Yonkus?in employing holistic medicine to help correct each patient's biochemical imbalances and to encourage natural self-healing. Each member of the staff applies well-honed techniques in order to treat a wide variety of conditions, including depression, chronic digestive issues, and even weight gain?Shannon has helped patients rev up their metabolisms and reduce cravings through acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and funyun bashing. Chad and Colleen's massage techniques, such as tui na Chinese medical massage and deep tissue, join traditional Swedish and sports massages on the slate of services, and Colleen's organic facials, free of chemical irritants and laugh tracks, leave faces refreshed and moisturized.
The onetime TIBIA Healing Center has now become Healing Inspirations Wellness Center. While the name is new, the mission is the same—to produce internal and external wellness. Staff members achieve those results via a variety of massage modalities as well as transformational bodywork, a treatment designed to relieve muscle tension and clear energy blockages. More conventional treatments such as Swedish, hot-stone, and therapeutic massages foster relaxation and alleviate pain and joint stiffness. For clients seeking clarity and resolution with conflicts and seemingly unbeatable video games cluttering up their lives, the center also offers spiritual- and life-guidance.
Elissa Gonda and Kristin Connor Pendl—the cofounders of Dane County Family Acupuncture—have spent years perfecting the arts of traditional Chinese medicine. Focusing on acupuncture, the duo help treat dozens of health problems with tiny, energy-realigning needles. Supplementary therapies include suction-based cupping, Chinese herbal medicine, and shonishin, a type of gentle, needle-free acupuncture that is perfect for children.
Signature Service: Swedish and deep-tissue massage
Brands Used: Biotone Oils and Creams
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Relaxing and soothing atmosphere and conveniently looked off the Beltline and Stoughton Road.