Sacred Rhythms Wellness Center's eight highly trained staffers aim to diffuse ailments with a suite of holistic services, from traditional massage to pain-relieving acupuncture. In private treatment rooms with flickering candles, holistic healers conduct chakra assessments before realigning energy points with reiki or sound therapy. The ancient art of cupping encourages the body to release toxins, and an herbal body wrap cloaks the corpus in an elixir of 27 minerals and herbs that lures impurities and uninvited dinner guests out of the skin. Clients can also indulge in organic facials blended from fruits, vegetables, spices, minerals, and vitamins, and the center's own skincare line, Sacred Skin, is also formulated in-house using naturally sourced, organic ingredients. The center offers yoga, tai chi, and meditation classes.
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.
Martyn Luberti traces his career back to the 1960s, when America's interest in alternative therapy first started to peak. Since then, Martyn has stuck with holistic therapies, exploring both acupuncture and homeopathy before settling on massage. He has been practicing for 16 years, and begins each and every session with a consultation to help him construct a unique massage based on his client's needs and treatment goals. His repertoire combines traditional massage, including the Swedish style, with more exotic therapies, including sensory repatterning, which uses gentle rocking to uncork stressful mental and physical patterns like a bottle of bubbling maple syrup at a waffle-house grand opening.
Licensed therapist and American Massage Therapy Association member Dee Syverud draws from more than seven years of experience with therapeutic massage. Well-versed in acupressure, reiki, deep-tissue manipulation, and Thai massage, Syverud unknots stubborn muscles using deft motions and tapping into trigger points that helps free bound-up and tight areas within the body. Custom-tailored sessions focus on individual needs and can ease pain due to injury, repetitive movement, or long-held childhood grudges.
At Relaxa Massage, therapist João Frasier, CLMT, reduces muscular maladies through a variety of personalized, naturally therapeutic massages. The deep-tissue massage distracts dermal defenses with a hypnotically shiny watch while digging deep to relieve tension in over-worked lower layers of muscle and connective tissues. Treat trans-continental tension with a Swedish massage, which incorporates five styles of long, flowing strokes to help reduce pain, joint stiffness, and improve the punting abilities of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. The trigger-point massage pinpoints pain at its source by kneading palpable nodules and flattening fibrous flaws.