Though Miracles' quirky and diversely talented staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians aims to lift patrons' spirits with beauty transformations, their work did not wholly inspire the salon's name—the beauty sanctuary's original location was inside an old church. Owner Kendalia Edelman has since expanded her business into a larger location, enabling her to add an area for laser treatments that target everything from excess hair to leg veins. She also found space for Little Miracles, a separate salon where kids up to age 9 can get haircuts with supervision from parents and invisible friends moonlighting as style consultants.
Sei Bella’s repertoire of treatments works to restore comfort, energy, and beauty to bodies by reducing signs of cellulite and aging and by leaching out toxins. The high-tech European med-spa treatments target specific hard-to-solve issues, from electro body sculpting, which breaks down fat pockets, to far-infrared wraps that remove heavy metals, toxins, and stubborn poltergeists. Electro body-sculpting procedures reduce cellulite on problem areas such as hips, thighs, arms, back, and abdomen without the hassle of intense workouts, and holistic diet and exercise regimens help clients lead healthier lives. Sei Bella also offers a complete cellulite nutrition program. All services are performed in a chemical-free environment.
Born in a small village in the mountains of Thailand, Tanatnan Chaipang struggled through a series of health difficulties that stemmed from a life-threatening illness, a congenital foot disorder, and multiple car accidents. Fortunately, her grandmother was the town healer and midwife, helping Tanatnan manage her pain, as well as steer her toward a healthy lifestyle. Through this work with her grandma, she saw the benefits of massage first hand, spurring her toward an eventual career where she’d be able to pass these benefits on to others. After becoming certified as a massage therapist in Madison and honing her skills in her native Thailand, Tanatnan finally realized her goal and opened Sha-Ba Wellness & Spa.
Today, she works with a staff to perform bodywork that not only relaxes patients, but also helps them heal and hopefully find relief from any lingering pains. They combine elements of Eastern techniques, such as Thai massage and Chinese tui-na, with Western modalities that include sports and Swedish massage. They also provide chair massage, foot reflexology, and ion footbaths, which work to cast out harmful toxins and absorbed sock lint.
One's healthy journey isn't always smooth, or even linear. The holistic healers at Integrative Health Center allow for pit stops and detours along the way. Because they don't tout a one-size-fits-all approach to wellness, they incorporate a diverse set of techniques into custom programs. Massage, Ayurvedic treatments, nutrition, and metaphysics are a few of the methodologies upon which they rely, which start healing at the root cause of pain or illness.
Recently crowned a Top 200 Salon by Salon Today, this full-service beauty abode offers an array of topnotch salon and spa services. If your follicles are burdened with flat, lifeless color, stop in to have one of Anaala's pigment professionals add pep to your 'do via all-natural Aveda products and very subtle pogo sticking ($50+ for a full color treatment). Or if too-long locks are causing your mirror to malfunction, instead have them trimmed and styled back into an orderly shape ($30+). Opt for a waxing treatment if you need haphazardly scattered strands weeded from their wrong whereabouts ($15+), or go with a spa massage ($70 for 60 minutes) if you need an expert muscle organizer's help in convincing your shoulders to stop hoarding your diary's stress. Anaala also offers spa-goers a myriad of skin-smoothing facials ($70 for 60 minutes) and exfoliating body scrubs ($55–$85).
Fully insured and licensed massage therapist Liang Jun spent her childhood in China, where she first learned the techniques of ancient Chinese medicine from her healer grandmother. Her youthful interest and aptitude in restoring balance to off-kilter energy channels soon led to her to pursue a degree in Chinese medicine and, later, to open her own healing practice in Madison’s Quarry Arts Building.
Jun's nimble fingers now lead the way through traditional massages designed to stimulate the body’s natural energy lines. By focusing on these meridians––also known as the "twelve rivers"––Jun can energize and rebalance the body's yin and yang. When not stabilizing mojos, Jun employs skills learned under a fifth-generation master to teach students tai chi, a Chinese martial art whose methodical movements can help one block out stress and escape undetected from heated political debates.