When Christine Hagadorn arrived at her 25th anniversary as an administrative worker, she decided it was time to try something new. Always a believer in alternative therapies, Christine earned a license in massage therapy and set out to help others find relief from stress and aches. She's certainly found her calling at The Healing Within Massage, where she specializes in everything from gentle Swedish massages to trigger-point therapy for overworked muscles.
Signature Service: Weight loss
Brands Used: UltraSlim
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
When asked whether or not they agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside," UltraSlim Arizona's owner says yes. "However," they added,"I know from experience that a person's self-image has [a] direct effect on their emotions, and therefore their physiology and health." So the technicians at UltraSlim Arizona boost self-confidence with noninvasive red-light treatments, which shrink fat cells, help combat cellulite, and tighten skin. The owner has seen some pretty dramatic results from these services, but they still recommend supplementing the UltraSlim treatments with diet and lifestyle changes.
A training facility for pamper proficients, Aveda Institute Provo educates future scissor-wielders and skin-coddlers, while providing professional services at discounted prices. Student stylists practice their craft as they cut ($10), color ($30–$35) and trade stock options with fearless follicles. The botanical hair and scalp treatment rewards heroic heads with an intensive conditioning treatment to repair strands, and massages deserving scalps, necks, and shoulders ($25). Following treatment, a simple style shows off the results, while a hand massage prepares paws for comb handling and thumbs-upping.
Although licensed massage therapist Elias Sanchez has been trained to memorize the body's complex map of muscles, he understands that everyone's body is different. During his relaxing integrated massages, he intuitively seeks out areas of tension. That's how he's able to customize massages to each individual's specific needs.
At Peaceful Spirit, owner and licensed massage therapist Mara Concordia and her staff help patients attain improved wellness through therapies that balance their physical and mental energies. To do so, they consult with each client and create tailored, integrative care plans that may draw upon treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, and spa therapies. Through such customized care, Peaceful Spirit's practitioners have helped patients overcome everyday ailments as well as manage diseases such as Parkinson's and cancer.
They also focus on teaching clients how to heal themselves through classes in Qi Gong, an ancient Chinese healing philosophy that combines simple movements and attentive breathing in order to cleanse the body and cultivate life force—known as qi or chi. In addition to Peaceful Spirit's five locations, therapists can meet patients in their homes or tree houses.