Karen King has been trained in several aesthetic procedures, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and customized facials. Her nurse practitioner title, however, means that she can also administer medical cosmetic treatments. Her Botox and Juv?derm injections, for example, help to minimize wrinkles between the brows or around the mouth. She has also mastered Lipodissolve injections, which aim to slim down problem areas such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs. For even more dramatic weight loss, she utilizes HCG hormone programs or Phentermine, an appetite suppressant, to put clients on the road to a healthier lifestyle.
Both of The Healing Arts Day Spa?s two locations enhance the transporting effects of their services with decor that evokes a Tuscan-style villa. Vines crawl across shelves and along the backs of chairs, walls are painted to resemble lightly weathered stucco, and stone tiles create the feel of an airy courtyard. In softly lit rooms, the hands of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians deliver relaxation through massage, body wraps, and skin and hair treatments. Customers can even learn to pamper themselves: owner Terrell Lynn teaches a course in couples? massage that helps forge closer bonds between spouses or strangers on a long bus ride.
Cindi Kerzie, RN at Stellar Skin & Laser beautifies complexions with nonsurgical treatments. From her half-hour refresher facial to more heavy-duty medical peels, her customized aesthetic services diminish signs of aging and rejuvenate skin. The beauty pro encourages collagen growth with fractional laser resurfacing or with collagen-infusion needling treatments. Beauty injections debilitate wrinkle muscles for months, and dermal fillers plump up lips or marionette lines. Cindi is a certified medical laser technician with a skill for permanently reducing unwanted body hair. She treats both male and female clients, expertly smoothing muttonchops, bikini zones, and backs with the Palomar StarLux laser.
The eponymous owner of Ana's Therapeutic Massage pursued her license in massage therapy after struggling with her own aches and pains. She believes that through massage, body pain can be relieved without painkillers or surgery. For her signature massage, she skips the oil, yet focuses on particularly painful points, calibrating each stroke to the individual client. Other massage modalities include facial massages designed to increase circulation and cranio-sacral massage that eases tension in the soft tissue and bones of the head, spine and pelvis.
The licensed therapists at OneSelf Therapy knead away muscular tension in treatment rooms accentuated by deep plum hues and bamboo. Their most intense modality is deep-tissue massage, which aims to alleviate chronic pain and release toxins through a combination of trigger-point therapy, friction, and stretching. Swedish massage aids relaxation with light-to-medium pressure, and maternity massage grants expectant mothers relief from aching joints, swelling, and stress. Therapists can also enhance massages with aromatherapy, foot scrubs, and hot stones.
For licensed massage therapist Claudia G., We Are One Massage represents a labor of love. She's been called to help people heal, she believes, through the power of massage. From her studio inside A New You Day Spa, she uses her talents to melt tension, customizing each session to her client's needs, from the music to the lighting to the strokes she uses, borrowing from various modalities and never charging extra for treating her client to a few sports massage?style stretches.