Mind, Body & Flow was voted one of the best new businesses in the East Valley Tribune's Best of the East Valley 2011 awards for harnessing the body’s innate ability to bring itself into balance. As you step into their 1,700-square-foot facility, the deep-red walls of the reception area and clean, spa-like treatment rooms invite rejuvenating relaxation.
The crew also combats stress and physical maladies with a repertoire of holistically minded treatments, including infrared-sauna sessions, nutritional programs, and body wraps, whose infrared rays can help clients relax, reduce fat, and alleviate pain and joint stiffness. Deft massage therapists deploy various forms of massage to calm the autonomic nervous system, enabling clients to play Operation for hours without flinching. Recently, Mind, Body, & Flow has expanded its service scope to include chiropractic care and functional medicine, which work in tandem to align the body, detoxify it, and promote healing. By integrating such treatments, clients achieve inner balance while combating underlying obstacles blocking their path to total wellness.
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.
The staff at The Body Shop Massage & Day Spa promotes both inward wellness and outward beauty. Aestheticians use mostly natural ingredients to leave skin on the face or body smoother and more youthful than a freshly shaven stegosaurus. Licensed massage therapists employ five types of modalities to relieve tension and stress. Clients find inner balance during acupuncture treatments and hypnotherapy sessions, which help break unhealthy habits such as smoking, overeating, or sleeping on a bed of hot coals. The lobby area welcomes guests with candle sconces and a pleasing mix of modern and vintage-style décor.
Aesthetician Summerr Reyna doesn’t focus on pampering her clients. Rather, the owner of GlamSkin takes a results-oriented approach to reversing sun damage, fine lines, and dehydrated skin. But her treatments aren’t meant to be uncomfortable either. Summerr uses a gentle touch when massaging skin-care products into the epidermis during custom facials and removing body hair with Nufree Botanicals. Even her most advanced treatment, micro-phototherapy, works to minimize discomfort while a combination of heat and light enters the skin, aiming to stimulate collagen production.
Both women and men turn to one of Madison Avenue Salon & Day Spa's four locations when they need treatments capable of instilling relaxation while rejuvenating looks. In the spa, massage therapists extract tension with hands and hot stones and aestheticians apply nutrient-rich Dermalogica products that hydrate the skin. The salon side of their operation boasts a large team of stylists, who keep current on both office-ready and avant-garde looks with continuing education from Redken.
Licensed aesthetician and massage therapist Sigita Wendorf leads the staff at The Body Shop Day Spa in crafting spa treatments more relaxing than a lullaby duet by Yanni and Enya. Several massage modalities, including reiki and reflexology, relieve muscle tension, while facial and body treatments soothe skin. A fireplace in the waiting room casts shadows on vases full of blossoms, and throughout the spa, the walls showcase images from nature, such as fog-obscured trees and beach turtles playing Marco Polo.