Skinsations Health & Wellness Medical Spa owner and licensed aesthetician Michelle Merrix-Gowens has assembled a team of experts to provide advanced anti-aging and wellness services. She performs organic microdermabrasions and seven types of facials with a botanical skincare line whose ingredients nourish skin and enhance the face's ability to yodel. Physicians administer wrinkle-diminishing Botox injections, a massage therapist performs hot-stone treatments or reflexology sessions, and certified thermographer and two-time breast-cancer survivor Jeanne Wilson aims to detect early signs of disease with a digital infrared thermal imaging technique.
The staff members at Living Wellness Associates practice an array of personalized health-care therapies that are designed to help prevent illness and ease pain for each patient. Operating under the belief that wellness does not mean the absence of disease alone, technicians use a variety of holistic techniques to promote relaxation and maintain well-being. Guests unload their stresses with services such as relaxation massages and aromatherapy, which awakens olfactory receptors with lavender and chamomile essential oils and eucalyptus that reenergizes clients better than napping in coffee grounds. Additional therapies include body-balancing polarity treatments, reiki and reiki drumming, and sound therapy.
At Bella Paloma Massotherapy, a duo of licensed massage therapists and reiki practitioners assuages aches with a gentle, practiced touch. Nestled in the comforting atmosphere and the soft music and lighting, clients relax as therapists target muscle pain with deep-tissue procedures, or activate relaxation and defensive play-dead reflexes with reflexology treatments. The talented massage therapists and reiki practitioners treat a wide range of conditions, from chronic pain and fatigue to fibromyalgia, with a technique born from years of personal and professional experience with such maladies.
While working toward a degree in psychology, Tabitha Kemp doubled her workload by enrolling in massage school. Her determination paid off in the form of a college degree, a massage-therapy license, and?later?a spiritual-healer license and reiki certification. Now working at Living Wellness, Kemp releases muscle knots and soothes achy areas with custom massages. Her reiki treatments help bring clients? bodies into harmony, and her coaching sessions guide people down the path toward a happier, healthier life.
Ashley Wall rarely performs the same massage twice. Instead, she adapts and improvises throughout every treatment, identifying each client's particular problem spots and then addressing these aches with specialized techniques. She can utilize modalities ranging from Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure to trigger-point therapy and reflexology, unfurling knots and relieving pain as she progresses. For an additional therapeutic boost, Ashley can also incorporate heated stones or aromatherapy, helping customers feel as relaxed as a millionaire enjoying a glass of scotch next to a money-pile fire.
The tranquil environs of Healing Hands by Sherrie take visitors on a journey, almost literally. The recently remodeled rooms inside the 2,000-square-foot, two-story facility double as an international tour?the lobby is decorated to resemble a South African rainforest, and other chambers transport clients to a variety of destinations with Chinese, Indian, Brazilian and Native American themes. There, staff members administer soothing massages, perform steam herbal treatments, and detoxify clients with wrap-less body wraps. Healing Hands by Sherrie has expanded an additional 1,400 square feet and will be adding a fondue cafe later in the year catering to couples, and spa parties or just for fun!