Believing that every person deserves to feel beautiful, Bombshell Salon & Spa's stylists and technicians perform appearance touchups for hair, skin, and nails using advanced salon formulas. The available services are approached as custom works of art enhanced by salon-quality hair products from Eufora. The salon favors Kemon hair-coloring products, which are made from a vegetable-oil-based formula that proves gentler than traditional color due to lower ammonia content. Music swirls through the main rooms of the upbeat salon, and the private treatment rooms provide seclusion for custom massages and facial waxing. Romantic crystal fixtures send prisms of light across blue-and-violet walls accented by inspirational messages, such as "You look gorgeous" and "Your SAT score does not define you."
A holistic hub for over 10 years, HMH Wellness Center coddles its clients with a wide array of spa services designed to diffuse stress and promote pulchritude. Today's tranquilizing treatment commences with the house's signature face-lift massage (a $95 value), which melts muscles with an alluringly ambrosial combination of aromatherapy, acupressure, and massage. Over the course of 30 minutes, the face, neck, shoulders, chest, upper back, and cranial dents are moved and manipulated by masterful mitts through a 21-step relaxation routine, before a vitalizing honeylift mask is applied. Patrons then receive a 30-minute therapy massage, which targets trouble by breaking up nasty knots and dispersing neighborhood hooligans (a $55 value), as well as a choice of jojoba exfoliating cleanser (a $35 value) or mandarin milk cleanser (a $25 value). Give today's Groupon as a gift to soothe a pal's sinews or to relieve stress in your mother's shoulders, reminding her of a time when you didn't exist.
Some spas can overwhelm their clients with massive lists of services, but massage therapist Michelle Beery takes a different approach at Divine Sensation Massage Studio. She has committed her practice to perfecting the art of kneading out aches and stiffness with hot-stone massages. The heated, contoured rocks relax muscles buried deep in the body and calm down recently thawed cavemen longing for the stony touch of their home time.
Dr. Deitra Hickey, owner of Serenity Health & Wellness Center, certified life coach, and licensed counselor marshals a team of trained professionals to cultivate well-being with a range of services. The spa takes a holistic approach to relaxation and health, leading yoga classes, doling out all manner of massage therapies, redirecting chi with acupressure, and disguising patients for upcoming jewel heists with facials. Inside the med spa, warm tones and dim lighting infuse a sense of calm, while babbling fountains send rivulets of relaxation through patrons.
Instructor Denise Ellis combines her background in education with her training in Hatha, Vinyasa, and Ayurveda practices to offer students a variety of yogic opportunities. Awaken muscles and joints in gentle beginner’s sessions designed to teach basic breathing techniques, fundamental poses, and advanced methods for protesting gravity. The postures that encompass the intermediate Hatha classes raise the bar for students’ disciplines as the instructor adds more poses while emphasizing proper body alignment and introducing yoga philosophies into the mix. The schedule boasts both morning and evening classes to provide students with varying lifestyles a chance to downward-dog in a socially acceptable manner.
After a motorcycle accident left his 16-year-old body injured and in pain, Douglas Schwan faced a choice that would end up defining his future. Rather than having steel rods surgically implanted in his back, he paid his first visit to a chiropractor, whose integrated, noninvasive methods left an impression on his career path as well as his body.
Fast-forward to the present day: after three decades as a chiropractor, Dr. Schwan continues to distinguish himself through publications and his daily work at Schwan Chiropractic & Acupuncture. He approaches each patient’s condition with a philosophy of integrated wellness, drawing on acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine as well as chiropractic adjustments. He often blends these techniques to ease complaints such as chronic pain and stress from working long hours in the office or as a human bridge.
In line with his holistic philosophy, Dr. Schwan sometimes employs acupuncture to help patients to lose weight, quit smoking, and fight fine lines and wrinkles with both needle and needle-free acupuncture. Face-lift acupuncture treatments stimulate acupuncture points with rubber electrodes, smoothing out complexions without the risk of surgery or the embarrassingly high-pitched voice associated with helium injections. Dr. Schwan’s embrace of modern technology extends to computerized acupuncture, which digitally charts meridians to determine the exact locations of physical ailments.
The expert staff at Pyure Salon & Spa tailor their talents to each guest with a sweeping array of massage treatments and services for hair, skin and nails. Treat tresses to a tasteful reduction with a haircut and finish ($29+), or color lovelorn locks with partial highlights ($52+). During the 45-minute ultimate french manicure, a trained specialist will relax arm paddles with a massage before shaping and polishing finger shingles and finishing with a salutary paraffin treatment ($38). Opt for a 45-minute Swedish massage, during which one of Pyure's massage therapists will eradicate muscle aches and relieve tension while kneading to the rhythm of Sweden's national anthem ($50). Or, indulge your dermis with a 35-minute minifacial ($41) or a one-hour honey sugar body polish, in which the entire body will be exfoliated with sugar, showered in hot water, and moisturized with an opulent honey-butter application ($50).