A physical therapy and holistic health center, Balance for Wellness, Inc. uses hands-on, personalized care to help each client escape the grips of chronic pain. The practitioners use varied techniques depending on each client’s specific needs, recommending infrared-sauna sessions for detoxification and weight loss and reiki therapy for energy imbalances in humans, pets, and unstable nuclear reactors.
At Charm Salon & Boutique, Laurie Weber, a licensed massage therapist focuses on chronic pain, stress, and injury. Laurie has long been devoted to helping others heal. As an adult, she became interested in holistic therapies, earning the status of reiki master in 2008 and incorporating meditation into her own routine.
Today, Laurie offers several modalities, from hot-stone and Swedish massage to reflexology—all in an effort to pamper you and provide another chance to defend your status as top break-dancer this side of the Cuyahoga River. Many of Laurie’s clients claim her techniques not only help with physical aches, but with emotional well-being, too.
Candles flicker inside the marble fireplace, sending droplets of light into the colonial revival–style home, built in the 1920s, that houses Quintana’s Barber & Dream Spa. Hardwood floors and tan leather seating compose a warm color palette, and WiFi—installed by the ghost of the original architect—keeps busy guests connected. After appointment reminders land in their email inboxes, clients step into the earth-toned sanctuary for services ranging from basic mani-pedis and beard trims to all-day spa excursions. Guests pluck from a menu of massages, facials, waxing, and haircare, and such treatments are combined in packages for individuals and couples.
Quintana's soothing sanctuary doesn't just speak for itself. Patrons banded together to vote the salon into CityVoter's top five for Best Barber in 2009 and Best Manicure and Pedicure in 2009 and 2010. The spa's acclaim page also spotlights press recognition of Friendliest Staff, Best-Looking Storefront, and Most Helpful Combs.
After moving to South Carolina to attend Sherman College of Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Katie Supik Resick returned to her native northern Pittsburgh and opened Optimal Health & Wellness Chiropractic Center. There, she and her staff help alleviate all types of pain, including those from injuries and conditions. Because no two patients are alike, treatment plans can include chiropractic adjustments, nutritional counseling, fitness routines, massage therapy, or a combination of each.
As the name implies, Silverfox Massage & Crafts has not one but two raisons d'etre. Primarily, muscles are assuaged of their aches and tension with seven types of massages, ranging from Swedish to myofascial release massage with optional hand paraffin dips. But it's more than just untying knotted muscles and retying them into decorative bows; Silverfox also offers goodies such as genuine handmade, hand-sewn leather bags and hand-painted notebooks, whose ring- or cord-bound covers guard journal entries and Game Boy cheat codes in more than 30 designs.
Relaxationz Massage and Wellness offers massages of all kinds. From a 20- or- 30-minute kneading of the neck, head, and shoulders to a 90-minute full-body massage, massage therapists can accommodate just about any schedule. They offer a variety of modalities as well, including hot stone, sports, Thai herbal, and myofascial release. Relaxationz Massage and Wellness also offers body treatments, such as seaweed wraps and aromatherapy, and holistic treatments, such as reiki.