At A Tree Of Life Massage, licensed massage therapists blend an extensive menu of techniques into custom experiences to extinguish client-specific aches and pains. Therapists draw upon classic Swedish and deep-tissue techniques for every session, combining long strokes and gentle kneading to improve a client's circulation, or focusing pressure on key points along the physique to erode internal toxin buildup. Threads of less mainstream modes also weave into relaxation sessions; therapists can harmonize discordant zones in the body by stimulating reflex points in the feet, or can wake up tired tendons with heated basalt stones and a quadruple shot of espresso. Clients can unwind alone in plush, minimalist rooms, or share their hearts and massage areas with a significant other during a romantic couples session, complete with aromatherapy.
Led by Dr. Dale Richards, chiropractic physician, the doctor and technicians at Absolutely Beautiful Spa & Wellness Center administer non-invasive treatments to reduce body circumferences and create slimmer silhouettes. After a free personal assessment, Dr. Richards can recommend LipoLaser and electro body procedures to melt away fat with lasers, electric stimulation, or sappy love songs. In addition to technological procedures, a registered dietitian is available to guide clients toward healthier diets with weight-loss programs customized to individual goals.
For 17 years, Gayle Layton owned a large salon in Salt Lake City. She's since moved away from the noise of the city and into the cozy Hair, Heart & Soul Salon, a quaint brick building with a spacious porch exuding homey charm. Although she's downsized her space, she offers myriad services. Stylists snip chic coifs and apply trendy ombre color, nail techs provide pampering pedicures and adorn digits with Shellac polish and nail art, and aestheticians whisk away unwanted facial fuzz.
The multitalented staff at Utah Health and Wellness aim to cover all the bases of their clients’ beauty regimens. An aesthetician gently refurbishes faces during chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments. For a more pronounced wrinkle releaser on face-skin, experts inject Botox or iron faces on a low setting. They further along faces’ beauty with the removal of upper-lip fuzz or the application of eye-catching lash extensions. Guests can cap off spa days with mani-pedis and a round of patty-cake with the nail technician.
The workouts at Revolver Strength and Conditioning are intense, but the students have no reason to be intimidated. That's because all the exercises––be they box jumping, heavy lifting, or rope climbing––are scaled to meet the fitness levels of each individual. Expert instructors mix up the routines each day to keep muscles from reaching a plateau or wandering off altogether. They also focus on raising energy levels and encouraging community mindedness to keep students accountable to their fitness goals.
All too often, a massage studio can feel like a revolving door operation, shuffling clients in and out as quickly as possible. Not at Earth Angels Massage & Bodywork. Licensed massage therapist Erika Martin begins each session with an in-depth consultation to discuss medical history and sideline tension at its source. She then blends such techniques as Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure to promote relaxation and stimulate the immune system. Therapeutic hot stones are also available.