Licensed chiropractor Rob Marvenko sees the body as a single, harmonious entity. Each component affects the function of all the others, as in a delicate ecosystem or the mosh pit at a Slayer concert. Marvenko's hands-on techniques reflect this holistic view of the body. During neuromuscular-reeducation sessions for soft-tissue injuries, he reinforces the nerve signals for functional movement by use of repetitive motions and muscle stimulation. Through the Chiropractic Biophysics technique, he focuses on normalizing posture and spinal curvature. In addition to bringing spines and nervous systems back into balance, he and the clinic's massage therapist practice hydrotherapy massage and physical therapy.
TrackStar Wellness Spa's cadre of dedicated therapists sets clients afloat on a lazy river of relaxation, their soothing services bolstered by spa amenities such as on-site showers, complimentary water, and relaxing music. Strive to hydrate and rejuvenate dry, cracked skin with a full-body scrub. Epidermal deserts are first treated to a dry brush exfoliation that whisks away dead skin cells, as well as microscopic tumbleweeds and cartoon roadrunners. An organic body butter is then applied to the skin. Guests can choose from five different scents for their treatment, including ginger, lemongrass, and green tea. Following the scrub, bodies are kneaded with a Swedish massage that uses long, flowing strokes to relax exhausted muscles. Tired tootsies can opt for the Thai foot-reflexology option, which applies precise thumb and finger pressure to reflex points on the feet that may correspond to different parts of the body. Through these anatomical connections, foot reflexology can help improve circulation, stimulate toxin removal, and silence toes' incessant squeals for roast beef.
Seoul Spa introduces visitors to the healing traditions of the Korean jjimjilbang, or sauna, including stone-clad pools of cleansing warm water and soothing, herbal remedies.
The sauna detoxifies and cleanses bodies with nature-based healing services for women, or with specially constructed rooms for all visitors, such as the himalayan salt room??made with calcium-packed pink salt rock??the oxygen-rich wood-charcoal room, or the refreshing ice room. Dips in herb-infused waters make guests feel like pampered royalty, while video game sessions on PCs allow visitors to step away from the spa, unless they play a spa war game.
After sweating in the sauna or building up muscle in the fitness center, visitors can replenish themselves at the restaurant. Low tables and cushy pillows invite diners to sit cross-legged on the floor, a perfect posture for enjoying cool glasses of bubble tea and fruit smoothies or bowls of udon and ramen.
Rooted in the belief that massage is an essential aspect of good health, the therapists at The Art of Bodywork aim to make it accessible and affordable to all their clients. Better circulation is just one of the potential benefits from integrated and hot stone massage, which can also alleviate stress, pain, and worries about the muscles on your back you can never directly look at. The team also provides a unique type of relaxing massage called fassage, in which an aesthetician combines a facial and full bodywork into one soothing experience.
At Neha Threading Salon & Spa, Neha Gupta, a threading specialist and licensed cosmetologist who's worked in India and the United States for 18 years, leads a team of experienced aestheticians, technicians, and stylists. She invites customers to unwind and relax with a wide range of beautifying and soothing spa and salon services. Threading and waxing remove unwanted hair, sculpting brows along the way. Custom facial treatments cleanse pores and exfoliate complexions, rejuvenating them for another day in public or one final staring contest with the mirror. Full-body massages use modalities such as deep tissue or hot stones to alleviate aches or pains, whereas hair and nail services tend to heads, fingers, and toes.
It's not a magic trick—at least not in the way TV and movies have portrayed it for years. But for certified hypnotist Maureen V. Meehan, the mind is surprisingly capable of pulling off all-manner of physiological and psychological magic once its in a deep state of relaxation. It's at that time when she can help clients stop smoking, lose weight, or sleep better—and that's just the start of the habits, phobias, and issues she helps clients overcome.
After easing clients into a state of hypnosis—something she says the mind does on its own at least twice a day—she begins to help her clients discover their motivations and the triggers for unwanted behaviors. Together, and usually over the course of about five sessions, she and her clients overcome the obstacles standing in the way of changing those behaviors. As a licensed health care professional, her only goal is to enhance well-being. To ensure that her clients receive only the best care, she re-certifies annually through The National Guild of Hypnotists.