Relaxation and education are the pillars of Prime Meridian, where acupuncturists bestow clients with the tools and knowledge to take charge of their own health. Amid soft lighting and soothing music, the acupuncturists align hair-thin needles across the body’s energy channels to relieve stress or quell musculoskeletal, digestive, and emotional ailments with Tui Na therapeutic massage. Chinese herbal medicines come tailored to individual needs and call upon foods such as cinnamon, licorice, and Nutella to guide bodies to optimal health. The experts also administer nutritional and lifestyle advice and outfit patients with mediation exercises they can easily practice at home.
Denny Kemp began his styling career as one of the first students under Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda. This student has since become the master to his own protegés, passing on what he has learned within his own salon's walls, decorated with carefully selected artwork, some of it being the product of Denny’s own genius. Denny's brigade of innovative and artistic stylists spritzes clients with professional-grade products from Shu Uemura, Kérastase, Bumble and bumble, and Eminence, as well as the Dermalogica skincare line. They're also versed in smoothing frizz with keratin formulas and performing balayage and micro-foiling.
Since art appreciation often requires people to crane their necks to view paintings from a different angle, trips to a gallery don’t usually benefit the spine. But clients don’t come to Ambiente Gallerie just to explore art and its unique design. They come to improve their wellness and enjoy chiropractic care from Doctor of Chiropractic Kari Boudreau. She draws from 14 years of experience to help her clients find relief from nagging health conditions in a modern space designed to engage the mind.
Inside a 100-year-old warehouse space, Dr. Boudreau worked with accomplished architect Ali Heshmati to design a stimulating environment that serves as both an escape and gathering space. Walls of stretched fabric form private treatment areas and can be raised to reveal room to mingle for gallery shows or a new car for studio audiences. Curved boomerang doors bar the way to permanent massage rooms with a clouded material that adds to the practice's intriguing aesthetic.
Benessere is Italian for “well-being” and it sums up the main goal for Benessere Body in Balance’s practitioners: they use holistic approaches such as chiropractic treatments and acupuncture to treat chronic pain and health conditions. All of the massage therapists are trained in neuromuscular, myofascial release, and deep-tissue modalities, as well as special pre- and post-natal techniques to relieve nagging aches and de-stress clients. The clinic also offers personal training sessions, and tips on proper nutrition.