Inside a tiled sanctuary, puffs of perfumed steam swim through the air, hovering just above the surface of a Japanese soaking tub. This is no ordinary bathtub. It’s the site of Fusion LifeSpa’s curative bath, a treatment that helps clients unwind in tinctures of hot mustard, spicy ginger, or lavender. Inspired by holistic Asian medicine and therapeutic European techniques, services such as curative baths embody Fusion LifeSpa’s eclectic influences.
In the front waiting area, staff members welcome clients with warm cups of organic green tea, a fitting complement to the spa’s feng shui decor. Inside the treatment rooms, European spa treatments—such as massages and facials—contrast Asian-inspired services, including the jasmine facial mask, which makes use of the spa's proprietary skincare line. Other services, such as a footbath inspired by a Moroccan hammam, cleanse the body with natural assistance from organic coffee, tangerines, and figs. And for holistic care, the spa’s acupuncture services can realign energy lines faster than an electrician trained in heart surgery.
ASAP Therapeutic Massage & Myotherapy’s therapists stay true to their center’s name, taking a fast-acting approach to pain relief with massages that help myofascial aches from chronic and acute pains from day-to-day life. Though they’ve been around since 1985, the staff needs only an hour or two to treat each client with gliding Swedish strokes or a targeted sports massage designed to improve flexibility. Therapists take pride in doing things the old-fashioned way, taking time to make sure every muscle gets the attention it deserves. For a hard-to-find massage experience, try the center’s specialty trigger-point myotherapy, which tackles myofascial aches and heals necks sore from painful 360-degree rotations. ASAP boasts a staff including multiple therapists and a full time receptionist, organizing the appointments in their four fully-equipped treatment rooms.
At Out on A Limb Massage, visitors can shed stress while smoothing out back tension with their choice of a 90-minute deep-tissue or relaxation massage or a CranioSacral Therapy session that lasts up to two hours. Performed by massage therapist Cheryl Martin, each massage modality helps melt away accumulated stress. A deep-tissue massage ($105) uses focused stimulation to treat high-stress areas and results in a balanced body, and a relaxation massage ($105) uses smooth, flowing strokes to improve circulation, range of movement, and relieve muscular tension. CranioSacral Therapy ($125) allows fully clothed participants to strengthen their natural healing mechanism with extremely light-touch stimulation during a session that lasts up to two hours. Along with healing physically, customers will be able to recharge mentally and emotionally while relaxing in Out on A Limb's serene, welcoming atmosphere. Jettison invasive stress from your soul ship with today’s side deal to Out on A Limb Massage.
Ideal Glow combines science and nature during holistic, technology-based aesthetic treatments. The team—which includes a naturopathic physician consultant, nurse practitioner, medical aesthetician, and neuromuscular therapist—specializes in harnessing the power of microcurrent technology. The staff uses low-level electrical currents to perform services including body sculpting and muscle rejuvenation, facial skin tightening, and cellulite reduction. The clinical crew can even use the technology to alleviate stress via transcranial microcurrent therapy, which stimulates brain waves to mimic a pattern that induces deep relaxation and the ability to psychically silence temperamental car alarms.
Other advanced, noninvasive techniques include Ultra-tone body shaping: a needle-free technique that uses an electric current to increase collagen and elastin production. The staff also targets fat and cellulite with the potent topical ingredients of heat-based body wraps.
Dr. Lisa Verna practices chiropractic at Conscious Living Clinic, an alternative health-care facility. She excels in functional endocrinology, a holistic approach to hormonal issues, as well as functional neurology, a discipline that explores the interplay between the nervous system and environment. Applying her expertise in these areas, she zeroes in on the source of health problems and develops personalized treatment plans. Her healing methods are natural and non-medicinal. She favors infrared-sauna treatments for detoxification, chiropractic massage for chronic aches, and spinal adjustments for backbones that look like S, the letter of the day.