Herbal poultices, warm oils, and energy balancing aren’t the tools of a typical spa, but at Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Center they’re a primary defense against stress and discomfort. The doctors, one of whom has studied ayurvedic medicine since childhood, take a holistic approach to health and happiness. They use herbs relied on by the ayurvedic method for thousands of years and believe that the natural remedies without side effects can help assuage a vast range of medical and emotional concerns. Traditional treatments include pouring thin streams of warm oil onto foreheads to reduce stress, opening pores with steam baths, and producing giggles with acupressure massage.
The term Ayurveda is a compound of the Sanskrit words for "life" and "science," and its practice draws from an ancient and established tradition of keeping humans in harmony with the world around them. At Kerala Ayurveda, licensed practitioners opt for natural products and noninvasive procedures, instead of surgeries and cybernetic implants. Some of the traditional treatments offered include pouring a thin stream of warm natural oils onto the forehead to reduce stress, opening pores with steam baths, and refreshing the whole body with acupressure massage. They nurture both mind and body with various Ayurvedic therapies, including oil massages, poultices, steam baths, and relaxation techniques.
Repeat clients at FlowerChild's Studio Salon know when they come into the salon that they'll be met with a glass of wine and warm greetings. Of course, the complimentary drinks aren't the only reason customers keep coming back; it's cutting-edge owner and stylist Johari Mills. Based on client needs, Ms. Mills takes to her arsenal of beautifying methods, which include organic, all-natural, and chemical-based products. She also offers services that go beyond cuts and coloring, with extensions, keratin treatments, and custom wig making.
The cosmetologists at Pro Clips Hair & Beauty Salon refresh noodle-rinds by subjecting dermal debris to a one-hour litany of treatments. During the deep-cleaning facial, technicians scrub façades free of dullness and dead skin cells before a gentle round of extractions expunges pores of burnt-out light bulbs. The facial's namesake treatment then swoops in to thoroughly cleanse the complexion and help prevent future breakouts. Next, visages find nourishment under a specially blended mask, and a hand, scalp, and shoulder massage obliterates below-the-surface tension. Those opting for the herbal facial receive all of the deep-cleaning facial's services in addition to herbal elements that work to clear blemishes and add flavor to face-top hibachi grills.
A 2012 pick for The Knot’s Best of Weddings, Fashion Face beautifies brides, bridesmaids, or wedding crashers for their big day with hairstyling and professional makeup services that include 16-hour foundations and tattoo cover-ups. Branching out beyond weddings, the salon also enhances everyday beauty with cuts and colors from experienced stylists and deep-cleansing facials that exfoliate and moisturize the skin. Custom airbrush tanning provides a natural-looking bronze without harsh chemicals or exposure to UV rays. Technicians apply the botanical solution by hand, adding darker hues to specific areas to create the look of a more toned physique.
Licensed therapists at Awesome Massage & Spa urge tight muscles to release their tension during massage sessions. Meanwhile, other staffers help prepare concerned parents to sneak into their kids’ proms unnoticed with services designed to summon more youthful appearances, such as body wraps and facials.
Dr. Kurte Shepherd, the licensed podiatrist of Elite FootCare of Texas, Inc., draws from nine years of experience to treat all types of foot ailments. He uses a variety of methods to alleviate pain caused by Achilles tendon or arthritis, and also performs cosmetic treatments such as laser toenail fungus removal or hyperhydrosis therapy to combat excessive sweating.