When ABC 11 broadcasted a feature on licensed massage therapist and trainer Jeff Wooten, they likened him to a car mechanic. That’s because of the way that he “tunes up” patients with massage therapy and fitness training at The Body Mechanic, restoring bodies to peak performance and patching up their malfunctioning radiators. In his efforts to relieve tension and pain, he uses massage modalities that range from soothing Swedish kneading to strength-stretching massages that loosen every major joint in the body. Patrons can also attend Dynamic Power Training classes that combine kung fu, calisthenics, and yoga for therapeutic workouts.
Though their specialties may differ, the aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists at Perfect Impact Salon & Spa share a few things in common. Chief among these are a concern for their clients’ comfort and a focus on results-oriented treatments. Before clearing skin with acne facials or reducing the appearance of fine lines with glycolic peels, the aestheticians analyze skin to ensure that it will respond well to the treatment. Similarly, the spa’s hair-removal specialists let their clients choose between two techniques—threading and waxing—that cater to different areas of the body and levels of sensitivity. Though beauty may be skin deep, Perfect Impact’s menu of services extends to the body’s inner systems. The spa’s experienced massage therapists soothe muscles with Swedish and deep-tissue strokes and launch tennis balls at backs to break up adhesions during rehabilitative sports massages.
The Wax And Relax Room's head aesthetician draws on more than 13 years of experience when skillfully waxing away unwanted hair from her clients? faces and bodies. During waxing sessions, she creates smooth legs, backs, and arms, and artfully shapes dynamic eyebrows for men, women, and Mr. Potato Heads plagued with only a bushy eyebrow clip-on. She also specializes in keeping women's bikini lines tidy, and when she is not waxing, she pampers guests with a roster of facial treatments that includes glycolic peels, seaweed facials, and microdermabrasion.
Dr. Lanford Peck has had as much success as you would expect of an Ivy League med-school grad. Since earning his degree from Yale School of Medicine and completing his residency training at Yale Hospital, the board-certified doctor has accumulated more than 12 years of practice experience and has ascended to the position of owner and medical director of Laser Aesthetics and Liposuction. Along with his team of medical aestheticians and permanent-makeup artist Lynn Keenan, Dr. Peck makes a point to learn about cosmetic technologies as they emerge. His philosophy is the same one that inspired Nietzsche to take up cardio kickboxing: the better you look, the better you feel.
The selection of treatments available at the center is vast. Microdermabrasion, peels, and lasers resurface complexions with varying degrees of intensiveness, sometimes to diminish acne scarring and sometimes to restore a dewy glow. Patients can play up their favorite features with lip augmentation, permanent makeup, or lash-fortifying Latisse, or they can cause hair and spider veins to wither in the glow of specially designed lasers. Laser liposuction is also available to reduce fat and enhance figures.
Stroll the halls of Youthologie Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine and you'll come across walls of reclaimed brick, shelves of salvaged wood, and eco-resin doors. It's fitting that the LEED-certified facility does just as much to preserve the environment as it does to preserve youth, with board-certified surgeon Dr. Lisa Hogan at its helm.
Dr. Hogan has spent more than 13 years practicing anti-aging medicine, and her clinic's services reflect that fact. Her customized facials rely on organic products to combat acne and control pigments, and her peels improve uneven textures and eradicate sun damage. Her other treatments range from laser hair and vein removal to hormonal balancing programs, which consist of nutritional advice and hormone prescriptions based on lab analyses. Dr. Hogan is also a recognized expert in permanent lip enhancement.
Dedicated to keeping both patrons and the planet looking beautiful, Eco Friendly Beauty Bar strives, like Kermit the Frog's wardrobe, to be 90% green?a feat that earned it recognition on ABC 11. Nontoxic and natural products form the foundation of the salon's services, which include everything from spray tans to hairstyles kept clean with vegan shampoo. Under the glow of repurposed chandeliers, Eco Friendly Beauty Bar's staff members make good on their commitment to a smaller carbon footprint by wearing only narrow-width shoes as they shuffle atop recycled-cardboard flooring, serving complimentary sips of green wine in glasses that are recycled or repurposed from wine bottles. The bright, full-service salon crafted its chic aesthetic using furniture rescued from thrift stores, including bubbling fountains and an antique sewing table, and shelves proudly display chemical-free makeup, bamboo hairbrushes, and locally made skincare products available for purchase.