Mary White believes in the power of movement to rehabilitate both bodies and minds. As an alternative health expert who has been practicing for almost 20 years, she relies on an integration of yoga, massage, and water movement therapy to put clients on the path to wellness. Her programs are entirely inclusive, welcoming yoga beginners to experience the same restorative poses that have benefitted athletes and irreparably tangled acrobat pairs.
Inside the studio, a blend of styles—including Kundalini, Bikram, and Vinyasa flow—merge with Pilates and muscle-specific stretches. The combination of motion-based techniques works to combat pain and recurring ailments as it hones enough mental focus to defuse a bomb while stressed out by the fact that you’re in a cartoon in the first place. Mary strives to dispense her teachings to walk-in students as well as specific therapy groups, including Alzheimer's patients and single women in need of support.
Beyond boasting a national research award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and receiving invitations to lecture on the national circuit, Dr. Thomas Funcik holds the prestigious honor of having been chosen by several major pharmaceutical companies to teach the age-reversing techniques of Botox, Dysport, Restylane, and Sculptra to other doctors. Excelling in reconstructive surgery for the nose, face, eyes, and scalp, he also helps faces to avoid the knife with cosmetic skin treatments, including injections, which are personally performed by Dr. Funcik, that fill out fine lines and help to mask scars and chemical peels that use alpha-hydroxy acids to shed damaged skin cells and restore the skin's original childish sense of wonderment. Dr. Funcik is double board-certified and also serves as an assistant professor.
The Mango Spa House's crack team of massage therapists and facial specialists lavishes the mind and body with a wide array of services such as waxing, reflexology massages, and facials. From the forehead to the feet, waxologists eliminate unwanted tufts, clearing away fuzz from the legs and bikini area for women and the chest and man-tini area for men. Aestheticians harness microcurrent technology for body-sculpting and facial treatments, whereas massage therapists mend musculatures with hand-applied Swedish, trigger-point, or reflexology kneadings that soothe away stress left over from a job interview's bomb-defusing section. The Mango Spa House also partners with local practitioners who come in to perform everything from acupuncture to detox massages.
Facelogic Spa's aestheticians sit clients down in zero-gravity chairs, then revitalize their visages with custom facials. They deliver these refreshing treatments in private rooms awash in shades of sea and sky. The team lavishes skin with products such as Dermalogica, Eminence Organics, and Youngblood mineral makeups, and guests can replenish their home beauty arsenals with wares from the lobby's shelves. Aestheticians customize the steps of eight Elite facials to pinpoint particular trouble zones, and staff members also wax away excess fuzz from women and men alike, leaving skin smoother than James Bond drenched in butter.
Claudia's aesthetician training began miles away from Charleston in her native country of Brazil, where she studied Health Education at Anhembi University and worked at spas throughout São Paulo. She brings her firsthand expertise in Brazilian waxing and beauty treatments to each of her five spas, administering a variety of waxing services along with various body treatments, facials, endermologie treatments, and massages. She and her fellow aestheticians also offer threading and sugaring treatments that remove hair without relying on wax. Her passions have driven her to open a network of spas located in North Charleston, James Island, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, and Columbia.
Licensed massage therapist Jeffrey Lundergan induces relaxation at Ancient Earth Therapy using ten different types of massage. Sports massage tweaks the traditional Swedish formula to address athletic injury and increase range of motion, stone massage relies on hot river stones to penetrate deep into sore spots, and shiatsu involves the use of fingers, thumbs, and palms to restore the body’s energy meridians.