Surrounded by leafy green plants, the treatment table at the Radiant: Massage Therapy and Integrative Wellness cushions visitors as a therapist combines stress-relieving bodywork with fundamental meditative techniques. This holistic emphasis stems from the owner's extensive massage training and his adherence to harmonizing zen and Shambhala Buddhist philosophies. During massages, he employs Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to knead organic oils and lotions into musculature, either promoting circulation or coaxing out muscle-bound toxins. The therapist encourages clients to focus on their breathing throughout the session, which leaves them as calm as a hibernating triceratops.
Though Cutera, Cynosure, and Candela may sound like viable names for newly discovered planets, they're actually brands of medical-grade lasers. Still, their wavelengths achieve feats that were once under science fiction's umbrella—zapping away blemishes and unwanted hair from the dermal landscape. The certified technicians and medical personnel at Velvet Effect Lasers have mastered this high-tech arsenal; their machines can shrink spider veins, clear away acne, and tighten wrinkles through the power of light and heat, often allowing clients to return to work immediately after their appointments. The staff acquaints clients with potential treatments during thorough consultations. They even allow them to experience the lasers' effects firsthand, isolating a small section of skin for a test-patch that shows how gentle the beam feels.
In addition to administering focused remedies for rosacea, uneven skin texture, and fine lines, the technicians can combine their laser services into customized packages. For example, a three-step approach includes pulsed light PhotoGenesis sessions, anti-aging Laser Genesis procedures, and further tightening with Titan equipment, which can reduce sagging around the face and abdomen without training both lips and navels to smile indefinitely. The center's menu features non-laser treatments as well; Botox and other dermal fillers help fade facial creases, and skincare products from Obagi exfoliate and pamper pores.