Since the beginning of time, massage's many benefits have been no secret. Phil at New Beginnings Massage aspires to blend ancient and contemporary techniques to tend to each client's unique needs—whether he is relieving clients' stress or aches caused by fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, or thinking about math. Phil's methods—from deep-tissue massage's targeted tissue manipulation to trigger-point therapy's unlacing of knotty nerve centers—are as varied as the illnesses he treats.
The Dream Body's wraps envelop clients in a warm embrace of Dead Sea salt, algae, jojoba oil, and minerals from the Mojave Desert. The wraps help clients lose inches, shrinking fat cells and eliminating toxins in the body. They also come in scents such as lavender, rose, or coconut.
After working in salons for more than 16 years, Amy Valentour decided it was time to open her own—Valentour's Hair Boutique. She beautifies her guests with a variety of haircare, including cuts for men, women, and kids; color and highlights; and perms and styles. For her coloring services, Amy uses Framesi, an Italian creme color line. Along with haircare, she also provides facial waxing.
Massage therapist Brenda Ghantous believes her hands are much more than mere body parts. "They are my art brush, my musical instrument, and my expression of love," she explains. Ghantous has channeled her lifelong love for people into a career in massage therapy. Through her varied kneading techniques, she helps her clients release stress, reduce muscle aches, and reconnect with themselves more naturally than mailing themselves a copy of the holiday newsletter detailing their year's highlights.
A haircut isn?t just a haircut for stylist Lauren. She starts off each appointment learning her clients? grooming routine, face shape, and hair type to create the most flattering looks. Then she gets to work, snipping off split ends and adding any desired layers or bangs. For those clients who'd prefer longer hair instead, Lauren sews in weaves. To change up hair colors, she mixes dye in classic blond or turquoise hues that pepper locks with face-framing highlights, and Lauren also offers keratin treatments that smooth frizzy and curly hair.
Image House, Inc. dedicated itself to hair restoration in 1961, and the staff’s goal hasn’t wavered since. The center’s hair-replacement specialists meet with men and women to discover the causes of their hair loss so they can better formulate a solution. Their multi-therapeutic program includes low-level laser therapy performed with an FDA-approved device. Its rays boost blood flow to follicles, delivering nutrients so the hair can grown healthier and stronger, and hair lost in the last two to three years can be stimulated to regrow.