The fire-truck-red brick exterior of Mane Attractions Hair Studio invites heads of hair for remodeling within a spacious, studio-style salon. Keeping faces fuzz-free, the full face wax takes approximately 15 minutes to lift frizzies from their roots, leaving the kisser as smooth and hairless as a baby computer. The mélange of high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and hardwood flooring imbue the studio with an artfully modern ambiance akin to a gallery or a trend-setting elephant's house.
Doctor of Chiropractic Mike Nemastil of LifeStyle Chiropractic gets his kicks relieving chronic pain and helping elderly patients walk again. Since he graduated from Life Chiropractic College, he's accumulated 15 years of experience and is certified in the Webster technique by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. When Dr. Mike isn't adjusting spines or treating migraines, he collaborates with his staff massage therapist—who offers deep-tissue, Swedish, and hot-stone massage—to devise client-specific treatment plans and cool secret handshakes.
As a child, Hardin Field V spent his formative years working on a farm in his native Kentucky. The challenging work and constant exposure to the outdoors instilled in him a love for physical health and nature, two passions he combines in his practice at Stream Point Acupuncture. Hardin, now a licensed acupuncturist, joins up with Andrea Johnston to help foster health and well-being without drugs or invasive treatments. As a certified practitioner with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Andrea believes in promoting harmony within her clients, guiding them towards the pain-free states of enlightenment that typically happen as one deeply relaxes or listens to Gordon Lightfoot sing about his childhood blanket.
At Mosaic Massage Center, licensed therapists pamper patients while providing nuanced bodywork that fortifies the entire body. Hailing from the Lexington Healing Arts Academy, the Mosaic team of therapists lavishes treatment on muscles through soothing Swedish sessions and targeted deep-tissue therapy. Held in quiet, comfortable treatment rooms, bodywork sessions stir up a ripple of benefits, including increased dopamine levels, improved range of motion, and a stronger connection between body and mind.
First educated in her home country of Romania, Dr. Saxman came to America with her husband, continuing her pursuit of knowledge at the School of Medicine, University of California. There, she found a staff of professors as interested as she was in alternative treatments, and began to study acupuncture and herbal remedies. With her practice—Acupuncture-Integrative Medicine, LLC—now established in Lexington, she blurs the line between Western doctoring and traditional Chinese medicine. She assists clients with weight loss, anti-aging, musculoskeletal therapy, and, of course, acupuncture.
Owner and licensed massage therapist Glorimar Rivera helps clients relax and eases their pain with a variety of massage modalities, including Swedish and deep-tissue massages. Chair massages provide a quick pick-me-up in a 10- to 15-minute session and are particularly helpful for workaholics and people who constantly mistake piles of empty printer cartridges for their office chairs. As a certified massage-cupping practitioner, Glorimar can also include cupping and a thermal-palms massage with any one-hour massage.