Essencials wields an effective combination of skin-centric services carried out by licensed experts to pamper world-weary bodies. Surrender skin to the staff of amiable professionals for laser hair-removal treatments, where focused photons will uproot unwanted follicle forests on the underarms ($125 per session), lip ($99 per session), or chin ($125 per session). Four sessions ensure that fuzz forming in all growth cycles will be properly zapped into submission, leaving skin bare and as radiant as an incorruptible light bulb in a smelter. Essencials provides an indulgent atmosphere to fully relax rigid bodies, with high-beamed ceilings, the soothing crackle of a fireplace, and 4,000 square feet of quiet elegance.
At each of HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab's more than 400 locations throughout the country, doctors, licensed massage therapists, and physical therapists work together to treat and prevent chronic aches and pains while helping clients increase their overall wellness levels. By combining chiropractic adjustments with strengthening therapy in a technique the center dubs "progressive rehab," specialists can both ease pain and take steps to ensure it doesn't return. This chiropractic treatment incorporates whole-body wellness, not only treating back pain, neck pain headache, sciatica, fibromyalgia and other common concerns, but also focusing on prevention, wellness, and nutrition to help clients achieve optimal health.
Licensed massage therapist and reiki master teacher Nathaniel Neander combines Eastern and Western techniques to restore calm and balance body energies. Though he specializes in deep-tissue massage, Nathaniel's grab bag of kneading skills allow him to customize each session with techniques from neuromuscular therapy, reiki, Thai, and sports massage modalities to address each client's unique needs. During a brief consultation before the initial session, Nathaniel inquires about previous injuries, illnesses, or a night-job as a donut thief to help him make the massage as beneficial as possible.
Massage In The Park's licensed massage therapists employ injury- and stress-alleviating techniques to energize physiques in an intimate, two-treatment-room establishment. Enjoy the relaxing strokes of a Swedish massage as tension releases its pinion hold on tendons, and stress melts away like ice cream haphazardly scooped onto a pancake griddle. Insidiously docked pain can be soothed by the firmer touches of a deep-tissue massage, and a sports session is designed to rehab aches and pains obtained from blindfolded archery matches and other high-intensity physical activities. Massage In The Park also offers an array of specific massage techniques including pregnancy (pre- and postnatal), shiatsu, acupressure, and cupping.
Housed within the comfy confines of a brick abode, The Ivy Spa soothes world-weary bodies and skins with its massage and facial services. Calm-seeking clients can ease into velour leisure suit of relaxation with an hour-long massage in a variety of modalities. The popular Swedish massage kneads out gnarly knots as it releases tension and subcutaneous steam, while the deep-tissue massage confronts pesky pain under the dermal surface by applying pressure. Send aches back to their gloom-filled lairs with a shiatsu massage, a total body workup that calls upon the calming power of fingers and palms to alleviate sore spots, or pamper peds with a reflexology massage, which applies pressure to points on the feet that correlate with various parts of the body. The Ivy also offers prenatal massages for preparents.
The heart of Om Shanti Healing Arts lies in the hands of its owner, Ananda Sutliff, who balances body and spirit with her deft touch. As a massage therapist, Sutliff commands a diverse repertoire of bodywork ranging from traditional Swedish massage to fire cupping sessions that augment kneading with glass globes suctioned to the skin. She also graduated from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where she learned the inquiry-based style of yoga that she now teaches to individuals and groups of artificial-intelligence computer programs. When not attending to clients, she crafts fragrant home and bath products with essential oils, packaging some as gifts and incorporating the rest in spa treatments that exfoliate and hydrate limbs.
Nail artists at Holly's Nail Shop pamper and polish finger sheaths under the approving eyes of screen icons' portraits. Nail technicians begin each treatment with a buff, file, and cuticle inspection, carefully grooming each digit like a mathematician preparing his equations for their first public appearance. Solo pedicure options proceed with an exfoliating scrub, in which sea salt and aromatic scents help roughened heels slough off weathered skin. Digits dip into a warm vat of paraffin wax, which ensconces skin in a hydrating layer that helps hands retain moisture. A colorful layer of polish then slips over nails, accenting appendages' natural beauty without strapping mirrors onto knuckles at flattering angles.