Nailing a job interview, taking a spiritual retreat, and heading out for a night with friends—these disparate activities all work to boost one’s Oola. Fun to say and satisfying to achieve, you attain Oola when several core factors of your life are thriving. Oola might mean that you’re feeling good about your fitness level, finances, career, faith, or relationship with your family, friends, and ant-farm residents. The folks at Oola hope to boost Oola levels nationwide by helping their clients map out their life’s goals and how they will go about achieving them. The service also boosts Oola quotients by introducing their members to cool businesses and offering discounts on services including massages, fitness, and mani-pedis.
At Dynamic Chiropractic, patients meet with Doctor of Chiropractic Kimberly O’Gorman Raby, a graduate of Life University who specializes in Diversified, Thompson, and Activator adjustment techniques. Her chiropractic services help alleviate physical pain and correct misaligned vertebrae. Augmenting matters are massage kneads from seasoned massage therapist Carole, who has been relieving patients’ pains for more than a decade with her uniquely therapeutic style.
Dan and Linda Rowlands of the Center For Optimal Health prove the power of natural healing every day. Instead of medication or other Western treatments, they opt for acupuncture, reiki, massage, aromatherapy, and other drug-free techniques to manage stress and pain. Brainwave Optimization, for example, enlists nothing more than relaxation and self-regulation to fight anxiety, addiction, and other issues.
The massage therapists at Harmony Bodyworks, Inc. realize that muscles aren’t flat. The pain that occurs from poor posture or rigorous exercise can flare up both on the surface level and deeper within the tissue. With this 3D map in mind, the therapists untangle knotted muscles with two types of massage. Restful Swedish strokes attend to tightness associated with stress, and deep-tissue bodywork delivers firm, cross-grain strokes that knead out embedded tension and Legos. No matter which style they need, clients can also augment their session with oil or lotion or enjoy a soft-touch massage that uses neither.
Amy Grossman got her start designing clothing. But when she was battling cystic acne, she realized that solutions for beauty need to be more personal. She's kept that attitude at The Skin and Lash Lady, talking with patrons at length before each eyelash and skin treatment. She also keeps each customer's health in mind while applying the lashes, selecting a length that won't damage the existing lash. The shop's glue also takes only four hours to cure fully, meaning that lashes are ready for anything quickly. During the whole process, Amy draws on experience as a trainer for JB lashes and a member of the Lashology Council of America.
Some spa services—tanning and paraffin-wax dips, for example—were never meant to be combined. Others complement each other swimmingly, as the staff of Spatopia Massage knows. One such ingenious synthesis is their Angel Touch facial, which incorporates massage techniques such as acupressure and lymphatic drainage to guard against headaches and anxiety.
Those looking for a massage on its own browse styles from Swedish to reflexology. Eastern and Western methods unite on the menu, as therapists can target the body's energy meridians with shiatsu manipulation, or administer both Swedish and deep-tissue kneads during The Betty massage. Add-ons enhance appointments with hot stones, hot towels, or an abbreviated reiki session.
Spatopia's facials combat skin conditions such as teen blemishes and signs of aging, often incorporating natural extracts to rejuvenate complexions. For example, the anti-aging facial combiness lemon, grape seed, red-wine extract, a blueberry moisturizer, and a chocolate-wasabi mask—born out of a failed dessert-sushi recipe. At Spatopia's Symphony location, the service list expands to cover nail care and waxing.