With the support of her licensed staff, Natural Balance Massage Therapy owner and licensed massage therapist Tara Renfrow-Totsch brings experience spent working in both a spa and chiropractor's office to guide massage sessions that are as therapeutic as they are relaxing. One of only approximately 107 people in the United States trained in Kansa Vatki foot massage, she helps lift tension from the feet and lower legs, beginning with a warm footbath in a special trimetal bowl believed to bring the body's three doshas––or humors—back into balance. Other specialties include classic Swedish or deep-tissue massage, as well as raindrop therapy, which helps align the body and boost the immune system using a blend of therapeutic essential oils and subliminal cues borrowed from Burt Bacharach songs.
New Health Centers consists of more than 400 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
The nail technicians at Digitz not only pamper and paint nails but also create a fun environment appropriate for group celebrations. The studio's birthday parties, which include mini manicures, hairstyling, and decorations, allow revelers to get gorgeous nails that are also strong enough to really tear apart a cake.
After examining each client's skin to determine its unique needs, the Jeunesse Palace Medi Spa performs customized facials using natural medical-grade skincare products imported from France. She deep cleanses pores, sloughs off dull skin cells with an exfoliating treatment, and invigorates skin with a massage before applying a rejuvenating mask. Visitors to the spa can also opt for microdermabrasion or chemical peels, or purchase beauty products on site, which are discounted by 5% for students and members of the military.
Before Teresa Zeigler even grabs hold of a pair of scissors or mixes up a bowl of hair dye, she first takes the time to evaluate her clients' hair to determine the most beneficial styles and colors. She works from inside Essence VIP, an ethnic salon that specializes in black haircare. She also straightens manes with a variety of products, including Global Keratin Juvexin, and slathers scalp-wellness formulas onto heads to help alleviate the symptoms of alopecia, dandruff, and eczema.