Licensed massage therapist Phutsog Wangamo has spent more than 25 years practicing traditional Tibetan medicine, an art that first appeared millennia ago and later assimilated elements from the Greek, Ayurvedic, and Chinese healing traditions. Along with graduates of the Shang Shung Institute School of Tibetan Medicine, Wangamo founded a healing center where she could share this ancient healing art with others.
Today, Shang Shung Tibetan Healing Center continues to earn new converts with a holistic approach that focuses on balancing the mind and body. The center’s wellness professionals address problems that range from stress and insomnia to the aches of old age. A personalized health consultation benefits first-time patients, recommending dietary and lifestyle changes based on individual factors. The wellness expert might also suggest kunye massage, a Tibetan healing art that incorporates medicinal oils, hot stones, pressure-point therapy, and assisted stretching. For a more general overview of holistic health, sit in on one of the center’s monthly public talks. These informal gatherings center on topics such as pediatrics in Tibetan medicine and how to prevent aging without freezing oneself in carbonite.
The roster of modalities that Ted Schiff leads in his massage workshops casts a wide net, much like he has done with his career. He possesses multiple certifications in specialties that include Thai yoga massage and reflexology, a modality that he's also taught to aspiring therapists. He's also experienced in medical massage, helping alleviate chronic pain and provide relaxation to oncology and hematology patients. Ted calls upon this varied experience when working with his clients at Valley Massage Therapy. He tailors each session to his client's needs, whether they're just looking for an hour to relax, want to find relief from knotted muscles, or need inspiration for an onstage role as a wad of bread dough.
Zenergy Healing Arts Studio’s licensed massage therapist has studied anatomy, physiology, muscle structure, and massage techniques as part of a program that required more than 650 hours of training. Now skilled in multiple massage modalities, she harnesses this wisdom as she helps her clients improve their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health with styles such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage. She also specializes in other forms such as pregnancy massage, chair massage, and massages for the elderly.
La Dermique Skin Rejuvenation & Body Contouring Center?s board-certified surgeons, registered nurses, and master aestheticians keep their fingers on the pulse of emerging technologies they can potentially use in their minimally invasive treatments. Simple aesthetic procedures, such as microdermabrasion and photofacials, rejuvenate dull, aging skin, whereas Botox and dermal fillers temporarily remedy wrinkles for a smooth, supple complexion. Thermilift, one of the center's newer treatments, sends sound waves below the skin?s surface to gently heat tissues and simulate the effects of a face-lift, all without incisions or cheek suspenders. La Dermique?s technicians also wield lasers, including Smartlipo Triplex technology, to permanently destroy fat and remove unwanted body hair and tattoos.
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Signature Service: Laser
hair removal, tattoo removal, toenail fungus removal
Brands Used: YAG Ng laser and IPL for hair removal
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 16
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
The owners of NELO are both medical professionals who understand the body inside and out. They address each person's questions and concerns with knowledge and compassion. Everyone is treated with respect and sensitivity regarding the procedures they are most interested in purchasing.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
Absolutely. Beauty is on the outside too. Beauty is every one's unique vision. NELO strives to address the personal needs and choices an individual wishes to make to enhance a sense of self-esteem and self-empowerment.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Most individuals looking to have cosmetic procedures done have a level of uncertainty and vulnerability. The owners of NELO understand this and strive to engage each client in an atmosphere of trust and reliability.
Tina Malooly-McCaffrey—a sufferer of severe acne with a family history of skin cancer—has devoted her career to learning about dermis health, and she founded Advanced Skincare in 1989 to help patrons realize dreams of glowing complexions. The licensed cosmetologist, massage therapist, laser technician, and skincare educator has gathered a team of licensed and certified pampering professionals to rejuvenate facades. With every service, from anti-aging facials to microdermabrasion treatments to help blast away dead skin cells and outdated "Vote for Lincoln" henna tattoos, the staff assesses skin and health for personalized treatment plans. Beyond skincare, the beauty experts also apply professional-level makeup and administer advanced IPL hair removal for the entire body to save clients the hassle of waxing, tweezing, or rolling on a pile of Velcro.