The name is musical—“adagio” means to play “at ease”—so it’s fitting that the services at Adagio Body Works and Wellness are meant to work in harmony. Each visit begins with a consultation, during which therapists craft a treatment plan to suit your needs. These plans span from hot-stone massages and facials to mud wraps and scrubs, so clients can emphasize either hydrating their skin or recovering from trapeze accidents involving eating ribs for lunch.
Tuscaloosa MedSpa’s staff boasts a board-certified family practitioner and aesthetic laser technician who apply their expertise to pamper bodies with advanced beautifying technology. Laser hair removal begins with a personal consultation to pin down the appropriate area for defuzzing and an ice-breaking game of checkers with a staff member. During each 10- to 15-minute session, the technician bathes the target area with the laser’s warm, red light, which, like a foreman at a wig factory, focuses on the areas producing the most hair. Without the sting of plucking or waxing, the treatment can smooth the surface of the abdomen (a $300 value and treatment), clears the delicate shores of the bikini (a $150 value and treatment), and paves an unimpeded path to the chin (a $50 value and treatment). Afterward, patients are sent home with post-treatment care instructions for their skin type, be it the dainty pelt of a hairless kitten or the durable silk of a mutated man-spider.
The wrinkle annihilating professionals at Spa Bella La Vie deliver aesthetic skin care in a soothing spa space. With more than 16 years of expertise, certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bunch and his trained technicians administer the FDA-approved drug in petite doses to reduce the appearance of fine lines, making them completely invisible to the mind's third eye. One Botox treatment can give clients a more youthful appearance by smoothing face folds between the eyebrows, minimizing crow's feet, or eradicating lines horizontally harassing the forehead. The elegant office space welcomes patients with luxurious upholstery, fine furniture, and a beverage upon arrival. Spa Belle La Vie relaxes patients to the point that wrinkles may never want to leave their faces.
Beth Murphy Massage's comfy interior immediately sets clients at ease with dim lighting, soft sofas, and translucent curtains. It seems everywhere you turn, there's something soft to sit in, lie on, or rest against. That's appropriate because the resident massage expert is going to be the only one who's up and around. She shoos tension out of the muscles during her signature Swedish massage, and softens painful knots and encourages circulation with deep-tissue techniques. Either way, the therapist customizes all her massages to each customer in accordance to their needs and comfort level.
As one of two licensed massage therapists at Therapeutic Professional Group, Amy Stiles calls upon more than a decade of professional massage experience to soothe backs and shoulders. Fluid strokes dissipate stress during 30-, 60-, or 90-minute Swedish massages, and intense, deep-tissue kneading stretches muscles. Stiles can also position hot stones across the back to radiate muscle-mollifying warmth, or concentrate on the neck up by administering scalp massages and professional-level games of peekaboo.:m]]
What began as Anita Gibson's struggling, two-person family business has evolved into Advanced Weight Loss Clinics, an organization with 17 corporately owned clinics and 3 franchise locations spread throughout the southeastern United States. Each center's team of doctors and weight-loss specialists encourages clients to win a similarly daunting battle by creating personalized plans for success. The program incorporates vitamins, supplements, and appetite suppressants with a low-calorie, low-fat meal plan that discourages using soft-serve ice cream as toothpaste.