Diva Doll Fitness and Pole's professionally trained dancers aim to boost students' self-confidence during relaxed, all-women classes that combine sensual boogying with body-shaping fitness. Introductory classes such as Pole Babes introduce students to basic handgrips, transitions, and pole tricks, and advanced classes further cultivate pole-dancing skills with lessons in advanced choreography and inversions. Chair-dance classes spice up the art of sitting still in a cubicle with struts, teases, and furniture-based maneuvers. Within the confines of Diva Doll Fitness and Pole's pink-walled, mirrored studio, blossoming burlesque performers may also don stockings and garter belts to perfect the moves of the sensual genre.
Holistic wellbeing requires a balanced approach to healthcare that addresses physical as well as mental maladies. A Holistic Health Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer, Phyleischa Owen takes this sort of approach with her clients. Doing so, she attempts to treat not just their symptoms but the underlying causes behind peoples’ problems. Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages help by relieving muscular strain, and Phyleischa’s needleless acupuncture sessions target the energetic imbalances that can contribute to anxiety, chronic pain, and depression. She also gives clients the education they need to live healthier lifestyles outside the studio, offering nutrition and fitness consultations.
Quiet is the first stop on the road to inner peace, according to Ramona Crabtree-Falkner, owner of Ananda Center for Yoga and Massage, LLC. At her tranquil studio, clients engage in active modes of relaxation such as yoga and passive forms such as massage therapy and reiki. During private and group yoga instruction, students venture inward by pairing deep breathing and meditation with ancient poses that stretch and strengthen the body. One-on-one sessions propel yogis toward specific goals such as weight loss and injury recovery, and group classes build community while releasing recently acquired stress and eye rolls stored up since high school. Bodywork services spotlight therapies from around the world, including the long, gliding strokes of Swedish massage and the stretches and acupressure of Thai foot reflexology.
During more than 15 years in the beauty industry, Tracy Belknap experienced firsthand the positive effects beauty treatments can have on a woman's self-esteem. She helps bolster her clients' confidence with simple beauty solutions and has even seen women cry with joy after a single treatment, a reaction that only strengthened her resolve to found Lash Envy & Day Spa. Though she offers facials and other spa treatments, Tracy has a particular affinity for luxurious eyelash extensions, which she has been applying for the last seven years. The licensed eyelash specialist and her four other lash artists all rely on a steady hand and medical-grade glue to affix the single-strand lashes to 70% or 100% of natural lashes or to the full forehead.
Celebrity Medical Spa’s team views good health and well-being as a working partnership between client and physician. Recognizing that there is no one magic pill or drug, Dr. Eldar Baigabatov and Dr. Aida Behani use medical screenings and a constant dialogue with their patients to implement a total-body wellness program. With the help of nutritional assessments, the husband-and-wife duo can slim down physiques and devise custom weight-loss plans and body detoxes. Functional-movement screenings paint a picture of the body’s strengths and limitations, which the center’s trainers can then use to build an online personal-training program. To achieve an appearance worthy of the silver screen, guests can add the finishing touches to their slimmed-down physiques with Botox, chemical peels, ultrasound-cavitation treatments, and Sharpie’d beauty marks.
Surrounded by rolling hills and handcrafted decor, The Spa at Bella Collina embodies a Tuscan escape where guests can unwind with a wide array of spa services. Private treatments rooms with expansive windows and massages held out on the balcony afford views of the landscape as clients enjoy heated basalt-stone and deep-tissue modalities. Facials and chemical peels nourish faces beset by sun damage and wrinkles, and seaweed wraps and sugarcane scrubs cleanse the body. Clients can also relax during haircuts, highlights, and brow tinting services to match a new hair color or favorite sports team?s uniforms.