Relaxation commences within seconds of stepping through the doors of New Image New Life Spa. Padded wicker chairs and colorful throw pillows invite guests to unwind as they await facials, bodywork sessions, or waxing among a full menu of services. Inside private treatment rooms, flowers and earth-tone walls summon nature's power to calm and comfort. Among the spa’s specialties, a lineup of soothing massages includes hot-stone therapy, whose gentle pressure and penetrating warmth assuages aches and helps detoxify muscles, and shiatsu, a Japanese technique designed to liberate trapped energy through gentle manipulation of acupressure points.
The spa's owner, Ruth Cula, also specializes in permanent-makeup application and European techniques for brightening skin, which she has honed over more than 28 years working one-on-one with clients. One standout is her oxygen therapy, which stimulates cellular renewal and helps make a complexion glow like a hunk of magma at its first dance. During microdermabrasion treatments, Ruth uses a diamond-point instrument to exfoliate dead skin cells, resulting in the minimization of fine lines. Ruth also continues to add to her suite of modern treatments by continuing to earn certificates and training in emerging skin therapies.
As a sister company to Glamour Shots Photography, InStyle Salon & Spa welcomes guests into an earthy atmosphere that complements natural beauty. Textured mocha paint hues climb the salon's walls and archways, and foggy windowpanes allow in sunlight while blocking the jealous stares of overgrown shrubs. Each client at InStyle Salon & Spa receives a personal consultation to explore styling options and the benefits of specific treatments before their service. The hair-design and haircare experts work with Goldwell Haircolor products and techniques and also adhere natural-hair extensions and apply strengthening treatments. The staff also offers facial services with customized-treatment masks and waxing services to keep bodies aerodynamic during apple-bobbing competitions.
Many chiropractic patients enjoy the trademark cracking sound of a spinal adjustment, while others find it a bit unsettling. Doctor of Chiropractic Charles D. Helfeld—or Dr. Chuck as his patients call him—can do both. His traditional spinal adjustments deliver precision pressures that yield an audible crack as misaligned vertebrae snap back into place. But he also uses the Activator technique, which accomplishes the same feat without producing any audible cracks or internal monologues.
At Center for Integrative Medicine, healers pay due attention to every treatment modality, from contemporary medicine to ancient Chinese medicine and acupuncture. The services reflect their broad spectrum of expertise, from specialty Chinese massage and ariculotherapy (full-body healing triggered in the external ear) to cold-laser therapy and injection therapy.
SIR Luxury Barber Spa gives discerning gentlemen a serene spa experience tailored to their individualized pursuits of pampered perfection. Head stylist Luda Litt and her team of coif connoisseurs tame tendrils and modernize manes via time-honored and cutting-edge methods. During the SIR-signature haircut, follicle designers employ European precision-cutting techniques to create styles that will withstand repeated washings and caresses from envious strangers. The hot-towel shave makes use of warmth to lull stubble into a false sense of security, allowing the razor to go straight to whisker feet, bypassing trembling whisker knees. An after-shave rejuvenating mask is then massaged onto the skin to temporarily nullify noxious alter egos and purify pores.
Nicole Brown founded Health By Choice after fighting a personal battle for wellness. Struggling for years with ailments and stints in the hospital, she choice to learn as much as she could about health, sickness, and happiness so that she could take control of her own well-being and help others as well. In addition to studying massage therapy and traditional Chinese medicine, Nicole became a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, and encourages her patients to practice yoga and meditation in addition to undergoing treatments from her roster of natural health care services.
White curtain sheers and clean white walls lead clients from the entryway to treatment rooms inside Aventura Aesthetics, where beauty services leave clients looking and feeling renewed. Microdermabrasion treatments incorporate a diamond-tipped wand to whisk away the topmost layer of dull skin and leave a natural glow in its place. For a more dramatic change, Bio-Lift facials tighten complexions with sound waves to cancel out drooping brows, lines, and pirate radio stations broadcasting from the forehead. When it comes to massage therapy, Swedish massages relax muscles with gentle kneading, whereas deep-tissue massage gets to the center of chronic pain and releases it with targeted finger pressure.
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