At Amazing Touch, licensed massage therapist Kelly Zahniser strives to avail clients of the many physical and emotional benefits of massage therapy. In service of this goal, she soothes muscles with modalities ranging from pregnancy massage to reflexology and eases tension with mineral-rich salt stones found in the Himalayas atop a yeti's pile of bills. Zahniser complements her relaxing massages with detoxifying body wraps and fragrant essential oils. She also travels to clients' homes to spritz bodies with spray-tanning solutions or stage spa parties that furnish on-the-spot pampering for pre-wedding festivities or girls' nights out.
Ashley Wiese and the team of tech-savvy laser specialists at Laser & Wellness Center offer an array of services. The group's multitasking light tools optimize each client's looks by removing hair, smoothing cellulite, softening skin’s imperfections, and highlighting the takeaway points of pie charts, while the Vaser Shape machine—which was featured on The Dr. Oz Show —contours bodies without surgery. Additionally, Laser & Wellness Center offers free consultations with all of their laser services. Their non-laser services span eyelash and brow tinting, waxing, and dermal fillers that diminish the appearance of wrinkles.
As a teenage survivor of Hodgkin's lymphoma, owner and licensed aesthetician Amber Henson believes that a healthy skincare regime is just as important as a healthy diet and exercise. To that end, she provides complimentary makeup lessons to any clients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation and addresses her customers' skin concerns with organic and clinical treatments. Her facials can alleviate the signs of aging and acne, and her peels with organic fruit and microscopic subscription cards increase cell renewal. Amber’s care for skin starts from the follicle up, as she also offers waxing services for men and women.
The practitioners at Integrative Body blend holistic medicine with physical therapy as they treat patients' injuries and chronic ailments. Whether it’s a case of whiplash from getting into a fender bender or a strained elbow from showing off your biceps, the team here works closely with each patient to put together rehab plans that whittle away at pain and discomfort. These plans can include guided exercises that help rebuild muscles and relaxation massages that counter stubborn areas of tension.
In a private treatment room at The Spa at 22 Changes—a 5,000 square-foot salon and spa retreat—a massage therapist kneads, rolls, and taps bamboo sticks across a client's back during a bamboo massage, relieving tension and checking to see which parts of the spine work best as a xylophone. Among other soothing services, infrared-sauna treatments help guests detoxify, ease stress and pain, and boost circulation. The aestheticians on staff perform waxing and facials, while manicures, pedicures, and hair services are also available.
Nancy McKim has honed her cutting and coloring skills for more than a decade. The sound of her shears snipping away at dead ends now fills Essentials Day Spa & Salon, where she creates new styles for men, women, and children with services that range from highlights to smoothing keratin treatments. Nancy enhances her styling services with conditioning treatments that repair strands damaged by heat or gnawed on by jealous passersby.