Esprés Nails and Spa’s massage therapists melt away tension using Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, prenatal, shiatsu, foot-massage or reiki techniques. Spagoers who choose the first option feel smooth, flowing strokes sweep over tense feet, relaxing tendons drawn taut after too many games of beach racquetball. 20-minute detoxifying ionic foot baths then soothe feet when negative ions dive into warm water and lie in wait under the waves to drag toxins out of toes.
After a motorcycle accident left his 16-year-old body injured and in pain, Douglas Schwan faced a choice that would end up defining his future. Rather than having steel rods surgically implanted in his back, he paid his first visit to a chiropractor, whose integrated, noninvasive methods left an impression on his career path as well as his body.
Fast-forward to the present day: after three decades as a chiropractor, Dr. Schwan continues to distinguish himself through publications and his daily work at Schwan Chiropractic & Acupuncture. He approaches each patient’s condition with a philosophy of integrated wellness, drawing on acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine as well as chiropractic adjustments. He often blends these techniques to ease complaints such as chronic pain and stress from working long hours in the office or as a human bridge.
In line with his holistic philosophy, Dr. Schwan sometimes employs acupuncture to help patients to lose weight, quit smoking, and fight fine lines and wrinkles with both needle and needle-free acupuncture. Face-lift acupuncture treatments stimulate acupuncture points with rubber electrodes, smoothing out complexions without the risk of surgery or the embarrassingly high-pitched voice associated with helium injections. Dr. Schwan’s embrace of modern technology extends to computerized acupuncture, which digitally charts meridians to determine the exact locations of physical ailments.
After Meredith Tong earned her associate's degree in massage therapy from Stautzenberger College, she snatched up her massage license and opened Time Out Therapeutics, LLC. In addition to Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point therapy, Meredith uses her interest in physical therapy to help clients reach new levels of health and fitness. She uses sports massage to buttress the body's immune system, increase kinesthetic awareness, and nurture injured sinews. This technique can also prevent injuries and prolong athletic careers by increasing flexibility, soothing swollen tissues, and calming the mind. Meredith's own athletic background informs her massage method as she helps individual athletes and teams achieve peak performance on the day of their marathons, dance competitions, and pogo-stick relays.
From her station within The Salon, stylist and massage therapist Shamika Winters spends her time making people feel good, whether it’s from a stylish new ‘do or a relaxing massage. She specializes in the art of Swedish massage, which incorporates gentle pressure and a variety of strokes to relieve bodies of tension and forge inner peace. Her massages can also improve range of motion and help purge the lymphatic system of toxins and catchy theme songs from middle-school biology videos. When she isn’t pampering muscles, Shamika applies her talents to crafting flattering haircuts, lengthening weaves, and performing transformative color services.
For more than two decades, cars have been emerging from Perretti's Auto Detailing gleaming with a like-showroom shine. The staff applies carnauba wax by hand, bestowing vehicles with a sheen that can last up to eight months and is impenetrable by squirt-gun attacks or razzberries from jealous neighbors. Rubout compound or correction cream can reduce the appearance of small marks and scratches, and the crew is careful to use only foam pads in order to prevent swirl marks. To match the like-new exterior, technicians can then move inside to clean and seal most surfaces, including cracks in leather upholstery.