Before performing an exhausting concert, the members of Earth, Wind, and Fire knew exactly how to unwind: a massage from Trisha Ure. They aren't the only ones—artists from Alice Cooper to Jack Johnson have also called upon the licensed massage therapist to conjure her kneading magic backstage. These days, Trisha—a Utah College of Massage Therapy graduate with more than 14 years of professional experience—showcases those massaging talents at her very own studio, The Healing Body Massage.
The name is apt, as Trisha's main goal is to relieve bodies of injury and chronic pain by administering medium to deep modalities, such as trigger point therapy. Her clients range from car accident victims to athletes, who rely on her intensive strokes to prevent injury or recover from particularly strenuous touchdown dances.
Doctor of Chiropractic Joe Kepo'o, a certified Advanced 2 NAET practitioner, teams up with Dr. Daniel Luster to detect irritants through allergen testing and realign spines in chiropractic adjustments. The doctors consult with first-time visitors, discussing health problems and debating which species of dinosaur would have tasted the best.
Aesthetic Image keeps skin smooth and strand free from tip to tail with waxing services suited to every inch of the bristle-covered body. Follicle-burdened females can entrust their most sensitive areas to the skilled, hairless hands of a licensed aesthetician, who can administer the Brazilian wax in only 15–20 minutes. Unlike other cold-hearted salons that rely on duct tape and insults to get hair to vacate the premises, Aesthetic Image’s stubble slayers take time to ensure comfort and minimize follicle flare-ups during the wax, concluding with a designer postwaxing lotion that gently shushes skin back to deep, sleek, sleep (a pretreatment numbing lotion is available for $10).
The licensed therapist at Body & Soul Therapeutic Massage specializes in medical massage. More specifically, she specializes in treating injury and chronic pain, and the treatments she offers—injury, sports, and deep-tissue massage—help clients overcome their physical afflictions. But the name of the studio is Body & Soul, and the latter certainly gets its fair shake. There's the AromaTouch massage, for instance, which uses more than 20 therapeutic-grade essential oils to induce feelings of deep relaxation and overall well-being. The studio also offers reiki and craniosacral therapy, as well as active isolated stretching.
Elevation Massage's licensed therapist, Andrew Leo Hansen, believes in the body's ability to heal itself. He feels that massage therapy is one way to prod it to do so. Hansen has honed skills in trigger point to unknot muscle fibers, deep tissue to restore structural balance, and injury massage to help relieve damage to muscle tissues. He works in a room that's charcoal grey, like a rumpus room after a grill explosion. This space features East Asian accents, such as a live bamboo plant and tapestries of Asian characters hanging on the walls.
Helmed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kimball M. Crofts, Aesthetica Medical Spa provides advanced medical skincare and clinical services in a warm, upscale spa facility. Armed with lasers, cosmetic injectables, and other of-the-moment technologies, Dr. Crofts' skilled staff helps patrons to banish unwanted tattoos, ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and rid the skin of unwanted fuzz. Latisse treatments bolster lashes to fullness, drama. In the center's plastic surgery division, Dr. Crofts is joined by Michael D. Marion, M.D, and the pair work to help clients overcome the distractions that dissatisfaction with one's appearance can present.
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