In addition to being an advanced structural integrator, a licensed massage therapist, and an aesthetician, Peggy Richards takes part in continuing-education programs, including training from the Guild for Structural Integration. An Arizona native, Peggy has been providing wellness therapy since 1987, has worked with NFL athletes, and also serves as a make-up artist for the film industry.
Kalologie 360 Spa's expert beauty gurus offer a first-class selection of pampering services, earning the franchise a spot on Elle magazine's 2008 list of Top 10 Beauty Boutiques. The staff exfoliates faces with more than 10 varieties of facials and peels, using the boutique's own line of products custom formulated from medical-grade ingredients free of parabens and sulfates. Therapists also treat clients with massage modalities such as Swedish, shiatsu, and deep-tissue, as well as waxing treatments that use specially formulated hard and soft wax for all areas of the body. Airbrush spray tans round out the menu of services, leaving bodies with a bronze hue similar to that achieved by bathing in a tub of melted-down doorknobs.
Massage has come a long way in the last thousand or so years, but there are still some tricks to be learned from the ancient Egyptians. Located inside Scottsdale's Face & Body, Egyptian Bodywork's therapist combines a modern knowledge of anatomy with a respect for age-old relaxation techniques. Alongside popular modalities such as Swedish massage and trigger-point therapy is the specialty Egyptian massage, which stimulates the cells of the nervous system with sweeping strokes and gentle muscle manipulations.
A team of massage therapists come together at Elements Therapeutic Massage with the aim of healing bodies. They use nothing more than their hands and mind control to flatten knotted muscles on backs and legs. Other benefits of their custom massages include alleviating cancer-related fatigue, depression, and sleep disorders.
After 20 years of making runways bloom with gorgeous hairstyles, master stylist Ramon Bacaui opened Ramon Bacaui Hair & MedSpa to merge hairstyling with classic day-spa services. Ramon supervises a team of stylists, aestheticians, and a massage therapist as they update hairstyles, cleanse skin, and relax muscles amid classical artwork and dark wooden styling tables. The med-spa also carries Stella Bella mineral cosmetics, developed to suit sensitive skin types with products that are eco-friendly, made with cruelty-free methods, and fun to squeeze into a boss?s shoes.
At Movement Restoration, massage therapists seek to do exactly what the practice's name describes: restore mobility to stress-stiffened limbs and backs. They do this by not only soothing tense muscles with Swedish and deep-tissue massage modalities but also enhancing the experience with specialty treatments. Hot and cool stones join forces during LaStone therapy, helping to stimulate and relax the circulatory system better than a time-sensitive email sung in Gregorian chants. Thai massage incorporates yoga, gentle stretching, and rocking to liberate stubborn knots.