Naturopathic physician Dr. Theresa Ramsey, NMD and the staff at Center for Natural Healing help bolster body and mind with holistic wellness services. For swift wellness boosts, Dr. Ramsey injects three sets of B6 and nontoxic methylcobalamin B12 vitamins—which contain no traces of cyanide unlike other varieties of B12—to help spur energy and metabolism levels. Like mayoral run-off elections, guests may request shots weekly or twice weekly. Alternatively, torsos can stretch out for 60 minutes inside the hyperbaric oxygen chamber's sealed cylindrical tube, which fits one person or three crash-test dummies, and rejuvenates cells with 100% pressurized oxygen. Throughout the soothing session, operators speak into an intercom system to alert guests of instructions, such as performing exaggerated breaths or yawns to help clear ears for the initial pressure. Once the chamber reaches the appropriate pressure level, guests can rest, meditate, or don a headset to listen to the soothing resonance of silent-movie soundtracks.
It's nothing new for a spa to claim to be an "oasis," but Revive Spa means it literally. Set in the midst of the Sonoran Desert, the crown jewel of the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort is truly a sight for sore eyes?or sore backs, shoulders, and legs, for that matter.
Water symbolizes restoration, healing, and relaxation, so Revive Spa weaves it throughout its decor. Water flows directly beneath the lobby's skylit rotunda. It forms the centerpiece of the Spa Sanctuary Pool's ring of palm trees and billowing cabanas. It mingles with the fresh desert air in the second story's Zen Loft. Even so, Revive Spa doesn't shy away from incorporating Sonoran influences in its treatments. Flora indigenous to the desert are used to make the deep-cleansing masks for facials and the lotions used during massages are made with ingredients from the spa's own herb garden.
While the award-winning treatments attract visitors from far and wide, fireplaces and private patios in the relaxation rooms make it easy to linger in a zone of almost unmatched serenity. The same can be said of the spa's bistro, which crafts sophisticated dishes using organic ingredients and herbs from the garden.
The object of her work is to deliver long-lasting beauty, so it's fitting that the technique that inspires permanent-makeup artist Cresent Gibbons?ancient Japanese tattooing?is itself so enduring. Cresent practices her advanced version of this timeless art during permanent eyeliner, lipstick, and eyebrow sessions. She can even add artificial beauty marks in order to suggest old-school glamour or make one pet turtle distinguishable from another. Cresent also applies 3D lash extensions, individually bonding flexible fringe to eyelashes so that clients can enjoy luscious lids without mascara.
The licensed medical professionals at Advantage Beauty and Health help clients work toward their aesthetic goals with a variety of services. Targeted injections of Botox and Dysport help ease the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and crow's-feet, and dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvéderm restore fullness to faces. Skin can be further treated with chemical peels that clear the complexion while fostering youthful firmness and milk mustaches. Those seeking interior change may opt for custom diet plans, which support weight-loss efforts with vitamin B12 and lipotropic injections.
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.
In Irish, ?m?s means reverence. Maureen McIntyre, owner of Omos Massage, chose it as the name of her business to express her admiration for each client and his or her individuality. She gives them massages as unique as they are, tailoring Swedish and deep tissue treatments to suit their specific pain, such as an ache in the lower back or the spot where a third arm keeps trying to sprout. She also uses her deft hands to apply eyelash extensions, carefully affixing fibers to each natural lash to create a full, natural-looking set of lashes.