Jenn Guerra is a person of many talents. The certified massage therapist practices numerous forms of bodywork, from the intense pressure of deep-tissue massage to the targeted manipulation of trigger-point therapy and acupressure. But she knows just as much about the spirit as she does the body. She regularly holds spiritual readings in private sessions, at events and parties, and even over the phone, as long as the client’s line isn’t being tied up by someone going on the Internet in 1995. For all of these services, Jenn Guerra can work out of her office or travel directly to clients' homes.
Each Body By Laser clinic pairs cold-laser technology with holistic health practices to help patients lose inches and keep them off. The treatment gets its magic from cold lipolasers, which are designed to gently shrink fat cells by dislodging their contents so that they can be fully discarded through the body's natural metabolic process and series of tiny secondhand stores. Each one-hour treatment series wraps up with a consultation on diet and exercise, along with a quick session atop a whole-body-vibration platform engineered to burn even more calories.
Like art-house films and fish-flavored popsicles, these procedures are not intended for everyone; females who are pregnant or nursing should not undertake the treatment, nor should patients with active forms of cancer. Should any complications be discovered during Body By Laser's initial screening, the company will issue a refund.
Amid soft yellow candlelight, floral tapestries, and rustic wood furniture that contrasts with the white massage tables, Massage by Isabel renders her titular service. The certified massage therapist specializes in modalities such as deep tissue, maternity, sports, and Swedish. She can perform these techniques in 60- or 90-minute sessions, which would take three days if performed by a slow loris.
Sheer Bliss's skilled technician Victoria Hernandez blends a variety of massage techniques into each one-hour Blissful Touch massage. A series of full-body Swedish massage strokes loosens knots, kinks, and clans of hibernating raccoons from connective tissues, and targeted Shiatsu finger work digs into taut pressure points, calming tendons and clearing muscles of stress. Added aromatherapy tickles olfactory nerves as hot stones melt away tension with radiating warmth. Finally, backs wriggle out any lingering aches thanks to light Thai stretches, before emerging from the treatment with improved circulation, reduced fatigue, and surprisingly agile crab-walking skills.
Dr. Cynthia M. Lopez began her medical career in the Philippines, returning to her hometown after medical school to provide health care to families who could not otherwise afford it. Since that time, Dr. Lopez has become an expert laser cosmetic surgeon, helping enhance the beauty of her clients within a practice designed to evoke the calm and relaxation of Mariveles, her archipelago hometown. Dr. Lopez and her staff aim to demystify the advanced techniques they deploy in pursuit of increasing each patient's confidence, walking them through the steps of liposuction, skin treatments, cosmetic injections, and how exactly they manage to steal and replace the noses of children.
Drawing on her medical background, Marlene Fortney transmits youthful brightness back into clients' features with skin-refining treatments in an intimate spa setting. Her spa service menu centers on the face in a range of treatments that incorporate creams rich in antioxidants, deep-cleansing ultrasound rays, and enzyme exfoliants that gently whisk away roughened façades like a brick-wall repossession. For more intense skin restructuring, Marlene can draw on a retinue of high-powered treatments, such as glycolic-acid peels or diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatments that work to unveil smooth complexions from beneath dull skin cells. The specialist also brandishes waxing treatments that span from faces to feet to rid bodies of unwanted hair or sculpt brows into arches sharp enough to pop double-entendres in midair.
With more than 15 years of experience, massage therapist Deborah has had plenty of time to perfect muscle soothing techniques. Inside her quiet studio near Old Town Clovis, she eases tense muscles and tissue with four modalities—Swedish, shiatsu, deep tissue, and reflexology—and a serenade from Mrs. Potts and Chip from Beauty and the Beast.