Taking their name from the 18% chromium and 8% nickel that transform regular steel into stainless steel, the staff of 18|8 Fine Men's Salons master grooming services to transform their clients into chiseled gentlemen. A greeter waits at the salon entrance with a complimentary beverage for each client and guides him to his stylist's booth or to a private or semiprivate treatment area for facials, massage, and other grooming sessions. Stylists carefully cut and color the hair of their clients, finishing Executive cuts and styles with five-minute shoulder massages and Bay Rum hot towels.
Technicians groom hands with MANicures and faces with straight-edge blade shaves and hot lather eos moisturizing shave cream. Guests can relax during 20-minute therapeutic massages to finish their visit and ease any tension built up in hands and forearms by excessive whittling.
The folks at Elude Medical & Skin Spa understand that it's hard to give proper due to your skin, what with the daily hassles of work and family. So the goal of William C. Swanson, MD and his staff is to pay proper attention and care to clients' skin in a comforting and slow-paced atmosphere. Dr. Swanson has 40 years of experience in the medical field, and has surrounded himself with a team of physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. Together they offer many options for caring for aging and damaged skin. These include Botox and Juvederm to stymie wrinkles, chemical peels, and laser hair removal. They also offer help with skincare regimens such as SkinMedica, Revision, and Eminence Organics.
A warm, pleasant interior welcomes soul sacks to Dawna Ara's stress-nullifying sanctuary, where she employs her nurturing, caring presence and certified healing techniques to cleanse the mind and body and mobilize the life force, known as the qi. In an opening consultation, Dawna carefully listens to each patient talk about his or her needs, total health, and competitive jackhammering career before she outlines her procedure and answers questions. During the relaxing, private treatment, gentle needles penetrate the skin and combine with customized therapies to relieve stress and heal a variety of ailments. After tenderly kneading away any lingering tension with a massage, Dawna Ara will conduct another consultation via email and draw on more than 10 years of experience in the health field to provide advice on improving your nutrition and overall health.
Frank Paduganan sees massage not only as a way to relax the body, but also as a way to clear the mind. His spirited, holistic approach shows itself in a variety of modalities, from Swedish and sports to geriatric and oncology massage. He can upgrade any service with deep-muscle therapy, which uses hot towels and warming lotion to help loosen particularly tight tissue.
Frank's studio is inside the Luca Shea Salon; inside, candlelight glows in a room already warmed by amber walls and the sleek, dark wood of the cabinets and massage table. Outside of his minimalist studio, Frank can also perform chair massage. He will provide this service at office buildings and special events, but not at the La-Z-Boy store.
There aren't many parts of the body the technicians of Rejuvenation Spa can't revitalize. The center's aestheticians smooth the skin with four types of facials?including one designed to brighten the complexion with vitamin C?as well as an exfoliating fruit-enzyme peel for the body. The staff also beautifies nails using gel enhancements and Minx nail covers. Like a nonfiction account of the dog who saved Arbor Day, the spa even makes clients feel better on the inside; two colon hydrotherapists use an FDA-register colonic system that includes a built-in ultraviolet water-purification system to neutralize odors and a regulator to control the pressure and temperature of the water.
As a formerly overweight person himself, Dr. Garry K. Kim understands the challenge of shedding unwanted pounds. At Healthy for Life, he applies the same strategies?such as hunger management, nutritional guidance, and emotional support?that helped him achieve his current weight of 145 pounds. Knowing that each patient is unique, he assesses the causes of the weight gain before outlining a complete dietary plan that includes real food, metabolism-boosting B12 injections, and fat-burning lipotropic injections. Patients also have access to Healthwise, NutriMed, and Control Bar hunger-control snacks, as well as unlimited office visits.