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 Med 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, organic facials, chemical peels, IPL photofacials, microdermabrasion, vitamin shots, DermaPen micro-needling, and laser hair removal. They also offer help with skincare regimens such as SkinMedica, Clearogen, Revision, and Eminence Organics.
The experienced muscle menders at Relax Spa squash stress and pulverize body aches with 60 or 90 minutes of kneading massage. During a deep-tissue session, firm finger and hand pressure treks across the entire body, releasing tension, chasing away stress, and untying muscle knots with the speed and skill of an ambidextrous Eagle Scout. Stress, dehydrated skin, and toxins quiver in fear of the blended essential oils rubbed onto epidermises during the aromatherapy massage. Similarly, the hot-stone massage coats guests with essential oils, but augments the results by warming each visitor's back with smooth stones laid out into precise patterns that melt tension and demonstrate offensive football plays.
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.
Shape House is the newest incarnation of a sweat-lodge tradition that goes back millennia. Here, however, the sweating is decidedly modern, using far infrared body wraps delivered through a sleeping bag-like blanket. This heat penetrates the skin and moves deeper into the body, but does so without making the user feel hot. However, they'll certainly sweat, as the heat begins to warm subcutaneous fat, a process that can help guests lose inches over the course of their service.
While one of its primary focuses, weight loss isn't the only benefit of a far infrared session. Owner Sophie Chiche explains that many guests speak of other benefits including clearer skin, better sleep, and a feeling of overall well-being. Shape House has even attracted a list of celebrity clients, who espouses the treatment's detoxification effects.
While some medical treatments may be reactionary?responding to symptoms as they appear?holistic therapy adopts a proactive, preventative approach by targeting symptoms and underlying causes simultaneously, ultimately promoting a stronger sense of wellbeing. This holistic approach is key to the doctors and therapists at Optimal Health & Wellness, where inspiration from both Eastern and Western medicine informs personalized therapeutic regimens.
With an emphasis on minimally invasive yet highly specialized care, the team offers a broad range of treatment modalities, including chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage, naturopathy, specialized lab and diagnostic testing, general medicine, homeopathy, and nutritional coaching. This eclectic approach allows Optimal Health & Wellness to better aid clients from a holistic standpoint, helping to relieve pain while supporting natural self-healing.