Par Exsalonce Salon & Spa CityScape coddles appendages with an array of luxurious manicures and pedicures in a vibrant, sunlit atmosphere. Presiding nail technician Vicki calls upon 25 years of experience to wrangle cuticles down to size and whittle nails into uniform squares or ovals. Each one-hour appointment concludes with an even application of polish to complement one’s unique style or favorite Gerhard Richter color chart. A vivid blue wall flanks the nail salon's cushioned manicure seats, and pristine white basins stand poised to receive feet beneath tufted pedicure chairs.
The trio of licensed massage therapists at The Art of Touch banish pain from clients' stressed muscles with a combination of therapeutic massage techniques. Staff member Christine draws on more than 10 years of industry experience to soothe her clients, and past KTVK 3 TV Healing Arts Specialist Lisa kneads tendons with powerful massage strokes. Tracy utilizes a number of massage disciplines, including deep tissue, Swedish, and myofacial, to uproot uncomfortable knots, making backs once again flexible and shoulders ready to demonstrate "shrugging" to curious jellyfish.
The practitioners at Just Breathe Wellness take a holistic approach to wellness, adding aromatherapy to their array of massage options and offering clients self-care tips to help alleviate discomfort. The center?s therapists perform modalities that include hot stone and deep tissue, along with specialized techniques such as Thai yoga, which focuses on aligning the spirit as well as the body. Just Breathe also promotes wellness with personal training programs, as well as corporate classes and workshops.
Though there is a team of specialists at Phoenix Natural Medicine, that's not who most patrons will be working with at first. For many patients, their experience will begin with a comprehensive interview with a physician, who will learn about their diet, past illnesses, lifestyle, and more. One member of the team, Dr. Cho Long Kim has experience in everything from naturopathy and pharmacology to nutrition and surgery. The background she gets from patients allows the entire team to provide more useful treatment.
Those treatments may work to improve metabolism, fix digestive issues, and ward off a range of illnesses. Those goals are met with the clinic's wide range of equipment, which include infrared saunas, acupuncture needles, and more. There are also shelves lined with everything from beet-derived vitamin C to helpful digestive bacteria.
For Harrison Vickers—therapist and owner of ProActive Therapeutic Massage—muscle therapy doesn't stop once the massage does. True to his shop's name, he's empowers each of his clients to proactively stave off muscle pain. While most people live with moderate amounts of tension, Vickers knows it's a sign that the body is not performing optimally and could use a little readjustment. To tailor his sessions, each appointment begins with a consultation, helping Vickers draw up a therapy blueprint that deploys techniques from different modalities. After the session, he helps clients analyze their daily activity to help them identify which might cause personal strain or global apocalypse.
As an Aveda salon, Salon Embellish amasses nourishing, plant-based Aveda products to fuel each of its beauty services. Natural and aromatic essential oils help therapists’ fingers glide over sore muscles during massage sessions, which can incorporate gentle or intense pressure, depending on the client’s needs. Gentle Aveda dyes maintain hair health during color treatments, and stylists can also repair previous damage by snipping off split ends or applying a restorative hair mask. Skin soaks up nutrients during a range of facial and body treatments, including a back facial that can make it look like you don’t even have a face on your back.
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