Armed with holistic expertise earned during her tenure as an acupuncturist at Tianjin TCM Hospital in Tianjin, China, licensed acupuncturist Ashley Robillard helps her patients overcome pain with a wide range of traditional chinese therapies. Aside from traditional acupuncture, which she offers in private or group sessions, her repertoire includes tui na massage, cupping, and cosmetic acupuncture.
Notes of relaxing music float through the air within the warm and welcoming private rooms of Massage Retreat & Spa, mingling sometimes with the rhythmic tapping of fingers across sore muscles or the silence of relaxation. While the spa’s massage therapists melt away aches and pains with smooth Swedish strokes, warm stones, or liquid-hot magma, their aesthetician counterparts indulge complexions with cleansing facials, waxing sessions, and treatments for eyebrows and eyelashes.
Though their menu of available sessions can seem overwhelming at first, the spa’s staff takes the time to tailor each treatment to clients’ individual needs; a health questionnaire and customer profile—required of first-time visitors—assists their efforts to pinpoint your unique ailments and concerns. An online Health Resource Center similarly typifies their uncommon dedication to individual care with its trove of helpful health and lifestyle tips with massage therapists and skincare specialists.
Dr. Lisa Verna practices chiropractic at Conscious Living Clinic, an alternative health-care facility. She excels in functional endocrinology, a holistic approach to hormonal issues, as well as functional neurology, a discipline that explores the interplay between the nervous system and environment. Applying her expertise in these areas, she zeroes in on the source of health problems and develops personalized treatment plans. Her healing methods are natural and non-medicinal. She favors infrared-sauna treatments for detoxification, chiropractic massage for chronic aches, and spinal adjustments for backbones that look like S, the letter of the day.
Author and Juut SalonSpa owner David Wagner channels a childhood spent watching nature’s beauty into his Aveda salon’s eight locations. The studio stylists and other staff members, many of whom benefit from the company’s extensive training program, perform services beneath shelves laden with Aveda products. The botanically sourced elixirs repair and sculpt hair naturally without subjecting it to other products’ unpleasant chemicals or a robot hairdresser’s endless questions about love.