"Hara" is a term for a person's energy center. Hara Holistic Bodycenter earns that name by giving its clients a place to reenergize through therapeutic bodywork. The center’s cocreators and licensed massage therapists draw on studies in Eastern massage and holistic bodywork to reduce stress and chronic pain with their massage and skincare services. Botanically based products smother skin during facial treatments to cleanse and restore complexions worn down by seasonal stressors and environmental impurities. A collection of massages helps heal physical ailments such as headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and tension that comes from constantly hiding a handcuff key in your cheek.
Soothing yellow walls and sleek hardwood floors greet patrons in a healing space that invokes the chi-rejuvenating elements of the natural world. Lush, green plants stretch out their leaves to tickle weary muscles, and a wall of branches filters the warm sunlight that seeps through a thin screen in the window.
Like a Swiss army knife, Skin Therapeutics's chemical peels can get you out of a range of problematic situations. The Jessner peel, for one, intensely exfoliates the skin to purge surface acne. The glycolic peel’s fruit-acid-infused formula speeds up cellular turnover, which in turn inspires an even skin texture. And the five-berry peel—a blend of cranberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, and bearberry—fights sun damage, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and excess oil.
The perceptive staff at Skin Therapeutics specialize in tailoring these and a swath of other, high-tech treatments to match each client’s unique needs. Their fleet of machines includes lasers that stunt hair growth and intense pulsed light that neutralizes sun damage and moonburn. While their traditional classic facials to slough away dead skin from the face, staff can also use an ultrasound device for state-of-the-art complexion cleansing.
Following a surgery for a rotator cuff injury, Michael Snell received some troubling news from his doctor. Even with physical therapy and rehab, he would only regain 75% to 85% of his range of motion back. Unwilling to accept this, he turned to massage therapy to help further his recovery. The results pleased Michael so much that he earned his own massage therapist license so he could pay it forward.
At Integrity Bodyworks, Michael aims to ease pain using his expertise in trigger-point and neuromuscular therapies, as well as imbue a sense of relaxation with the long, gliding strokes of Swedish massage. He integrates hot stones for an additional fee to help melt tension and another set of hands to untie double-knotted muscles during massages.
Doctors and massage therapists join forces to address alignment issues, joint stiffness, and muscular tension all within the same visit to HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab. Massage therapists correct muscular imbalances in shoulders and backs with hands licensed in therapeutic massage and shadow-puppet recital. Chiropractic consultations provide detailed assessments of the ailments behind each client's particular symptoms, as well as specific instructions for massage therapists and recommended courses of action.
Captiva’s staff of aestheticians and massage therapists soothes guests from crown to anklet with spa services that employ botanical Aveda products. During the Captiva signature facial, a thorough massage alleviates soreness caused by staring contests with the Lincoln Memorial, before a customized mask cleanses and hydrates skin. As the mask’s ingredients work to rejuvenate the body’s first-impression maker, Aveda solutions nourish nostrils with sweet scents and aromas. Two 60-minute Swedish massages ($70 each) knead away muscular tension with flowing, connective techniques intended to confiscate any stress-based contraband. Massages conclude with a touch-up of any makeup so that visitors leave radiating relaxation as well as composure.
At bwellhealth, Dr. Bardwell calls upon both ancient and modern techniques to relieve pain and rehabilitate injuries. As a certified chiropractic acupuncturist, Dr. Bardwell promotes wellness with methods rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. He and his team also specialize in athletic-performance testing and sports-focused personal training, employing state-of-the-art Optojump technology to measure functional outcomes. The system LEDs record flight and contact times during a series of jumps with an accuracy of 1/1,000 of a second. Numerical and video data can then be used to draw comparisons between the movements of different athletes, the same athlete at different times, or the athlete and a caffeinated kangaroo. The team also uses the innovative device Optojump to diagnose and manage mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) and gauge symmetry and balance.