A 25-year veteran of the hair-design industry, Matt keeps things fresh and stylish with the help of a talented crew of stylists and aestheticians. At Matthew's Salon, this eager staff offers haircuts, highlights, and hair-straightening treatments. Calming facials, ultrasonic-vibration and LED therapies, and chemical peels round out the menu, helping clients achieve radiant complexions to go along with their new hairdos.
Inside her massage studio, Sherrie Huckleberry thwarts tension and chronic pain through custom massage therapy. She practices various massage techniques and can enhance sessions with boosters including essential oils, heated stones, and relaxing whale calls.
From the street, Spa Sass? is barely distinguishable from the other little black awnings and narrow storefronts. But step inside, and the narrow storefront opens up into a 5,000-square-foot refuge from the downtown bustle.
Guests are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early for their appointment, giving them ample time to slip into fluffy robes and slippers and sip complimentary juice or tea before being ushered into a private treatment room. Here, aestheticians strive to ensure a soothing experience by treating skin with the utmost delicacy. They nourish it with natural ingredients such as honey, cacao, and Dead Sea salts, and, during laser hair removal, they wield the SoftLight laser, whose beams are gentle enough to zap hair from faces without damaging pores.
Licensed massage therapist Willow Buswell gained her knowledge and experience at East West College of the Healing Arts. At Rejuvenated Heart, she uses them to blend a variety of massage techniques into custom massages. Such techniques include deep-tissue work, orthopedic massage, and tui na, which uses acupressure and joint mobilization to increase energy. Willow can enhance any massage with aromatherapy or dry exfoliation that releases histamine so muscles can become more relaxed.
The healers at Bambú Clinic look beyond simple symptom management, treating the source of patients' ailments using gentle alternative-medicine therapy. An accredited naturopathic doctor conducts each one-hour naturopathic visit. Bambú's doctors listen attentively to patients' health concerns, ranging from acne to insomnia, and treat each person like an individual rather than a medical case.
Laurie Simpkins has been a licensed massage therapist for more than a decade. In addition, she's also a reiki master and a doula who has assisted in more than 30 home and hospital births. Holistic Choices is the culmination of her expertise. Her massages, which include Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, foster physical and mental relaxation, much like practicing yoga with a hypnotherapist. As a doula, Laurie works with women throughout their pregnancies, administering massages and reiki on her specialty prenatal massage table and providing support during labors and deliveries.