Although Dr. Kenneth Brinegar’s hands can tell much about a patient’s bones and muscles during an exam, they can't see everything. Fortunately, he’s also a licensed radiology supervisor and can snap spinal x-rays to pinpoint where he suspects a subluxation lives. Together with Dr. Janis R. Prout and a staff of massage therapists, the team discharges internal troublemakers with adjustments and physiotherapy to alleviate pain and help bodies revert to their harmonious default setting.
Yemanya Carey’s resume of massage training and certifications spans the traditional modalities—including Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy, and cranial-sacral therapy—as well as the more exotic techniques, such as lomi lomi, reiki, and crystal healing. She practices her therapies at Birthing A New Humanity. Massage, however, is only one of the many treatments she offers to heal bodies, minds, and souls. Her guided meditation sessions are infused with sound therapy to promote senses of deep relaxation, and her essence light therapy aims to ease emotional imbalances that manifest as chronic pain. For wee ones, she runs a children’s mystery school, where she introduces them to yoga, meditation, and the chakra system.
Two dozen candles glow welcomingly at Natural Athletic Performance Spa, where holistic health practitioner Reyna Carter guides an elite team specializing in fine-tuning the bodies of athletes in a setting that dissolves the stress of competition. Acupuncturist and master of traditional Oriental medicine Melissa Batten represents the staff members’ expertise and thoughtful approach to their work. Having enrolled at the International Professional School of Bodywork, she realized she could better serve her clients with a degree from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she pursued sports medicine, interned for two years in various clinical settings, and learned to differentiate the ailments better addressed with Western medicine. A pair of licensed massage therapists—one of whom is also a certified personal trainer—wield knowledge of six modalities that include the circulation-boosting Swedish style as well as thai and sports massages that loosen joints and target injury prevention. Treatments to streamline silhouettes for races with speeding bullets take shape as either dietary supplements or noninvasive, mechanical kneadings.
When the aestheticians of The Upper Level Spa blend water, lemon juice, and sugar, they're not making lemonade. Rather, they're forming a paste that uproots hair and temporary tattoos without causing skin damage. Unlike traditional waxing, sugaring eschews artificial ingredients, scents, dyes, and even heat?though the paste is warm, it will never burn skin, making it ideal for large or highly sensitive areas. In addition to sugaring, the skincare specialists offer vitamin-infused facials, 15 types of chemical peels, and natural airbrush tans. A massage therapist complements these and other spa services with bodywork sessions in a variety of modalities.
A sparkling chandelier, mirrors in gilded frames, a marbled Corinthian pillar. Ultra Lux Salon and Day Spa would live up to its name by d?cor alone. But once patrons slide into chairs, a team of hairstylists extends pampering still further by snipping off split ends, coloring locks, and adding length with extensions. Spa services such as massages, manicures, and waxing soothe bodies as well as strands.
An elegant chandelier lights up the soft white couch and decor inside OneZen Life, where skilled, holistic health practitioner, Alef Martins, pampers clients with massages and reflexology treatments. The staff's goal of bringing a little zen to clients' lives materializes as they incorporate Body Bliss organic massage oils and lotions in their kneading?instead of making clients say the spa's name 10 times slow.