Doctor of Chiropractic Rick Palazzo uses a trifecta of health services to fully rehab injured and achy patients. Chiropractic adjustments alleviate a wide range of ailments, from back pain to headaches and even carpal tunnel syndrome. Those same ailments—along with herniated discs and shoulder pain—also find relief with acupuncture treatments and physical-therapy services such as muscle stimulation and massages.
Michelle, the licensed massage therapist behind Strong Hands Massage Therapy, truly does have strong hands: they’re the same hands she used block, jab, and swing her way to a fourth-degree black belt in karate. At her Ramsey massage studio, however, she uses her strength for healing rather than combat.
Before starting any massage, Michelle consults with each client to determine their individual needs and goals. Then she soothes muscles and connective tissues with custom-tailored kneads and gliding strokes. The treatments can relieve not only pain and tension, but issues such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety caused by listening to the Jeopardy! theme song on repeat too many times. Clients can also opt for pampering details such as hot stones or organic moisturizers infused with French chamomile, Egyptian basil, and other fragrant herbs and botanicals.
The Chiro Health Spa of Ramsey’s husband-and-wife physician duo offers an array of bodily reduction and relaxation services. Martha Syga’s licensed healing hands deliver customized massages that can take aim to reduce tension, ease muscle soreness, or improve circulation. The Swedish massage uses gliding strokes to bring dorsal musculature into a trance-like calm, and sports massage prepares athletes to climb to the rocky peak of performance with hasty muscle recovery.
At Lashful Day Spa, licensed aestheticians beatify clients in the spa, where they apply waterproof eyelash extensions and touch-ups. To battle wrinkles and smiles that won't wipe off, they administer customized facials such as oxygen infusion, European, and microdermabrasion. Clients can also seek out nail treatments and half a dozen varieties of massage.
Wellness is a way of life. That's why Ripcurl's lavish facility offers everything from weight training and cardio machines to yoga and Pilates classes that shape the physique. An on-staff nutritionist can set up a structured diet conducive to individual goals. Clients may also retreat to a cozy room for a private acupuncture session, or a therapeutic massage with hot stones and soothing aromatherapy.
Royal Table Massage owner Rebecca Herrmann moved her nine-year-old business into its current location so that she and her staff could impart relaxation to more clients at once—seven, to be precise. She and her staff have mastered therapeutic massages but also utilize massage’s rejuvenating principles in treatments for the face and body. The space’s turquoise-and-blue color scheme exudes serenity, easing clients into the services that tend to leave them feeling as relaxed as a rooster dining at a vegan restaurant.
Chestnut-brown hardwood floors contrast with the gray brick walls and lime-green closet doors at Salon JM. Amid these cozy trappings, stylists sculpt sharp layers and splash on eye-catching highlights with high-end products such as Joico. Invigorating deep-conditioning treatments segue into elegant up-dos and personalized makeup sessions to flatter each client's best features. The salon also purveys a line of creative, stylish accessories, ranging from elegant jewelry and scarves to hand-knit yarn sideburns.
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