A Lotus Touch Therapeutic Massage's therapist kneads bodies into a gummy state of bliss with a one-hour head-to-toe massage. Working over the back, neck, shoulders, and scalp, the massage stops only to take a quick karaoke break before traveling out to the body’s orbiting appendages of the hands, legs, and feet. Stress, along with tension and pain within the muscles, pack their bags and head for the door as the therapist utilizes a variety of massage techniques to penetrate multiple layers of tissue. The massage also helps to relax the nervous system, stimulate circulation, boost energy, and locate the wedding rings that were swallowed in a double-dare at a PTA meeting.
Desire Waldron—who was trained by Susan Church, a pillar in the permanent-cosmetics industry—describes her personal style as "professional and yet personable." Shanti Studio Permanent Cosmetics decorates their clientele with permanent makeup for faces, eyes, and brows, answering questions and doing their best to preserve the comfortable atmosphere all the while.
Since graduating from Center for a Balanced Life in 1995, Ericka Hakanson has been adding to her repertoire of bodywork skills. She has worked alongside chiropractors, learned the energy theories of reiki, and polished her hot-stone massage techniques to a radiant gleam while working in a variety of medical and spa settings. Clients reap the benefits of Ericka's experience when they settle onto her treatment table at Pure Serenity Inc. Sessions incorporate traditional massage or a smattering of reiki, and can be geared toward pure relaxation or doctor-prescribed health goals.
The female-focused health and wellness gurus at Comprehensive Healthcare for Women practice a whole view on health and wellness in an attempt to banish stress and tension with restorative Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal therapeutic massages. During each massage, skilled therapists ease tightness from stiff muscles with nimble fingers that can draw upon long, flowing Swedish-massage strokes to knead tendons with alternating pressure or firm deep-tissue strokes to loosen knotted connective tissue and milk lactic acid from musculature. Comprehensive Healthcare's team of therapists tailor massage techniques to pamper and alleviate stress and pain for each client. Prenatal massages can help mothers-to-be by curtailing anxiety, soothing inflamed nerves, and helping the body flush away stores of excess fluid and sarsaparilla to reduce swelling. Hot stones may be added to the massage for no additional fee.
Captained by licensed chiropractor Dr. Larry Estebo, Premier Health Chiropractic's team of spine adjusters has been scrutinizing and soothing pained backs since 1983. After discussing patient health issues and treatment options during a brief consultation, doctors perform a chiropractic examination, testing bodily flexibility, posture, and how quickly knees can answer riddles. If necessary, doctors x-ray patients to more closely inspect them for signs of spinal misalignment or degeneration. Following the initial 20- to 30-minute diagnosis, doctors magically transform their digits into masseuse fingers, digging and rubbing into the deepest, tensest contours of client spines during a 30-minute session that unburdens backs of persistent stress knots and lower-back tattoos.
• For $149, you get four laser hair-removal sessions for one of the following smaller areas: bikini, cheeks, chin, feet and toes, lip, neckline, or underarms (a $596 value). • For $199, you get four laser hair-removal sessions for the lower leg (a $956 value). Clinical Skin Therapeutics' laser technicians halt the advance of men's and women's marauding bristle with a clean and professional approach. During a hair-removal session, the clinic's beauty mages train a Sciton laser on the melanin embedded within each hair follicle. Energy created by the laser's heated pulses lightens pigment, withers the hair, and instills future fuzz with the fear of seeing its own shadow. The gentle treatment renders limbs and features dolphin-smooth and fit to flaunt for the rest of the warm season. Sessions treating any of the seven smaller areas generally last 30 minutes each, and all sessions occur four to eight weeks apart to catch follicles in the act of sprouting hands to steal cookies.