After spending 13 years closing business deals as a sales representative, Mari Brown decided to trade in handshakes and contracts for therapeutic strokes and aromatherapy oils. Mari’s new clients are thankful for her change of heart. The nationally certified massage therapist now spends her days tending to their aches and pains with relaxing bodywork treatments that employ custom-blended organic oils.
Inside the studio’s private treatment room, the sounds of Asian music join with the flicker of warm candlelight to foster an atmosphere that calms the senses. Mari’s various massage techniques do their part, as well, working to alleviate the stresses of workdays spent crouched over computers or hiding from bosses in cramped supply closets.
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The Exotic Tans staff offers both UV and sunless tanning. They show clients to standup and lie-down beds, which imbue bodies with shades that suit a variety skin types. Exotic Tans' facilities are outfitted with spray booths for those who prefer UV-free bronzing, and trained professionals are on hand to administer airbrush treatments. Like snow sandwiches, they also whiten teeth in addition to helping clients slim down with body wraps.
Raffa Yoga is not a standard yoga studio, which is apparent right away from its wide variety of yoga classes that range from consciousness-raising Prana flow to rockin' hip-hop yoga and trapeze-like, aerial antigravity yoga. During classes, percussionists tap out soothing drumbeats as students find their center. An oversize golden Buddha mural looks over the classroom, prompting students to contemplate spirituality and wonder if the real guy ever wanted to just take a day off work and take a nice long nap.
Raffa Yoga’s active relaxation center includes Urban Sweat, a stress retreat composed of 21 massage and treatment rooms and 6 heat-therapy rooms. The eco-friendly space soothes the senses with ingredients such as eucalyptus and yellow turmeric, which is known for its anti-inflammatory qualities.
After emerging from the studio’s Himalayan-salt grotto, guests can sip a healthy, hydrating beverage at the juice-cleanse bar. They can also browse the selection of accessories in the full-service yoga boutique.
The Alive Academy health and wellness center rejuvenates minds and bodies with holistic treatments that tackle the root of the problem, not just the symptoms. So it harnesses the power of the VSI biomarker body scan to help humans realize their full potential.
During sessions, a Zyto palm scanner sends undetectable electrical pulses through the body, recording its response to each stimulant. This allows medical professionals to interpret the responses and determine each individual body’s preference for things such as nutrition, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.
After that, clients can address these findings with treatments that range from full-body detoxification and cellular healing sessions to vibration therapy. They can also take advantage of the center's chiropractic treatments, medical and cosmetic acupuncture, monthly memberships, and nutrition services.
Waves of Healing Wellness Boutique soothes the sore and stressed with spa services in a luxurious seaside setting. Clients can swathe external ids in a body wrap for an experience more soothing than 40 kitten hugs. Choose from several wrap flavors including a mineral salt scrub, power-recovery therapy, or nourishing sea-mud therapy, and then lie back and indulge in 90 minutes of human sushi impersonation.
Led by reiki master and experienced massage therapist Becky LaRose, Sacred Earth Healing Arts destresses patrons with the intertwining modalities of massage and reflexology. Dorsal extremities can let go of stresses accrued from trying to out-bench-press corporate rivals with a deep-tissue, sports, or Swedish massage. During the 60-minute muscle maneuvering, therapists blanket backs in a variety of soothing strokes and aromatherapy products made in-house. For those opting for a reconstructive deep-tissue or sports massage, therapists provide a complimentary postural analysis and range-of-motion test to address issues that cause muscular pain.
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