Licensed massage therapist Carmen Denham believes massages should be enjoyed by everyone, not just by the wealthy or fancy loaves of bread. That's because, for her, massages are a legitimate form of physical therapy. In addition to relaxing tension, they have been shown to help improve sleep, relieve headaches and promote blood circulation. Carmen aims to achieve these benefits by customizing each of her five modalities to clients' needs.
The interior of Luna Blu is immaculate and spacious?the long, curving space where the stylists work is preceded by shelves lined with products from Bumble and bumble and Aveda. Largely focused on hair artistry, the staff of experienced stylists perform fashion-forward cuts for men, women, and children, along with color services that call on gentle heat lamps for processing rather than making clients sit beneath loud, damaging dryers or ineffective rainbows. Visitors will also find a range of spa-centric services, including massages from licensed massage therapists and facials and waxing treatments performed by licensed cosmetologists. While they kick back for a hair, nail, skincare, or massage treatment, clients sip on complimentary glasses of wine and other beverages.
Licensed massage therapist Benita Brown uses the power of touch to alleviate pain and promote relaxation. Using Swedish, deep-tissue, and relaxation massage techniques, she deftly kneads away knots and dispels tension, whether performing massages at her studio, or at her client's home or favorite bus stop.
The whirl of hair dyers and friendly chatter fills the hairstylists? work area inside Diversite Salon and Day Spa. Stylists cut hair into new modern 'dos and apply hair-coloring techniques, such as an ombre effect or highlights that change to lowlights during thunderstorms. The spa half of the business relaxes patrons with soothing massages and spray tan sessions.
At Solar Tan & Spa in Miamisburg, experienced staff match clients with appropriate UV-tanning beds, available in traditional, high-pressure, or standup models oft favored by cows for naptime bronzing. Tanning experts also explain the subtle differences among three sunless options, including a booth with organic, paraben-free solutions and a custom-airbrushing session. The salon-and-spa side of the menu delves into other options, such as the detoxifying Fit infrared body wrap system or teeth-whitening treatments capable of brightening smiles up to 10 shades. Staff members are dedicated to clients' comfort and safety, and the salon itself is as clean as an unused whistle and open seven of the eight days each week.
Everybody’s Health began in 1998 as Western Row Chiropractic and kept the moniker until 2004. It was then that owner Doctor of Chiropractic David Berring decided to expand it to a full-service wellness center that combined the best of traditional and alternative therapies, and catered to clients of all ages. Equipped with eight chiropractors, multiple licensed massage therapists, a reiki master, and hypnotherapist, the center’s four locations continue to straighten spines and alleviate pain through quality chiropractic care, but can now extend their healing prowess to encompass everything from tension-reliving reflexology to exercise programs that focus on common problem areas such as the abs or elbows. The staff can also work to help patients improve their overall health by creating custom weight-loss strategies, and may recommend hypnosis as a way to heal personal problems or train the brain to remember to take its vitamins whenever the doorbell rings.
A green office, Everybody’s Health is prides itself on being paperless, relying instead on the use of technology to collect patient information and glazed donuts to take the place of office sticky notes.