If practice makes perfect, then Suddenly Slimmer may have created the perfect body wrap. Suddenly Slimmer has performed more than 30,000 of the inch-reducing treatments. Owner Julie Tracey first decided to open her own business after body wraps changed her life by helping her drop four dress sizes. Today, Suddenly Slimmer wages a war on toxins, inches, and cellulite with the crown jewel of the business—a vast array of all natural, non-dehydrating, mineral body wraps.
Powered by the Victorian Morton Process, the different wraps purport to permanently slim thighs, tummies, and chubby earlobes. Some of them are designed to whittle down waist lines or smooth cellulite, but clients can opt for the whole shebang and jump straight to the Supreme Wrap. So confident is Suddenly Slimmer in this top-shelf palliative, they guarantee clients will lose between 14 and 30 inches or they'll just give the next one away for free. No matter the wrap, Suddenly Slimmer looks out for their clients' safety by using only food grade ingredients in each of their mineral- and nutrient-infused wraps.
Sweet Earth Therapeutic Massage owner Myrna Lovell-Jones knows the ins and outs of human anatomy—she holds both a nursing degree and a certification in advanced massage therapy. The therapist draws from this holistic knowledge to perform a range of massages, including Swedish, deep-tissue, hot stone, aromatherapy, and pre- and post-natal. In reflexology, certain parts of the feet are believed to correspond to various organs, muscle groups, and funny bones throughout the body; during a reflexology session, a therapist applies focused pressure to relieve any tense parts of the body.
Within a tranquil, private room, a massage therapist lightly sets smooth, heated stones along a client’s back. Nearby, a professional athlete discusses her chronic pain or injury-related soreness with a therapist, who tailors the pressure accordingly. These represent just a snippet of the day-to-day activities at Mercy's Touch Massage Clinic, where staffers reenergize bodies and minds with an array of massage modalities—including prenatal, Swedish, and deep tissue—as well as other calming services such as body wraps, aromatherapy, and advanced sheep-counting techniques.
The skilled stylists at Extensions Hair Studio enhance locks in a variety of ways, from sewing in extensions to applying infusions to designing customized clip-ons. Beyond extensions, the salon also transform clients with cuts and styles, relaxers, and color matching services.
Though her pampering skills once enriched the lives of students at Redken School in New York, these days, master cosmetologist Pat Alessi uses her more than 30 years of experience to upgrade looks at Salon 1580. Along with specialty services in creative coloring, Global Keratin treatments, and rejuvenating organic facials, Pat counts communication as one of her greatest styling assets, taking the time to carefully listen to each of her client's wants and concerns before expertly shaping locks with Redken, L'Oréal, and Rusk products. To keep abreast of the latest trends in European styling and croissant making, she also frequently attends seminars led by industry leaders, melding modern techniques with her own creative flair to create looks that are completely fresh.
At Cobb Wellness Center, board-certified physician Dr. Linda Kelley and her staff use fast, FDA-approved Botox to iron out facial furrows in a matter of minutes. Equipped with 20 units of the injectable line leveler, Dr. Kelley administers the serum across one troubled area, such as between the eyebrows, around the eyes, or straight into the nearest ugli fruit. Burrowing deep into tension trouble areas, the purified protein relaxes the muscles responsible for frowns and squints to smooth the overlying skin. Afterward, wrinkles slowly recede over the following days, revealing a placid patch of pelt that may stay free of turbulence for up to four months. Minimally invasive and requiring no downtime, the injections are ideal for those wary of cosmetic surgery's invasive nature or the recuperation period associated with facial sandblasting.