Warm vibes permeate the air at Morgan Ford Salon & Spa, where stylists shape fashionable hairdos and massage therapists knead away soreness and stress. The salon takes extra steps to assure clients' comfort. For example, each hair treatment—which utilizes Redken products—includes a steamed face towel, scalp massage, shampoo, and conditioning. Morgan Ford's massage therapists practice hot-stone, deep-tissue, and myofascial-release modalities, among other techniques. These bodywork sessions may also incorporate extras, such as heat therapy, aromatherapy oils, and scents, such as chocolate, pumpkin spice, or mango.
Toxins flee from the purifying paws of Blue Nile Spa's holistic healers, whose services fuse age-old practices with contemporary equipment to nurture soft, healthy skeleton-sheaths. Pamper your protoplasmic suit in a relaxing japanese bath steeped with mineral-rich seaweed and salts plucked from the Dead Sea. The rich combination of phytonutrients helps purge the pelt of impurities, allowing it to emerge after 20 minutes looking and feeling as smooth as a pair of Barry White's silk pajamas stuffed with chocolate mousse. Next, a gentle dry brushing shatters dead-skin barricades, liberating clogged pores and allowing them to warmly welcome the body wrap's jojoba and essential oils into their epidermal ranks. As clients relax on the treatment table, soothing rays of infrared heat warm the toxin-abating cocoon, stimulating circulation, melting aches and pains, and bestowing limbs with the ability to track weather patterns.
What began as Yemina Mata's passion for healthier living through a natural-food- and supplement-based diet resulted in La Buena Salud, a grocery store stocking only natural and organic products. Opened in 1997 in the Soulard farmers' market, La Buena Salud today lures visitors to its current storefront—tucked away just off Washington Avenue—with an impressive array of locally grown meats, eggs, and produce, vitamins, and supplements. Yemina gregariously shares health food and natural-healing wisdom as patrons meander aisles of organic teas from Tulsi and Traditional Medicinals, specialty items, such as piloncillo cane sugar, and natural-health and diet books, all of which earned the store praise from Feast magazine and a polite thank-you note from Mother Nature.
Inspired to found Gregory's Healthy Alternatives by her multitalented uncle's commitment to healthy living, certified colon therapist Trish Gregory endorses bodily balance through a medley of wellness treatments. Colon hydrotherapy treatments, conducted with FDA-registered equipment and a focus on safe and sanitary procedures, help rid the body of unwanted waste and doppelgangers hidden in the intestinal tract. Cleansing dips in the Aqua Chi ionic detox footbath and spa seek to eliminate impurities by generating a mix of positive and negative ions, which attach to oppositely charged impurities and atoms with similar online dating profiles. Other treatments, including ear candling and nutritional supplements, further aid patrons in reaching new levels of wellness.
Dan Lohmeyer's professional journey began very far from hypnosis. The former Marine, an eight-year veteran turned successful business owner, suddenly found himself struggling to maintain his positive attitude following a difficult divorce. Countless hours researching self-help methods left Dan feeling no less lost, until he was eventually turned on to hypnosis. After just a single session with a certified hypnotist, one in which he didn't even feel as though he'd been hypnotized, Dan noticed that he'd sprung back to his former, motivated self. Dan was so impressed with the technique that he began to train in hypnosis himself. Today, at Champion Hypnosis, he helps his clients tackle their own life goals with hypnosis. Occasionally, Dan even takes his skills on stage, melding hypnosis and the healing power of laughter for comedy hypnosis shows.