Tucked away in a serene, baby-blue den just inside Within Glow Hair Salon & Spa, Eunice Drummond helps skin stay youthful and radient with expert care regimens. Focusing most of her efforts on the face, Drummond performs more than a dozen varieties of facials and peels. Her anti-aging facial helps tighten and tone muscles with zaps from a micro-current device, and her PCA peel gently resurfaces dull patches with the help of a therapeutic acid blend. In addition to her facial services, Eunice is also versed in Parafango treatments. Through the application of a geothermal mask, the treatment works to slim away inches and reduce cellulite, mainly by scaring away lingering cheeseburgers with its scariest ghost impression.
Dr. Tamyra Rogers could not have predicted how spending time on a Navajo reservation would shape her multifaceted approach to weight loss. After spending a year as chief resident at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Rogers directed the metabolic clinic at the Tuba City Indian Medical Center in Arizona. She helped build a wellness center for the Navajo Nation and chaired a program to fight the growing diabetes epidemic. During her time there, she gained an appreciation of the community's holistic health-care philosophy.
Today, Dr. Rogers combines her background in traditional Western medicine with weight-loss strategies that address each person as a whole rather than two children in disguise. Dr. Rogers's team of personal trainers and group fitness instructors complement her own fitness knowledge, which stems from playing college basketball.
The experienced skin savants at Claudia's Little Corner refresh epidermal layers with massage-infused facials and exfoliating body treatments. The Thai herbal-ball facial frees façades of debris, dead skin, and pore-clogging barnacles with a cleansing and exfoliation before steaming a bundle of herbs for a facial rubdown. An acupressure massage releases tension, and warm towels allow relaxation to burrow in. Finally, an aromatherapy face-and-neck massage, along with a scalp massage, soothes lingering stress. During the Herbology body retexturizer, warm hazelnut oil smothers skin before it's swathed with the Herbology elixir, designed to slough away dead skin cells. Heated blankets swaddle bodies, steeping the epidermis in medicinal Chinese herbs. Bioelements Vitalization body cream, winner of Allure Readers' Choice 2009, then quenches skin's thirst, leaving it more hydrated than a paperback floating in an aboveground pool.
Within one of Spa 9's private, slate-tiled rooms, cushioned tables nestle half-slumbering clients as they lie face down, backs slathered with decadent body treatments. Five chrome showerheads release cascades of water to rinse the masks away and bring a revitalizing end to the body scrub, one of the spa's six relaxing body treatments. Meanwhile, visages are treated to a slate of facials that target oily or dry skin with exfoliating scrubs and soothing massage, and therapists harness three massage categories to drive away stress and chronic pain. Open until 9 p.m. on weeknights and all day on Saturday, clients can plan for Spa 9's pampering treatments even if they have hectic schedules or calendars full of appointments at the calendar factory.
Though White Pearl Medical Spa specializes in a range of image-enhancing approaches, elos technology plays the starring role. By combining radio frequencies and laser light, the elos hand piece can vanquish hair follicles, diminish wrinkles and age spots, or ease acne with a simple fine-tuning of the controls and a glimpse of the blemish's mug shot. Aside from laser services, the staff smoothes skin with injectable dermal fillers, purifies pores with facials, and sloughs off dead cells with microdermabrasion treatments.
Elite CrossFit's strength suppliers shepherd students of all ages and body types toward pastures of athletic excellence, providing a comprehensive education within an intensity-racked environment. Developed to create the ideal sportsman, CrossFit workouts feature a mix of complex exercises and primal movements to motivate muscle growth and cardiovascular health. The 60-minute classes highlight teamwork, catalyzing camaraderie between participants as they help each other focus on physical challenges despite distracting mental images of wormy apples. Students should launch their journey to increased fitness with the three mandatory On Ramp sessions, which elucidate the essential CrossFit movements and give pupils an opportunity to voice their goals to trainers.