Before performing an exhausting concert, the members of Earth, Wind, and Fire knew exactly how to unwind: a massage from Trisha Ure. They aren't the only ones?artists from Alice Cooper to Jack Johnson have also called upon the licensed massage therapist to conjure her kneading magic backstage. These days, Trisha?a Utah College of Massage Therapy graduate with more than 15 years of professional experience?showcases those massaging talents at her very own studio, The Healing Body Massage.
The name is apt, as Trisha's main goal is to relieve bodies of injury and chronic pain by administering medium to deep modalities, such as trigger point therapy. She specializes in helping clients work through chronic pain. Her clients range from car accident victims to athletes, who rely on her intensive strokes to prevent injury or recover from particularly strenuous touchdown dances.
In 2001, the first iTAN Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal?to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 30 Southern California franchises, each offering a slightly different assortment of teeth whitening, tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and self-serve spa offerings.
The Smart Tan?certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays, and self-administered spa treatments dispense relaxing red-light facials, infrared-heat bodywraps, and aqua massages.
The staff of JenniferAnn Spa & Wellness Center have devised a holistic service menu that aims to address physical, emotional, and spiritual woes. This mission is most prevalent in the selection of massages—in this single menu, one may find craniosacral treatments that calm the nervous system and spiritual healing sessions that guide the soul alongside classic Swedish and deep-tissue massages.
Natural therapies and assorted vowels sprout up throughout the menu as well, including pumpkin and sugar cane peels that estheticians use to harvest fresh complexions. In the salon, stylists straighten unruly texture with natural keratin treatments or build curl with organic perms.
Seasoned, board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Charles Sarosy helms the team of certified technicians at San Diego Body Contouring and its sister location, the Vein and Liposculpture Center in Temecula. Drawing from years of experience that earned him a membership to the American Society of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Sarosy wields state-of-the-art laser technology to help lift visages, oust excess fat, and erase unwanted tattoos and body hair. He can also forge svelte physiques with comprehensive mommy makeovers, designed to restore new mothers' post-pregnancy bodies to the state they were in before babies filled them with gaudy futons. Spider-vein therapy and skincare treatments such as microdermabrasion and Botox round out the center's slate of aesthetic services.
Inside of April's Massage Sanctuary, holistic health practitioner April showers her clients with her healing touch through various massages and facial treatments. In her decade-plus of experience, April has developed a technique that is wholly her own—much like Picasso and his style of painting or a singer who sings through his ears. During her massages, she uses a strong touch that is simultaneously nurturing and therapeutic. Her eclectic modality toolkit often includes a mix of deep tissue, Chinese acupressure, and circulatory massage techniques. For those that want their skin to look as fresh as they feel after a massage, April also offers 30- and 60-minute rejuvenating facials that make use of housemade products infused with natural ingredients and organic oils.
Skin Alive and its aesthetician school, Mequon Thiensville School of Esthetics, are devoted to the study and practice of skincare. Clients can choose to visit the hands-on student-learning center for aesthetic services performed by students under instructor supervision, or head to the Skin Alive spa for services performed by a licensed professional. Both offer basic beauty services, such as facials, peels, and waxing, but the licensed aestheticians at Skin Alive can also slough off dead skin cells with diamond-tip microdermabrasion, rejuvenate skin with lasers, and vanquish unwelcome hair with laser hair-removal treatments that leave skin smoother than a cue ball smothered in olive oil.