For 25 years, Ringolevio Salon?s stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists have been reviving appearances and recharging spirits inside a clean and modern studio space. While stylists combine their creativity and skill to craft haircuts that range from classic to cutting-edge, colorists design brilliant new hair hues using all-vegan Pureology products. Aestheticians combat blemishes, acne, and age spots with classic European facials, oxygen-therapy facials, and glycolic-acid treatments, and even offer teeth whitening to ensure newly even complexions aren't diminished by yellowed grins. As for the massage therapists, they pander to tight muscles and tense minds with a host of modalities that includes hot stone and reflexology and will gladly customize an aromatherapy treatment based on the client's favorite scents and number of noses.
At Zazen, students relax their bodies and focus their minds during sessions of Zen Buddhist seated meditation, the soothing practice for which the center is named. But both Zazen locations work to cultivate calm with other services as well. Sensory-deprivation tanks block out distracting external stimuli as guests float in 10 inches of warm saltwater, a practice many say helps them grow their awareness of the present moment. Massage sessions focus on freeing the body from tension, so it can be experienced as spaciousness rather than constraint. Yoga classes also help guests become mindful, filling hearts and limbs with enough calm energy to quiet a bawling infant with a single, whispered "shhh."
The brigade of chiropractors, physical therapists, and acupuncturists at World of Health vanquishes spinal and musculoskeletal discomfort and educates patients in nutrition and other facets of wellness. Massage therapists custom-blend therapeutic-grade essential oils to obliterate tension within a multitude of modalities, from myofascial release to sports massage. As they prepare a course of treatment, dedicated doctors engage with each patient's health history and consider such factors as lifestyle, heredity, and tendency to pole-vault.
Within a 17th-floor penthouse, Spa J'Adore's wide windows allow rays of sunlight to illuminate Buddha photos, exposed-brick walls, and brilliant orchids. Their décor, a combination of urban chic and zen sensibilities, reflects the massage practice's dual focus on Western and Eastern traditions. To that end, massage therapists are equally adept at deep-tissue and Swedish treatments as modalities from Thailand and Japan. The staff also paints on tans with brushes instead of sprays during body-bronzing sessions, which create a smoother, more natural appearance. After their treatments, clients can lounge on the spa's balcony, sipping herbal tea from heavy clay cups and relaying semaphore messages to hikers on distant mountains.
Dinair Pinheiro Sisson studied massage in Brazil before moving to America. In addition to her license to knead, she also holds certifications that grant her the title of "Advanced Practitioner" and "Supreme Massage Potentate." A deep-tissue specialist, she also offers modalities ranging from lymphatic drainage to aesthetic massage. The latter bridges the gap between her massage practice and her beauty treatments, which she performs as a licensed aesthetician thanks to her studies at the San Francisco School of Cosmetology.
As a practicing certified massage therapist for over two years, Jessica Gedrocz's core belief is that the power of touch can revitalize all parts of the body and mind. Using a variety of modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, myofacial release, trigger point therapy, Ortho-Bionomy, advanced neck work, and advanced massage, Jessica helps her clients receive a consortium of benefits, such as a decrease in anxiety, an improvement in concentration, and an increase in muscle flexibility.