At Aria Skin and Laser Spa in Chapel Hill and Somalase in Sanford, Medical Director Dr. Ajay Ajmani oversees a team of tech-savvy aestheticians who beautify and protect the epidermis with facials, laser treatments, and massages. During microdermabrasions, a skilled technician employs a diamond tip to control the seven seas and exfoliate the upper strata of damaged skin, revealing a youthful acreage of epidermis. Laser treatments for pigmentation correction, hair removal, and skin tightening enlist powerful YAG lasers to beautify the epidermis. Facials reinvigorate visages with an eye treatment, custom mask, neck-and-hand massage, moisturizer, and a restraining order against the sun.
One Heart Yoga’s peaceful space bestows balanced, experienced instructors upon bending beginners and undulating aces alike, feting them with a compilation of classes built to explore the trifecta of mind-body-spirit. Give your midsection something to warble about at its next "Solid as a Rock" sing-along contest with the yoga core class, focused on strengthening the back and the abs with toning movements. Nirvana-aspiring newbies can breathe in the calm with gentle yoga, a series of level I stretches in the Vinyasa-flow concentration bent on imparting the fundamental postures and breathing exercises of yoga while zeroing in on warming up the body and waking up the nervous system with a soothing alarm clock of limb smiles.
In 2003, Jennifer Poole took her passion for helping others to the next level by obtaining a New York massage-therapy license. She honed her skills before becoming nationally certified and transferring her license, and herself, to Angier, where she opened Tranquility Therapeutic Massage. There, she customizes Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages to her clients' needs, which range from recurring tension to pain caused by spending all day translating the language of crying babies.
Angela Wright lends her name to The Wright Touch Massage, where she delivers each of her bodywork treatments with a steady, skillful hand. She specializes in Swedish and deep-tissue massage as well as reflexology, and doles out soothing extras such as botanical aromatherapy, calming hot stones, and lullabies sung in the language of raindrops. The private room where she practices her healing craft is simple and cozy, letting the kneading strokes and relaxation take center stage.
Cindy Davis, owner of The Difference Hair Salon, draws on 20 years of experience as she shapes 'dos and leads a small but seasoned staff of two stylists. Cindy's salon has been churning out flattering coiffures since 2004 with cuts, color, highlights, and perms. Her staff also beautifies façades with tanning, waxing, and facials. When they aren't renovating visages, they help clients stay healthy by massaging stressed sinews with cauliflower florets.
Dara Van Deusen has been in the massage-therapy game for 10 years—plenty of time to master seven different massage styles. Her specialties range from gentle Swedish massage to intense deep-tissue massage, and they even include pregnancy massage, a style which soothes the aches of carrying a baby or a prairie dog shaved to look like a baby all day long.