Dr. Gregory Stafford had tried nearly everything. After suffering from back pain for several years, he unsuccessfully attempted to fix his pain with drugs and spinal injections, stopping short of surgery. Instead, and the behest of his wife, he went to a chiropractor. The pain quickly dissolved and changed his life so dramatically that he quit his job at a pharmaceutical rep and went back to school to become a chiropractor.
Now at the helm of his own clinic, he fixes his patients vertebra by vertebra with consultations and digital x-rays that unearth the cause of pain. Alleviating aches and strengthening bodies is a number of services including massages, adjustments, and exercises such as pushups with an exercise ball or bench-pressing Dr. Stafford.
By working in a physical therapy office, a chiropractic office, and a day spa, certified massage therapist Dominique DeBenedetto of Spa Bleu Fonce gained a diverse set of skills. Relying on more than six years of experience as a massage therapist, she combines her comprehensive knowledge to relax bodies and relieve tensions with Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages. Dominique also soothes expecting mothers and pregnant pet fish with prenatal massage and promotes overall health and wellness with reflexology sessions. Aside from massage therapy, Dominique offers UV-free airbrush tanning to imbue skin with an even, natural-looking bronze color.
Her customers call her the "knot witch." And yes, that is absolutely a compliment. Massage therapist Kim Kidd is skilled in getting every knot out of tense backs. She specializes in Swedish massage and customizes each session to address each person's particular needs or concerns.
There's more than just massages at this spa, though. The staff also beautifies skin with facials, including vitamin-infusion facials and teen treatments. Additionally, waxing services rid clients of pesky unwanted hairs, whether they're camping out on the face, legs, or bikini area.
Licensed massage therapist Julie Olivares works to rid her clients of muscle aches and mental tension with a full spectrum of massage modalities. Adept at addressing specific areas during whole-body massages, she tailors her strokes to fit the occasion; as a result, no two massages are ever the same?like snowflakes or metaphors for something that's always unique.
With more than 15 years of experience, massage therapist Deborah has had plenty of time to perfect muscle soothing techniques. Inside her quiet studio near Old Town Clovis, she eases tense muscles and tissue with four modalities—Swedish, shiatsu, deep tissue, and reflexology—and a serenade from Mrs. Potts and Chip from Beauty and the Beast.
Rejuvenations Day Spa Salon’s trained nail techs pamper hands and feet in a Spanish-style space studded with rounded archways, wrought-iron fixtures, and white-washed walls. In the softly lit nail room, clients sink into dark-maroon pedicure chairs as feet, finally freed from socks and shoes, luxuriate in a warm soak and catch up on gossip with chatty ankles. Beauty buffs then file and shape both finger and toe canvases and trim cuticles to create a sleek frame for brightly colored polish. Finally, a hydrating paraffin treatment for the hands and the feet wraps appendages in warm wax that softens and smoothes skin as it hardens into a lifelike replica of Franklin Pierce.