After spending years watching her sister and father deal with the effects of scoliosis, Shannon Lynn Brown found herself interested in helping others with similar health issues. That’s the reason she attended The New School for Massage in Chicago and became a certified massage therapist and a member of ABMP. Shannon now treats chronic and acute muscle pain inside Breathe, a yoga studio with red roof tiles, a high wooden ceiling, and wall niches inhabited by Buddha statues.
Shannon uses her intuition—as well as her knowledge of anatomy—to minimize the pain caused by scars and to the ease the aches associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding. Her experience as a swimmer and yoga practitioner informs her sports-therapy massage and enables her to skillfully apply kinesio tape, which can improve circulation, manage swelling, and make duct tape seem so inferior you might give a roll of it to a subordinate to express your dislike of their work. In addition to nurturing her clients back to health, Shannon has taught students at her alma mater and at Five Branches in California.
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Phoenix DeLeón, owner of Phoenix Rolfing focuses most of her practice on Rolf Structural Integration treatments. During 90-minute Rolfing sessions, Phoenix focuses on manipulating the body's connective tissue to bring the body into alignment in order to perfect her clients' posture and decrease back strain. In addition to Rolfing, Phoenix also offers therapeutic massage.
Aesthetician Wendy Smith helms Bare, where she welcomes guests for waxing, skin care, and massage services. In a clean and comfortable environment, she fastidiously removes unwanted hair from areas such as sideburns, legs, or arms. Meanwhile, facials and chemical peels cleanse and soothe visages, as Swedish massages evict stress and anxiety from back muscles.
Under the new management of Sondra Lee and Nickolas Jones, Tonic Salon & Spa renews and rejuvenates with an array of salon and spa services. Stylists trim tresses, apply makeup, or add new color using Pureology products as clients follow along in mirrors of various sizes, shapes, and opinions of who's fairest. Team members also perform skincare services powered by the Organics skincare line and massages that send much-needed care packages of oxygen to corporeal outliers.
When stylist Leslie Vasquez first opened Platinum Lounge back in 1999, she beautified the coifs of her growing clientele with only a short list of basic hair services. After the salon's 2004 relocation to its current space in Santa Cruz, Leslie expanded its staff and menu of services to run the pulchritudinous gamut from nailcare to makeup applications, waxing, and UV-free tanning. Now wielding 25 years of experience in her field, Vasquez leads experienced stylists as they re-invent coifs with her specialty hair extensions, all-natural Rene Futerer hair color, and smoothing keratin treatments. Manicures and pedicures pamper fingers and toes, and aestheticians customize hair-removal to each client's skin type with a choice of eight different wax formulas.
Licensed aesthetician Alanna knows that no two complexions are quite the same. The studio in which she practices embodies her belief in custom, one-on-one treatments; every client who enters its cozy confines can expect Alanna’s undivided attention as she develops treatments to meet their specific needs. As her training encompasses skincare, aromatherapy, massage, and reiki, Alanna draws from an extensive bank of knowledge to heal weary bodies and revivify dull skin.
Chae Organics skincare products aid her in the latter task. With these potent serums in hand, she sets to work erasing wrinkles and removing the stamps that her clients sometimes rely on to mail themselves to the studio. Among her custom skincare solutions, microdermabrasion, phototherapy treatments, and facials exfoliate dead cells and resurface youthful skin. Even after treatments, Alanna will gladly take the time to recommend products to help maintain a radiant and healthy skin tone.