Soft music tickles the ears in private treatment rooms as the staff at Utah Valley Massage Therapy tackles any number of body issues from head to all 11 toes. The staff's massage modalities—including Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology—blast through knotted muscles, headaches, and stress. A number of add-ons further relax bodies via calming aromatherapy and heated towels.
At the recently opened Autumn Ridge Day Spa, expert staff members perform skincare services and massages and apply body wraps and cosmetics. Using Murad and Image products, aestheticians exfoliate faces with microdermabrasion and better the body with back facials and essential-oil wraps. Waxing technicians remove unwanted hair from a range of areas—including the soul—manicurists tend to fingers and toes with mani-pedis, and beauticians apply permanent cosmetics or eyelash extensions . Licensed massage therapists untie knotted backs with 14 massage modalities including Swedish, sports, Russian, deep tissue, and trigger-point therapy.
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Doctor of Chiropractic Nate Miller of Spinal Rehab of North County doesn't strive to soothe bodily aches temporarily—instead, he uncovers the root of the problem and eliminates it via chiropractic methods. By lifting and lowering his treatment table, Dr. Miller can take pressure off of pinched nerves and achy discs during spinal-decompression sessions. Alternatively, cold-laser therapy sends soothing wavelengths into painful or arthritic joints. Dr. Miller's treatments can quell everything from pregnancy pains to workplace injuries to headaches to sports injuries.
Alpine Aesthetics' skin-savvy staff polish faces and bodies with both natural and medical skincare services. Using products from Sanitas Skincare and Obagi Medical Products, specialists enhance radiance and allay aging with nourishing facials, chemical peels and IPL treatments. Guests can also opt for a skin analysis to learn how to adjust their skincare regimen in order to maximize their luminosity and woo standoffish jellyfish. Meanwhile, laser hair removal, massage, and teeth-whitening treatments pamper and refine clients from head to toe.
Spa Trouve derives its name from the French word for “found,” which hints at the brand-new self-image visitors to this med spa may discover. The staff physicians and technicians use their deft experienced hands to perform skin-resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments, which stave off signs of age, scarring, and stubborn “Kick Me” post-it notes. They perform laser-based hair-removal and skin-rejuvenation treatments with Syneron elos Plus machines, radio frequency–based skin treatments with eMatrix, and vibration-based exfoliation with Vibraderm. Other skilled experts perform dermal-filler injections and cosmetic surgical procedures. Spa Trouve’s master aestheticians work with clients to develop customized skincare regimens using products such as SkinCeuticals, organic Lira Cosmeceuticals, SkinMedica, Obagi, and jane iredale mineral makeup.
At Mount Mahogany we use a synergistic combination of myotherapy (therapeutic massage), chiropractic adjustments, and injury specific rehabilitation exercises to treat everything from minor aches and pains, to debilitating auto accident injuries.