Informed by traditional Chinese medical practices, Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center’s skilled acupuncturist bridges broken synapses between the mind and body with holistic treatments that prove a valuable counterpoint to Western medicine. Each treatment begins with an assessment that takes into account prior health conditions before embarking on a healing journey designed to improve the body's holistic well-being. Along the way, sterile single-use acupuncture needles help to boost the immune system and free up inner energy; cupping stimulates blood flow by creating a warming, vacuum-like sensation across the skin. To further encourage holistic healing, many of the center’s treatments incorporate natural herbs and remedies, such as herbal massage oils which help deepen the effects of a relaxing massage.
Jamie Wiley of aafusion Spa Salon has packed a wealth of training into her five years of experience as a stylist. After earning her associate degree in cosmetology, she went on to train with Pureology, Redken, and Matrix. But, recently, she started educating others on behalf of Pureology, traveling around the country and focusing all her efforts on hair—just like an ‘80s rock star. Jamie's skills have particular sharpness in the areas of design cutting, formal finishing, and dimensional color.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Birch Haven Community Acupuncture fosters a sense of community with its furniture placement. Clusters of relaxing recliners are situated so family and friends can sit for acupuncture treatments together and play a game of Operator to pass the time. In addition to acupuncture treatments, the practitioners also treat allergies and chronic pain with a custom blend of herbs and supplements.
Our toes are treated to more adventures than most parts of our bodies, from romantic dips in the salty ocean to the thrill of conducting concertos. Today’s Groupon delivers the crown jewel of toe indulgence with a classic pedicure from Snips Spa Salon for $23 (a $46 value). Serve up sweet pampering to your toes or buy multiples to give the gift of pamper to your friends who also have toes.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
After working as a massage therapist in various chiropractic offices and spas, owner Maureen Queau fulfilled her dream when she opened up Circle Sage Healing and Massage Center in 2006. All told, she’s now practiced her therapeutic craft for almost 20 years. Joined by a team of eight other massage therapists, Maureen can either field a pro baseball team or unite massage, alternative medicine, and pampering body treatments to take care of clients. On top of the six types of massage they dole out daily, the staffers administer reiki, reflexology, and ionic-footbath sessions. Circle Sage recommends that clients arrive 15 minutes early for appointments so that they
Licensed aesthetician, Aveda Institute graduate, and Brow Bella Spa Studio owner Krystal Dunn helps each of her clients look and feel their best. Specializing in brow shaping, Krystal gives her undivided attention to each client's face shape and holds consultations with new guests to explain how to best flatter their bone structures before waxing or threading toward perfection. Tidy arches and enhanced winks create the foundation for pulled-together looks, and Krystal continues face and body transformations with services that include sunless-spray-tanning treatments, relaxing facials, and eyelash extensions.
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