Like a good relationship or a flower with a fertilizer addiction, Shador is growing. The staff of sugaring experts and aestheticians recently migrated to a new space, which has meant an upgrade in facilities and the ability to offer massages. Each service, from botanically based detoxifying body wraps to custom facials, helps to beautify and relax clients. For hair removal, the staff eschews the discomfort of hot wax in favor of a natural sugaring serum that pulls hair out in the direction of growth, and favored strands are magnified through the individual application of synthetic or mink eyelash extensions.
Glow's resident naturopath, Dr. Rachel Erickson, is a licensed primary doctor who focuses on the health of the whole person, treating not just the symptoms but the root causes of interconnected physical and emotional ailments. Depending on your needs and her diagnosis, she might recommend nutritional changes, herbal supplementation, or 50 push-ups "right here, right now." The good doctor is particularly adept at treating digestive and skin complaints, endocrine disorders, and chronic disease. She also has a passion for women's health—mitigating the discomforts of PMS, menopause, cervical dysplasia, and bad romances.
From a storefront tucked inside one of Capitol Hill’s many brick buildings, stylist-owned Salon Moxi offers basic cut and styling services, as well as full and partial-foil color, balayage color application, hair extensions and chemical-free dreadlocks. Inside, high ceilings, stormy blue walls, wood floors and large plants and trees create a safari-like feeling for customers hunting for that elusive perfect look. Funky stylists love to deliver a dramatic look, but still play well with requests from those who keep it safe for work or like a more understated look. Hairdressers use sustainable and eco-friendly product lines containing natural ingredients and excluding harsh chemicals, including Italian brand Davines, Kevin Murphy’s salon line and sulfate-free line Loma, meaning customers never need to feel guilty for looking good.
Assured in multiple soul- and sinew-soothing modalities, Seattle Massage Pro’s resident therapist, Amber Myers, employs a clinical approach to her rehabilitative massages, beginning each appointment by assessing the client’s muscle condition, posture, general health, and functional limitations. Amber’s nimble fingers can work out kinks in the body’s connective tissue with myofascial-release techniques, or target chronic pain and hard-to-reach body glitter with the pointed pokes of trigger-point therapy. Sports bodywork can help prevent injuries for those with active lifestyles, as can the deep-tissue massage’s robust panoply of pain-purging kneads. Those simply seeking relief from stress caused by impending board meetings and random hornet attacks can opt for soothing Swedish massage, and moms-to-be can treat achy baby bumps to the relaxing touch of prenatal strokes.