Peace of Mind Float Spa casts a gravity-defying spin on relaxation with sensory-deprivation flotation tanks. The tank's solution of filtered, sterilized water mixes with 800 pounds of Epsom salts to imbue guests with a feeling of weightlessness that aims to induce deep relaxation and alleviate physical ailments. The water is heated to skin temperature to simulate a state of anti-gravity typically experienced only by astronauts or koalas at an all-you-can-eat eucalyptus buffet. An oxygen aromatherapy treatment can heighten the effects of floating before or after the treatment with one of four scents. The relaxation destination also hosts a far infrared sauna, which uses soothing heat and infrared rays to penetrate the body and aid natural detoxification.
As a world traveler and seasoned surfer, skier, and mountain biker, Dr. Sam Vella does what it takes to keep his body in healthy, functioning order and helps other outdoorsy types do the same. As the chiropractor behind Vella Chiropractic at the Tahoe Chiropractic Clinic, he treats conditions ranging from osteoarthritis to sciatica so that his patients are left healthy and ready to scale mountains, paddle across lakes, and fight the sun back beneath the horizon every night. Cold laser therapy, spinal decompression, and light force chiropractic are just a few of the techniques he uses to help patients find relief, and he can even treat expectant mothers with the Webster technique—a method of helping breech babies to turn naturally.
Katrina Craig Johnson’s clients aren’t just time slots in her appointment book. She hopes to build a lasting relationship with each person through her beautification services. Those include eye-catching mani-pedis and removing unwanted hair on the face, body, and tail through waxing. She offers a handful of facials—including chemical exfoliation peels and corrective facials—that gently combat acne and sensitive skin.
Using an alchemical arsenal of stimulating strokes and subliminal stress relievers, Psychic Spa becalms bodies and consoles chakras during each signature Mind, Body, and Spirit package. Commence clear-headedness with a 55-minute massage, as Psychic Spa's all-knowing knot-kneaders employ light, gliding, Swedish strokes to lift the spirit, increase lymphatic flow, and soothe tension brought on by workplace bat infestations.
Led by a stylist with more than two decades of experience, m Studio’s expert aestheticians trim tresses and whisk away unwanted hair with high-quality products and able shearsmanship. In the hands of careful waxing technicians, Cirepil Blue wax, imported from France and formulated to forefend irritation, encapsulates undesirable hairs, preparing beach-bound bodies for unbeatable skinny-dipping relay-race times.
Equipped with an all-natural paste refined throughout the ages, New Beginnings Skin Care & Massage’s therapists abolish unwanted hair from a variety of bodily geography with the ancient Egyptian method of body sugaring. After entrapping hair from root to tip in the sticky glaze, therapists gently lift hair out in its natural direction, freeing surfaces from fuzzy patches or worn out Dukakis '88 bumper stickers. Less painful than waxing, sugary remedies can be applied anywhere on the body, including the eyebrows ($15+), the bikini line ($25+), or the chest and abs ($65). Sugar treatments begin to deplete follicles after several sessions, often forcing threads to disappear completely before starting new lives as mysterious strangers in hardscrabble mountain towns.