Certified massage therapist and healing artist Kerry Leigh traces her specialty in core synchronism back to the system’s developer, Robert Stevens, who first trained her to assist nature with techniques that promote inner-organism harmony. Kerry honed her massage skills as a backstage therapist at rock concerts, as the founder of the Odwalla Juice Company's on-site massage therapy program, and with the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health before starting her own practice at Actualize Your Health.
These days, Leigh and a team of therapists connect minds and bodies with cellular nutrition, aromatherapy with essential oils, and natural flower essences selected for their health-giving vibrational energy. Their background in athletics gives them a firsthand look at what hardworking muscles and spirits need to recover after grueling workouts or fisticuffs with inner demons.
Inspiring Beauty's aestheticians have searched through countless products and supermodel diaries to find the prefect skincare products. They soothe sensitive skin and rejuvenate faces using PCA's chemical peels. And when they're not restoring the face's youthful glow, the staff is balancing out the body and mind with alternative therapies such as acupressure. During raindrop treatments, they dispense drops of essential oil along the vertebrae, hoping to detoxify systems and treat pain. They also analyze handwriting and use astrological charts to give psychic readings.
30 to 120 minutes is all massage therapist Jocelyn Phillips needs to iron out knotted muscles and eases aches. With essential oils within reach, she skillfully utilizes a number of techniques ranging from the gentle strokes of Swedish massage to the harder kneads of deep-tissue work. She also offers both pre- and post-event sports massages for those who need to warm up or cool down before the game, while her general sports massages combine deep-tissue kneading with specialized stretching that helps improve range of motion and flexibility so clients can finally start to massage their own backs,
Enlighten Others' team of relaxation experts detoxify, clear minds, and potentially render a range of health benefits with a tag-team of sensory deprivation and massage. Within the soundproof confines of a sensory-deprivation tank, 800 pounds of epsom salts mix with water and cause the body to bob like a cork in a space station. Elsewhere, staff members use massage styles such as deep tissue and sports massage to melt away stress and pain. If requested, they can also dispense refreshing add-ons such as fruit, hot tea, or high-pitched laughter.
At Cloud Nine Therapeutics, LLC, guests can relax as they receive top-notch cosmetic treatments in an environment that maximizes comfort. Treatment tables with memory foam padding and 600-thread-count linens provide a pillowy perch as clients receive hot-stone massage or a Twinkle Toe salt scrub from Stephanie O'Connell, who's licensed and certified in a number of aesthetic and wellness treatments. Cloud Nine's services also include a body-sculpting therapy that harnesses microcurrents designed to stimulate weight loss and contour bodies.
The stylists and aestheticians at Casa Verde Spa style hair, exfoliate skin, and apply makeup using Aveda products. Haircuts for men and women artfully trim tresses and full highlights add texture to monochrome coifs. Skillful hands soothe away cranial stress with warm-oil scalp massages and target localized aches and pains with deep-tissue treatments. Aestheticians also beautify spouses-to-be with bridal-makeup services and unclog pores during custom exfoliating facials to release a shimmering glow akin to cracking open a piñata filled with fairy dust.