What do President Gerald Ford, Marie Osmond, and Carmelo Anthony have in common? They have all been styled by veteran hairstylist and makeup artist Samantha Peters. Her experience as a freelance hairstylist and makeup artist for television and video productions ensures she can get her nonceleb clients close-up ready for any special occasion, be it a wedding, prom, or workplace beauty pageant. Working within Liquid Salon and Spa, Sam revamps the manes of women, men, teens, tweens, and kids, and even offers makeup lessons to instill clients with the skills they need to replicate their new look at home.
At Integrative Health, Inc., more than 25 practitioners—from licensed chiropractors to acupuncturists to massage therapists—specialize in more than 30 total services that span both conventional and alternative medicine. This broad spectrum allows the independent practitioners to form a cooperative network that can offer clients integrated health care for both physical and mental wellness.
For example, chiropractors and massage therapists may work together to help patients overcome chronic pain, or acupuncturists and psychotherapists can combine efforts to help alleviate anxiety about Mayan-calendar predictions. Further services include therapies such as weight loss with the Ideal Protein system, and classes such as yoga and how to shop for ergonomic furniture. Integrative Health’s practitioners are happy to answer prospective clients’ questions during free consultations.
Bodywork Therapies aligns its medical massages with what they call the "Whole-Athlete Model." This philosophy goes by the idea that the body is a complex system of elements all working in tandem, and that a disruption to any part, no matter how small, means a disruption to the whole. These elements can be physical, emotional, and even social, and so the therapists here have devised a signature massage that addressees all aspects simultaneously with a combination of neuromuscular and deep-tissue techniques with acupressure. And therapists can tailor each session to meet the specific demands of the client, whether they are experiencing a sore back, worried mind, creaky elbow, or stoic funny bone. They also perform pain management techniques that clients can use to keep their body in balance even when they're off the massage table.
Within the cozy confines of Kristina Spa Studio, Kristina pampers her clients with relaxing skin and body treatments. Classic Euro facials cleanse and moisturize complexions; luxurious 24-karat gold facials help reduce the appearance of fine lines; and acne facials target blemishes by reining in oil, soothing inflammation, and catching bacteria in microscopic mousetraps. In her massages, Kristina releases muscle tension, improves circulation, and tames stress with smooth Swedish strokes or more intense deep-tissue kneads.
Members of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals organization, the staff at Pure Peace Massage provide relief from pain and stress. They're schooled in many types of massage, including Swedish, prenatal, and reflexology, and make it a priority to listen to each client's complaints and preferences before beginning a session.
At Journey to Natural Health, licensed massage therapists and estheticians operate with a single goal: returning clients to a place of optimal health and wellness. Their versatile service menu allows them to treat an assortment of complaints?blemished skin, achy bones, and sluggish spirits, to name a few. Relaxing massages, for example, can alleviate stress, while therapeutic ones aim to relieve pain. Estheticians seek to refresh skin with body treatments like the Soin Velours, which includes full-body exfoliation and a citrus-infused firming body fluid that's massaged into the skin. There's also a whole slate of facials, administered with naturally derived Yonka Paris products, to combat blemishes and other imperfections. And on top of that, energy-healing treatments like reiki and energy balancing help clients feel in tune with themselves and the minstrels who follow them in lockstep.