While some people believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, others believe it resides somewhere closer to the edge. Both groups would feel right at home at The Eyelash Connection, where licensed aestheticians divide their time between helping clients enhance their outward appearances and curating a calm, stress-free environment designed to promote wellness from within. Their signature eyelash extensions help trim minutes off of home makeup routines with waterproof strands that are affixed one by one instead of in false-looking strips. Annual continuing-education courses also help the staffers resharpen skills, which they channel into full-body waxing services and personalized skincare facials designed to treat everything from acne-prone complexions to backs covered in scratch 'n' sniff stickers.
Glenn McCleister was like many of his clients before he became a licensed massage therapist—in pain and seeking relief just about everywhere. After incurring a back injury, he embarked on a futile journey that took him numerous medical specialists’ offices but didn't produce results. Eventually, he ended up on a massage table and found that the therapeutic massages he was receiving were helping his back in a way the specialists weren't able to provide. After that experience, he changed courses in his life and decided to pay his knowledge forward with his own practice.
That's how he came to start Even Flow Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Today he provides deep-tissue, medical, and myofascial release massages with the greater goal of facilitating healing, when appropriate. Glenn also offers calming Swedish massages to help clients find inner peace and relief from strangers on the street who go around singing the words "inner peace" off-key.
Nickum Chiropractic’s namesake physician channels 22 years of back-adjusting experience to realign off-kilter patients. The 45-minute appointment begins with an examination, in which Doctor of Chiropractic Nickum addresses lingering pains and identifies bodily imbalances that could affect the landing scores of competitive trampoline somersaults. Equipped with the exam results, Dr. Nickum smoothes away hypodermic discomfort with a firm-pressured deep-tissue stretch-therapy massage. A chiropractic adjustment properly situates spinal columns set off-balance by sports- and fitness-related injuries, among others, refitting bones and muscles into harmonious accord.
The staff members of Organelle Spa & Salon believe the answers to all beauty quandaries can be found in one place: nature. They work almost exclusively with organic and all-natural products, even using botanically based solutions during traditionally chemical processes such as hair coloring. Besides keeping unnatural materials out of the body, Organelle's aestheticians also want to remove the toxins that are already there. The spa's detoxifying treatments boost weight loss and dissipate cellulite, and its herbal tonics, teas, and systemic cleansers flush whatever synthetic residue the body accumulated by sleep-eating an alarm clock.
Reflexology specialists at Pure Foot and Spa tap into the body’s energy pathways to help boost immunity and overall health through pressure on key points of the foot. Clients can also elect for herbal baths to soften skin on the feet, detoxify the body, and add flavor to bland chicken cutlets.
Long before electricity, the printing press, or even the Roman Empire, the Chinese were practicing the same foot-massage techniques still in use around the world today and at Traditional Foot Reflexology. The studio’s trained practitioners soothe clients’ ills with these treatments—some of which date back more than 3,000 years—as they stimulate acupuncture spots, promote relaxation, and comfort feet tired from learning to tap dance in Morse code. Clients may also enjoy an assortment of complimentary teas, fruits, and snacks during their sessions.