Pure Elegance Body Sculpting Day Spa uses gentle, pain-free procedures to tighten skin marked by cellulite and minor scarring. Microcurrent therapies send tiny amounts of electricity into the face or body to tighten skin and muscles, resulting in smoother surfaces and reduced visibility of age lines or sagging waistlines. For skin afflictions such as stretch marks or uneven pigmentation, the technicians use LED light to swiftly erase etchings as though they were grocery lists penciled on imaginary parchment. Because Pure Elegance specializes in noninvasive procedures, most trips to the spa conclude in less than an hour with no requisite downtime.
Everybody’s Health began in 1998 as Western Row Chiropractic and kept the moniker until 2004. It was then that owner Doctor of Chiropractic David Berring decided to expand it to a full-service wellness center that combined the best of traditional and alternative therapies, and catered to clients of all ages. Equipped with eight chiropractors, multiple licensed massage therapists, a reiki master, and hypnotherapist, the center’s four locations continue to straighten spines and alleviate pain through quality chiropractic care, but can now extend their healing prowess to encompass everything from tension-reliving reflexology to exercise programs that focus on common problem areas such as the abs or elbows. The staff can also work to help patients improve their overall health by creating custom weight-loss strategies, and may recommend hypnosis as a way to heal personal problems or train the brain to remember to take its vitamins whenever the doorbell rings.
A green office, Everybody’s Health is prides itself on being paperless, relying instead on the use of technology to collect patient information and glazed donuts to take the place of office sticky notes.
At Godiva Laser, a medical staff directed by Dr. Stephen England takes time for a complimentary consultation with each patient, answering questions and explaining all aspects of each aesthetically enhancing treatment. Injections of FDA-approved Botox smooth crow's-feet, creased foreheads, and six-packs developing between the brows. High-quality dermal fillers, synthesized in the United States, restore sleek skin and youthful fullness to faces, and laser hair-reduction treatments for both men and women zap follicles until they retire from the business of hair growing.
Comprehensive Massage Care performs personalized massage therapy on each patient and customizes treatment according to his or her unique needs. Each licensed muscle masher on the staff possesses a passion for the holistic healing properties of nimble kneading. Prior to the procedure, therapists appraise the full nature of clients' muscular maladies, which might require that customers complete a brief information sheet or hire a psychic to read their tendons' tarot cards.
Bamboo Massage: Plant-Based Healing
Massage therapists use bamboo as a unique source of soothing pressure. Study up, then relax with Groupon's look at bamboo massage.
A massage therapist's hands are strong and capable by necessity, but for deep, consistent pressure all over the body, bamboo can lend a little extra help. By kneading, tapping, sliding, and rolling smooth bamboo sticks?often heated?across muscles, practitioners can induce a state of deep relaxation in their clients. Because it's so versatile, bamboo can achieve effects similar to shiatsu, lymphatic-drainage, and thai massage while enabling more intense and prolonged pressure, since the rods relieve some of the hands' burden. Oil or lotion often accompanies the strokes, which can range from focused kneading with the end of the stick to rolls that travel the length of the body. Massage therapists are likely to use several rods for different parts of the body?thicker ones across the upper legs and shoulders, and thinner ones elsewhere to avoid squishing the tentacles. Wherever they roll, the sticks help promote circulation and release muscle knots.
Though bamboo massage is the new rising star on spa menus across North America, the tradition is rooted in ancient Chinese medicine. Since bamboo was part of daily life?used for everything from paper and musical instruments to simple farm tools and wireless routers?it was only natural that it found its way into the culture's healing practices. The plant even took on spiritual significance, becoming an enduring symbol for youth, prosperity, strength, and peace.
Signature Service: Swedish and deep-tissue massage
Brands Used: Miessence, DoTerra
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 1
Pro Tip: Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time for the required paperwork.
Q&A with Courtney, Owner/LMT
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
One- or two-hour therapeutic massage, 90-minute deep-tissue massage, and aroma touch integration massage. Our clients enjoy the lasting health benefits, reduced tension, and pain relief that our tailored massages provide.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
I integrate essential oils into each massage to promote health and wellbeing.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I am a healthcare provider limited practitioner licensed through the state medical board to practice therapeutic massage. I knew from the age of five that I had a calling
as a healthcare provider. I had a strong desire to help and heal other people, and that desire has only grown over the years.