A company started by aesthetician school friends, Amazing Face Organic Skin Care pampers beauty seekers with a variety of nutrient-rich, organic skin care services in a tranquil environment. Exfoliation explorers can treat faces to organic, chemical-free facials, such as the replenishing antioxidant treatment ($85 for an hour), which helps smarten up dull skin with vitamins and antioxidants while smoothing fine lines and bringing moisture to dermal deserts. If skin's in chaos, opt for the blemish clearing facial ($85 for an hour), which zaps unwanted face accessories with a hydroxy-acid treatment, taking apple, lemons, and raw sugar to clear blemishes and give dermal zones a refreshing sip of lemonade. An eye mask is included in each of the facial services to treat tired peepers to a specialized fruit stem cellular repair treatment and double as a disguise for swashbuckling Zorro reenactments. Call the salon to book an appointment.
With more than 20 years of experience under his belt, physical therapist Roland Lucas knows that the best way to recover from an injury is to avoid injuries in the first place. That's why he's devoted a large part of his practice to the prevention and resolution of overuse-related strains in athletes of all stripes. He's aided in his efforts by his office's biomechanics-analysis system, which he uses to identify stressors and bad workout habits otherwise imperceptible to the human eye. Of course, even with the best prevention, injuries still sometimes happen. When muscles cry out in pain, Lucas also comes to their aid with traditional physical-therapy services.
The Chiropractic Way promotes whole-body wellness with an array of chiropractic and nutritional treatments. Precise adjustments nudge misaligned backs into balance, and a flexion-distraction table gently stretches the spine to heal injuries. When it comes time to diagnose nutritional deficiencies, specialists test reflexes and muscle activity, then read the body's responses. Afterward, they boost health with custom-tailored blends of nutritional supplements derived from whole foods. The Chiropractic Way provides support for issues such as weight loss, fatigue, sleep, depression, and digestion.
Carpal tunnel and neck strain are no match for Lisa Chiu. Through both massage and acupuncture sessions, the acupuncturist and Chinese-medicine practitioner relaxes clients, releases their stress, and helps them regain muscle strength. She also strategically places her hair-thin acupuncture needles into faces to boost collagen production, helping clients achieve the sort of youthful appearance previously only attained by taping their kindergarten school photos to their faces.
Buddha is usually depicted sitting down, but at the Wat Po temple in Bangkok, reclining Buddha stretches his gilded, 141-foot frame across a tiered base. It’s a fitting image for a temple often recognized as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage, which is also the place where all of Montra’s therapists have been trained. The therapists bring with them not just technique, but also an Eastern philosophy that reveres massage for its ability to treat both physical and mental stresses. During sessions, practitioners hold their clients' limbs in passive stretching positions and use gentle pressure along the bodies’ energy channels to dissolve tension and get the signal "Stop kicking people" from brains to feet. Variations of the treatment might introduce herbal compresses that soothe nerves and massage tender areas more gently, or reflexology, which activates pressure points on the feet believed to stimulate organs in other parts of the body.
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