In 2009, True REST Float Spa founders Nick and Holly Janicki set out to discover the most effective modes of helping clients naturally achieve blissful states. Their efforts have resulted in the valley?s lone flotation therapy center. In addition to the relaxing properties of flotation, the staff believes in its rejuvenating properties as well. An internal study with clients who had minor to moderate muscle strains, pulls, and tears showed a 20?50% reduction in pain with regular sessions. The decrease in sensory information is also purported to help diminish depression, anxiety, and allodoxaphobia.
The spa oversees more than clients drifting inside the flotation therapy pods. Its oxygen bars fill lungs and saturate bloodstreams with oxygen-rich air, working to heighten awareness and relaxation and enhance the mood. NASA-created filters screen out nitrogen, argon, and other trace gasses from the air, leaving air four to five times more oxygenated and plants four to five times more jealous. Elsewhere in the spa, tight muscles meet their match against time-honored massage strokes.
Since filing and buffing the nails of its first client about 15 years ago, Magen Nails? experienced staff has remained dedicated to creating a relaxing space in which patrons can unwind. Amid welcoming pink walls, the friendly crew can be found gussying up weary hands and feet with a slew of nail services. Patrons getting pampered at the manicure stations can gaze at the spa?s flat-screen TV or bustling aquarium as aestheticians apply glossy polish or apply sets of acrylic nails. Nearby, white pedicure chairs cradle guests as their feet rest in the soothing waters of attached basins after a long, blurry night of running through the woods under a full moon. Along with precision-driven polish applications, Magen Nails? staff further enhances appearances with additional services that range from face and body waxing to installing eyelash extensions.
Situated in a vintage home that pays homage to years past with its baroque mirrors and antique furnishings, Vanity on Mill Hair Gallery & Spa seems like a strange place to seek out youth. The salon’s charmingly out-of-date decor, however, belies a mission to promote wrinkle-free complexions and hairstyles that radiate hipness.
It’s one thing to be in tune with the times, but Vanity on Mill’s stylists go a step further. They begin all of their cuts with informal consultations, during which they gauge each client’s personality before devising a style to match. The aestheticians and massage therapists share this concern for custom treatments, drawing from an extensive menu to find the right fit for acne-prone skin or strained muscles. The salon also infuses skin with bronze hues courtesy of UV-free spray tans, eliminating the need to awkwardly hug one of the Sun Devils attending classes across the street.
Amy Joon doesn?t tie herself down to just one label. Life coach, motivational speaker, and spiritual gangster are just a few of the titles she holds in addition to her role as wellness practitioner. At Nova Sol Holistic Studio, Amy caters to the body and the spirit with a variety of holistic health services. Emotional reflexology, for instance, helps release trapped emotions and stories from the body, while cranial sacral therapy targets the minute bones of the skull to address specific issues. Amy can also help clients lead more meaningful lives with services such as life coaching or hypnosis, or use her cache of natural oils and ingredients to nurture and heal the body.
Desert Showers Holistic Health draws its name from owner Alexis Showers, who grew up in a variety of native cultures that instilled a deep love of her planet. As an adult, Alexis continued to pursue this passion by working towards and earning degrees and certifications in holistic, nature-conscious therapies: acupressure, Chinese medicine, massage, nutritional coaching, and yoga.
Today, Alexis draws upon formal and informal educational experiences to help heal naturally. At Desert Showers, you can enjoy massages, seaweed or mud wraps, and customized herbal steam baths. By bringing Dr. Shirley Cox on board, Alexis is also able to offer weight management and hypnotherapy, which can help assuage phobias and anxiety.
Before opening Sacred Ruin Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Ivy performed massages and body work at medical offices. She helped more than 2,000 clients per year, but her hands never got tired. In fact, she now know more massage modalities than ever, offering 12 different types of massage?that includes Swedish, deep-tissue, and lymphatic drainage--geared to both relax and assuage chronic aches and pains. Each massage can be customized in accordance with the client's specific condition, body type, or tattooed list of instructions. For some added indulgence, you can supplement any massage with a foot scrub, cold stone face massages, or aromatherapy.