While rocks serve many purposes—eco-friendly paperweight, climbing wall, letter opener—you probably never thought they could help alleviate your chronic back pain. In fact, memories of the rocky bedding on your last camping trip suggest that stones may have contributed to the problem in the first place. Change your perspective on pebbles with today’s Groupon, which gets you a hot-stone massage at Elements Therapeutic Massage for $55—that's half off the $110 value.
Custom facials ($65 for 60-minute treatment) polish pores with cleansing, exfoliation, and a customized mask treatment. The licensed, friendly aesthetician will dote on high-maintenance facial terrain, such as dry patches, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and frowns. Woo door-to-door salesmen with a set of eyes complete with tinted brows and lashes ($35). Couture Create LLC also offers chemical peels ($75 for single session), makeup consultation sessions ($75 for 1-hour session), and a full menu of waxing services. Spa goers have the option of breaking up the value over multiple visits. Book your appointment online.
Whittle waists with the burrito-esque wrap, a 45-minute toning, firming, and detox corpus cocoon designed to morph a single contoured area of skin into lush, smoothed luster. Attention shifts northward during the half-hour seasonal facial, which repairs, revitalizes, and tones. Like the oceanic tides on Mars, the ingredients of the seasonal facial shift with the quarters of the calendar year. The subsequent spa manicure and spa pedicure tend to untamed talons with a bubbly soak, paraffin dip, moisturizing massage, and nail and cuticle care.
Essential Massage's Denise LeMere suffered from chronic neck pain and migraines and saw no end in sight. This was all before she discovered the healing powers of massage therapy. Now a licensed therapist, she underpins each session with the soothing strokes of swedish massage, adding more in-depth techniques from deep-tissue and TMJD if necessary. Denise also specializes in acupressure, which pinpoints the intersections of the body's energy flow to restore proper functioning without installing a subdermal traffic light.
Board-certified surgeon Dr. Andre Reed and his staff of licensed medical aestheticians rejuvenate skinscapes with lasers, beauty injections, and facials powered by medical-grade skincare products. BioAesthetics' aestheticians wield lasers to eradicate spider veins, unwanted body fuzz, toenail fungus, and teeth stains. Most treatments yield minimal discomfort and no downtime, allowing patients to easily schedule appointments before important business lunches or after regrettable pie-eating contests.
Doctor of Chiropractic Omid Ferdowsian knows his way around the backbone. With advanced training in extremity and sports care and such chiropractic methods as the Thompson drop table, Gonstead, and flexion distraction, he can coax misalignments and nonconforming disks back into place with precision tilts atop a flexion table or with his skilled hands during full manual adjustments. To ensure patient comfort, he customizes sessions from low- to high-force, and keeps lines of communication open during the entire procedure, explaining the purpose behind techniques and answering questions such as, “Why does my back pop?” and “Where does my house go at night?”
Dr. Ferdowsian and his team of massage therapists emphasize an approach that preempts illness before it occurs. Rather than waiting for symptoms to set in, the team administers focused examinations, thoroughly checking out spines, medical history, and any current symptoms before customizing a treatment plan. Treatment plans can include any combination of acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, or nutritional education.