University Chiropractic's two licensed massage therapists use smooth, heated stones to help relieve tight muscles over the course of 60 minutes. Smooth basalt stones are most commonly used because of their ability to rapidly absorb and retain heat, like a silver spoon recently struck by lightning. Once stones are properly placed, massage experts rub them across the patient's body to soften sharp-edged muscle pain. Appointments are necessary, so be sure to schedule in advance.
Medifast uses tasty, healthful meals, snacks, and drinks and personalized dietary plans to help people shed weight and maintain healthy living. A one-week supply of nutrient-packed nourishment consists of snacks and a total of 35 meals—five for each day—loaded with soy protein and a plethora of vitamins and minerals more devoted to hearts than a songwriter's first hundred songs. Nosh on a variety pack of breakfasts, soups including chicken and wild rice and Maryland crab, and shakes, such as Swiss mocha and banana crème ($19.50 each). A pack of wholesome brownies keeps sweet teeth sated ($19.80), and a bar sampler comes loaded with s’more-crunch, lemon-crunch, and oatmeal-raisin flavors ($20.30 value).
Serenity Massage molds aching, tense bodies into a more pacified state; its experienced therapists are able to relieve chronic aches and everyday pains. Amid water fountains and tranquil music, one of Serenity's licensed muscle manipulators will untie tricky knots faster than a jilted balloon-animal artist. Choose from a cornucopia of trapezius-tickling treatments, such as the Swedish massage, which ousts muscle pain with an angry yet organized mob of kneading, rolling, vibrating, and tapping hand movements. Or heal muscles repetitively strained from smuggling medicine balls to imprisoned bodybuilders with the forceful deep-tissue massage. Meanwhile, the sports massage focuses its attention on preventing injury in active athletic bodies.
It looks a bit like a coffin from the year 3000, but the only thing being laid to rest in the Matrix L33 tanning bed is a pale complexion. Its high-pressure lamps emit the full spectrum of UVA and UVB light to bring out a golden base hue in as few as three sessions.
But tanning beds are just one of the tools the team at Down Under Tanning uses to get skin glowing. Airbrush tans produce natural-looking finishes, and Hempz tanning moisture—made from 100% hemp-seed oil—develops into a subtle bronze while keeping skin as hydrated as Poseidon's front lawn.
Hair Illusions—a Redken 5th Avenue and Pureology salon—stocks its workstations with Redken and Pureology products to help color and mold men’s and women’s hair into new styles. Stylists also cut the hair on children and their imaginary friends. Eyebrow and lip waxes round out the visage-enhancing services.