Instafirm Body Wraps' selection of Tyra Banks– and Ellen DeGeneres–approved wraps streamlines figures with a blend of nutrition-grade minerals and electrolytes that doesn't dehydrate the body. In private treatment rooms, aestheticians cocoon patrons in solution-soaked bandages that shrink circumferences by up to 20 inches, smooth cellulite, and induce flashbacks of childhood mummy costumes. A full supplement of spa treatments includes custom facial masks, microdermabrasion, and detoxifying footbaths.
LaVida Massage's comfortable atmosphere and experienced therapists invite males and females of all ages to unwind and improve their emotional and physical well-being during a one-hour massage session. The deep-tissue massage accesses the deepest layers of soft tissue and targets specific muscle groups to drain wells of pain and soreness. Light- to medium-pressure strokes soothe sore muscles during Swedish massages, and prenatal-massage maneuvers gently alleviate the discomfort and stork muscles associated with pregnancy. This LaVida Massage location houses 16 elegantly appointed private treatment rooms and roughly 25 highly certified staff members. Locales stay open seven days a week and offer flexible, extended hours so that clients can squeeze some relaxation into hectic electric-shoveling schedules.
Instead of sitting in a traditional salon chair, aligned in a row with several others, Salon Kristen's clients settle into a square-shaped white chair in front of detached, individual stations scattered throughout the open floor plan. The team can beautify bodies from head to toe with a variety of services including haircuts and colors, waxing treatments, facials, and mani-pedis that use genetic tests to match nails to customers' exact shade of eyes. Patrons can even schedule girls’ nights out and princess parties to enjoy the salon experience with friends.
Magdalena Cap's training as an aesthetician began more than 33 years ago in Czechoslovakia, where she studied dermatology and cosmetology. Three years later, the licensed aesthetician opened her own spa, where she has continued providing European-style facials and spa services for the ensuing three decades. Magdalena is joined by a loyal staff of licensed cosmetologists, massage therapists, nail technicians, and electrolysis experts, many of whom have worked with her for more than 10 years. The staff undergoes continuing education in an effort to ensure that all of their facials, peels, and rejuvenating treatments take advantage of the most advanced techniques. Like a park ranger building a nest, the team also draws on a wide range of natural ingredients including pumpkin and seaweed.
For Melody Bellehumeur, each massage session is an opportunity to help clients tune out the world, calm their minds, and soothe their bodies. As the owner of Essential Touch Massage & Pure Rejuvenation Center, Melody can offer that restorative peace on a daily basis. Drawing on modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology, the specialists help improve circulation and range of motion for muscles knotted by tension or novice sailors. But their services extend beyond relaxation—massages combine with customizable wraps to help contour the body, and 15-minute neck and shoulder massages speedily uproot stress.
The technicians at Elle Salon & Spa pamper their clients with their menu of head-to-toe beauty services ranging from haircuts and color to French pedicures. They draw on products from L'Oreal and TIGI to paint hair with highlights and Brazilian Blowouts to fight frizz and loosen curls semi-permanently.
At the 1996 Olympics, Doctor of Chiropractic Mark A. Prather was chosen as the resident chiropractor for the Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling team. Alongside a group of talented massage therapists, he treats patients at Rochester Hills Spine Care with the same level of care he afforded to the celebrated athletes. Massages induce relaxation with long, smooth strokes and haikus tapped out in Morse code, and can help reduce specific pains from ailments such as pulled or strained muscles. Trigger-point massage targets particularly sensitive points on the body to relieve tension. Spinal-decompression treatments nudge bulging or herniated disks back into place while assuaging issues such as osteoarthritis or sciatica.
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