Jenae Hedberg corrals wayward hair from her workstation inside Art Hair Studio. She calms frizz with Keratin smoothing treatments and adds bounce to limp locks with perms. Scissors snip overgrown strands, and hair color or retired bank dye packs add more drama to new styles.
A Karma mani-pedi combination gives harried hands 30 minutes of soaking, rubbing, polishing, and painting attention, and the other 60-minute half of the treatment defouls frazzled feet with a bath, a callus checkup, and an exfoliating massage that works its way up the legs, finishing finally with a slather of nourishing butter and a polish. If your hands and feet are already detachable and dishwasher safe, opt instead for the glowing mini-facial and makeup, during which face flesh is steamed, deep-cleansed, and exfoliated. Necks and shoulders are then blessed with a mini-massage, followed by a 30-minute makeover using products customized to each individual’s skin type.
The Source greenly gussies up its guests, beautifying southern Arizonans and Mother Earth alike with an array of environmentally friendly spa and salon services, business practices, and products. Fledgling beauty buffs are enveloped in a soothing, scenic atmosphere while their digits are redecorated or their mug rejuvenated with Eminence Organics products during a mani-pedi or 60-minute anti-aging facial. The Source eponymously re-sources their resources via recycling and using repurposed furnishings and décor. Business with local vendors helps sustain the insular economy, and cosmetic products devoid of animal testing ensure that no dark and shadowy vibes are sent into the world on behalf of its salon and spa services.
Spa NiVa pampers and beautifies every part of the body with a full service menu that incorporates treatments for skin care, massage, nails, and waxing. Using medical-grade skin care products, skin specialists clear pores and banish impurities with facials, peels, and dermaplaning, a treatment that scrapes away dead skin cells and peach fuzz with a surgical blade. Waxing treatments smoothen skin by removing hair with warm wax and microscopic landscapers who pull weeds from the roots. Nail technicians decorate fingers and toes with shellac polish or soften skin by dipping appendages into paraffin wax. Meanwhile, licensed massage therapists use kneading techniques and various degrees of pressure to alleviate stress, stiffness, and secretly being an invertebrate double agent.
Raymond Ramirez felt an inner calling every time he witnessed another human being in pain. Despite success in the entrepreneurship and management arenas, Power of Touch Massage's owner cites his decision to enroll in the Cortiva Institute and pursue a career in massage therapy as his proudest moment.
Today, the licensed massage therapist alongside his staff of both female and male therapists, uses a well-earned toolbox of therapeutic techniques to visit homes and welcome clients into the company's studio for traditional and customized bodywork. The staff performs a repertoire of massage techniques designed to ease physical pain and quiet the stresses of trying to copyedit eye-exam charts. Before the massage, the therapists listen to their clients' physical concerns, and afterward they share professional pain-management advice so clients can continue healing long after they've peeled themselves off of the table.
After working at a handful of large spas, Melanie Tyrrell decided to strike out on her own. Taking what she had learned, the certified aesthetician and massage therapist assembled a menu of massage and waxing services and flung open the doors to her new spa space, Silver Linings Studio. Here, she welcomes visitors to unwind during hot-stone, deep-tissue, and Swedish massages, tailoring each treatment to address the individual's aches whether they are caused by stress or devastating limbo contest losses. Meanwhile, her waxing services oust unwanted hair from across physiques, from brows to bikini lines.
As the years go by, shoulders draw forward, necks bend, backs ache, and knees throb. Most people attribute these aches and pains to napping on whack-a-mole machines or the body's natural breakdown as it ages, but proponents of a process known as Rolfing maintain that they all center on the body's proper alignment. Rolfing involves manipulating the fascia, a network of connective tissue, to return patients to their full upright position.
Certified Rolfer Michael Pellegrino bears this focus on alignment in mind during pretreatment consultations with clients, gleaning information from them about personal history and health concerns and goals. Clad in comfortable clothing, clients are encouraged to focus on breathing as Michael performs the hands-on therapy, lengthening connective tissue in problem areas with his hands. As part of each Rolfing treatment, Michael also unburdens the central nervous system with craniosacral therapy.