At Peaceful Spirit, owner and licensed massage therapist Mara Concordia and her staff help patients attain improved wellness through therapies that balance their physical and mental energies. To do so, they consult with each client and create tailored, integrative care plans that may draw upon treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, and spa therapies. Through such customized care, Peaceful Spirit's practitioners have helped patients overcome everyday ailments as well as manage diseases such as Parkinson's and cancer.
They also focus on teaching clients how to heal themselves through classes in Qi Gong, an ancient Chinese healing philosophy that combines simple movements and attentive breathing in order to cleanse the body and cultivate life force—known as qi or chi. In addition to Peaceful Spirit's five locations, therapists can meet patients in their homes or tree houses.
Licensed massage therapist Andrea McCully characterizes her practice, ANR Massage, as a healing center rather than a spa. She delves into the histories of aching backs during preknead consultations, and treats each physique with custom healing techniques. Heated tables cushioned with memory foam seamlessly support bodies and temporarily record their subtle sign language, and a tailored blend of deep-tissue, neuromuscular, and Swedish modalities breeds relief from pain, stress, or sleepless nights. Andrea vigilantly keeps tabs on client comfort as she strokes backs in an effort to stimulate circulatory systems and endorphin factories. Patrons can further pamper bodies with sugar scrubs or detoxifying seaweed wraps.
The instructors at Red Monkey Studio train the bodies and minds to function at their peak performance levels. The community-based fitness center welcomes guests to its supportive, energetic environment that features group classes such as Pilates, yoga, Dance for Fitness, and core training. TRX Suspension Training helps clients sculpt arms with svelte precision while Barre classes teach them to build strength from within. Bevies of fitness fans swivel their hips during Zumba classes or amp up endurance during cross conditioning. Those looking for goal-orientated, customized training programs can enlist a member of the personal training team who can custom a workout plan that fits any lifestyle.
Led by Dr. Mark Chorebanian, the team at Mena's Aesthetics performs nonsurgical treatments and skin rejuvenation with multiple types of lasers. Clinician Mena Latas has traveled the country certifying offices in laser treatments. She specializes in reducing hair on darker skin tones with Palomar IPL lasers and treating acne with laser technology and chemical peels. Technicians clear complexions with medical-grade products, such as SkinMedica and Obagi Medical. To combat wrinkles caused by squinting at eye-chart wallpaper, certified injector administers Botox and dermal fillers.
The expert staff at Bellazza Salon and Boutique freshen skinscapes, perform haircuts, and offer waxing services in eclectic environs. A warm shade of sienna marks the walls as clients settle into treatment chairs at each stylist's station or on a zebra-printed chaise lounge in the waiting area.
In addition to their salon and spa services, Bellazza maintains a boutique called Maya's that carries brand-name clothing, purses, jewelry, and trendsetting diapers. Affixed to the other side of Maya's is Finer Lines, a barbershop where men come to have their hair shaped by professional barber Aldo Alonso.:m]]
Under the guidance of medical director and board-certified internist Dr. Jyotsna Sahni, the team at Laser 1 enhances clients' natural beauty with clinical-grade services, including Botox, chemical peels, and laser treatments. The certified medical laser technicians bring about smoother complexions with collagen-boosting Fraxel laser sessions and Isolaz acne procedures. Dysport and Botox injections help reduce fine lines by reducing muscle contractions, whereas various peels and facials make skin glow like a bowling alley on cosmic-bowling night.