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.
Ornate chandeliers hang from sleek metal rafters at From Within MedSpa, a complementary pairing that echoes Charlene and Fred Williams's blend of Eastern and Western healing philosophies. Fred helms the Eastern-style services, performing chakra balancing, reiki therapy, and jin shin jyutsu to remove swallowed Legos and other roadblocks from energy pathways. Charlene, a registered nurse who’s received advanced training from the Esthetic Skin Institute, relies on Western approaches to attend to beauty concerns. She helps smooth away fine lines with dermal fillers and chemical peels, and she contours physiques with HCG weight-loss programs. In addition to one-on-one appointments, the med spa routinely hosts wedding or Botox parties.
Kelly Muzall, a registered nurse and the founder of Estudio de Piel, surrounds herself with beauty professionals who continually pursue ongoing education. Their credentials, like every DeLorean ever made, reach into the past and future?Neda Lunde has worked in the healing arts for nearly two decades, specializing in neuromuscular therapy, reflexology and hydrotherapy as well as lymphatic-stimulating dry brushing, while licensed massage therapist and esthetician Michelle Richards maintains a skill set that ranges from hot-stone massage to Brazilian waxing. These professionals they embody the level of expertise at Estudio de Piel?each time someone clinches a new certification, the spa adds another service. Since opening, the spa has added microdermabrasions, chemical peels, sclerotherapy, and laser treatments to its menu.
Lasting only a fraction of a second, a pulse of light flashes over skin. As the energy builds within specific targets?hair follicles, sun spots, spider veins?it triggers a transformation that helps patients attain clearer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin. Trained at such professional cosmetic academies as the National Laser Institute, the technicians at Laser Bella deftly perform such image-enhancing procedures with carefully calibrated laser systems. Besides laser hair removal and fractional laser therapy?designed to diminish stretch marks?light-slingers also aim to reduce the appearance of pigmented and vascular lesions during photofacial sessions.
At The Gathering Point Community Acupuncture, state-licensed acupuncturist Michele Smith draws upon a passion for healing as well as a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat her clients. Believing that the root of any ailment is as?if not more?important than its symptoms, Michele uses acupuncture to help clients overcome ailments as diverse as joint pain, headaches, and depression. Michele is also a certified herbologist and practitioner of reflexology and tuina, and she uses all of these methods to help her clients achieve balance and whole-body health. The Gathering Point is able to offer a sliding scale fee for its clients because of its community setting. This means that treatments take place in one big room with a row of comfortable beds, though consultations occur in private rooms so clients can feel comfortable discussing their issues.