At Renewed Health and Wellness, licensed massage therapist Ronald Krueger tailors each massage to meet his clients' individual needs. He uses long, gliding Swedish strokes to promote relaxation and improved circulation. For chronic pain, he offers traditional deep-tissue massages and knot-diffusing active trigger-point release, as well as the pain-neutralization technique (PNT)—a modality that gets to the source of the discomfort by working with the neurological reflexes controlling the muscle.
At Rosie's Sun Seeker Inc., skin darkens beneath five types of tanning bed and in front of the nozzles of the Mystic Tan sunless spray system. Customers can augment their tanning experiences with an array of lotions to keep skin from drying out, flaking, and falling into someone's cereal bowl.
Lori Baumann, owner of Tangerine Hair Salon, and her experienced staff mold manes with products by Alterna, Redken, and Sojourn. The spacious salon achieves a trendy, urban feel with slate-blue walls, black polished floors, and track lighting. When guests arrive, plush zebra-print chairs greet their backsides while a coffee pot cheerfully percolates beneath an orange and gold floral painting. Stylists craft new 'dos at stations equipped with full-length mirrors and topped with exotic flowers. When they aren't performing haircuts, adding highlights, or curling locks, they subdue frizzy tresses with smoothing treatments and commands shouted in German.