The combination of flowers, thoroughly cushioned reddish-brown leather chairs, mint-green walls, and Asian decorative accents gives Leisure Health Spa a tranquil appearance. But the center?s trained acupuncturists, massage therapists, and aestheticians do their part as well to instill a sense of calm in each client. Therapists use a soothing touch as they knead out knots lodged in legs and lengthen spines compressed like cartoon accordions?meaning someone drew them that way. The spa?s aestheticians, armed with Obagi skincare products, also foster relaxing experiences. But they do so by way of custom facials, which help brighten and smooth complexions affected by acne, wrinkles, and overactive oil glands. Clients can feel at ease even during detoxifying body wraps, as technicians cocoon their contour-cream-covered figures tightly to boost lymphatic circulation.
In addition to cardio and weight-training equipment, ClubSport Green Valley hosts sundry athletic endeavors from running to swimming to shooting hoops. Runners can leave the stationary machines behind and hoof it on the three-lane indoor track, which provides separate lanes for walking, jogging, and fleeing packs of wild medicine balls. With courts designated for racquetball, squash, tennis, volleyball, and basketball, patrons can hone their ball-handling skills, and swimmers can paddle in the six-lane outdoor pool or the four-lane indoor pool.
The certified fitness trainers instruct guests in using the facility?s Precor and Life Fitness weight and cardio equipment, and supervise sets in the designated stretching and core-training area. When not conducting personal-training sessions, trainers lead group classes of step, power sculpting, Zumba, and Pilates. The staff also wrangles children aged 6 weeks to 12 years old in Kids World, helping them burn extra energy with fitness activities and arts and crafts as their caretakers burn calories.
As an Aveda Lifestyle Salon, So-Pure Salon and Spa performs haircare and spa treatments with the essential oils and natural herbal ingredients found in Aveda products. Stylists accompany restorative conditioning treatments and color services with calming herbal tea and relaxing Aveda mind-body rituals. The team can enhance full-body massages with aromatherapy and deeply hydrating wraps or soften hands and feet with milk baths and sugar scrubs during Caribbean Therapy mani-pedis that, like a day in Carmen Miranda’s fruit hat, manifest the citrusy fragrances of the tropics.
The salon and spa's decor is as botanically based as its products. The earth-toned space boasts natural wood furniture and floors and pops of bright green from potted plants. The walls are a testament to the beauty experts' support of their community, displaying the work of local artists, including those of Pyramid Incorporated—a nonprofit organization dedicated to training adults with intellectual and physical disabilities in the visual and performing arts.
Minal has travelled far and wide to strengthen her skills as an acupuncturist and herbalist. In her quest to obtain a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, she not only traversed California to attend two different universities, but also ventured to Tokyo. While there, she dove into the wealth of knowledge found in the Traditional Japanese Medicine Seminar of Acupuncture & Moxibustion. She also studied with expert acupuncturists, earning a Certificate of Completion from the President of the International Society of Traditional Japanese Medicine, as well as a Certificate of Recognition from the President of Goto College of Medical Arts and Sciences. Today, Minal applies her international education to ease her patients’ discomfort from addictions, allergies, asthma, hypertension, or their fear of embroidery.
Dr. Donald Lee founded BizMed Spa with the vision of presenting patients with a comprehensive selection of FDA-approved aesthetic treatments all under one roof. Divided into med-spa and day-spa zones, the 9,000-square-foot facility lets patients mix and match relaxing facials and massages with more clinical procedures such as body-contouring treatments, laser skin resurfacing, and cosmetic injectables. An online library of educational videos lets patients know what to expect during and after the various treatments, as well as how to re-create the results on an aging voodoo doll.
Spa Dhara?s dozens of body and beauty treatments unite physical and mental peace just as they harmonize Eastern practices with a Western approach. Ayurvedic and Turkish methods combine with natural and organic products to nourish the skin during facials, microdermabrasion, and body services. Signature treatments keep tension at bay with heated stones and bamboo, alongside unique ingredients such as goat?s milk and lava clays imported from Morocco?s most serene volcanoes. Spa Dhara also meets beauty needs in the salon, where threading sessions remove unwanted hair, mani-pedis spruce up hand and toe tips, and henna designs provide an intricate alternative to scrawled grocery lists.