The holistic practitioners of Affusions Therapeutic Body Spa model their treatments on Ayurveda, a set of health and well-being principles from ancient India. The staff develops integrative therapies to promote healing that take advantage of natural remedies in place of pharmaceuticals. The center's pain-management treatment for lower-back pain blends deep-tissue massage and stretching of the gluteus muscles with detoxifying seaweed therapy and acupressure massage. This approach typifies Affusions’ services, which range from spa therapies to custom massages. Specialty services such as ionic foot baths and sessions in the Steamy Wonder can help clients lose weight, shed toxins, and peel off old body paint.
Jamar Williams was on his way to becoming an arena football player when a head injury sustained during a game temporarily paralyzed his legs. After turning to massage therapy for recovery and witnessing its healing properties, Williams decided to pursue a career in the field. After graduating with high honors from Everest College, he founded Accelerated Therapy, INC to help fellow athletes reap the benefits of massage, including boosting range of motion, reducing muscle injuries, and addressing back pain more effectively than agreeing to adopt a second spine. In addition to sports massage, he and his staff offer a wealth of other modalities such as pregnancy massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and reflexology.
Billowing drapes, exposed brick walls, and playful zebra-print furniture fill Swan Skin and Nail Spa, where owner Swangela Barlow brings her clientele up to speed on the latest developments in mani-pedis, facials, eyelashes, and waxing services. Barlow's diverse nail services?a specialty?include children's manicures, long-lasting shellac-gel treatments, and Minx manicures, a wholly customizable favorite of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
The signature treatment at Wholistic Hands and Wellness is the integrative massage. This treatment, administered by an experienced massage therapist, draws from numerous modalities and is customized to meet the needs of each client. That means that Swedish, deep-tissue, or reflexology massage techniques could all be incorporated into the treatment, along with stretching exercises, resulting in relief of pain and stress. The center also offers facials, foot detoxes, and body contouring treatments that help clients fit back into a favorite dress or mascot uniform.
Years of sitting at a desk in the corporate world took its toll of Jodi. She suffered from chronic pain in her neck, shoulders, and mid-back before seeking out a massage therapist for help. Not only did her pains dissipate, but she was also taught how to prevent future problems. Soon after, Jodi left her job and enrolled in massage-therapy school. She now helps others facing the same issues she once battled using Swedish, deep-tissue, and aromatherapy massages.
Even while focusing on just one muscle group, a massage should seek to relax the entire body. That's the idea behind The Core Total Body Salon & Wellness Spa, a holistic healing space that enhances its spa services with natural herbs and essential oils. Whether performing deep-tissue massages or relaxing pedicures, the experienced aestheticians rely on natural treatments to keep the entire body relaxed and feeling at peace.