There is no clear-cut path to health. To achieve wellness, one must consider the intricacies and interactions of the body and mind. With yoga classes and specialty treatments in massage, bodywork, and skincare, the team at Sanative Tranquility helps clients balance many of the different approaches to well-being.
Soothed sighs purr through the studio, which brims with a wide range of paraphernalia for the many treatments. Warm bamboo rods can help coax knots from muscles, and Himalayan or Dead Sea salts exfoliate and revitalize skin. Bodycare products from derma e brim with vitamins to pamper skin and hair, and massage oils from Bon Vital release aromas hinting at avocado, grapefruit, apricot, and other botanical ingredients.
Licensed massage therapist Renee assuages muscles with various massage-therapy services at R-n-R Therapeutic Massage. During a Swedish massage, muscles relax under the light pressure of gliding strokes and racing matchbox cars, which help stimulate circulation and relieve tension. She takes aim at tightly wound muscle fibers as she administers acupressure massages, relieving painful knots with direct pressure. A deeply soothing treatment, the relaxation massage involves slow strokes that cause some recipients to slumber and others to fly south for the winter.
At Urban Massage, licensed massage therapists treat specific symptoms with the strokes, movements, and varied pressure associated with specialized massage techniques. A gentle Swedish relaxation massage unravels pent-up stress and boosts circulation, and a sports or medical massage focuses on specific problem areas to treat musculoskeletal conditions or injuries brought on by picking fights with redwood trees. For an extra fee, clients may upgrade to a deep-tissue kneading to target chronic tension, or add on an aroma-touch technique to work away stress in the soothing redolence of eight essential oils. The dedicated therapists at Urban Massage celebrate city living with their downtown location, featuring a wide-open gallery space decorated with the work of local artists.
Skilled aesthetician Vicki Farage lengthens eyelashes and boosts ocular beauty with semipermanent Xtreme Lashes extensions. The 90–150-minute process begins with a meticulous cleansing of lashes that removes grime and fossilized nightmare tears. The technician then dips lightweight, synthetic strands in a powerful adhesive before individually applying them to existing lashes, resulting in a longer and thicker appearance that can withstand swimming, sleeping, and swimming while sleeping. Throughout the process, a gel patch hydrates the lower-eye area as clients recline and relax. Extensions last until the lashes to which they are affixed naturally fall out, but 30–60-minute touch-up appointments, performed approximately every two-to-four weeks, can extend their lives.
Leah Kammer and Maggie Slagboom of Good Hair Daze Salon know how to make every day a good hair day. They do this with cuts and styles, bang trims, coloring services, and other haircare, tapping into their experience enhancing clients' natural beauty. Kevin.Murphy suflate- and paraben-free hair products add pure essential oils, plant extracts, and natural antioxidants.
As a high-school student, Nicolle would regularly host girls' nights that led to her lending out the latest shoes, accessories, and clothing from her personal closet. After spending years styling friends, she reignited her passion for beauty in the mid-'90s by starting a mobile boutique that would roll up to clients' homes on evenings and weekends. After about a decade of leading a double life—she was still an executive administrative assistant by day—Nicolle put all her eggs in one basket and opened Style Me BeYOUtiful by JNicolle & Company in 2005. The beauty multiplex encompasses numerous separate suites, each of which features fixtures, tools, and music specifically designed for services ranging from hairstyling to nail treatments to massages. Staying true to its owner's roots in onsite beauty services, JNicolle & Company also sends out a mobile style team to bring beautifying skills and nods of approval to events, weddings, and homes.