The therapists at Studio 88 begin their battle against stress before clients even get to the treatment room. A chandelier-lit reception area surrounded by cheery pink walls puts tension on the defensive as soon as clients walk in the door. Down the hallway, the fight continues, with massages powered by Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques that dissolve knots and muscular tightness. Elsewhere, skincare specialists brighten visages with facials, and makeup experts highlight clients' winning features with professionally applied products. The staff’s permanent-makeup treatments also help clients free up time during their morning routines for sleeping in or firing spitballs at the paperboy.
Pleasant Road Spa is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. Within, a team of licensed aestheticians use renowned Dermaologica and Skinceuticals products to perform more than a dozen facial treatments, including specialized services for men and expectant mothers. Adventurous clients can dabble in advanced treatments such as glycolic peels or microdermabrasion, which intensively exfoliates the face to dissolve signs of aging or soreness from a staring contest with a raccoon. Nearby, massage therapists tend to sore muscles and joints with half a dozen therapeutic techniques, while nail techs execute soothing pedicures laced with green-tea and peppermint essential oils. Excessively hirsute guests can get un-hirsuted with an array of waxing services for the face and body.
The staff members at Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center perform an array of services to care for the bones, nerves, muscles, and connective tissues that make up the body. Some treatments include therapeutic massage, spinal adjustments, and exercise techniques designed to treat pain from common conditions without surgery or medication.
Tension and stress melt away at International Steam Baths, where guests lounge within the steamy chambers of a Russian steam room, relax inside an infrared sauna, or high-dive into a cold plunge pool. Inside private treatment rooms, spa-goers receive more than five types of massages or a body wrap blended from black mud and seaweed. Guests can also get a breath of fresh air on the outdoor deck or visit the restaurant, where bright orange walls surround tablecloths covered in strawberry designs.
Affiliated with the American Naturopathic Medical Association and the American Alternative Medical Association, Wojciech Konior, ND, TNC, launched Natural Medicine Center to help those interested in pharmaceutical-free healing. Believing that all illness results from imbalances within the body, Dr. Konior performs alternative diagnostics, such as hair-tissue-mineral analysis and timing how long it takes patients to build a ship in a bottle, to identify the source of maladies. Recommended care may integrate a range of treatment approaches, ranging from dietary changes and supplements to exercise and detoxification therapy. Dr. Konior can also help arrange care with a network of other practitioners, such as massage therapists, chiropractors, and acupuncturists. To further support clients' lifestyles, Natural Medicine Center houses a store filled with health products, including herbs, vitamins, and minerals, as well as natural and organic items for the home, hygiene, and homes that refuse to bathe.
Mavida Salon encourages its staff to collaborate artistically with each client to create looks that are both modern and manageable. Its talented stylists, colorists, and makeup artists perform each service at full-length mirrors, allowing them to consider the complete picture while keeping an eye out for pirates. Aside from custom cuts, the intimate, burgundy-walled salon specializes in single- and double-process color and extensions as well as La-Brasiliana hair-smoothing keratin treatments, which counteract frizz for up to four months.
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