The staff at Dynamic Chiropractic Clinic believe that, because it's the body's communication center, the spine’s condition can affect the health of the entire body. During treatment sessions, chiropractors correct the alignment of vertebrae with up-to-date techniques—such as motion palpitation, which detects dysfunctional joints, and active release, which treats overused muscles with motion techniques—that are gentler than past methods and more effective than propping patients up with puppet strings. Other corrective techniques, such as exercises and massage therapy, retrain the muscles to support correct alignment. The clinic specializes in rehabilitating clients with injuries from accidents and other traumas, though they can help patients of all ages and backgrounds maintain good spinal health.
When you picture the judges of an international beauty pageant, you likely think of media moguls, celebrities, star athletes, or former beauty queens. The idea of a cosmetic dentist would never cross your mind, and yet that is exactly what international beauty-pageant judge Dr. Aalam Samsavar is.
As the official cosmetic dentist of the Mrs. Washington pageant, a member of numerous accreditation societies, and the head of International Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Samsavar is well equipped to judge a beautiful smile. He also wants to help everyone have one, which is why he pairs complimentary smile consultations with cosmetic and concept dental services and improves grins with veneers, Invisalign, and Smilercise—a series of exercises he invented that tones face and jaw muscles without requiring tongues to lift barbells. At his dental spa, guests can even feel like pampered beauty queens as they sip on herbal tea, recline in massage chairs, watch movies, and wear a crown. Dr. Samsavar ensures that each patient is well taken care of with these amenities and a policy of admitting only one patient to his office at a time.
Clients at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa receive a completely customized service, down to the lighting and sound levels that transform treatment rooms into relaxing oases. As they tuck into the clean linens that bedeck heated tables, they divulge their chronic aches to massage therapists or their skin concerns to aestheticians. With each visit, the staff updates a client’s regimen so that a treatment remains effective in soothing aches or clean pores that are terrified of extractions.
As part of the salon team at Gretchen Scott Salon, Lena works with each client to design a style that's suited to their hair type, face shape, and personal style. She can perform both cut and color, using the naturally derived products found at this Aveda concept salon.
Each of Seattle Sun Tan's 39 locations spans between 2,000 and 4,000 square feet of space dedicated solely to the art of un-sunbathing. Washington-state tanners strut down immaculate hallways dotted with framed original paintings and contemporary artwork before settling into private rooms where they may acquire their desired shade while enjoying the sounds of their own music or prerecorded subliminal messages piped in through the iPod dock perched near each bed. The Smart Tan–certified staff guides clients in selecting which of the five levels of UV bed best fits their tanning needs and whether they desire a short tan time, prefer to stand up or lie down, or wish to bask beneath high-pressure face lamps. Shop shelves offer home tanners quality products from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty, whereas spray-tanning options from VersaSpa and SunFX both impart a natural-looking faux glow that takes mere minutes to apply and lasts for days.
Northwest Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, provides members with a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed for an efficient cardio and strength training workout. During the training, attendees can burn up to 500 calories and work each major muscle group to work toward individual fitness goals. An experienced coach is always nearby to teach and motivate participants, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music cues participants to move on to the next station. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight and fitness level to create resistance. Each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.