Be Healthy Natural Healing Wellness Center’s agenda is twofold: detox and pamper. Customers can enjoy a cup of herbal tea and then dip their feet into a mud footbath, which draws out the body's toxins and any disease-abetting metals, or they can put their feet up for a rewarding aromatherapy foot massage. During the center's reflexology treatments, a trained practitioner applies pressure to trigger points that correspond to vital functions and secret hallways all over the body. The staff also performs pH testing to help clients ensure that the body's chemical makeup is at top form for fighting disease, and the center doles out healing herbs that can bolster overall wellness.
More than two decades working in finance left Spa Boutique 2 Go owner Shirley stressed and overtaxed, so the single mom turned to massage as a way to transform her life and share her newfound relief with her clients. After extensive study, Shirley obtained her massage and aesthetician's license, allowing her to finally found her haven of a spa, replete with a shop's worth of fragrant body products freshly harvested from local lotion trees. Shirley specializes in integrative therapeutic massage, a modality that hones in on specific problem areas while relieving tension in the entire body. Facials, body treatments, and waxing services join 10 different massage styles to pamper visitors with a varied menu of relaxing, rejuvenating treatments.
A transplant from the Dominican Republic, Josephine Rodriguez—better known as “La Chilly”—came to the states to open her own beauty haven, Picis Salon. The salon is a branch of her larger outfit, Josephine’s Spa, where Rodriguez offers an array of spa and medi-spa services, fortified by her own line of products, Josephine Cosmetics. When she’s in the salon, however, La Chilly and her staff focuses exclusively on hair, delivering traditional services such as haircuts, color treatments, and extensions for those who think they’ll need to escape from a castle tower in the near future.
While traveling the world as a professional opera singer, Denise Galon had an exhausting schedule to keep up with. In an effort to keep her body in peak condition, she sought out restorative treatments and found herself drawn to Eastern medicine. As she started feeling better, she also began embarking on a new passion ? becoming a holistic wellness expert. In the process, she learned how to administer Champissage Indian head massages, Indian face-lift massages, and Kansa Vatki foot massages.
Champissage, which has been practiced in India for more than 1,000 years, releases tension through gentle but firm kneads to the head, shoulders, neck, face, and upper arms, without using oil. It also helps balance energy in the body, and is especially good for people who feel depressed or tensed, according to Denise. Kansa Vatki foot massage also helps balance energy, and face-lift massages help tone connective tissue and and balance the body.
Dr. Galon still travels the world, but now she does so while lecturing on healing techniques. She has even told readers on Oprah.com how to relieve headaches and stress with Champissage techniques.
Maybe you woke up with a pinched nerve and can barely get out of bed. Or maybe you have exactly one free hour in your day?not enough time to travel to the spa and back. These are just a few great reasons to use Zeel, an app that allows you to book and prepay for a same-day massages in your own home, hotel, or other locations in as little as an hour's notice. After specifying type and length of service (and therapist gender, if you wish), Zeel dispatches an excellent massage therapist from its network of licensed, vetted, and insured practitioners. Therapists can perform a variety of modalities, ranging from Swedish, to deep-tissue, to prenatal. Not only is it convenient, but it can also be more relaxing than treating your massage like just another errand, especially if you play your own music or already live in a spa. The app has already seen tons of press since its 2013 release, making fans of editors at Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, and Men's Journal.
Licensed massage therapist Douglas Macon has come a long way since he was a hyperactive 6-year-old whose antics occasionally stressed his parents out. To dissipate some of his excess energy, the frazzled couple introduced him to jogging and yoga. These two activities would serve as the first steps on his path toward a career in the healing arts—a turn of events they might not have seen coming.
Years later, Douglas earned his license in massage therapy and his certification to teach Vinyasa flow yoga. Though he traces his journey back to childhood, it continues to evolve with each new skill he takes on. He recently added a reiki certification to his resume, and today—when he isn’t soothing muscles with medical, deep-tissue, and sports massages, to name a few—he continues to work toward becoming a personal trainer. While his extensive list of services continues to attract new clients, Douglas has built a dedicated following based on his personal approach and his impressive ability to juggle up to six bottles of eucalyptus massage oil at once.