Veronica Lugo was introduced to massage after sustaining injuries in a car accident. As part of her therapy, Lugo went to a chiropractor's office to receive clinical massages and experienced first-hand the healing properties of therapeutic bodywork. Wall sconces cast a warm circle of ambient light inside her treatment room, where Lugo puts her massage license, continuing education in clinical techniques, and spring-loaded extra arms to good use. She prefers to root out chronic aches by helping her clients over an extended period of time. "Ideally it's best that they do massage regularly, at least once a month," she says. "I like it when they come in regularly so I can actually see how it helps."
Chiropractic physician Keith Nemec and his wife Laurie practice advanced alternative health-care methods that focus on achieving well-being through holistic therapies. A 20- to 30-minute consultation preps patients for the one-hour therapy treatment, during which the doctor uses a machine and two gas field wands to conduct a gentle lymphatic massage. This noninvasive treatment is designed to give thick, stagnant lymph fluid a water-like consistency to stimulate drainage of toxins from cells, glands, tissues, organs, funny bones, and melancholy joints. In addition, the procedure aims to disperse white-blood-cell traffic jams, sending them speeding in all directions of the body to dispel inflammation, bacteria, and instances of vein rage.
Executive’s cosmetic craftsmen overhaul weary muscles and dull skin with two kinds of tanning and five different massages. During four-minute spray-tanning sessions, airbrush artists customize California Tan formula to match each client's skin tone or favorite Charles Dickens character, evenly misting pallid epidermises in a coat of streak and UV-free sunshine. Bodies yearning for a year of tawny skin recline for 15-minute sessions inside Executive's tanning beds and booths. As UV lamps tint skin an appetizing golden brown, a fan within the bed quietly conjures breezes without drowning out each room's satellite radio or town crier.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and hair-removal services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
When the body is in chronic pain, it's telling you something more than "I hurt"—it's trying to point you to a deeper problem. As chiropractors, Dr. Allan Kirchner-Gomez and Dr. Chelini specialize in treating these root causes as well as their symptoms, all without resorting to medications, invasive surgical procedures, or Magic Eight Balls. Instead, they mainly use chiropractic adjustments to restore the spinal column's proper alignment. This approach can help the body to recover from injury or illness, and also stave off future ailments.
To complement the adjustments, the practice offers a wide range of treatments intended to bolster health and wellbeing, such as physical therapy, medical weight-loss programs, and acupuncture.
Lisa at Gossip Salon uses her shears and skills to beautify hair. Amidst rich earth tones and an altogether modern decor, she can cut can condition hair or add pizzazz with highlights. Lisa and her co-stylists—each of whom is friendly and warm—use products by brands such as Redken, Chi, TIGI, and Wella.