Staff at Healing Touch Physical Therapy are adept at injury-prevention treatments, neurological or oncological rehabilitation, and a host of pain management techniques. Going beyond standard physical-therapy treatments, they also lead Pilates, yoga, and nutritional-guidance programs, working to keep clients healthy through a multitude of different approaches.
The Executive Cut and Shave—voted Best Barber on the 2013 LA Hot List—ramps up the old-fashioned-barbershop service with new man-cave ideology. They offer personal TVs at each cutting station, billiards, and a complimentary cocktail or beverage. In addition to cultivating face-flattering cuts, skilled stylists can smooth out mugs with a lather shave or evict unwanted hair with specialty waxing services.
By helping to promote more restful sleep and to quiet stressed nervous systems, the practitioners of Heaven Spa view massage as an important part of supporting one’s health. They focus on any part of the body that receives the most stress, which is why their one-hour foot massage actually includes kneads of the neck, shoulders, arms, back, and face as well. Guests can also opt for a combination treatment, which adds a foot soak and reflexology session onto a body massage that targets specific areas of tension, such as trapezius muscles weighed down by offering to carry all your friends’ shoulder chips.
Blush Salon staff of style professionals soothe skin and primp scalps inside a golden glimmering salon. A day of beauty begins with tress tending, where follicles will achieve tingliness via gentle shampooing, and progresses to tress snipping, where an experienced stylist will assess hair and face shape to craft a fittingly fine cut. Once your hair is fully styled and dried three miles from the sun, choose a lip or eyebrow waxing and let make-up artists apply spotlight-ready tones of reds, corals, and fabulous. For a simpler day of beauty, a full-service manicure soaks digits into softness before a buffing and polish. Choose from a slew of matte or glittery hues.
Though they have backgrounds in a variety of alternative therapies, the practitioners at Balanced Lifestyle Therapies all have the same philosophy when it comes to the best way to heal the body: stimulating the life energy. Their clients can choose from a variety of holistic healing modalities, including transformational bodywork, ayurveda, clinical aromatherapy, and Raja energy healing. One of the center's practitioners, Bernhard, draws from Western and Eastern modalities and energy work during treatments. Former opera singer Laurie uses her knowledge of Raja energy and ayurveda and her passion for music and chanting to help clients relax and uncoil their inner slinkies.
While the conscious mind fulfills preconceived commands, the unconscious mind works unsupervised, sometimes causing negative conditions such as phobias. Fortunately, the holistic practitioners at Direct Mindpower tap into the brain's inner workings to balance out mental health using hypnotherapy. During sessions, Lingfei Hui and Karrie Steinborn—both graduates of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute—work with clients to access their subconscious and treat wide-reaching conditions, including nausea, anxiety, high blood pressure, and inexplicable urges to disrobe and quack like a duck in the middle of dinner parties.
The experts also specialize in AcuPranic Therapy, a needle-free form of acupuncture created by Lingfei Hui. Eschewing all physical contact with the body, she taps into life forces to create invisible needles, which she claims can restore a person's chi flow and improve overall health.
Trinity Salon & Spa co-owner Cher sometimes perfects the makeup and hairdos of models at haute fashion shoots, but she spends most of her time making sure her regular clients get the same star treatment. Her business partner Candi shares the same passion for high-fashion styling, holding certifications from companies including Rusk and Matrix Hair Color. The pair have put together a team of salon stylists who snip hair into follicular masterpieces and reprogram hair textures. The crew can impart uniform straightness with keratin treatments or massage strands with ground-up Shirley Temple headshots to create billowing curls.
On the spa side, the DiamondTome microdermabrasion reveals fresh, unblemished skin with chips of real diamonds, and medical-grade peels accelerate the skin's exfoliation process. Men can enjoy treatments such as the Pampered Facial, during which aesthetician Nina bolsters handsome looks with a seaweed mud mask, facial massage, warm towels, and a beer to sip. The spa keeps hands and feet of all kinds well-groomed with mani-pedis, and elongates eyelashes, hair, or strap-on Santa Claus beards with realistic extensions.
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