At Trinity’s Massage and Laser, LLC, staff members have mastered 13 different types of massages, which they use to relieve tension in clients' bodies before it escapes from their mouths in the form of a scream. Skilled hands relieve both stress and backaches, targeting knots and tense muscles with hot-stone massages, shiatsu, and hydrotherapy. Reflexology and craniosacral therapy sessions work with the body’s energy channels to balance systems and induce relaxation. Alternatively, in Vezazz laser-lipo sessions, technicians use powerful beams to reduce waistlines and fat cells lurking underneath the skin.
At Arista Spa 5280, a flock of de-fuzzers slathers strips with gentle Brazilian blue wax to shed sub-equatorial follicles for swimsuit season. The low-temperature hard wax is ideal for sensitive surfaces and leaves skin as silky smooth as a debutante's leather gloves. During the up to 40-minute basic bikini wax, experts tailor the nether regions like a custom-made denim suit. The Brazilian takes up to 60 minutes to blast entire patches for a bare result. Fuzz evictions usually last for three to four weeks.
The massage therapists at A Healing Touch provide full-body massages, customizing each one so that they can focus on their clients’ specific areas of stress and pain. Whether they’re doling out Swedish, deep-tissue, or hot-stone massages, they pay attention to problem areas and apply careful pressure that soothes tense muscles and creates relaxing experiences.
Soothing music fills the private treatment rooms at Highland Massage Company, where licensed and experienced therapists trade in scripted massages for custom techniques and varied pressures. These personalized combinations of modalities work together to address each visitor's particular goals and needs by either soothing overstressed muscles or using therapeutic pressure to help the body heal itself. Add-ons, such as hot stones and aromatherapy, can also enhance experiences, gently coaxing clients into a relaxed, worry-free state. When each session concludes, therapists revive clients with filtered water infused with their own herbal-tea concoction to encourage detoxification.
The Thin Spa's staff has a two-pronged approach to enhancing their clients' lives. First, they help them reduce fat and tighten skin with ultrasonic cavitation and radio-frequency treatments, which are more high-tech than building a thinner-looking robot clone. Alternatively, clients relax under a range of soothing massages, including Swedish and more in-depth myofascial-release modalities.
Featured on Channel 2's Fix Me Friday, Rebelle by Tootsie's trusses up its clients using astute eyes and an edgy aesthetic. Amid Rebelle's carmine walls and beneath a battery of gilded chandeliers, a crew of creative stylists twists hair, paints nails, and transforms clients into glowing paragons of beauty. Locks bathe luxuriously during a 15-minute shampoo and deep-conditioning treatment, wherein Mediceuticals products cleanse grease and extremely confused auto mechanics from hair, and then hydrate each strand for health and shine. A blow-dry banishes dampness from client manes and replaces it with a gleaming canvas as the skilled stylist's hands twist and brush hair into a creative masterpiece. The 30-minute style employs products by Kevin Murphy and Moroccon Oil to sculpt flattering coifs that reflect the personality and cranial capacity of each guest.
Traditional Chinese medicine is built on the belief that healing begins when the two forces at work within the body settle into equilibrium. The practitioners at Berkeley Community Acupuncture and Massage trust this holistic principle will overcome their modern patients’ afflictions just like it did for those who practiced it before “ouch” was even assigned a petroglyph. Their acupuncture and massage treatments cure pain and disease from the inside out, and whereas acupuncture enlists thin needles to rebalance the flow of energy through the body, massage does the same thing using gentle kneading motions. Clients can combine the techniques or select just one in order to help ease digestive and respiratory disorders or simply diminish the stress of daily life.