At GotAPain.com, a caring practitioner melts stress from muscles with a skilled set of bare hands. Though it may seem like magic, each touch is informed by time-tested techniques designed to release tension and unfurl vestigial dragonfly wings. The therapist works in tandem with clients' primary care providers to tailor massages that help address injuries and chronic aches. A technician often taps into CranioSacral Therapy, employing gentle pressure to melt blockages in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. After tackling corporeal ailments, the studio can motivate clients to overcome other obstacles preventing them from reaching their goals with lifestyle coaching.
Special Effects Salon's expert aestheticians rejuvenate skin with a roster of relaxing services and an arsenal of all-natural Aveda products as patients sip on complimentary Aveda Comforting tea or antioxidant-rich Monavie juice. Specialists gently shape and file nails and cuticles on glove fillers and tapping toes as aromatic products fill the air with appealing scents reminiscent of jungle flowers and the rare orchid that blooms only on the roof of a 24-hour Denny's.
Fresh Face Loftique's owners Ann Slanga and Kara Huelsmann know what it takes to look good. Ms. Slanga has spent the last decade as an aesthetician, during which time she's honed her craft in spa facilities around the world, from San Francisco to Saint-Malo, France. Similarly, Ms. Huelsmann has spent more than 20 years in the industry and has worked alongside dermatologists and plastic surgeons.
These experiences guide the aestheticians at Fresh Face Loftique. Just by looking at a client's face, they know the right blend of masks, toners, and cleansers that will give skin the youthful glow of a freshly picked light bulb. The staff might also recommend slimming body wraps or a full-body exfoliation, which uses seawater crystals to scrub away dead skin. Other standout services include massages with modalities such as hot-stone therapy.
DeHaven Chiropractic Clinic’s staff understands that its patients have one priority: to relieve the pain that lingers in their joints and muscles. The staff gears all its services toward this goal, beginning with a refreshingly straightforward web application that allows patients to learn which chiropractic treatments match up with individual body parts.
Doctor of Chiropractic Steven DeHaven takes over where this application leaves off, meeting with his patients in person to develop customized treatment plans. When his own techniques can’t accommodate their needs, he calls on certified massage therapist Tracy Zarembinski to untie muscle knots and rid shoulders of piggybacking freeloaders.
It’s not every day you see a child poring over massage therapy manuals at the library. But Lisa Bowman wasn’t your average child—she was daughter to a mother with multiple sclerosis. So at the ripe young age of 10, Lisa and her mom would visit the library together to learn more about massage, and she’d implement new practices at home. The power to ease her mother’s pain brought Lisa such joy that she still massages away aches today at Aaahhh…Therapeutic Massage. Using Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, or aromatherapy massage, Lisa—supported by her staff, which includes a male therapist—brings relaxation and relief to her clients, as she did to her mother all those years ago.
Kelsey is a hairstylist working out of the full-service Grayson Salon. Amongst other stylists, manicurists, and massage therapists, Kelsey sculpts fresh hairdos that embellish each client's most flattering features, from high cheekbones to neon-colored beauty marks. On top of cuts and conditioning services, Kelsey also fills in coifs with highlights and color that add dimension and vibrancy.