Dr. Amy Brenner, a board-certified ob-gyn, and her trained staff tend to patients with custom gynecology, weight-loss, and aesthetic services. Complimentary beverages, such as tea and bottled water, and free WiFi await patients who sit on plush waiting room chairs before a registered nurse leads them back to a private treatment room. Patient education systems flicker across flat-screen TVs as techs revitalize minds and bodies with advanced treatments from skin-smoothing microdermabrasions to the body-slenderizing Cornerstone Wellness weight-loss program. Dr. Brenner and crew aim to inform each patient about all their treatments options, making sure their patients feel welcomed and informed.
Fantastic Sams is a full-service family salon. Our goal is to make each customer look and feel fantastic. We offer lots of services, like haircuts and styles, up-dos, straightening, coloring, highlights, facial waxing and texturizing. We also offer rejuvenating hair treatments for stressed or damaged hair.
The beauty technicians at Millie's Salon & Spa tend to muscles and skin with environmentally friendly products, releasing visitors back into the world with a clearer mind and dermis. Hands help relieve tension during an hour-long Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured technique that uses long, connective strokes and kneading to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. Technicians treat above-shoulder areas to hour-long Aveda Outer Peace facials, which administer a gentle scrubbing with products formulated to fight blemishes and imperfections on the face. After aiming to exfoliate away bumps, grime, and post-it notes, aestheticians perform extractions to purge pores of toxins and build-up. The treatment, which aims to clear breakouts and protect against future flaws, works best in a three-week series.
Sun Tan City’s trained tanning consultants help clients get bronzed via UV-free tanning booths and ergonomic tanning beds. Guests can schedule a single visit to touch up an existing tan, purchase a multivisit package to get a discounted rate, or become a member to take advantage of the salon’s 100% guarantee.
Your hair?s sure to feel silkier once your stylist conditions it?learn why with Groupon?s close-up look at conditioner.
Although human hair may look smooth, each strand's outer layer?the cuticle?is actually quite rough. Under dry conditions, the tiny scales that cover its surface become raised and brittle, causing hairs to tangle and lose their shine. Conditioner aims to correct this problem by bonding a particular class of molecules, called cationic surfactants, to the cuticle. This is possible because keratin, the protein that makes up most of the hair shaft, bristles with negative ions, which attract the positively charged surfactants, coating each thread in a thin film that weighs it down and reduces frizz. (The negative charge of keratin is also what causes static whenever positive ions are stripped from the hair?the static that makes it possible to stick a balloon to the wall or to power a miner's headlamp.)
The other ingredients in conditioner don't always need ions to do their jobs well. Humectants suck in water from the surrounding air, thereby moisturizing the hair, and oils simply penetrate the cuticle. Glossers coat the hair with light-reflecting polymers, increasing shine, whereas other ingredients raise the acidity level of the conditioner, which helps protect the hair's protein structure.
Vicky suffers from the pain and weariness of fibromyalgia. Don survived being hit by a truck while riding his bicycle, but was left with broken bones and contusions that contribute to his chronic discomfort. Louise’s sixth-nerve palsy gives her double vision. Although each person’s condition is dramatically different, all three have found relief at the hands of Elizabeth Slone, whose massages don’t just soothe tension and ease sore muscles—they also help her patients manage their pain and heal.
Having honed her techniques at Lexington Healing Arts Academy, Slone has been practicing massage therapy since 2001, going hand-to-hand against troublesome aches using trigger-point and neuromuscular modalities. Her gifted mitten fillers are also well versed in orthopedic and adhesion release massage techniques, which can help break up the fibrous connective tissue that forms after injury, surgery, or ingestion of an entire throw rug. She serenades olfactory senses with aromatherapy scents during kneading sessions and can augment massages with reflexology.