Licensed aesthetician Patricia Scarr and the team at Bella In You Day Spa apply years of experience to treat a variety of skin conditions. Aided by all-natural products from ?minence Organic Skin Care, they rejuvenate faces with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, microcurrent facials, and other advanced skincare treatments. They employ red, blue, yellow, green, and plaid LED light to target specific issues such as acne or sun damage, and can help to ease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and that one spiteful freckle. A licensed massage therapist uses a detail-oriented approach to providing relaxing and therapeutic massages and body treatments, tailoring each experience to the specific needs of that customer.
Terri Oviedo grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she cultivated a passion for holistic healing?a pastime that helped her get through cancer and helps her manage her diabetes. As massage aided her recovery, and fueled by her passion to help others experience relief from their own pain, she choose to study sports and deep-tissue massage at the Denver School of Massage Therapy, specializing in sports and injury massage. Now as a licensed massage therapist, Terri wields more than 10 modalities in her tool belt, such as hydrotherapy and shiatsu. She offers Brazilian toe massage, which soothes six meridians that connect organs like the invisible strings that still connect us to our mothers. Terri also helps veterans find relaxation and peace by offering her services to them at a reduced rate.
That's the philosophy at Message of Massage, where the board-certified massage therapist and bodywork practitioner favors gentle modalities tailored to each client's needs. Despite their gentle nature, the services carry a number of serious benefits, notably stress reduction.
Healing Touch Massage Therapy founder Lori Garcia certainly sees the relaxing benefits of her trade. She finds that massage can act as a stress combatant that prevents the onset of disease, or simply, as she puts it, as "a positive ripple effect" that resounds throughout her clients' personal and professional lives. Her private rooms—warm, low-lit spaces with comfortable massage beds and lullaby karaoke—most definitely contribute to the spa's restful vibe.
But Lori is also an advocate of the more acute applications of massage, as she specializes in medical and therapeutic treatment. Upon receiving her certification, she pursued advanced training in 11 different techniques, including oncology massage, reflexology, and applied kinesiology. To that end, she performs 16 types of body treatments at Healing Touch, which range from neuromuscular and trigger-point therapy to hot-stone massage and raindrop technique. She has recently expanded into detoxifying therapies as well (including ionic footbaths and far-infrared body wraps), and will soon be introducing aesthetic services.
Herbel Healing is an independent distributor of Young Living, a company that makes therapeutic-grade essential oils for an array of purposes. For instance, the thyme oil can help thwart bacteria and the peppermint oil can help detoxify the liver. Depending on clients’ needs, Herbel Healing’s staff can drip their oils onto backs during essential-oil therapy or firmly knead them into feet during reflexology sessions.
Scot Somes?the licensed acupuncturist and owner of the Center for Integrated Eastern Medicine?believe that each person should take control of his or her own health. His sister Stephanie, who works as a clinic practitioner, agrees. Together, they facilitate this at their Eastern Medicine clinic, which also serves as a sports physical therapy center. Patients can bring their body back to balance with a detailed acupuncture session, or have a Tui Na massage, in which a therapist focuses on acupressure points without using needles. Each treatment can be customized to attend to certain symptoms, including migraines, allergies, digestive issues, and chronic pain. Scot and Stephanie can even prescribe Chinese herbs to help speed recovery or increase your empathy for pandas.