Dr. Joseph Ripepi, the podiatrist behind Ripepi Foot & Ankle Clinics, Inc., has the clinical expertise to treat a variety of lower-limb maladies. After graduating from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Ripepi earned certification from the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and became a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. For close to two decades, the caring doctor has operated a solo practice and maintained medical privileges at several area hospitals. Dr. Ripepi also has completed specialty training in lasers, which he uses to dissolve nail fungus or remove shoes that are knotted too tight.
Although each massage therapist has his or her own technique, most have the same end goal: the well-being of the client. With Shannon at Body and Soul Massotherapy, clients should see massage as a tool of healing, whether they are recovering from injury, need to unwind from tension, or have been walking around with their elbows pointed outward all day. Shannon and her cohorts expunge stress with a range of modalities, including soothing relaxation to more-intense deep tissue.
Lava Massage Studio owner Laura Pacanin helms a team of licensed massage therapists, all of whom share her belief in massage?s unique ability to relieve stress and stimulate the body's natural healing processes. At sessions held in your home or in one of the studio?s private rooms, the therapists draw on their knowledge of Eastern and Western healing modalities to dissipate buildups of tension. Their signature Thai massages incorporate elements of yoga and acupuncture to balance the body?s out-of-whack energies; hot-stone massages take it a step further, combining Thai strokes with the soothing warmth of heated basalt stones. Among the modalities more commonly seen in a Western spa, sports massages help the body recover from injuries incurred while slam-dunking or arm-wrestling with the opposing team?s mascot.
Laura and her crew supplement their bodywork treatments with add-ons such as exfoliating foot scrubs and migraine therapy. After your appointment, visit the studio?s shop to stock up on unconventional beauty products such as goat's-milk soap and housemade sugar scrubs.
The owners of Lava Tanning & Massage stock their storefront with premium UV beds, as well as offer UV-free spray tanning procedures, earning their Salem location a spot on Looking Fit magazine's list of the Top 250 tanning salons in 2009. During visits, staffers help guests fight cellulite with a botanically based body wrap, combat stress with a massage, or work to diminish wrinkles and ill-mannered comparisons to shar-peis with a red-light therapy session.
Espr?s Nails and Spa?s massage therapists melt away tension using Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, prenatal, shiatsu, foot-massage or reiki techniques. Spagoers who choose the first option feel smooth, flowing strokes sweep over tense feet, relaxing tendons drawn taut after too many games of beach racquetball. 20-minute detoxifying ionic foot baths then soothe feet when negative ions dive into warm water and lie in wait under the waves to drag toxins out of toes.
By mixing classic salon services and European spa services in an atmosphere as tranquil and effortlessly elegant as a candlelit bubble bath with Cary Grant, Fusions Inc. makes it easy for customers to bliss out as a staff of all-star beauticians pamper their outer peels. A microdermabrasion will gently sandblast dead skin and barnacles off your soul ship's figurehead. The even gentler hydrating facial will moisturize desert-dry dermises, and the anti-aging facial will strip away years of wear and tear, leaving customers with a rejuvenated flesh emoticon that glows like radioactive honey.