With more than 20 years' experience, Prather Wellness Center boosts bodily health with comprehensive holistic therapies and homeopathic disciplines. Dr. Robert Prather helps to correct spinal imbalances and to treat sports injuries, headaches, and achy dorsal fins through chiropractic adjustments, and the center's licensed massage therapists soothe sinews in one of three dedicated spa rooms.
A certified acupuncturist, Dr. Prather practices both traditional needle treatments and laser acupuncture, as well as microcurrent, meridian, and auricular therapy to stimulate healing through specific sites of the body. The signature Prather blood profile gifts patients with comprehensive information on all major organ systems through an extensive survey of more than 50 tests, and the medical professionals also draw upon hair analysis, hormone testing, and radiographs to paint a picture of total body health. Doctors can use results to inform future treatment recommendations, or to provide nutrition counseling to keep golgi apparatuses smiling.
David Merriweather's massage skills don't just ease the muscle aches of office executives and busy parents—they were also fast, focused, and aggressive enough to land him a job as a massage therapist for Cirque du Soleil. With this experience under his belt, David's circus-trained hands dance over his clients' bodies to assuage pain through a gamut of massage modalities. His deeply relaxing Swedish massages utilize light to medium pressure and aromatherapeutic oils to loosen tension and stimulate circulation, and the warmth of heated basalt stones soothes multiple layers of muscular tissue during hot-stone massages. For relief from deep-seated aches, pains, and sinew skirmishes, David wields the pinpointed pressure of deep-tissue massage or trigger-point therapy. Sports massage helps to increase the range of motion of athletes and puppets who wish to become real.
Like the Manhattan street with which it shares a name, Madison Avenue Style entertains a lot of foot traffic—rather than tourists and commuters, however, the salon and spa greets loyal clients and first-time visitors drawn to professional products from the likes of Schwarzkopf, Dermalogica, and Jane Iredale. The salon's stylists wield these products to great effect during haircuts for women and men—the latter of which also draw on Gage creams and conditioners to create styles to impress potential employers and ward off rival biker gangs.
Alongside Madison Avenue's team of stylists, aestheticians and nail technicians practice their trades within the well-lit, white-walled salon. Weary bodies perk up after massages, facials, mani-pedis, and waxing services, many of which take place in private treatment rooms where flickering candles illuminate pandas munching on tasteful plant decorations.
Body Wrapture’s namesake wraps work to tighten the body, and its massages work oppositely to loosen it. Body wrap technician Karen Buckner follows a simple process that can take up to 2.5 hours, or one standard metric Grandpa anecdote. She cloaks the body in mineral-soaked cloths that purge toxins, tighten skin, and expedite weight-loss efforts by shedding excess inches. The spa's licensed massage therapists, on the other hand, are finger-versed in myriad massage modalities. They deploy Swedish, acupressure, sports, or prenatal handiwork—and can also perform less conventional methods, such as percussion, lymphatic drainage, and medieval equine, which involves a knight on horseback riding roughshod over the back.
Expert massage therapist Benjamin Anderson melts muscle miscreants into sublime submission by integrating multiple massage modalities into one customized session. The approach combines Swedish, deep tissue, and acupressure to increase blood circulation, relax muscles, and assist in healing. Benjamin's dexterous hands delve into subterranean tissue to untie muscle knots and alleviate pain caused from a range of ailments, including past injuries, poor posture, or rollercoaster addictions. Though not included in today's Groupon, Benjamin also has a dexterous mastery of trigger-point therapy, myofascial release, and hot-stone massage (upgrades are available for an additional fee).
At Aqua Aesthetic Studio, a licensed staff of professionals bestows attention and care upon clients by way of facials, massages, and body wraps. Whether it's an aesthetician concocting personalized skincare products, a massage therapist tenderizing tense muscles with deep-tissue bodywork, or a skin specialist applying a chamomile and marine-algae body wrap, every service arrives at the common destination of inner peace, outer beauty, and skin as healthy as an immortal's immune system. Although all guests are made to feel as if they're the center of the universe, Aqua Aesthetic Studio salutes the community outside its walls by donating beauty products and food to women's shelters and children in need.
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