02/12/2015Alteredstates A Wellness Center Flotation/Deprivation Tank
This was an experience like no other & I definitely will be going back to see them for some more floats! I had never floated before, but I had watched a video on You tube with Joe Rogan a few years ago & he was talking about some of the experiences he had while floating in the Flotation/Deprivation Tank. He had his float tank set up in the basement of his home. It all seemed pretty weird (but interesting) to me, & since I'm that kind of guy, when I found out there was a flotation tank here in town I decided to check it out. I called & booked an appointment. The business was set up inside of a house & I wasn't really impressed with the outside of the house or the area that they were in, but never mind all of that! It was totally different once I went inside the house. Karen & Steven welcomed me at the door & showed me around. They both made me feel very comfortable & relaxed (almost as if I were in my own home). They explained to me that I would have a few minutes wait as they had a customer finishing up his float session. That was okay because they had a very nice waiting room. They offered me energy drinks & water, so I watched tv for a few minutes until it was my turn to float. When it was my turn to float they asked me if I wanted to float with or without the music & lights. I decided to have the music (no lights). They had Meditation CD's that you could choose from, so I selected one. I took my 15 minute shower & I proceeded on to my floating experience. Because I had never floated before I didn't know what to expect, so It took me a few minutes to relax. I was glad that I had opted for the music. At first, all I could hear was my heart beating really fast, but once I got past that, WOW, what a trip! It was over much to soon. It felt like I was only in the tank for about 10 minutes but I was actually in the tank for over an hour. While I was there, I also used ( & enjoyed) the Dry Sauna. It cost me $25 for the hour that I was in it, but it was so worth it ! Just like the Flotation Tank the Dry Sauna had lights & music in it. All in all, by the time I was done & it was time for me to leave, I was so relaxed & comfortable that I didn't want to get dressed & go home. My only regret was that I didn't take advantage of one of there special package deals, so that I could have spent more time in the flotation tank. I'll be coming back again soon to float, so I'll take advantage of one of those deals then, for sure!
This review is for the laser hair removal. They offer other services, but I have not tried them. Anywho, I bought the Groupon like several other reviewers. I have tried laser hair removal in the past with American Laser Center. A complete waste of money. Live and learn, so I researched the different lasers available for hair removal since there are several in use. I have a medium complexion, and as such, was told that several lasers were not usable on my skin. Several lasers are only usable on pale skin because the lasers target the pigments in the hair, thus why most places tell you that pale skin and dark hair make for the best result. Pearl MedSpa uses the Alma Soprano XL laser, which is by far the best available with a much quicker treatment time than any other laser out there. Second, it is appropriate for darker complexions. I emailed Pearl MedSpa to inquire which laser they used before purchasing the Groupon. A little research goes a long way. I have had 3 treatments on my lower legs and there is already a noticeable difference. I go in every six weeks, because that is the recommendation based on hair growth cycles. The laser isn't painless, but they offer numbing cream for an additional cost. During my first appointment, I was asked if I would like to purchase additional areas. It's a business, of course. I politely declined and was met with the response of, "You want to see results first." I said yes and they didn't ask again. When I went back I told them I noticed results even after the first treatment and she responded, "I know, this is the best laser." No pressuring on the upsell, which surprised me in all honesty. The laser really does sell itself with results. In addition, the establishment is very clean. The towels smell fresh, there is always a new sanitary sheet on the bed, and nothing is out of place. If only my house was as organized and immaculate. I have always been met with politeness. Even when I arrived 20 minutes late, embarrassed and begging forgiveness. I didn't even get the angry face. They just laughed and said it was OK and took me back. We both griped about the traffic that day (4th of July weekend). My fault for not planning ahead. Basically, do your research on the laser and what to expect, and you will not regret a laser hair removal purchase here!
Came in for laser hair removal after a friends referral to this medical spa.From the moment you walk in the door, you feel like you are more in a spa than a medispa. Its calm, peaceful, and they treat each client exceptionally well,their office is clean, the staff is friendly and was very thorough with explaining the details of the treatment to me.I have sent numerous friends in to see them for all kinds of "problems" and every single person has RAVED about the staff and the amazing results! Oh, and they are incredibly honest - they are never trying to "sell" you on something you don't need or won't work best for you . Love this place!!!I can hardly wait to go back and schedule my next service.
02/16/2014Pure Serenity Therapeutic Massage
Absolutely AMAZING!!! I loved every minute of it. Unlike those salon and day spas that usually have a busy and some what chaotic environment, Pure Serenity Therapeutic Massage was a calm, comfortable place to be in and everyone there was very pleasant and friendly. On top of that, the massage was AWESOME!! Mindy, my massage therapist, provided me one of the best massages I have ever had. When I came to her, my neck was so stiff I could barely turn it to the side without it hurting or tightening up, then after the massage I was able to turn my head, both sides, at a 90 degree angle without it even tightening up and the pain had gone away! Thank you Mindy! Looking forward to my next appointment!!
06/11/2014Pure Serenity Therapeutic Massage
I had a massage therapist I was going to on a regular basis for about a year. A couple months ago, she moved to another state and of course that meant I had to find another massage therapist. After going from place to place, I was getting discouraged not being able to find a massage therapist that was even remotely as good as my former massage therapist, until I found this place, Pure Serenity Therapeutic Massage on YP.com and met Mindy, whom is now my NEW massage therapist. So thrilled I am getting massages on a regular basis again