THRIVE DIRECTORY 

ACUPUNCTURE

The Acupuncture Clinic The oldest acupuncture clinic in South Carolina with 21 years of experience. Experts in the treatment of pain and smoking cessation. Also fertility in men and women. Open evenings if needed. Karyla L. Gaines. 679 St. Andrews Blvd. 763-3311.

Clinic of Acupuncture With 10 years of practice in Charleston, Dr. Zeyi Chen from China Shanghai Medical University treats headaches, fibromyalgia, weight control, smoking, pain, impotence, depression, and other ailments. 5 Daniel St. 571-6913.

BREATHWORK

Transformational Breathing A comprehensive and powerful breathing technique. A simple but profound process of consciously directed breathing which activates beneficial responses in the body. Easy to learn and self empowering. Use it anytime, anywhere. Contact Sara Firestone, 971-1731.

DAY SPAS/BEAUTY SALONS

Bella Bella Salon A full service salon featuring cuts, coloring, foils and perms, with Japanese thermal straightening, dimensional color, waxing and makeup services also available. Offering professional product lines for sale. Located in historic North Charleston at 1044 E. Montague Ave. 747 1773 www.bellebellasc.com

Earthling Day Spa Earthling offers a complete menu of facials, massage, aromatherapy, body wraps, waxing, and state-of-the-art skin care treatments such as lymphobiology, microdermabrasion, ayurvedics. Earthling also has a fully equipped Pilates exercise studio & retail shoppe offering unique gifts & items for the body, mind, and spirit. 245 East Bay St. www.earthlingdayspa.com

Glow Spa A nurturing spa for both body and soul offering facial therapy, massage, body scrubs, peels, enwraptures, waxing, nails, and endermologie. 320 W. Coleman Blvd. Ste. H. 388-9195.

Grace Salon Spa An Aveda concept salon, with all natural products for hair, skin and body. Offering a wide variety of both spa and salon services. 10 Resolute Ln. Mt. Pleasant. I'On Square. 884-3248.

Iyashi Day Spa Massage, facials, waxing, and spa parties. Just $39 for one hour for your first visit. 426 W. Coleman Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, 849-5454. www.reclaimyourpeace.com

Katz Hair Studio For design, color, and kindness. Call Joanna Katz, 406-1119.

Lava Salon Tired of dealing with downtown but still want a "downtown" hair salon? Visit Lava, where they offer a full range of hair, color, and chemical services, along with a deluxe massage recliner and exclusive shampoo beds. West Ashley. 829-B Savannah Hwy. 225-LAVA. www.lavasalon.com

Rickborn's Salon and Day Spa A full-service hair salon and day spa offering hair extensions, manicures, pedicures, massages, waxing, airbrush tanning, and Japanese thermal hair straightening treatment. 18 Leinbach Dr. Suite G. 763-1021. www.rickbornsalon.com

Rock Lifestyle Salon S.C.'s only Aveda Lifestyle salon has the finest selection of all-natural hair care, skin care, and cosmetic products in an atmosphere of healthy relaxation. They also have an in-salon stage for local performers of classical music and artwork by a variety of local artists. 310 King St. 853-6161. www.rocksalon.com

Salon Bellezza Full service salon; offering cuts, highlighting, color, perm treatments, formal up-dos, hair extensions, nail services, waxing, and body and hair products. 636-B Long Point Rd, Belle Hall Shopping Center. 971-4747.

Salon Capelli Full-service salon featuring cut, color, and makeup. 976 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Mt. Pleasant. 884-0001.

Salon Couture High-fashion hair and makeup in downtown Charleston. 420 King St. 853-0505.

Salon Solas Specializes in hair color. Owner Angie Hayes is a national educator, who brings new and innovative techniques. Experience a total makeover or update your seasonal makeup shades. 49 John St. 722-0233.

Spa Adagio Give the gift of aah. Life is hectic. Give Adagio. Personal, simple, appreciated. Located at the Francis Marion Hotel. 387 King St. 577-2444.

The Spa at Daniel Island Your premier full-service day spa and salon. Facials, manicure and pedicure, massages, wraps, exfoliators, spa packages, body polishes and scrubs, waxing, hair cuts, color, and highlights. 895 Island Park Dr. 388-8220.

SoCa Day Spa Full-service, state-of-the-art day spa, featuring customized skin care treatments, massage therapy, vichy and Swiss showers, hydrotherapy treatments, spa waxing services and much more. 1043 East Montague in North Charleston Historic District. 529-9500. www.socadayspa.com

Stella Nova "Visiting Stella Nova is like an education and experience in relaxation." Also featured in Elle and In Style magazines. Selected as one of Salon Today's Top 200 Salons in the U.S. Spa services include a variety of treatments ranging from massage and body therapy to skin and nail packages to waxing. 78 Society St. 723-0909; 1320 Theatre Dr. 884-3838; 118 E. Richardson Ave. 875-7525; 2048 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 766-6233. Retail store and makeup studio, 292 King St. 722-9797.

Stuart Laurence Specializing in highlights and hair design. All styles are polished to perfection. Hair care provided by Aveda and Bumble and Bumble. Call to request an e-mail brochure for salon and wedding services. 455 King St. 722-6776.

Urban Nirvana Full service day spa, offering numerous massage specialties including Thai Massage, Hot Stone Massage, and Bed Head. Also specializing in skin care treatments and body wraps. West Ashley, 8 Windermere Blvd., 720-8000 and Mt. Pleasant, 636D Long Point Road, 881-1160, 4840 Forest Dr. 15B, Columbia. 803-727-1010. www.urbannirvana.com

Verbena Charleston's only waterfront AVEDA concept salon is owned and operated by an AVEDA INSTITUTE graduate and Charleston's AVEDA-certified color educator. 360 Concord St. 722-8887.

Whispers on Wentworth Owned by Lynn Huneycutt, voted Best Hair Stylist in Best of Charleston 2005 and 2006. Whispers offers a full-service salon, advanced colorists, makeover specialists, nail manicures, and spa pedicures. 71 Wentworth St. 577-6516. www.whispers.qpg.com

White Parcel To get your spa product of the month delivered, call 888-572-7235 or visit www.whiteparcel.com.

DENTAL HEALTH

Beth Ann Dillion, DMD Providing family and cosmetic dentistry with a conservative and preventative approach. Offering a full spectrum of services to achieve a healthy, cosmetic result tailored to each individual's desired. Conveniently located downtown, parking available. 112 1/2 Ashley Ave. 723-5346.

DERMATOLOGY/SKIN CARE

Dermatology and Laser Center of Charleston Using the latest technology, DLCC offers the most effective and advanced medical and surgical treatments for skin, hair, and nails. Specializing in treatment of sun damage, permanent laser hair reduction, tattoo removal, and MOHS surgery. 2093 Henry Tecklenburg Dr. Ste. 300. 556-8886. www.dermandlaser.com

The Medspa at the Facial Surgery Center Advanced, non-surgical skin care treatments including Botox, Restylane, facial rejuvenation, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal and much more. Owner Marcelo Hochman, MD, is double-board certified in head/neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with over 20 years of experience. 2093 Henry Tecklenburg Dr. Charleston. 571-4742

GYMS/HEALTH CLUBS

East Shore Athletic Club Standard health club equipment and classes, plus boot camps, personal training, nutritional training, yoga, Pilates, massage therapy, and airbrush tanning. Mt. Pleasant, 910 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. 856-8877.

Faster Fitness Specialized one-on-one workout programs catered to your schedule through personal fitness profiles. A Nova 7 Award winner for Fitness Innovation. 155 Market St. 722-1111. 730 Coleman Blvd. 791-0903. 103 S. Main St. 875-2504.

St. Andrews Family Fitness Plus A 50,000 sq. ft. fitness facility with six racquetball courts, indoor track and heated pool, cardiovascular and 2001 Nautilus equipment, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, and free nursery service. 70 aerobics and water aerobics classes a week. 1642 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 763-3850. www.standrewsfitness.com

Top Shape of Mt. Pleasant A personal training program individually designed to achieve ones optimum fitness level thru the aid of trained professionals implementing the four elements of a proven effective rounded routine resulting in an improved state of mind and physical health. Top Shape of Mt. Pleasant. 778 S. Shelmore Blvd. 388-2301

HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE

Holistic Family Care of Charleston Offering holistic chiropractics, acupressure, kinesiology, and allergy elimination through nambudripad. Holistic approach to allergy treatment. Dr. Bruce Gwinnup. 354 Folly Rd. 795-9333.

Natural Health Center Holistic chiropractor, massage therapy, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling. Also specializing in treating scoliosis and kinesiology. Dr. Anthony Vanderpool. 1965 Riviera Dr. Mt Pleasant. 884-7100.

HYPNOTHERAPY

Keys To Transformation Rose Marie Swanson practices as an alchemical hypnotherapist, a reiki master, angel consultant, and certified spiritual counselor and akashic records. 738 St. Andrews Blvd. 991-0831.

Life Transformations A safe and nurturing place offering affordable hypnosis and personal coaching for weight loss, depression, stress, ADD/ADHD, building self-confidence, quitting smoking, and more. 1180 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Ste. 235. 225-3036. www.life-transformations.com

MASSAGE THERAPY

Body & Soul Soothing body massages, paraffin treatments, sugar scrubs, and relaxing aromatherapy, as well as personal coaching. Barbara Fox, 2045 Maybank Hwy. 795-1100.

Body Balance Specializes in Swedish, neuromuscular, deep tissue, sports, and relaxation massage. 1804-D Savannah Hwy. 766-3668.

Charleston Therapeutic Massage/Empowered Body Massage and Wellness Center Specializing in soothing relaxation, pain relief, and physical health since 1992. Full range of body massage techniques. Free parking. 310 Broad St. Suite 8. 723-7005. www.charleston-massage.com.

Coastal Massage Therapy Specializing in Swedish, deep tissue, and neuromuscular massage. Works in conjunction with chiropractors. 1350 Chuck Dawley Blvd. 523-6241.

East West Massage Therapy Downtown massages at island prices. 792 B Folly Road. 762-6580.

A New Image Offering Swedish, deep Swedish, prenatal, sport neuromuscular massage, and skin care. 418 Folly Road. 377-2639.

Rebecca Jernigan Licensed and insured massage therapist specializing in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and neuromuscular therapy. Appointments at Posh Day Spa. Downtown. 814-6131.

Sofia's Therapeutic Massage Medical massage, Swedish and Russian massage, fibromyalgia, deep tissue work, and foot and hand reflexology. 678 B St. Andrews. 571-4777.

Touch Of Charleston Neuromuscular, deep tissue, sports and Swedish massage. Located inside Holy Cow Yoga. 10 S. Windermere Shopping Center. 813-7708.

A World Of Wellness Swedish, neuromuscular and Thai yoga massage. Gift certificates and gift packages available. Johns Island, 3226 Maybank Hwy. 708-8923.

METAPHYSICS

Numerology by Grace Thompson Call today for your personal profile and consultation using the ancient science of numbers. 367-4354.

NIA TECHNIQUE

Academy of Dance Arts Brown and blue belt NIA Instructors offering classes five times a week. Jazz, dance, martial arts, and yoga moves are combined to improve students' stamina, flexibility, attitudes, and general well-being. 709 Hwy. 17 Bypass, Mt. Pleasant. 884-2983.

NUTRITIONIST

Holistic Nutrition Marti Chitwood is the founder and director of Viriditas Rejuvenation Center, a natural health and detoxification center. Viriditas provides highly individualized nutrition-based services including counseling, laboratory testing, and pharmaceutical grade products. Other services include far infrared saunas, ionized water, massage therapy, acupuncture, NLP (Nuero Linguistic Programming) and environmentally friendly retail products. 360 Concord St. Suite 101. 577-2862. Check out our web-based nutrition forum online at www.viriditasrejuvenationcenter.com

OUTDOORS

Air Don't just breathe it! Specializing in kiteboarding lessons and gear from kites to balance boards, longboard skateboards, shades, surfwear, flops, and air toys. You'll find great stuff to catch a little AIR. 753 Coleman Blvd. 388-9300. www.catchsomeair.us

H2Osmosis A nationally acclaimed waterskiing park. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, and kneeboarding for all experience levels. Waterski pulls and kids camps. 3050 Marlon Rd. 559-2520. www.h2osmosis.com

Half Moon Outfitters Offering all the equipment and clothing for your outdoor needs. Gear for backpacking, rock climbing, and white water and touring paddling. Mt Pleasant location also has equipment for surfing and kite boarding. Also have large selection of hiking maps at both locations. 280 King St. 853-0990; 425 Coleman Blvd. 881-9472; 1420 Laurens Road, Greenville, 864-233-4001, 2930 Devine St. Columbia, SC, 803-929-0771.

The Outdoor Shoppe and The Bicycle Shoppe Canoes, kayaks, hiking gear, outdoor clothing, and running shoes for the outdoor enthusiast. The Bicycle Shoppe rents and repairs bikes. 280 Meeting St. 722-0618. 1539 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. 884-2999. Bicycle Shoppe: 722-8168.

PERSONAL TRAINERS

East West Health Arts In-depth study of the Kung Fu practices of the Shaolin monks. Plus tai chi, a relaxing meditation and chi kung breathing, and cardio kung fu, a great workout that combines martial arts, cardio, weights, circuit training and yoga with Bill Fagan, voted Best Personal Trainer by City Paper readers for four years. 792 B Folly Road. 762-6580.

Faster Fitness Unique strength-aerobic circuit training gets results. Three times a week for 30 minutes. Locations in downtown, Mt. Pleasant, and Summerville. Call for a free fitness assessment. 730 Coleman Blvd, Ste. 1, 971-0903; 103-B S. Main St., 875-2504; 155 Market St., 722-1111.

REIKI

Reiki Open yourself to the wisdom and healing energies within. Diane Chaffin and Ken Thomas. 301 East Richardson St, Summerville, 297-2468, www.thepinkdolphin.com

WELLNESS CENTERS

A Center For Wellbeing Colon hydrotherapy colonics cleanse the system and "help people poop." 769-6848

Coastal Therapeutics For all of your physical therapy needs and "hands that help you heal." 884-4783. www.coastaltherapeutics.net

It's About Wellness Team building, effective communication, wellness and stress management workshops, and NIA technique to improve self esteem, achieve personal growth, realize self empowerment. Contact Christan York, 588-2599 or Lisa Geddings, 345-2185. www.christanyork.com

Middleton Place Wellness Center Come visit the plantation for a unique experience to rejuvenate your body and soul. The Wellness Center offers meditation and relaxation workshops, labyrinth walks and lectures, an interpretive nature trail, kayaking, outdoor activities, and more. 4290 Ashley River Road, 556-0500, www.theinn@middletonplace.com

YOGA/pilates

East West Yoga Promoting stretching and breathing, ideal for cross training flexibility and stress relief. Yoga for athletes taught by east Coast Women's surfing champion, Jenny Brown. Call for class schedule. 792 Folly Road. 762-6580. www.eastwesthealtharts.com

Exhale Pilates Studio Exhale's team of dedicated instructors will design workouts to meet each client's unique needs and fitness levels with private, semi-private, and group reformer classes. Located inside V Health Club; non-V members welcome. Downtown. 360 Concord St. 723-3334. www.exhaleatv.com

Holy Cow Yoga Offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes, power or gentle yoga, kids yoga and pre- and postnatal yoga. Also offers meditation, massage and various workshops. 10 South Windermere Blvd. 769-2269. www.holycowyoga.com

Mindful Body Pilates and Wellness Offering a variety of movement classes to get the body looking and feeling its best, from Pilates group and private instruction on the mat and apparatus to NIA, yoga, stability ball, and daily classes. Massage is available by appointment. We have a fun, energetic and experienced group of instructors; your first class is on us; all ages and fitness levels welcome! Located on James Island in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center. 981 Harborview Road. 406-0097. www.themindfulbody.net

The Studio at Phoebe Pember House A holistic center in a beautiful and historic location. Classes include yoga and meditation. Workshops offered on dreams, heart callings, psychotherapy group, natural approaches to menopause, yoga, and dance. Small group and private sessions available. 297 East Bay St. 722-4186. www.studiophoebepemberhouse.com.

Thrive: City Paper's health, beauty, and fitness guide

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