A licensed myotherapist, licensed craniosacral therapist, and certified nutritional therapist, Therese Holliday is a holistic renaissance woman. The multitalented wellness expert?s services draw on all three disciplines to pull off a host of veritable palliative miracles, such as providing respite from allergies or improving posture, previously only available by paying a stunt double to play your torso. Her bodywork, medical myotherapy, and energy work aim to extract chronic pain from underlying muscle structures. Drawing on her plant-based nutrition certification through Cornell University, she helps clients right their diets to stave off illness in the long term.
Advanced clinical nurse specialist Barbara Kaylor has spent her three decades in the nursing industry in intensive care, neurologic departments, hospice environments, and more. She even served as the Chief Nursing Officer at a hospital, which means she'd drive the building whenever it transformed into a tank. But at Ageless Lifestyle Aesthetics, Barbara turns her clinical skill set toward an area she's especially passionate about: cosmetics. Because she's a clinician with advanced certifications, Barbara can use systems that are off-limits to many aestheticians. She approaches advanced techniques including injectables, laser and light therapy, and ultrasound skin-tightening from the standpoint of a medical professional, always taking the time to educate clients about each therapy's relationship to their overall health.
The licensed massage therapists and estheticians at Organic Elements Spa pamper clients with an array of services that includes custom facials, microdermabrasion, massages, and hair removal. The spa's estheticians are trained in the biochemical aspects of the products they use, capable of tailoring treatments to each individual's needs at a nuanced level.
With many locations throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths, high-pressure tanning beds, or jars full of fireflies that can be held against the skin for a natural glow. The salons also offer six varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
For licensed massage therapist Victoria Hanhart of Hanhart Advanced Medical Massage, massages are more than just a luxurious way to relax. They can also help manage pain from injuries or medical issues, such as cancer.
Although she specializes in more than eight modalities, Victoria doesn't stick to a template. Instead, she borrows elements from each of them, tailoring sessions to address clients' specific needs.
A girl stands frozen at the edge of a cliff 35 feet above the Klamath River. A group of friends, each of whom has already made the exhilarating plunge into the water, shouts words of encouragement. Slowly, the girl releases her fear and jumps from the cliff's edge, spending a few seconds in midair before splashing safely into the river and experiencing a feeling of great peace and accomplishment. For the staff of Kidder Creek Rafting Trips, it has been a decades-long journey in their effort to bring moments like these to life. In 1976, Richard Jones founded the nonprofit Christian organization, setting up shop in Scott Valley amid the Marble Mountain Wilderness region. Initially a horse camp, the organization grew over the years to include more adventurous activities such as rock climbing or the less-popular rock leaning. Despite the growth, the business has always retained its primary focus: to help young people step out of their comfort zones, experience new things, and grow in their faith. More than 35 years later, the horse camp still welcomes kids into its classrooms, onto its trails, and into the arena to practice horse gymnastics. Rafting guides, all of whom have completed Kidder Creek's guide program, lead exhibitions down the Klamath River's scenic waters, which are sprinkled with class III and IV rapids. These experts occasionally pause to play rafting games, hike to waterfalls, and exchange family photos with Bigfoot while encouraging others to try new things.