Working as a CPA, Alicia Doerr slowly began to realize that life behind a desk was not for her. So rather than crunching numbers, she decided to crunch pain and calories by returning to school to become a licensed massage therapist and certified personal trainer. Today, Alicia helms her own massage and weight-management clinic, Naturally Balanced Body, where she helps clients find and maintain healthy lifestyles through massage therapy, diet, and exercise.
Alicia doles out deep-tissue and relaxation massages to alleviate aches and pains and boost circulation, and calls upon therapy massage to calm specific injuries and muscles with daddy issues. Under Alicia’s dotFit program, clients receive access to an online weight-management forum, where they can manage their caloric intake and expenditure and try out personalized recipes and exercise plans. Alicia also gets clients back on the exercise track with 30- and 50-minute personal-training sessions.
The staff members at Advanced Movement Studio know that a healthy lifestyle involves more than just working out. That’s why, in addition to tailored fitness coaching and fitness programs, they offer nutritional counseling complete with food guides, grocery lists, and individualized meal plans. Their continuing education allows them to create a dedicated plan for each client without looking into a crystal ball. They also work with medical facilities and health-care providers to help them establish health and fitness routines with their patients.
Lara Kistenmacher began focusing on skin when her own bout of rosacea caused her to become frustrated with prescriptions and pills. Now located inside Wholistic Health, she turns to the technological advances in the aesthetics industry to help her clients tend to a variety of skin woes, including signs of aging, damage, acne, and third nostrils. Her treatments range from four types of facial peels to those that use light therapy to create radiant, youthful glows.
Some say beauty is only skin-deep, but in truth, it's also a reflection of inner health. Kristin Carrick, owner of Luna Spa at Red Salon Suites, knows this; for years, she's been helping clients achieve both inner and outer beauty. In the past, she's worked as a nutrition and detoxification adviser. She also honed her skills at Martin's College of College of Cosmetology, where she graduated at the top of her class. Her specialties include purifying facials, exfoliating scrub treatments, and body waxing.
Jamie Martens, massage therapist and owner of The Art of 7 Spa, customizes all her bodywork sessions for her diverse clientele, which ranges from pregnant women to senior citizens. Jamie tailors each massage to the individual's needs, whether that's relieving muscle tension or soft-tissue pain. In addition, she can enhance sports, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages with essential oils, hand and foot scrubs, or heated muscle treatments.
The massage therapists at Revive Bodyworks specialize in deep-tissue therapy, using direct pressure to relieve clients of knotted and tender muscles. Often a multi-step process, these treatments are available as packages so that clients can continue to seek relief until their bodies feel more balanced. In addition to deep-tissue therapy, Revive also offers Swedish relaxation massages, sports massages, and pregnancy/postpartum massages for the aches particular to new moms and moms-to-be.