The professional massage therapists at Omni Physical Therapy adjust muscles with a variety of soothing modalities to ease chronic aches and recuperate from injuries. Body menders can draw on deep-tissue techniques to retool lower layers of musculature and fascia to unravel the sources of pain and swelling. Fingers and hands channel the long, Swedish-style strokes to gently stimulate surface-level tissue and send oxygenated blood rushing through the body, energizing clients and thrilling speed-obsessed hemoglobin. The prenatal massage employs custom bodywork techniques to encourage deep breathing and ease joint tension in expectant mothers. Therapists foster flexibility during sports massages with a combination of stretches and percussive fight-song tapping to improve athletic performance or recover after a strenuous event.
Joan Krueger—a certified hypnotherapist who has been practicing since 1994—has her own metaphor to describe the subconscious mind: she likens it to a filing cabinet filled with the programs that help you function. She believes the key is to rewrite the programs, changing the information so we can function in different ways.
At Joan Krueger Hypnosis, she helps to change habits such as smoking cigarettes overeating, or biting your fingernails. She does this by bringing clients into a relaxed state during which their subconscious mind becomes receptive to suggestions. She then delivers the suggestion that will enable you to create the changes you desire. Krueger claims a high success rate: according to her website, 80% of clients are able to quit smoking after just one visit.
Oasis Spa at Spinal Care of St. Louis's Doctor of Chiropractic Nathan Heimgartner oversees a wide range of therapeutic services in finding a balance between extensive chiropractic know-how and holistic health. In the center's private treatment rooms, which eschew clinical starkness in favor of soft lighting and calming pastel colors, Dr. Heimgartner uses thorough chiropractic exams, massages, LipoLaser sessions, nutrition counseling, and movies about baby hedgehogs to bolster feelings of wellness. The resident team of licensed massage therapists eases muscle tension with a bevy of relaxing modalities, aiding Dr. Heimgartner in his quest to rid bodies of back pain, sports injuries, whiplash, and other ailments.
At Island Tan’s three locations, clients can achieve an all-over bronze through the sunless medium of their choice. The staffers at all three spaces aid customers in choosing one of five levels of UV-tanning beds—including high-pressure and standup beds—and the accompanying lotions best suited to their skin types. Some locations boast UV-free tanning options in Mystic Tan booths or airbrush spray-tanning stations that darken hides with Norvell solutions. They also book red-light therapy sessions, which are designed to fade stretch marks and reduce fine lines formed from trying to win staring contests with the sun.
Hans Wiemann has helped men and women reverse the effects of hair loss for more than 50 years. The experts can use a combination of massage, laser therapy, and MEDIceuticals products to increase circulation and stimulate new hair growth. Depending on the client's situation, they can also perform multi-unit hair grafts.
Feet First Podiatry specializes in healing a wide breadth of foot and ankle issues, ranging from ingrown toenails to injuries that require reconstructive surgery. It corrects hammertoes with the MiToe procedure, builds custom orthotics to support arches, and removes warts and calluses. Patients can also opt for Q-Clear laser treatment, which destroys fungus lurking on and beneath nails.
Since 1990, So Natural Permanent Cosmetics has been embellishing eyebrows, lips, and peepers with permanent makeup, thickening eye fringe with Xtreme lash extensions, and misting on airbrush makeup. The salon’s certified permanent-cosmetics professionals amplify lids with indelible eyeliner, ruby-ify lips, and restore brows that have vanished after years of tweezing or hair-singeing experiments with baking soda and vinegar. The expertly applied enhancements, which take about an hour to apply, render lipstick and eyeliner as obsolete as an Esperanto-speaking lamplighter and last for years, with minimal touchups sometimes required after a few years.