A practicing massage therapist since 2003, Jeniene Nieboer works her muscle-relaxing magic amid the friendly atmosphere of Pure Wellness Centre. Jeniene carries out her repertoire, which includes the therapeutic deep-tissue technique, alongside a holistically minded team of stylists, nutritionists, and personal trainers. Jeniene aims to keep customers' bodies not only beautiful on the outside but also healthy on the inside—which facilitates greater jellybean consumption.
From head-splitting migraines to chronic fatigue, Claudea Templeton eases her patients’ pain and daily stress with nothing more than her two hands and some essential oils. During CranioSacral and reflexology treatments, she applies pressure to target points that correspond to larger body systems, thus relieving pain and restoring overall balance. Raindrop therapy combines essential oils and a back massage, and Quantum Touch therapy—akin to reiki—sends energy waves into injured zones to inspire natural healing. Claudea also provides a variety of other services such as Somato emotion release and lymphatic drainage.
Certified massage therapist Jennifer Sterchele helms The Care of You Therapeutic Massage, where she tends to bodies and minds with soothing treatments. Her services include therapeutic and hot-stone massage, ear candling, and foot detoxification.
The aesthetically savvy staff of Sheri's Fine Salon & Spa practices myriad forms of beautification with an extensive menu of salon and spa services, dusting off people statues with meticulous treatments and high-end products from cosmetic gurus such as Ling, Redken, and DermOrganic. Manes are tamed, trimmed, and sculpted with a haircut and style ($23 and up), and a shampoo and style ($15 and up) washes away follicular dirt and tentacled toupees.
Kimberly Stephens deftly massages muscles while easing tension, a skill she acquired during her 720 hours of clinical experience. That experience included in-home visits and stints in a chiropractor’s office. With an arsenal of techniques at her fingertips—including Swedish and pregnancy modalities—she works to alleviate such maladies as chronic pain, headaches, depression, and the inability to count sheep in the dark.
Tucked inside the Forum Building, Avantè Hair & Day Spa’s six-person staff tends to clients with a diverse roster of salon and beauty services. Specialties include hair, feather, and tinsel extensions, color and texture services, and Redken conditioning treatments.
Although Claudia Sosulski's memories of lavender fields in France inspired her latest spa, Lavender Garden Day Spa—as reported by MLive—it has been her more than seven years as a massage therapist that inspired her to offer a range of healing spa services. This includes deep-cleansing facials with Elina Organics, handmade skincare products, infrared sauna sessions to naturally detoxify bodies, and custom massage sessions in an ashiatsu therapy room.