At Natural Solutions Massage Therapy, clients sink into heated massage tables, relinquishing pain and tension into their therapist's outstretched hands as soft music wafts through the air. Here, licensed massage therapists Mary Stucker and Gwendolyn Townsend customize sessions that last anywhere from 30- to 90-minutes, often incorporating luxurious extras such as organic massage oils, heated stones, or soft candlelight. The two are experts in classic modalities like Swedish and deep-tissue massage, but can also perform oncology massage, prenatal massage, and bamboo massage?the preferred massage type of most pandas.
Inside The Lucky Waxing Company, Carrie McDaniel forges her own unique path to beauty in a trendy and welcoming environment. In addition to providing expert waxing services, the styling sensei?who boasts more than 12 years of experience teaching young stylists the art of shaping and coloring hair?also tames tangled locks with Keratin treatments or infuses monochromatic hair with Glitter Strands. As a nail tech, she outfits fingers with Shellac polish and soothes feet with spa pedicures, complete with a leg massage that coddles calves in preparation for long-distance hopscotch races.
Although some may think the eyes, the hands, or the kneecaps are the most important parts of the body, Arnica Muscle & Fitness believes muscles are actually the most vital. With the motto “muscles move us,” the business tends to muscles through therapeutic massage, personal training, and fitness classes. Circuit training and yogilates—a hybrid yoga-Pilates class—put muscles through the ringer before a licensed massage therapist quells soreness and tension with targeted pressure, soothing strokes, and heated stones.
Inside a spa-like atmosphere, Mind, Body, & Soul's wellness experts tend to physical, emotional, and spiritual health with everything from massage to pain management to Reiki and Jataka. They believe that massage is a vital component of good health, and their Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone sessions fight harmful stress. They combat pain with low-level laser treatments, and use other noninvasive lasers to whittle waistlines and boost body image.
To help improve spiritual health, they rely on Reiki no-touch healing. They also compile Jataka documents?50-page reports interpreted by Indian yogis that discuss the client's past, present, and future. Every Jataka contains charts, calculations, and analytic predictions that foretell such things as when the client will have a favorable period in their career, i.e., when they open that horse-time-share business.
At Mind, Body, & Soul patients need to drink water on the road to a slimmer figure?but beyond that, their weight loss treatments have little in common with traditional diet and exercise plans. Instead of sweating at the gym, patients lie on a treatment table during non-invasive sessions with the clinic's cold laser systems: the YOLO Curve and the Lapex BCS Lipo Laser. Both systems are based on similar scientific principles?their lasers are set to the correct frequency to puncture fat cell membranes while leaving skin unharmed. Once punctured, the fat cells release their contents, which are disposed of naturally through the lymphatic system, just like human feelings. Time atop a full-body vibration platform catalyzes that process, as does drinking plenty of water before and after the treatment.
Dr. Miller, the chiropractic doctor at Integrated Health Sports and Wellness Center, believes that chiropractic care is more about understanding and taking care of the body than it is about simply making pain disappear. At his spacious wellness center that's been featured on FOX 4 Kansas City TV News, he and his staff of healthcare professionals work to find out the source of any problems, rather than treating just the symptoms. Offering chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, and electrical muscle stimulations, along with a host of other services, the friendly staff customizes treatments to every individual. They can perform a cold laser liposuction treatment, or render custom foot orthotics made to improve daily movement?specifically, to improve bus-chasing capabilities.