Angie's Massage & Wellness's skin-savvy staff of certified therapists relaxes and refurbishes organ homes within a quaint countryside setting. The exfoliation wrap ushers away deadweight dermal layers with a sugar or salt scrub, then envelops fresh surfaces in a clay mud cloak of the recipient's choosing, including the popular Fango mud, while muscle menders massage clients' heads and feet. Those with skin that's smoother and more radiant than a freshly shaved lighthouse can opt for a one-hour swedish or neuromuscular massage. Under the care of doting dermal kneaders, tension from daily pressures will melt away, leaving bodies relaxed and functioning more efficiently. Both of today's options include a 30-minute infrared sauna treatment, a dry sauna session designed to burn up to 600 calories while eliminating toxins from the body, alleviating muscle aches, and roundhouse-kicking stress in the face.
Jamie Fleetwood liked working as an esthetician at Art Salon & Spa so much that she bought the beautifying business in 2010. Along with her staff of fellow estheticians, stylists, makeup artists, and massage therapists, Fleetwood pampers her clients inside the newly renovated, sun-drenched space. Her aesthetic touch might only be matched by that space’s decor: it’s accented with sleek hardwood floors, verdant plants, and earth tones as warm as a made-for-TV movie about dogs that adopt other dogs. Among these scenic fixtures, the team renders a slate of services in the form of facials, Shellac manicures, therapeutic massages, and highlights.
Venus Ugolini opened the doors of Twisted Hair Salon in July 2011, offering hair, skin, and nail services to men and women alike. A graduate of Paul Mitchell cosmetology school, she combines her professional experience with that of a team of skilled stylists, colorists, and makeup artists. That team joins forces to offer a comprehensive list of services, including updos, eyelash extensions, and facials. Committed to taking a personal interest in their clients’ style even outside the salon’s walls, staffers can also provide helpful tips for maintaining results at home.
Upon graduating from the Professional Massage Training Center with a license to knead, Donny Bryant joined forces with personal trainer Tammy Eaton, owner of Git Fit Headquarters. After a season of soothing Git Fit clients, Donny’s skillful hands now provide relief during clinic hours at Strong Gym. When he isn’t working on his own turf, he brings his massage techniques to homes, hotels, offices, and heated conversations. He also travels with the Missouri Sports Massage Team, helping athletes prepare for and recover from marathons, triathlons, and bike races with compression and cross-fiber techniques. In an effort to support the community, Donny offers his services to local and statewide nonprofit agencies.
At Aura Face + Body, beer isn’t just for drinking—the beauty pros use the enzyme-laden beverage to refresh faces during special home-brew express facials. It is just one of the many eclectic and organic products used during the spa's facial, makeup, massage, and waxing services. Coconut and hazelnut oils create a skin cream, and dried herbs combine with aromatic oils during custom facials. The pros use 100% plant-extract wax to remove unwanted facial and body hair, and they incorporate shea butter and essential oils into massages. The altruistic staff also donates 5% of every purchase to charity.