Nicole Felkl is a holistic health and nutrition coach and the head of Tranquil Spirit Wellness. A life-changing massage caused a detour from the special-ed field she was working on and sent her into massage therapy, where Nicole realized she could still do her part to help impact clients' lives. That was 11 years ago; shortly after, she took up aesthetics. Today, Tranquil Spirit serves as the culmination of her studies and specialty training, which also includes pre-perinatal massage, LaStone Therapy, rainbath therapy, and soft-tissue treatment techniques. Nicole's goal is to give her clients a non-judgmental space to release stress and surrender what ails them to a soothing massage or a rejuvenating skin-care treatment. The menu of massages includes relaxation, therapeutic, and hot-stone massage as well as infant and special-needs massage. Her facials aim to resurrect the healthy radiant glow that once occupied the face before stress and aging signed their name with wrinkles and lines. Clients can opt for customized European facials with add-ons such as foot massages and aromatherapy for a relaxing and restorative head-to-toe treatment.
With backgrounds in healing disciplines including human nutrition and Chinese medicine, the wellness practitioners at Anew Total Body Center care for clients both inside and out. Their treatment specialties include directed weight loss programs, body-shaping treatments,
and massage. Beyond traditional deep-tissue and relaxation massages, they also offer fire cupping, gua sha, and Thai massage.
In addition to their holistic treatments, they also provide lifestyle coaching; financial self-improvement seminars from Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University aim to add pounds to pocketbooks and piggy banks.
With five locations around the Badger State, Wisconsin Laser Fat Loss Centers helps clients slim down without the risks of surgery or crash diets. Using small paddles outfitted with low-level lasers, technicians target bellies, backs, and obliques in an effort to create shapelier waistlines, arms, chins, and dorsal fins for more aerodynamic upper bodies. When partnered with postsession exercise and sensible nutrition, series of these laser treatments may help clients achieve smaller shadows and higher self-esteem levels.
Since 1999, licensed massage therapist Shannon Lebal has fine-tuned her loving touch in a home health agency, a chiropractic office, and as a proud mother of two. Now all can benefit from Shannon's practiced bodywork technique at her own Fireside Therapeutic Massage studio. She slackens achy sinews beneath her flowing Swedish strokes, firm deep-tissue pressure, and relaxing hot-stone therapy. She also renders sport massages to improve flexibility in stiff limbs and giant foam fingers.
Muscle knots. Chronic aches. Deep-seated reservoirs of stress and anxiety. These and other ailments bring clients to Elements Therapeutic Massage, where they find relief courtesy of professional therapists who customize their treatments to match individual needs. The studio’s unique, level-based system gives clients an idea of what to expect during the session; they can request a low level for a gentler experience or opt for a higher level to eliminate any soreness remaining from the previous day’s jousting tournament. Each massage therapist has his or her own specialties, and treatments may draw on relaxing Swedish and hot-stone techniques or firmer deep-tissue and trigger-point strokes.
The sounds of laughter and lively chatter echo across Tony & Friends Salon and Spa’s expansive studio as stylists revivify scalps and aestheticians refresh skin with professional PCA products. If the stylists need any inspiration for their designs, they need only glance up at the geometric patterns that stretch across the walls or down at the smooth, sleek lines that run across the hardwood floors. The salon hosts girls' night out parties on Friday nights, inviting up to 10 ladies to enjoy complimentary appetizers as the staff applies cosmetics, massages sore muscles, and supplies cotton makeup pads for the gentlest of pillow fights.