Melisa Gibbs became a massage therapist in 2010 to help people achieve wellness through natural methods, rather than by endlessly popping painkillers. "I'd like to help relieve [pain], rather than covering it up with medicine," she says.
When her clients arrive at New Beginnings Massage Therapy, she ushers them into a private space for soothing relaxation massages, also known as Swedish massages, which help them de-stress after putting up with a cranky boss at work or a malfunctioning cuckoo clock at home. Melisa says clients who've been having issues often experience a greater range of motion after her deep-tissue massages, which are aimed at banishing chronic aches. She's also able to aid those with medical issues including carpal tunnel syndrome and headaches.
Tucked right off of Hickman Road, Kreative Styles stands ready to welcome locks and their owners. Led by a stylist with over a decade of experience, the salon's team creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, chatting amiably as they rifle through mirror-side cabinets stocked with professional-grade products and hopeful scissor understudies. They imbue locks with rich color and eye-catching highlights, tame flyaways with smoothing treatments, and rid the skin of unwanted hairs in quick waxing sessions.
Ames Racquet & Fitness Center buffs up bodies with a bevy of fitness machines, a cadre of experienced trainers, and a sprawling schedule of group classes. With today's Groupon gripped firmly, clients can sculpt bods at all three locations, taking advantage of the pool at the North location, several tennis and racquetball courts at the South location, and 24-hour accessibility at the West location. Group classes include the heart-pumping Cardio Dance, and the pool-bound Power Aqua class.
Tan World Des Moines offers a range of bronzing options designed to get customers' glows noticed year-round. Defy winter's dullness with treatments designed to deliver natural-looking even tans. Customers preparing to dog-sit sun spots or soothe solar flares can opt for the 15-minute escape tanning session, sure to build a base solid enough for prolonged contact with the sun's beams. The premiere tanning session offers a 12-minute soak in the artificial rays, and the elite bed gets busy sun-seekers in and out in 12–16 minutes. For fans of waterfall mist, humidifiers, and the light kiss of hairspray, a one-minute spray tan creates a beautiful glow for any body.
Drawing from more than six years of experience, Megan at Images gently whisks away stray hairs from all parts of the body using Satin Smooth waxing products. Though she specializes in Brazilian waxes and brow reshaping, Megan masterfully tackles stubble on the underarms, legs, lip, and chin in order to prevent hyper-progressive hairstyles such as the forearm fauxhawk.
The style stalwarts at Supercuts have trimmed, toned, and honed the domes of hair-bearing hominids for decades. The experienced stylists can accommodate cuts ranging from quick, careful mop maintenance to a more buzzworthy beehive for hypnotizing local grizzlies. Each scissors-handed specialist will draw from a vat of experience, leveraging quality hair products from Paul Mitchell and others to infuse your filaments with a winsome glow and creative coiffure. Walk-ins and waltz-ins are always welcome seven days a week.
Finesse Spa Salon's certified epidermal experts invigorate visages with Bioelements skincare products and Dermaglow tools. The Dermaglow microdermabrasion begins with a brief skin assessment and rinse to free faces of makeup and gossipy eyebrow mites, followed by a flood of microcrystals delivered through a damage-defying device. As the microcrystals polish and exfoliate, fine lines, acne, scarring, and pores retreat, taking infinitesimal steps toward baby-bottom softness. Post-treatment, the microcrystals are brushed off and the area is cleansed, rinsed, moisturized, and screened from the sun’s incessant autograph requests.