After years of learning an array of healing techniques from physicians and fellow therapists, aesthetician and massage therapist Chellie Abernathy opened her own practice to address clients’ individual needs with soothing massages. Her wide range of interests, from cosmetology to surgical technology, gives Chellie a well-rounded view of the human body’s inner and outer workings, which helps her relate to a wide range of people, from professional athletes to professional couch surfers. Though she specializes in the more intense, deep-tissue style, Chellie also performs other modalities, including Swedish, hot stone, and acupressure.
As one of six Chiropractic Arts & Wellness clinics peppered across Oklahoma, Abel Chiropractic follows the lead of Dr. Abel Harrington in restoring patients to good health. Through chiropractic care, corrective exercises, and other services, such as nutritional counseling, the facility addresses a number of conditions including asthma, allergies, and injuries incurred during auto accidents. Aside from their expertise, the Abel Chiropractic staff also has an arsenal of modern technology at their disposal.
Sabrena Wicker had a light-bulb moment as she received her first massage: her career calling was to become a massage therapist. Wicker enrolled in massage school, earned a degree, and opened Tinker Massage and Day Spa Studio. Within the spa's softly lit treatment rooms, massage therapists practice several modalities and perform spa treatments for singles or doubles. To enhance bodywork sessions, the therapists incorporate elements of nature—heated stones infuse heat into muscles, essential oils perfume the air, and a charm of hummingbirds creates a relaxing breeze.
Woods and florid gardens fill the grounds of Country Charm OKC, edging up against the spa’s gravel drive. Leaves rustle with the breeze as wind chimes ring out from the courtyard through the quiet air, beginning to untangle clients’ frazzled neurons and muscles before they even walk through the front door.
Inside, Country Charm’s diverse roster of services focuses on holistic wellness, offering skincare, whole-body, and spa packages that soothe the mind, body, and spirit. Skin care techs resolve epidermal angst with mud or seaweed wraps and salt or sugar scrubs that exfoliate dead skin cells and remnants of to-do lists written in magic marker. With more than 15 years experience, massage therapist Jeni lulls clients into serenity with her relaxation massages and deep tissue massages, and with 17 years experience therapist Johanna delves deep into tissues to extricate muscular issues with a firm but gentle touch or use reflexology. Sarah conducts speciality massages such as pregnancy, hot stones, sea weed body wraps, and sports massages with stretching while Lori specializes in pampering,. Between services, clients are welcome to soak feet in the whirlpool while taking in calming views of flower gardens, a gazebo, and stunning sunsets.
Weight-loss regimens get a boost at Lipo Laser of Oklahoma. During the center's signature treatment, a low-level laser safely penetrates the skin to target adipose cells. The laser prompts fat cells to release their contents—water, glycerol, and free fatty acids—which can then be naturally flushed out through the lymphatic system. To hasten this process, clients stand atop a vibrating platform that helps strengthen core muscles while improving lymphatic drainage and shimmying abilities. On average, two treatment sessions can whittle one–three inches from bodies.
The experienced stylists at Hair Rage deftly trim shining tresses and technicians pamper fingers and toes with expert nail services. During an initial hair consultation, clients meet with stylists to discuss which cuts will attractively frame their features or enhance the realism of a rubber Richard Nixon mask. Experienced fingers then massage scalps with nourishing shampoo at rows of sleek black sinks before stylists snip, style, and blow-dry tresses at a mirrored styling station. Alternatively, during a spa mani-pedi, techs will clip, shape, and polish finger and toenails after a warm, soothing footbath bubbles away stress and henna tattoos of old grocery lists.