Licensed massage therapist Jenni Burbeck of Jenni Burbeck Massage soothes sore muscles with pain-alleviating massage techniques. Jenni focuses on specific muscle groups, kneading tense tendons to treat pain and conditions including TMJ, sciatica, whiplash, and carpal tunnel. During the 60-minute session, muscle knots unfurl and relax under calming stokes and targeted pressure. The therapist gears each massage towards the client's unique health concerns, such as whether or not it’s advisable to sleep atop a pile of scrap metal.
When Dr. Shane Kepler was diagnosed with severe scoliosis at age five, traditional medicine presented his parents with two options: risky surgery or a lifetime of debilitating physical challenges. Following the advice of a family friend, his parents took him to a chiropractor. Dr. Kepler not only developed a straight spine but also went on to win college athletic scholarships. At Kepler Family Chiropractic, he converts his personal experience with pain into opportunities to help patients live without it.
The team's philosophy emphasizes patient education and promotes preventative chiropractic care as much as the treatment of existing ailments. Dr. Kepler has adjusted patients ranging from newborn babies to 99-year-olds, as well as faithful clients who have been visiting his practice since it first opened 13 years ago. The compassionate crew also aids the local community with Lunch & Learn programs that encourage healthy living and reduce the number of water cooler refill-related injuries in the workplace.
For more than a decade, the attentive staff at Salon Avalon and Spa has worked closely with each one of their clients to recharge their waning exteriors with customized hair, spa, and nail services. Shades of green decorate the recently renovated spa's private treatment room to help calm the senses as trained aestheticians, stylists, and massage therapists set to work. The experts rejuvenate epidermises with body wraps and anti-aging facials that employ such beauty brands as the organic Eminence Skin Care line. Steps away, the massage room sports soothing blue walls that contrast the earth-tone accessories used during bamboo massages. The bamboo treatments employ heated stalks that retain their warmth longer than hot stones to coax out kinks and koalas plaguing muscle groups.
Led by more than 1,000 wellness experts at locations in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Tennessee, the more than 30,000 members of Prairie Life Fitness have discovered why the company slogan is "Fitness for the Entire Family." The certified trainers and instructors cater to exercisers of various ages and abilities, all within an upscale, welcoming atmosphere. Kids take advantage of engaging childcare activities and youth programs, including swimming lessons, martial arts, and story time. Meanwhile, parents can workout on the latest equipment, including stationary cycles and Pilates machines. Guests can also relax with amenities such as massage therapy, tanning beds, and a whirlpool powered by wholesale bags of Pop Rocks.
The trained staff at Ashley Lynn's Tanning welcomes first-time and returning clients to quality bronzing beds and UV-free VersaSpa tanning booths. The full-body and facial bulbs in tanning beds of various levels speed skin to all-over darkened shades in minutes without the hassle of canning sunbeams for the winter. Staff members swap out each lamp halfway through its lifetime, ensuring tanners won’t endure weakened wattage during their session. Alternatively, the studio's VersaSpa spray-tan booth comforts tanners with an open design and an air-filtration system as they customize their 10-minute sessions by selecting either clear spray-tanning or bronzer-tanning treatment. Each treatment achieves maximum color after 8 hours, and the booth also helps to moisturize skin.
Mallory Carstens loves to ease others’ pain, which she does on a daily basis as a licensed massage therapist at W Hair Studio and Spa. She specializes in therapeutic techniques ranging from classic Swedish to less common Thai massage and cupping, helping to relax customers’ muscles and minds no matter their ailments and pressure preferences. She copilots the salon-spa with licensed aesthetician Heather Jura and stylists Cindy Clark, Stacy Wasson, Katy Biehl, Tasha Lohrman, and Bradi Laird. The salon specializes in select services, including body scrubs, wraps, spray tans, waxing and haircuts to help clients look as soft and stylish as a golden retriever in a beanie.
Jade Lutes believes that the best treatment requires a skilled hand, as well as undivided attention to the client's needs––a term she calls “mindful wellness.” She cultivated this ideology as a student at Universal College of Healing Arts in Omaha, NE, where she learned to traverse achy musculature with flowing Swedish bodywork, reiki energy healing, and deep-tissue techniques. Now, in the comfort of her cozy Djedu Massage studio, Jade can ease tension with these healing modalities, or her signature myofascial release method, which uses firm pressure to alleviate tension in lower-layer muscles, and photos of puppies wearing puppy costumes to blow minds.