When it comes to massage, the therapists at Body Wellness Center of Health, LLC leave no stone?or glass cup, in some cases?unturned. They take continuing education courses that help them master therapies from all over the world, and the result is a massage experience like no other. Massage modalities include sports, pregnancy, Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and massage suited to rehabilitation. If you're after a more traditionally Western treatment, the therapists can accommodate your needs with a custom massage that combines only the treatments and techniques that you see fit.
Massage therapist Mindy is well trained in a handful of massage techniques to ensure that clients? issues are successfully dealt with. She uses the soft, gliding strokes of a Swedish massage to gently relax tense muscles. Chronic pain is alleviated with deep-tissue massages, which work the deeper muscle layers in the body. And Mindy?s prenatal massages help expectant mothers find relief from discomfort, from back aches to swollen ankles. The Sage Sisters also offer massages featuring basalt stones, cupping, and reflexology, with hot-oil scalp massages and exfoliating scrubs as add-ons. Beyond the selection of therapeutic massages, clients can relax during a foot treatment such as the Oatmeal Cookie, which kicks off with a warm milk foot bath and is followed by a brown sugar scrub and honey and oatmeal mask that's good enough you may try to eat it.
If the sound of soft music doesn?t lull you into a state of relaxed bliss, Ashley Gaylord?s hands will. The reflexologist uses pressure points to relieve aches and pains in tired feet. Her specialty treatments, meanwhile, put the focus on both hardworking hands and feet, pampering them with peppermint foot soaks, chocolate mint sugar scrubs, and avocado masks.
At Sirens & Sailors Salon, master stylist Maria Mistretta crafts edgy and retro 'dos with the help of products from MoroccanOil and L'Oréal. In addition to traditional haircuts, coloring, and highlights, Maria slices strands with razors and sculpts fauxhawks out of real imitation hawks. Ever the versatile stylist, she also installs feather extensions, flattens tresses with keratin treatments, and sets the stage for shotgun weddings with anytime updos. When not revamping coifs, she extracts unwanted facial fuzz with warm wax and keeps the salon's shelves stocked with jewelry and chic Lux De Ville handbags.
At Health & Healing Therapeutic Massage—the U.S. Commerce Association's 2011 Best of Wichita in the massage therapy category—studious therapists dedicated hundreds of hours to the study and practice of massage before treating clients in their serene space. These graduates of Heritage College's School of Massage and members of the ABMP and AMTA completed 720 training hours and 120 internship hours to deeply understand several types of massage, including trigger-point therapy, reflexology, and lymphatic. They tailor all services to address individual needs, even for training athletes and expectant moms. The therapists also deliver onsite chair massages to relax office employees or lure customers to garage sales.
The therapists at Great Escape Therapeutic Massage, LLC work to relieve discomfort from muscular pain, anxiety disorders, and sports injuries. The team specializes in five relaxation modalities, including deep-tissue massage, which delves deep into the layers of muscle tissue, and prenatal massage, which helps relieve muscular discomfort in mothers-to-be. The staff will also show new parents how to impart massage to their newborn child, which helps improve the symptoms of gas and constipation, increases sensory awareness, and fosters sleep so that the baby doesn’t stay up for late-night Law & Order marathons.