Nestled in the heart of Des Moines’ revitalized Ingersoll district, Axis Salon & Day Spa unites a range of beauty specialists under one roof. Within the tranquil facility, the hair salon’s stylists, colorists, and extensions experts brush elbows with massage therapists, aestheticians, and permanent-makeup artists from the day spa, which pampers guests with facials, waxing, and nail services. Axis also schedules free hair-restoration consultations for customers in partnership with the Reese Hair Restoration center, which is home to the only Iowa physician certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. Further beautifying their patrons, the salon stocks Rusk products so they can achieve lustrous hair or give the cat a mohawk at home.
The massage therapists at Embrace Self Wellness strive to live up to the spa?s name by helping their guests along the path to wellness. They customize massages with a variety of techniques?including Swedish, deep tissue, and prenatal?as they target tense muscles and soothe stress. Each massage can be further customized with hot stones and paraffin treatments, as well as complimentary aromatherapy. Embrace Self Wellness also offers comprehensive massage packages that pamper guests from head to toe and ease pain caused by intense exercise, such as covering oneself in geraniums and running through a beekeeping farm.
At Blades Massage, Olygie Blades helps clients pick the massage treatment that best addresses their needs. Those suffering from emotional stress will find comfort in the relaxation massage, the athlete or chronic pain sufferer can benefit from a sports or deep-tissue massage, and the expecting mother may find her physical discomforts and emotional stress disappear during a prenatal massage. Besides customizing each treatment to her client's exact needs, Olygie takes other steps to ensure they are as comfortable as possible, including using a heated massage table and playing soft music during treatments.
Precision Laser Studio?s name sums up the company?s focus: using advance-power lasers to improve clients? appearances. Armed with a Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser, certified laser technicians target toes that have succumb to unsightly fungus. As opposed to oral medications that can cause side effects and topical medications that call for daily attention, laser treatments zap away fungus quickly, and require no downtime.Treatments may cause mild-discomfort. In addition to fighting the foot and nail fungus, Precision Laser Studio also uses their equipment to help clients get rid of unwanted body tattoos.
Dianne Schossow knows pain. After a head injury and seven surgeries, she was bedridden for 12 years. But through physical therapy, she overcame her health problems. Now, she strives to alleviate the pain of others through massage therapy. As the owner and practitioner of Different Strokes Massage, she reinvigorates clients with Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and aromatherapy massages. Through these modalities, Dianne mitigates chronic pain, increases circulation, and stretches muscles. As a complement to her massages, clients can add body wraps.