As a cancer survivor, massage therapist Barbara L. Elsenpeter sees her healing touch as more than just a way to unwind. While her menu of massage services undoubtedly leaves clients feeling pampered, she gears them to achieve a range of beneficial effects, such as greater energy, improved circulation, and enhanced immunity. Her specialty oncology massage is designed to help cancer patients control the aches and pains associated with their illness.
Armed with University of Minnesota degrees and the ability to spin hay into spools of dental floss, Doctor Ines de Llano attends to oral-health needs with a slew of dental services. With both dentists and oral surgeons on staff, the practice's services range from oral/maxillofacial surgeries to cosmetic treatments such as veneer and crown installation. The staff believes that preventative care is the best defense for maintaining a healthy smile; to further that aim, they supply each patient with individualized care regimens for home.
Owner Angela Bastien—an 18-year veteran of the healthcare industry—runs Begin With Your Skin Medspa with a staff that includes a board-certified plastic surgeon who graduated from Duke University and a medical aesthetician who holds a diploma from the prestigious CIDESCO aesthetics program. With this lineup of talent, the clinic can offer cosmetic services that recapture youth by way of injectable, laser, and peel. Treatments such as Botox and Juvederm fill out wrinkles in the face, and photodynamic-therapy treatments tackle acne blemishes with advanced lights and photosensitizing agents. For clients who don't want embarrassing body hair ruining their nudist wedding ceremonies, certified laser technicians attack follicles with CoolGlide Xeo lasers that render the body smooth and hairless. Since skincare is so central to the med spa's offerings—the staff performs chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and 3-D skin rejuvenation, among other skin-centric treatments—it's convenient that it also carries products for maintaining your results, including clinically tested Skinceuticals formulas.
Blissful Massage Therapy's Erin Langer caters to owners of noncompliant muscles with four styles of massage, each served in 90-minute doses and customized to meet defined demands. Soothing music invites relaxation to the bodywork table as clients present goals and problem spots to Langer's experienced mitts. General massages spin steel-wooly fibers into flowing silken tissues, warding off sleeplessness and high blood pressure caused by visits from a Grimm villain. For those looking to drive out discomfort associated with carrying a watermelon while whittling a teddy bear out of soap, the prenatal massage gently wiggles away said pregnancy woes and more. During Swedish and relaxation massages, palms gradually compress muscles to eliminate toxins, mash hidden potatoes, and boost circulation.
Licensed massage therapist ToniRose understands that each client is different and not everyone needs the same massage. She can customize services with modalities ranging from prenatal to deep tissue in order to treat a wide range of symptoms, such as the overworked muscles of a construction worker or the special needs of an expectant construction worker. Along with her standard massage services, she also offers chair massages to simply relax after a long day.
• For $149, you get four laser hair-removal sessions for one of the following smaller areas: bikini, cheeks, chin, feet and toes, lip, neckline, or underarms (a $596 value). • For $199, you get four laser hair-removal sessions for the lower leg (a $956 value). Clinical Skin Therapeutics' laser technicians halt the advance of men's and women's marauding bristle with a clean and professional approach. During a hair-removal session, the clinic's beauty mages train a Sciton laser on the melanin embedded within each hair follicle. Energy created by the laser's heated pulses lightens pigment, withers the hair, and instills future fuzz with the fear of seeing its own shadow. The gentle treatment renders limbs and features dolphin-smooth and fit to flaunt for the rest of the warm season. Sessions treating any of the seven smaller areas generally last 30 minutes each, and all sessions occur four to eight weeks apart to catch follicles in the act of sprouting hands to steal cookies.
The quiet office of Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery is a world away from the remote mountain regions of Guatemala. But it was in those mountains that Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz found his calling: to pursue a career in plastic surgery. While treating orphans suffering from cleft lips and palates, he couldn’t help but internalize the life-changing potential inherent in cosmetic augmentation.
Though he still pays annual medical visits to South and Central America, Dr. Joe has come a long way since that first experience. And wherever he goes, his reputation precedes him. A board-certified plastic surgeon, he specializes in cosmetic procedures that include breast augmentation using the "quick recovery technique", nose surgery, and body contouring. Away from the surgery room, clients also come to him for exfoliating Hydrafacials, skin-tightening Venus Freeze procedures, and cool sculpting fat reduction.