One day back when Joseph Workman worked in the technology and customer service fields, he realized that he was ready for a career change. He started attending the Everest Institute to study massage therapy, eventually becoming a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and the owner of West Michigan Massage Therapy. In 60-minute integrated sessions, he provides relaxation and therapeutic relief, calms achy muscles, and helps knead out tension from limbs that have spent too long juggling apricots to impress grocery store cashiers.
At the helm of Clear Connections Chiropractic, Drs. Sean Medlin and Krystal Czegus trade in symptom-masking drugs for holistic health solutions. By analyzing posture and the spine, the doctors can determine possible causes of chronic pain, numbness, and even headaches. Together with the patient they then decide on one of several treatment options, including manual adjustments or massage therapy. Beyond treating existing conditions, Clear Connections prevents pain via a 12-week wellness program, complete with instructions and tracking sheets for achieving optimum fitness, nutrition, and rest.
Carly is a Usui reiki master, Nichole is on the road to becoming a naturopathic doctor. Kevin is a hydrogen-ionization specialist, and Lisa completed a 600-hour course in medical massage. But this list merely hints at the breadth of their talents. Together, this quartet of therapists helms 360 Massage and Holistic Care, a haven for feeling good and being well. The menu of services includes massages that cater to each client's unique needs, from athletes to expectant mothers. Beyond massage, the therapists also encourage holistic health with nutrition and herbal consultations, detoxify the body with ionic foot baths, and illuminate poorly lit ears with ear candling.
As a high-school student, Nicolle would regularly host girls' nights that led to her lending out the latest shoes, accessories, and clothing from her personal closet. After spending years styling friends, she reignited her passion for beauty in the mid-'90s by starting a mobile boutique that would roll up to clients' homes on evenings and weekends. After about a decade of leading a double life—she was still an executive administrative assistant by day—Nicolle put all her eggs in one basket and opened Style Me BeYOUtiful by JNicolle & Company in 2005. The beauty multiplex encompasses numerous separate suites, each of which features fixtures, tools, and music specifically designed for services ranging from hairstyling to nail treatments to massages. Staying true to its owner's roots in onsite beauty services, JNicolle & Company also sends out a mobile style team to bring beautifying skills and nods of approval to events, weddings, and homes.
In a white building whose column-lined porch and black awnings create a historical vibe, the experienced cosmetologists at Eastown Salon make clients feel at home. The team of beauty experts specialize in haircare, waxing, and natural nail services. The friendly, down-to-earth crew has been offering treatments such as updos and therapeutic massages for the past 13 years. They can correct or transform hair color with products from the ecoconscious Davines line or shield fingertips with durable shellac gel polish.
Because the salon shares a space with the skincare gurus at Ageless Beauty and the pain-relief pros at Eastown Chiropractic and Acupuncture, the quaint establishment is a one-stop shop for beauty and wellness.
Ageless Beauty's spa professionals literally treat their clients from head to toe, offering six types of facial treatments that rejuvenate skin and spa pedicures that pamper feet. The staff turns to tried-and-true treatments such as a classic facial while also embracing technology with cutting-edge procedures such as LED-light therapy. Skincare treatments help relieve stress, and a Swedish massage also leaves clients feeling as carefree as a kid who has just filed his income taxes.