Licensed massage therapist Cyndi Bogacki is a Body Therapy Center and School of Massage graduate and muscle-melter extraordinaire. Drawing on more than six years of experience, she and her team administer flowing Swedish strokes to promote relaxation or untie lower-layer knots with deep-tissue pressure. Clients may also request a specialty bamboo-fusion massage, which can improve range of motion in achy shoulders and dietary habits in baby pandas.
A cornucopia of beautifying services await clients at The Face Company, where their visages and the bodies they're attached to undergo overhauls in the form of a number of procedures including photofacials, laser hair removal, Botox, Juvéderm, skin rejuvenation, cellulite reduction, and teeth whitening. The staff infuse youthfulness into clients with nonsurgical procedures, including spa services such as airbrush makeup and waxing services.
Clean, quiet, and cozy. These are the qualities that one hopes to find at a massage studio, and Baer Essentials Massage & Bodyworks more than fits the bill. The small, private office’s pastel-colored walls, subtle lighting, and colorful bouquets make it a calming setting for visitors to unload stress with massages, detoxifying body wraps, or vibration workouts. The studio’s bread and butter is its signature custom massage, which accounts for the fact that each person is unique, much like a snowflake or a leopard’s fur coat collection. Each kneading session targets the client’s specific aches with a tailored combination of massage techniques and pressure.
Licensed massage therapists are fluent in an array of kneading modalities, allowing them to cater each table session to address each client's specific concerns. Among their repertoire of specialized treatments, the myofascial-release massage focuses relief on the body's connective tissues to improve flexibility and circulation. Alternatively, Swedish effleurage uses light to medium pressure applied in long, even strokes to melt away mind and muscle tension, and sports massages help runners, cyclists, and rodeo clowns enhance their overall performance.
As a personal trainer, qi gong and yoga instructor, and physical-therapist assistant, Ken has developed a broad and intuitive understanding of the human body. He brings all this knowledge—plus more than 15 years of massage experience—to bear during soothing sessions at STL Massage and Health. There, Ken and his team of qualified massage therapists tackle muscular knots with a wide variety of modalities, including Swedish and deep-tissue massages.
Seasoned aesthetician Linda Hoff eschews drug-assisted treatments for all-natural, holistic wellness techniques. Drawing on years of experience, Hoff tackles chronic skin, body, and beauty conditions with services that target an extensive array of ailments. A half dozen different facials treat everything from rosacea and eczema to wrinkles and dryness. The all-natural body-sugaring process rids brows and limbs of unwanted hair and attracts smooches from puppies with low blood sugar.