Licensed massage therapist Lauren specializes in Swedish and deep-tissue massage, helping to relax the tight back and neck muscles of her clients in her Edwardsville clinic. Each Swedish massage uses flowing strokes to relieve stiffness, and each deep-tissue massage harnesses the power of deep, sustained pressure to relieve stress and pain. Better Health & Performance Chiropractic animates a functional philosophy with its services, such as rehabilitative exercises and movement-based assessments normally only used in job interviews for the person in the office that does everyone else’s daily exercise.
Studio owner, chiropractor, and hot-yoga enthusiast Dr. Bridget Brasfield helps her students to hone mind-body awareness through therapeutic yoga practice. Her studio heats up to a balmy 95 degrees to help even the most rigid of students to stretch and strengthen as they flow through a series of poses. As a result of the heat, students can also expect to sweat out the naturally occurring toxins that stem from everyday living and daily attempts to become superhuman via lab mishaps.
The team of massage therapists behind Bodies Kneaded have more than two decades of experience among them. They draw on that expertise to treat issues ranging from sports injuries to pains associated with pregnancy. In addition to custom-tailored massages, they relax visitors with skin-smoothing salt scrubs and mud wraps. Appointments are available at two locations—one in Glen Carbon, one in Granite City. At the Glen Carbon location, aestheticians also perform diamond microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and other skincare services.
Maryville Medical Spa keeps its clients looking and feeling their best with an arsenal of aesthetic and healing services. The facility morphs into a polestar for relaxation during a variety of beautifying services, including Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels. The spa's staff also helms lasers to remove unwanted hair or zap away regrettable tattoos, such as the name of an ex-grocer.
Doctor of Chiropractic Christina Faccin—a certified acupuncturist and hypnotist—leverages her degree in chiropractic care as she assists her staff during holistic treatments. Working in tandem with Doctor of Chiropractic Jacob Funk, Dr. Faccin oversees and performs a range of services, including chiropractic exams, digital x-rays, massages, adjustments, and nutritional guidance on how to eat less of your dog's homework. Her center also empowers clients with noninvasive services such as microcurrent facials, which utilize electrical jolts to stimulate muscles and boost collagen production.
Licensed massage therapist Cynthia Javurek, owner of Ahh C Kneads U, customizes her massages to each client's specific needs. She combines an array of modalities during custom sessions, including deep tissue, Swedish, and reflexology. Additional specialty massages include hot-stone and rejuvenating face-lift massages, which work to relieve stress in the facial muscles.