The expert aestheticians at Brow Spa have never met an unwanted strand they couldn't eliminate. Using a cotton thread, they rid facial areas—such as brows, upper lips, and sideburns—of hair by plucking it out by the follicle. Waxing treatments likewise eradicate excess locks from faces, as well as other body parts such as backs and legs. Besides hair removal, the Brow Spa team also specializes in other beautifying treatments, including tinting lashes, exfoliating faces with herbal bleaches, and adorning bodies with henna tattoos.
Eleven therapists join forces to help clients find relief at Michelle's Massage Therapy. During massages, they help clients relax with hot stones, warm seashells, bamboo sticks, and cuddly teddy bears. Specialized massages can be tailored for infants, children, and expectant mothers.
Masha Davis was working as a journalist when her friend was hospitalized with complications from asthma. She watched as nurses used massage therapy to help her friend recover and decided to learn those techniques herself so she could help her in the future. Now a licensed massage therapist with her own practice, Masha offers massages that focus on the face and neck, hands and feet, back only, or the entire body. She incorporates scrubs to exfoliate skin and aromatherapy with such scents as lavender and cinnamon.
After forging a friendship during a yoga class for breast-cancer survivors, Kellie Moreland and Therese Blomberg joined with Michele Taylor to bring yoga’s restorative powers to their families and neighbors. Their signature class, Yoga Core and More, sculpts limbs, abs, and backs with a lineup of back bends, arm balances, and inverted poses. Ideal for seasoned yogis, this class raises the heart rate to burn calories and foster cardiovascular health. Sweltering temperatures draw students of all skill levels to hot yoga classes, loosening tight muscles and drawing out toxins as the group stretches between exposed-brick walls and wooden floors. Mom and Me'a classes, filled with songs, stories, and playful movements, help yogis aged 2–5 liberate the peace, joy, and Capture the Flag prisoners that lie within.
Express Body Curves Wellness Clinic aims to live up to its name by helping clients look three inches slimmer over the course of 30 days. To do this, they rely on specialized body wraps and waist-cinching garments, often complemented with fat-burning supplements or topical gel. According to Express experts, regularly wearing a latex or steel-boned corset can help "train" one's waist to be more slender, especially when combined with a healthy diet and exercise. Body wraps, meanwhile, work to detoxify as they slim, as well as help clients sneak into giant-burrito conventions undetected.
When Karoline Vaz immigrated to St. Louis from Brazil, she was inundated with local support to help learn English. She vowed to return the favor, but wasn't sure how. The epiphany came while she was receiving a massage: she'd heal the country that had given her so much by becoming a licensed massage therapist. Now in the comfort of her cozy studio, Karoline works alongside her fellow therapist, Tarris. Clients can seek their expertise for a wide variety of therapeutic techniques––sports massage, hot-stone therapy, and deep-tissue pressure to name a few.