Most Popular Service: Deep-tissue massage and foot scrub
Brands Used: Oakworks
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Properly hydrate before and after session
JeVae Collins, a licensed massage therapist at The Wellness Spot, says that her favorite part of her job is the pain relief she sees clients experience. After a soothing Swedish or deep-tissue massage, her clients often report a decrease in headaches, chronic pain, and tension. "I have always had the passion to help," JeVae says, "but now I have the ability to heal."
Embrace Nature LLC's massage therapist, Pamela Summer, is certified in everything from prenatal to geriatric massage. With the aid of 100% natural products—such as herbal balms, salt lamps, and vegetable oil candles—she sets a tranquil scene for clients to lay back, relax, and watch their stress float away like a balloon animal freed from its cage. The massage menu runs the gamut from therapeutic bodywork to relaxing, spa-like massages, including hot stone, neuromuscular, and craniosacral therapy. Embrace Nature also offers doula services that provide physical, emotional, and informational support to future parents during the childbirth process.
The team at Northland Physical Medicine is comprised of an internist, a nurse practitioner, a pair of chiropractors, and a gaggle of rehabilitation experts, all united in a mission to put patients back on the path to wellness. They specialize in treating chronic structural aches and migraines, as well as acute injuries from accidents, in their state-of-the-art clinic. Treatments range from spinal adjustments and acupuncture to massage therapy and pharmaceutical solutions.
Dr. Miller, the chiropractic doctor at Integrated Health Sports and Wellness Center, believes that chiropractic care is more about understanding and taking care of the body than it is about simply making pain disappear. At his spacious wellness center that's been featured on FOX 4 Kansas City TV News, he and his staff of healthcare professionals work to find out the source of any problems, rather than treating just the symptoms. Offering chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, and electrical muscle stimulations, along with a host of other services, the friendly staff customizes treatments to every individual. They can perform a cold laser liposuction treatment, or render custom foot orthotics made to improve daily movement?specifically, to improve bus-chasing capabilities.
Lisa Adams got her start in the health and wellness industry as a registered nurse specializing in surgical and pediatric care. After spending more than 15 years in the health-care field, she realized that her patients were spending too much time and money on treating their symptoms and not enough on prevention. So, in 2008, after earning a national certification in therapeutic massage and bodywork, she left nursing to open Spirit of Namaste' Massage And Body Work.
In her practice, Lisa specializes in two therapies designed to bring the body back into balance. The first, Maya abdominal massage, helps relieve digestive disorders by guiding abdominal organs back into their optimal positions and then telling them to stay by using a treat. Flowtrition, on the other hand, uses gentle touches along the spinal cord to relieve tension and pain at the neurological level, typically in just 15–30 minutes. Lisa can perform these therapies on adults and children as well as dogs and horses.
Licensed massage therapists render a panoply of massage modalities geared toward fulfilling their professional mission of vanquishing pain. The team observes that pain encroaches into bodies from many sources, such as stress from work, overexertion from playing sports, or stiffness from traveling cross-country in an overhead bin. To combat these many causes and iterations of pain, each massage therapist culls their experiences to choreograph their own interpretations of massage modalities, each tailored specifically to fit the needs of the client.