Acrylic sculpted nails, hair extensions such as heat fusion, beads, and on the scalp, and Brazilian blowouts. These are just a few of the signature beauty treatments licensed cosmetologist and beauty expert Kim Gilbertson is certified to perform. For the past 10 years, Kim has revamped men and women with everything from cuts and color treatments to real human-hair extensions. Yet, she doesn’t stop at the obvious elements—she also lengthens and volumizes lashes with synthetic, mink, or polyester extensions and adds semi-permanent mascara for lower lashes lasting for roughly two weeks.
The attentive specialists at Advanced Soft Tissue Center, located inside Allante Family Medicine, meet with patients one-on-one to identify and treat the root causes of chronic pain. Non-invasive treatments such as massage and myofascial-release therapy target the body’s underlying web of connective tissues, working to ease aches and release trapped Doctor Octopuses in an average of four visits.
At Zuma Massage, owner and founder Russell Walgamott forges Eastern and Western massage techniques into completely customizable treatments. The licensed massage therapist, versed in Swedish massage, anatomy and physiology, and Chinese tui na massage, offers soothing sessions in 60-, 90-, and 120-minute increments. Clients can choose between tailor-made custom strokes designed to alleviate their specific maladies or a stress-reducing hot-stone massage. No matter the treatment, Russell confidently backs his services with a 100% guarantee. If a client is not completely satisfied, he'll try again with a complimentary massage or give them a free puppy. Satisfied clients, meanwhile, can enroll in Zuma’s contract- and fee-free membership program, which provides discounts on future services and gift cards.
Founded in 1968 by the county’s first physical therapist, North Idaho Physical Therapy quickly made a name for itself by helping local athletes, loggers, and miners get back to doing what they do best. More than four decades later, the center has expanded to three locations and taken on a team of medical specialists whose expertise ranges from massage therapy to chiropractic. Though their specialties are diverse, the staff members share one important thing in common: They all emphasize individual care through customized treatment programs. These programs may include rehabilitative therapies, soothing ashiatsu massages, or strength training in preparation for long days of logging or sawing slow desktop computers in half.
Overlooking the waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene, Parkside Fitness hosts a cross-pollinated collection of yoga and fitness classes for women and men that integrate Pilates, free weights, and dance. Bend and breathe through traditional yoga, hot-yoga, and Vinyasa-flow sessions, or delve deeper with Mind Body Bootcamp, where students perform high-intensity Pilates and yoga at the pace of one hand clapping. All classes are led by Parkside's experienced and motivating instructors in the zen-like atmosphere of a private boutique setting. Guests can add some spice to the calorie fire through the Latin-inspired dance moves of a Zumba sweat session or harness resistance from their own bodies to lengthen and tone muscles during the weight, band, and ball exercises in a Physique 55 class.
Dr. Jared Hanson’s spinal-decompression sessions treat all sorts of back problems, including sciatica pain and pinched or triple-knotted nerves. He also helps achy backs—and a host of other ailments—heal with a team of experienced massage therapists that dole out therapeutic and relaxation services.