As a registered yoga school with the Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists, KCFitnessLink regularly mints new instructors. The fitness company advances students through 200- or 500-hour programs that yield certifications in various styles including Hatha and Vinyasa. In addition to transforming students into teachers, KCFitnessLink empowers people to become healthier and happier. Corporate wellness programs bring relief to stressed-out employees by integrating massage, yoga, and retreats to naturally occurring water coolers. Alternatively, personal-training sessions tackle individual goals such as weight management and sports conditioning. Replete with drop-in yoga and boot-camp sessions, KCFitnessLink's class schedule caters to athletes of all abilities. Massage therapy, available in several modalities, keeps muscles limber and free of knots.
Kandy Grimes owes much of her success as a massage therapist to her first career: registered nurse. At Massage for Wellness, she and her team aim for goals beyond relaxation as they banish soreness from clients' muscles. Their modalities range from Swedish and Deep-Tissue to Myofascial Release and Trigger Point techniques, all of which can impart health benefits to stressed bodies.
But communication factors into each massage as much as an adherence to form. During medical massages, for example, they discuss the sources of chronic pain and other ailments, then tailor the massage to address overworked or injured areas. Kandy and her staff also administer specialty services, such as massages for elderly clients, sports massages that improve athletic performance, as well as prenatal and infant massage classes, where parents can learn how to connect with their baby through touch instead of email.
The chiropractors at Fountain of Life Chiropractic address chronic pain with adjustments and strive to correct problems via posture correction while also helping patients make changes to nutrition and lifestyle. They also relieve muscular and skeletal maladies with spinal decompression as well as massage performed by certified massage therapists. These treatments have been known to cure afflictions other than back pain, and include maladies such as allergies, headaches, and sciatica.
For Doctor of Chiropractic Steve Anderson, treating patients is a family business. He first learned about chiropractic care from his father, a Doctor of Chiropractic himself, and today brings a personal approach to treating back, spine, and body pain. From manual and activator adjustments to massage and muscle stimulation, he combines different chiropractic techniques in order to best get at the root of health problems instead of simply alleviating their symptoms. As the official chiropractor for the Park University athletic department, Dr. Anderson also specializes in working with athletes dealing with injuries and water coolers suffering from strained spouts.
Whatever the bodily need, patients can relax while receiving care in Active Chiropractic’s recently remodeled private treatment rooms. Neutral tones promote peace of mind, and wall decals of bamboo stalks provide an elegant touch while deterring curious pandas.
At Dermalove Esthetics and Massage, licensed aesthetician and massage therapist Kelly Talmage expertly bestows anti-aging spa treatments and relaxing massages upon her clients. She evicts dead facial-skin cells using a microdermabrasion wand and gracefully wields a laser during hair-removal treatments or light shows for guests. Further beautification procedures include lash and brow tinting and spider-vein reduction.
Even as a 4-year-old growing up in Honolulu, Vee Osborne was drawn to Hawaiian shamanism and the Huna philosophy, which stresses the balance of the mind, body, and spirit through one?s actions. Her early passion for healing others led her down the path to becoming a hypnotherapist, reiki master, and ordained minister before she funneled her devotion to creating harmony and guiding others toward wellness into Plaza West Massage & Day Spa. Here, clouds of gentle music and the scent of essential oils greet her guests, who slip into robes and sip wine as they unwind. And Vee?s Hawaiian roots remain readily apparent, inspiring the spa?s potted palms, bamboo massages, pi?a-colada scrubs, and wall-sized pictures that bring Pacific beaches to Kansas.
Vee?s healing services go beyond relaxation, though. Her team of massage therapists kneads aching muscles with Swedish, trigger-point, and deep-tissue modalities, deepening their knot-fighting effect with volcanic stones and essential oils. After a body wrap with Dead Sea salts or a glycolic peel, guests can visit the two-tiered sauna or extend their rejuvenation with an energy-balancing reiki session. The spa also delves into treatments that rely on electronic frequencies, such as a tri-phasic resonator, which fights cellulite, or quantum electro-ionization, which aims to diminish blemishes rather than cover them up with white-out. Before heading home, clients can pick up body and facial products from Vee?s eponymous line, such as Island Essence hair products, complete with tropical scents.