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A hair studio, yoga den, and holistic wellness center might seem like a unique combination, but it makes perfect sense to founders Holly Williams and Angela Cronk. Both come from work backgrounds in beauty services and maintain personal lifestyles that emphasize holistic wellness?creating the roots of their center that combines the best of both worlds. At Hagoyah, they?ve assembled a team of stylists, massage therapists, yoga instructors, and life coaches that provides just those things to all of their clients and students, helping them achieve a personal balance between the physical and mental.

On a regular day at Hagoyah, a massage therapist soothes muscles with various techniques, and elsewhere instructors move through relaxing yoga poses within heated rooms. Aestheticians use Aveda products and create their own facial products for clients, while stylists with Paul Mitchell and other credentials cut and color hair to complement their clients? looks. The services don't stop at the studio, though. Life coaches and nutritional coaches are also on hand to help clients make lifelong positive changes that can bolster their health inside and out.

515 W 75th St
Kansas City,
MO
US

Known as the Trigger-Point Queen by her colleagues and clients, Aireautnei Hudson attained her crown after graduating from High-Tech Institute with an associates degree in massage therapy. Wielding both a massage license and a national certification, she mends well-utilized muscles with a repertoire of modalities such as craniosacral therapy, hydrotherapy, shiatsu, and hot-stone massage. Aireautnei and her colleagues' skilled hands and professional demeanor help clients to relax as she maximizes flexibility, bolsters blood flow, and detangles tendons after a cat's cradle tournament.

7132 Main Street
Kansas City,
MO
US

Established: 2007

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: No

Staff Size: 1 person

Parking: Parking lot

Minimum Age Requirement: 1

Inside Touch of Essence's massage studio, which transports customers to a beachy locale with its decor, massage therapists relax bodies and minds, alleviate pain, or combat fatty tissue with a variety of massage services. Aromatherapy massages flood the room with soothing essential-oil fragrances and deeply relax bodies with gentle Swedish-massage strokes. Neuromuscular massage targets soft-tissue injuries, such as muscle strain, and require the therapist to apply pressure with their fingers, knuckles, or elbows.

Therapists also help clients slim down with skinny detox massages, which break up fatty tissue, or with It Works! body wraps. These can help tone and tighten skin, and they smooth cellulite more effectively than a taking a rolling pin to your thighs.

7140 Wornall Road
Kansas City,
MO
US

At Mind, Body, & Soul patients need to drink water on the road to a slimmer figure?but beyond that, their weight loss treatments have little in common with traditional diet and exercise plans. Instead of sweating at the gym, patients lie on a treatment table during non-invasive sessions with the clinic's cold laser systems: the YOLO Curve and the Lapex BCS Lipo Laser. Both systems are based on similar scientific principles?their lasers are set to the correct frequency to puncture fat cell membranes while leaving skin unharmed. Once punctured, the fat cells release their contents, which are disposed of naturally through the lymphatic system, just like human feelings. Time atop a full-body vibration platform catalyzes that process, as does drinking plenty of water before and after the treatment.

7140 Wornall Rd., Ste. 204-D
Kansas City,
MO
US

The staffers at Zoe Nails & Spa know that there’s more to beautiful nails than a slick layer of polish. That’s why their manicure and pedicure services also focus on improving the overall health of the hands and feet by softening skin, refining cuticles, and massaging surrounding muscles with the help of organic Nu Skin products. Nail technicians select the skincare line’s lotions, scrubs, and creams to suit their clients’ individual needs, using the natural healing powers of plants and oils to reduce cellulite, relieve pain, or soften heels rough from carpooling with the Flintstones. Once skin is properly cared for, staff members then turn their attention to the nails, getting each one groomed and polished before crowning their work with a choice of OPI or chip-free Shellac colors. The pampering doesn’t stop with grownups, either—kids are also invited to spend a day out with Mom while seated in one of the salon’s youthful character pedicure chairs.

8027 State Line Road
Kansas City,
MO
US

Healing Arts Massage KC specializes in traditional Chinese massage. Therapists offer acupressure and shiatsu treatments that boast many benefits, such as reducing stress and balancing the body's energy and psychic checkbooks, as well as undoing knots and loosening tension's grip on the back and joints. Massages take place in private treatment rooms with earth-toned walls and abstract art, where a hushed silence aids in letting go of one's worries in surrender to the bodywork.

8027 State Line Road
Kansas City,
MO
US