You won't hear percussive snaps and pops coming out of the treatment rooms at Vitality: A Creating Wellness Center. That's because Doctor of Chiropractic Jeff Mitchell doesn't crack spines; he specializes in gentle adjustments that use vibration to release locked-up vertebrae. The computerized Pro-Adjuster system knows precisely how much vibration to dole out and for how long. Dr. Mitchell uses these treatments to ease his clients' chronic headaches and help them lead pain-free lives.
The trio of owners behind Pamper Me Massage & Day Spa each contribute something unique to their business: Gary Lindquist is the financial backer, Daniel Lindquist is the promoter and go-to guy, and Eva Fleck is the face of the company. Their team of skilled specialists comes in three parts as well, much like a short fantasy novel adapted into an extremely long film series. Their nail tech pampers hands and feet with mani-pedis, acrylic nails, and hand-painted nail art. The aesthetician purifies pores with facials, body wraps, and sauna sessions, and tints exteriors with airbrush tanning and prune unwanted fuzz with wax. For full-on relaxation, the massage therapist plies bodies with techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, hot stone, and prenatal.
Sick for most of her childhood and teenage years, Hannah Gale went through a revolving door of doctors, each administering their own tests and diagnoses. The ailments continued, and it wasn’t until she learned in massage school about the negative effects of one’s diet and chemicals absorbed through the skin that her health began to finally improve. Now, Hannah aims to help improve the lives of others at Hannah’s Massage Therapy by using chemical-free and organic products during her rejuvenating massages, mud wraps, and exfoliating salt scrubs. She has mastered a variety of massage modalities including gentle Swedish and reflexology, which uses specific pressure points in the feet, hands, and ears to relieve pain throughout the body and find any loose change left behind by magicians.
As a teenager, Brad Hogle suffered from many health problems?from pounding headaches and chronic vertigo to weak ligaments, he was rarely comfortable. After visiting numerous doctors' offices and seeing little improvement, his lifelong interest in martial arts led him to research Eastern therapies. With this knowledge, he developed a set of daily stretches and exercises that helped him overcome his ailments. A new believer in the potency of alternative healing practices, Brad then went on to become a licensed massage therapist and open Vibe Shiatsu in 2011.
All of his treatments begin with an assessment that involves closely examining each client. By noticing the way a person breathes, as well as their arm, leg and spine movements, Hogle is able to predict the best way to release large amounts of tension. Alternatively, an assessment may also show him where to direct his focus, so that he may help heal an overlooked area. To complement Hogle's massage therapy, Vibe Shiatsu's decor exudes a professional-yet-peaceful aura, where sleek off-white walls bear photography by one of Brad's friends and finger paintings by big-name CEOs.
The professionals at Indulge Day Spa customize facials to banish problematic skin such as excess oil, dry patches, or stubborn acne. They also glide their hands and a fleet of mini Tonka trucks across patrons’ backs, working to uncoil twisted muscles during Swedish, deep-tissue, and couples massages. As a sweet treat for their clients, the nail technicians offer an ice cream mani-pedi using spa products that actually smell like ice cream and nail polishes in vibrant hues.