Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Shelley Alexander leads the team of self-proclaimed "healthy aging artisans" at New You Health Studio, helping patients reclaim lost energy levels and sidestep preventable diseases by making wise lifestyle changes. Dr. Alexander embraces the practice anti-aging medicine and holds insights into the use of bio-identical hormones, nutritional supplementation, and detoxification. The studio's aesthetic experts offer nonsurgical solutions to wrinkles and uneven skin tone, while weight-loss specialists advise on ways to keep excess pounds from piling up around the midsection or following you home from the gym.
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.
Owners Shannon and Rusty and their team of stylists look thoughtfully at their client's botched self-dye job. Rather than stand in judgment, the staff focuses on which product from Pureology and Redken will help correct the color and restore health to the frizzled locks. This is a familiar scene at Rostik Salon, where a team of relaxed, friendly stylists nimbly transitions from creating glamorous waves to designing cuts for kids.
Accompanied by a stress-reliving massage, the dermalogica facials use pumice crystals, enzymes, and masks tailored to clients' skin type to cleanse and exfoliate pores while moisturizing the skin. These sojourns may be extended with one of three different chemical peels or with a wrap that uses Chinese herbs to condition skin all over the body. Aestheticians also deftly wax away unwanted hair, revealing smooth skin that they accent with UV-blocking dermalogica makeup and Norvell spray tans that spare skin from UV rays.
At Skin Clinic, owner Adriane Ritchie creates an environment in which clients are treated holistically to address skin conditions that are often squelched with plastic surgery. During complimentary consultations, skincare professionals analyze each client's skin type while taking into consideration lifestyle, diet, and their complete medical history. With this all-encompassing view in mind, the spa's team designs treatments specific to each person's needs and desires. For instance, the aestheticians can recommend noninvasive skin-tightening treatments. Additionally, they educate their clients on how best to care for their skin on a day-to-day basis. The center's experts may also help boost self-confidence by reducing concerns associated with sun damage, acne, and hyperpigmentation by administering rejuvenating facials, microdermabrasions, or chemical peels.
Tasha Smith, the owner of Suite T Aesthetics, supplements her local client base with local celebrities, polishing the complexions of stars in independent films, the award-winning web series Unreal Housewives of Kansas City, and Orion's belt. When she's not on set, Smith works out of Suite T Aesthetics, a spa that specializes in waxes, custom facials, eyelash extensions, and makeup applications.
As the name implies, the licensed chiropractors and wellness professionals of KC Sports Docs place a special emphasis on healing athletic injuries. But that's not all they do. They also help clients from all walks of life maintain a healthy, active lifestyle with chiropractic exams, adjustments, and massage therapy.
One exemplary member of the staff is Dr. Steven Flanery, who has worked with Olympic athletes as well as the University of Missouri's football and wrestling teams. Trained in active release techniques that help break up adhesions, Dr. Flanery considers his job done only when he has fully eradicated pain. He and his peers at KC Sports Docs understand that the body is a single, interconnected organism, and they design their treatments with this in mind. Rather than waste their time checking the expiration date on each individual vertebra, they strive to promote overall wellness and achieve lasting results.