Sharon Maricle knows that good massage should never hurt. In her 20 years of providing bodywork therapy, the licensed massage therapist has come to believe that pure, complete relief can be attained without the deep-pressure, painful massage styles adopted by many therapists. Of course, Sharon understands that everybody has a different pressure threshold, and she adjusts her technique to suit her client, ensuring everyone can enjoy a deep, therapeutic massage. Instead of using one-size-fits-all massage strokes, Sharon attends to her clients' specific concerns, including soreness and tension, with everything from light, relaxing strokes to deeper and more focused pressure. She augments traditional Swedish massage with specialty techniques including Chinese cupping and color puncture, which uses colored lights instead of acupuncture needles to stimulate the body's meridian points and demonstrate the potential of black-and-white tattoos.
Jade Lutes believes that the best treatment requires a skilled hand, as well as undivided attention to the client's needs??a term she calls ?mindful wellness.? She cultivated this ideology as a student at Universal College of Healing Arts in Omaha, NE, where she learned to traverse achy musculature with flowing Swedish bodywork, flexibility-increasing thai, reiki energy healing, and deep-tissue techniques. Now, in the comfort of her cozy Djedu Massage studio, Jade can ease tension with these healing modalities, or her signature myofascial release method, which uses firm pressure to alleviate tension in lower-layer muscles, and photos of puppies wearing puppy costumes to blow minds.
Total Body Infusion owner Kim Martin knows firsthand how sticking to a regular exercise regimen can pay off. Over the course of three years, Kim jettisoned more than 100 pounds with a healthy diet and rigorous workouts. Now as a certified Zumba instructor, she fills her Zumba dance card with clients looking for the same transformation. Kim and her team of certified instructors lead dance-infused exercise classes that sculpt physiques in a festive atmosphere that is as much fun as a barrel of monkeys without the necessary cleanup.
In Hair Specialist's private styling rooms, licensed cosmetologists take on hair restoration from several angles. Doctors sews scalps with surgical transplants, as well as nonsurgical grafts—synthetic or human—from Virtual Reality and SensiGraft. Proprietary hair-loss medications work with laser hair restoration, another noninvasive way to stimulate follicles.
Even though the number 10 is in its name, Good Life Fitness and N-10sive Boot Camps runs more than ten boot camps and group fitness sessions per week; rather, the facility hosts hundreds. Their namesake boot-camp workouts trim physiques through burpees, pushups, squats, and other calorie-torching calisthenics. Blast X classes empower abs to deflect tickles with warning growls, and Synergy X yoga lengthens limbs and improves balance. Additional services such as personal training and nutritional counseling complement group classes with a more personalized approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle.