Muscles unclench, toxins retreat, and stagnant blood gets moving under the therapeutic hands of Casey Muck Ebert, licensed massage therapist of Rockhill Massage Therapy. Casey excels at both ends of the massage spectrum: the therapeutic and the luxurious. Whereas she targets the root causes of pain with sports and deep-tissue massages, she also eases clients into states of tension-free serenity with hot stone and Swedish massages.
Licensed massage therapist Rachel Mercer, the hands behind Revitalizing Touch Massage, has experience working with a diverse list of clients ranging from children and the elderly to athletes at the University of Kansas. Her nimble digits seek out stress with a wide range of massage modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, sports, hot-stone, and chair massage. Rachel uses these techniques to facilitate a variety of benefits, ranging from increased joint flexibility to decreased depression, less anxiety, and reduction of spasms and cramping.
Hairstyle reconstruction mastermind Kayla DeHart restores luster and shape to locks with a menu of salon services using flower-derived L'anza haircare products. Once Kayla thoroughly examines clients' coifs, she devises a hairstyling plan of action using photos, magazine clippings, and abstract art brought in by the client. A haircut then abbreviates overgrown strands before a customized deep-conditioning treatment moisturizes and strengthens tresses for more bountiful volume. An optional eyebrow wax shapes caterpillars before they grow into bearded butterflies. Alternatively, clients can enliven dull manes with 10–15 foil highlights that infuse hair with a flourish of rainbow hues such as deep copper or blonde. The roughly 90-minute highlighting process uses an all-natural formula and includes a trauma treatment designed to prevent strain, damage, and hurt hair feelings.
After completing her training in massage therapy, Lisa M. Dean became certified in eight modalities, ranging from traditional Swedish to prenatal. Today at Beautiful Sunset Massage, she performs these massages along with pre-event stretching services for athletes.
After seeing three different doctors and having her thyroid removed in an effort to deal with chronic back and arm pain, Ronni Church turned to massage and found it worked wonders. She decided to help pass on benefits of massage herself as a licensed practitioner, amassing more than 760 hours of training in the process. Ronni specializes in tuning-fork therapy, a technique that uses sound, vibration, and high-school physics experiments to help dilate blood vessels, but is also experienced in Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point massage.