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 plant-derived L'anza haircare products. Once Kayla thoroughly examines masculine coifs, she devises a hairstyling plan of action based on each client's personal preferences and favorite abstract art. A scalp massage and shampoo pamper noggins into a state of bliss before a haircut abbreviates overgrown strands. Optional brow and beard crops or waxes whisk away excess stubble loitering just beyond hair borders like a passive-aggressive Stetson. Keratin touchups commence with Kayla paring down serrated edges and driving back encroaching cuticles. The beautifier then kneads palms and sweeps optional translucent polish across phalanges if instructed.
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.
Avenue Hair Styling and Day Spa's seasoned aestheticians beautify bodies with a range of noninvasive prettifying techniques from haircuts to body wraps. An expansive ocean mural presides over the scene as massages unfurl muscles, and clenched fists release their tension during a pampering manicure and a paraffin treatment that reduces lines, like a speedy ticket redeemer at an amusement park. As stylists snip locks in the wood-paneled salon, guests can bid adieu to leg fuzzies before an aerodynamics-promoting waxing. Avenue Hair Styling and Day Spa proudly throws its hair in the ring of the Locks of Love program, a nonprofit dedicated to matching donated tresses to disadvantaged children.