Though the focus of conventional medicine is most often to treat ailments after they’ve occurred, chiropractic care works not only to restore health but also to prevent future issues from surfacing. WellnessFirst Chiropractic employs a well-versed team of chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists who work to fortify patients’ abilities to self-heal, much like art teachers who let youngsters work with band-aids. In addition to redirecting muscle and spinal structures, the team works with clients during brain-based wellness services such as nutritional counseling and lifestyle advice.
Licensed aesthetician and massage therapist Kelly D Opelt-Andrews draws on years of medical and dermatological training to imbue skin with a youthful glow at her skincare and massage studio, Divine Beauty. Whether exfoliating skin with a microdermabrasion treatment or custom facial, Kelly relies on Apriori Beauty products that eschew parabens and synthetic dyes for natural, pH-balanced ingredients. Though she’s well known for facial treatments that restore a healthy luster to cheeks previously occupied by blemishes, Kelly’s skincare prowess does not stop at the neck. Her cleansing body treatments and massages lend equal attention to backs, shoulders, and vestigial tentacles.
The pampering professionals at Ethereal cater to clients' beauty-therapy needs with traditional spa services and high-tech light-therapy facials. A relaxing spa tour, the Made in Heaven package kicks off with a dip in the hot tub for 20 minutes of weightless hydrotherapeutic relaxation. A 60-minute Swedish massage unwinds tight muscles and relaxes the body with long, languorous strokes before a detoxifying sauna session, dry or steamy. The sauna's heat can extract body toxins, purifying pores and melting muscles the way a flock of baby dragons melts the heart.
Working as a paramedic for 10 years, Beth Thompson witnessed the damage of unhealthy eating habits up close and personal. With a passion for wellness burnished by her experiences in that job, she earned her teacher’s license to show young people how to preempt diet-caused illness. That endeavor eventually led her to create Target Metabolism, a health-and-wellness company that champions weight loss through accurate analysis of the body and caloric tracking. Beth and her team of registered dieticians work with clients to create personal portraits of their metabolic needs, and they delve into thinking past carbohydrates and focusing on a “calories in vs. calories out” metric. This caloric count is based on the client's specific metabolism, rather than the average metabolism of the client's age, weight, height, and gender group. In addition to dieticians, the staff includes massage therapists that offer specific treatments to help the body relax during the weight-loss process. Modalities include hot stone and aromatherapy.
Licensed massage therapist Craig Cravens is so adept at healing mental and corporeal aches that the Indianapolis Colts rely on him to knead out their muscular knots and stresses caused by hiding love poems penned to a rival team’s mascot. Craig developed a passion for healing while in his early 20s. His passion led him into the study of massage therapy, during which he learned to isolate problem areas and dole out the appropriate technique. He founded Healing Hand Treatment Center, where every day he puts 15 years of experience to work. During treatments, he customizes each Swedish and deep-tissue massage to target muscular tension, stress, and strain, providing his clients with optimum relief.
At Dimensions Hair and Nail Design, owners April Perkins and Davina Schoch—a glamorous duo with 40 years of combined experience—oversee a team of skilled stylists, technicians, and therapists. Staffers perform a variety of services such as haircuts, highlights, blowouts, hair-removal treatments, massages, and mani-pedis. To help clients to feel and look their best, the beauty experts implement high-end KMS, Aquage, and OPI products, many of which are available for purchase in the salon's retail area.
In every private tanning room at Sun Spot, a shelf and hangers ensconce clothes and satchels. Shoes flop to the floor next to comfortable seating, slipping from the feet of patrons adjusting the volume on personal AM/FM stereos-CD players before the UV bed coaxes out melanin. The UV beds range across six levels of tanning power and sport adjustable body fans so guests can stay cool or find an excuse to redesign the north wing of a house of cards. A parade of clients wanders from VersaSpa booths, which darken skin with a bronzing elixir infused with custom color and moisturizer designed to hide the effects of aging. Slipping out past swaying bamboo plants, visitors pass beneath infrared slimming machines and glass shelves that brim with a rainbow of sun-luring lotions from Norvell and Devoted Creations.