Nine acres of natural habitats make up the Hutchinson Zoo, a place that nearly 160 animals—most of which are native to Kansas—call home. The zoo’s many exhibits feature local reptiles, birds, and mammals, a fossil pit where kids can dig for dinosaur bones, and the Wild Habitats Building that houses animals from afar, such as cotton-top tamarins, gila monsters, and mexican red-knee tarantulas. In the barrier-free aviary, visitors watch native Kansas birds flying untethered overhead while in the wetlands below, North American beavers gnaw old furniture back into the shape of trees. To keep the area's wildlife populations strong, the zoo's Cargill WildCare Center rehabilitates approximately 500 injured or orphaned Kansas-native animals each year.
During his two decades as a chiropractor, Doctor of Chiropractic Hennes has refined a collection of holistic, functional wellness therapies that he’s dubbed Wellness @ Work. Incorporating his knowledge not just of chiropractic issues, but also from studying rehabilitating spinal trauma, nutrition, and therapeutic lifestyles, Dr. Hennes develops individualized treatment plans for each client. Techniques ranging from careful chiropractic adjustments to decompression therapy are used to address maladies such as stress or chronic pain from repeated auditions to become a human cannonball. Whether a patient is seeking dynamic deep-tissue massage or physical therapy, Dr. Hennes manages each case and re-evaluates their conditions regularly to make sure the sessions are meeting their needs and guiding them toward freedom from pain.
The therapists and aestheticians at Pure Escape Skin Care take a diversified approach to epidermal wellness, adjusting their techniques to meet the needs of each client. They specialize in pharmaceutical-grade anti-aging treatments but also perform skin treatments that use organic products from glo therapeutics and Éminence. In private treatment rooms, aestheticians soften and exfoliate faces using chocolate, blueberry, mud, acai, or lime, as well as slough off dead skin with chemical exfoliation treatments and microdermabrasion. They also oust lymphatic-system toxins and tone specific areas using the doctor-designed SmoothSculpt, which bombards surfaces with alternating pressure and suction, like a pogo champion vacuuming his apartment.
After suffering a severe car accident in his youth, Dr. Kelsey Klausmeyer discovered natural medicine as the only remedy to his long-standing health problems. Today, after apprenticing in five-element acupuncture and massage therapy, Dr. Klausmeyer helps patients identify the root cause behind bodily pain and become attuned to the conditions or behaviors that can negatively impact health. Clients seek out acupuncture or massage sessions to sooth obstructions in sinews or energy channels, or revive bodies with an injection of B complex or B12. He can also calm swirling storms in the body through hydrotherapy, perform spinal manipulations, or offer nutritional counseling to estranged amino acids.
Elite Wellness and Weight Loss Center's clinical director, Jeff L. Drake, D.C., and his welcoming staff are dedicated to helping patrons achieve weight loss through its personalized programs. During one-on-one evaluations, staffers analyze exercise, sleep, and eating habits and use their findings to develop realistic waist-whittling plans and timelines. The center's body wraps and infrared-sauna treatments work to reduce inches and cellulite, which appears as a result of edema and lack of circulation. The staff flushes excess toxins from the body by encasing it in a warm herbal wrap, helping increase circulation, lymphatic function, and empathy for leftovers.
At Massalogy Spa, a trio of massage therapists works with clients to craft personalized relaxation plans. Eight different massage modalities, including bamboo and hot stone, expunge soreness from muscles, while relaxing add-ons such as sugar scrubs or aromatherapy shoo away stress and forgotten reminder notes. In addition to relaxing massages, the spa beautifies physiques with body wraps.