Within Oracle Massage and Wellness Center, licensed massage therapists draw from Eastern and Western massage philosophies to eradicate muscle tension and stress in private treatment rooms. Along with classic Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, the staff draw on the radiant warmth of hot-stone massage with rocks sourced from only the most peacefully burbling rivers. Staff might also turn to holistic methods with reiki, a Japanese method that combines traditional massage with energy-balancing techniques.
Clean, quiet, and cozy. These are the qualities that one hopes to find at a massage studio, and Baer Essentials Massage & Bodyworks more than fits the bill. The small, private office’s pastel-colored walls, subtle lighting, and colorful bouquets make it a calming setting for visitors to unload stress with massages, detoxifying body wraps, or vibration workouts. The studio’s bread and butter is its signature custom massage, which accounts for the fact that each person is unique, much like a snowflake or a leopard’s fur coat collection. Each kneading session targets the client’s specific aches with a tailored combination of massage techniques and pressure.
Dedicated to rejuvenating weary bodies, massage artist Pam hones her skills within a private room at Beauty Quest Salon & Spa. Pam soothes bodies aching from commuting to work by catapult via all manners of massage modalities, from full-body Swedish and deep-tissue massages to reflexology treatments. She also helps patrons deal with recurring maladies during pain-management sessions, and her energy- balancing treatments restore equilibrium to clients’ inner batteries.
At Rejuvinate Massage Therapy, licensed massage therapists offer massages that are tailored to individual needs. Using Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages, they work to eviscerate stress, anxiety, and pain from muscles.
Even as a 4-year-old growing up in Honolulu, Vee Osborne was drawn to Hawaiian shamanism and the Huna philosophy, which stresses the balance of the mind, body, and spirit through one’s actions. Her early passion for healing others led her down the path to becoming a hypnotherapist, reiki master, and ordained minister before she funneled her devotion to creating harmony and guiding others toward wellness into Plaza West Massage & Day Spa. Here, clouds of gentle music and the scent of essential oils greet her guests, who slip into robes and sip wine as they unwind. And Vee’s Hawaiian roots remain readily apparent, inspiring the spa’s potted palms, bamboo massages, piña-colada scrubs, and wall-sized pictures that bring Pacific beaches to Kansas.
Vee’s healing services go beyond relaxation, though. Her team of massage therapists kneads aching muscles with Swedish, trigger-point, and deep-tissue modalities, deepening their knot-fighting effect with volcanic stones and essential oils. After a body wrap with Dead Sea salts or a glycolic peel, guests can visit the two-tiered sauna or extend their rejuvenation with an energy-balancing reiki session. The spa also delves into treatments that rely on electronic frequencies, such as a tri-phasic resonator, which fights cellulite, or quantum electro-ionization, which aims to diminish blemishes rather than cover them up with white-out. Before heading home, clients can pick up body and facial products from Vee’s eponymous line, such as Island Essence hair products, complete with tropical scents.
Jamie Fleetwood liked working as an esthetician at Art Salon & Spa so much that she bought the beautifying business in 2010. Along with her staff of fellow estheticians, stylists, makeup artists, and massage therapists, Fleetwood pampers her clients inside the newly renovated, sun-drenched space. Her aesthetic touch might only be matched by that space’s decor: it’s accented with sleek hardwood floors, verdant plants, and earth tones as warm as a made-for-TV movie about dogs that adopt other dogs. Among these scenic fixtures, the team renders a slate of services in the form of facials, Shellac manicures, therapeutic massages, and highlights.