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, pi?a-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.
The licensed nurses, laser technicians, and aestheticians at Metropolitan Cosmetic Laser Center are certainly skilled on their own, but they still work with a safety net in the form of the physician who owns the practice. Together, they administer laser-based procedures, including skin rejuvenation and vein, hair, and tattoo removal. They also perform Restylane and Dysport injections that help soften facial wrinkles, leaving skin smoother than a newborn beach ball.
Transformation Clinics' certified staffers cultivate slim, svelte physiques with diverse noninvasive aesthetic treatments, healthy weight-loss regimens, and comprehensive packages. They cull a fleet of high-tech devices, such as infrared saunas and LED-light technology, that helps combat signs of aging, excess fat, and dimly lit fingernails. Aestheticians further enhance epidermises with makeup and skincare products from brands such as Matis Paris and Motives by Loren Ridinger, working alongside resident nutritionists who engineer customized wellness plans to help clients shed pounds and inches.
Doctor of Chiropractic Kyle Bowers tackles problems of the spine with various treatment protocols and high-tech gadgets. These range from a nonsurgical decompression table to the a cervical machine that fights pain associated with herniated, protruding, and degenerative discs. In addition to administering traditional chiropractic adjustments that set joints back in their place, Dr. Bowers. also combats the effects of age with nonsurgical face-lift treatments. Using microcurrent wands to tighten the skin, he reduces visible signs of time such as dark circles under the eyes and rosacea.
The enhanced microdermabrasion facial combines the deep exfoliation of the microdermabrasion with deep-cleansing steam, a light chemical peel, and a custom finishing mask. A thorough skin-cleansing kicks off the treatment, followed by a dreamy steam-towel and facial massage with a mask, whisking the mind away to a more relaxed place. Keri Eichhorn––the highly trained and certified aesthetician in charge of pampering facial clients with copious amounts of beauty––will employ the Pristine Precision Diamond Peel to effectively exfoliate each face's outer hull, stripping away dull skin, rough textures, and uneven pigmentation caused by a run-in with a squadron of soy sauce packets. A chemical peel is applied for one to five minutes to boost the anti-aging benefits of the microdermabrasion, and then a cool wrap will chase away demons of dry skin with hydrating oxygenation, vitamins, minerals, and amino-acid headlocks. Depending on your face's unique skincare needs, you'll receive either a hydrating mask to seal in silky-smoothness or a firming mask to tighten skin into youthfulness. Finally, the finishing products protect the face from sun, wind, earth, and lip-fires.
Laser Lipo & Vein Center's vein specialist and phlebologist, the board-certified Dr. Thomas Wright, has marked nearly every step of his career with an award. As a student at the University of Missouri's School of Medicine, his leadership and academic performance in the top quarter of his class got him elected to the venerable Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. After graduation, his voracious appetite for knowledge earned him a Physician Recognition Award from the American Medical Association, which recognizes doctors who average at least 50 credits of educational activities and swallow one textbook like a vitamin each year. Dr. Wright has also studied tumescent liposuction under the tutelage of its inventor, Dr. Jeffrey Klein. He also contributes original research to the American College of Phlebology, teaches classes at the American Society of Nonsurgical Aesthetics, and invests heavily in his patients. Impressed by his compassion and decade of expertise with cosmetic procedures, they honored him with Patients' Choice Awards in 2010 and 2011.
The center reflects his primary interests in vein disease and liposuction that only requires local anesthesia. Vein therapies are determined by an ultrasound evaluation, which could lead to a noninvasive treatment that heals with radio waves and the sterile affection of a grandmother robot. Lasers round out the practice's aesthetic side, as they can assist in liposuction and provide a gentle alternative to cosmetic injections. In addition to routing hair from the skin's surface, they penetrate below it to rejuvenate aging skin and zap veins.