Complexion Perfection’s licensed aesthetician Brianne Whitley keeps it simple. Her skincare treatments fall into two categories: facials and chemical peels. A selection of four facials is designed to combat specific complexion issues, while nine different chemical peels employ more aggressive blemish-fighting formulas still gentle enough for use on patients with rosacea, dry skin, or melodramatic noses.
At Health & Healing Therapeutic Massage—the U.S. Commerce Association's 2011 Best of Wichita in the massage therapy category—studious therapists dedicated hundreds of hours to the study and practice of massage before treating clients in their serene space. These graduates of Heritage College's School of Massage and members of the ABMP and AMTA completed 720 training hours and 120 internship hours to deeply understand several types of massage, including trigger-point therapy, reflexology, and lymphatic. They tailor all services to address individual needs, even for training athletes and expectant moms. The therapists also deliver onsite chair massages to relax office employees or lure customers to garage sales.
The aura of warmth that envelops clients at Agape Therapeutic Massage is not merely a product of their imaginations. Heated tables wrapped in flannel linens aid the spa’s massage therapists, loosening muscles and thus making them more susceptible to a range of Swedish, deep-tissue, and therapeutic strokes. Though these techniques apply varying degrees of pressure, all of them can be enhanced with a hot-towel treatment that causes stress to melt faster than a snowman’s face after a shredding guitar solo. Dry-brush exfoliation treatments, sugar scrubs, and body wraps hydrate skin and flush out toxins, and seaweed or rose-mud wraps soften skin with nature’s most soothing ointments. :m]]
The open floor plan and exposed-brick walls at Salon Q create a comfy, relaxed atmosphere, which is an ideal complement to the Old Town charm just outside the door. An antique-style wooden reception desk and styling stations provide a warm contrast to the slate- and metallic-themed interior, as do pops of color from red-accented walls, an assortment of greenery, and oversize prints of blue, red, and orange flowers. Among the real and pictured plants, you'll find colors of another kind blossoming—stylists using Eufora and Alfaparf Milano products and hair foils to create highlights and protect brains from alien mind control.
Dr. Stephanie V. Oberhelman at Kansas Surgical Arts is both a Doctor of Osteopathy and a board-certified general surgeon. Armed with a laproscopic camera, she removes appendixes and diseased sections of colons with minimal incisions and stitches. She also uses cameras to peer into the GI tract, screening for cancers, snatching biopsies, and oohing over kaleidoscopic formations. To improve patients’ exteriors, her team of vascular experts maps out varicose veins with ultrasound technology before using noninvasive methods—such as sclerotherapy or lasers—to diminish their appearance.