After spending years working in law, Amy Hansen decided to trade in her suits for a pair of stylist's scissors to pursue her passion in cosmetology. She studied hard, earned her license, and in 2006 opened a salon named for the goal she strives to achieve—BellaMe, or "beautiful me." Amy calls on her diverse talents to field an array of custom styling requests, which have ranged from conservative trims to the short and spiky Kate Gosselin look. The salon embodies Amy's outdoorsy spirit with wood accents and sprays of fresh sunflowers that prune themselves at the mirror when the staff isn't looking. The salon is composed of two separate sections—a three-chair styling room and a spa room with a flat-screen TV—that fill the air with energetic, groovy music.
Artwork, cozy furnishings, and elegant wire dress forms dot the French-chateau-style interior of Sachet Salon and Spa, where professional beautifiers revitalize locks, smoothen skin, and sculpt nails. Hair artisans can snip, color, and arm-wrestle each strand of hair until it forms a stylish coif that complements its owner's facial features. Sighs of relaxation fill a private pedicure room where the staff trims nails and sheathes digits in Shellac gel that can last up to 14 days or artful designs using regular polish. The master aestheticians can also render skin as smooth and youthful looking as a just-hatched nesting doll with facials, waxing, and hand-administered spray tans.
Inside a private treatment room, licensed massage therapist Alexandria consults with clients before administering her signature Swedish, deep-tissue, or Hawaiian lomilomi massages. They talk about the clients' specific issues, from chronic pain to tense muscles. Based on that information, Alexandria customizes a massage that integrates elements from any of these modalities?even specialized techniques, such as craniosacral balancing and prenatal massage.
Massage therapist Michael Bowen visits homes and offices to soothe busy bodies' pain. Combined with the holistically healing Bee Leaf salves, tinctures, and honeys he sells at Bowen Therapeutic Bodywork, Michael's services help the mind, body, and spirit work healthfully in tandem.
To reduce unresolved musculoskeletal and arthritic pain along with neuropathic aches, pain and tingling, sometimes all you need is light—the light that shines from LiteCure’s LCT-1000 Class IV deep-tissue laser that creates soothing, noninvasive warmth. This particular laser’s warm glow gently soothes skin but also delves deeper to diminish the effects of everything from sciatica to bulging discs to depression, headaches, and arthritis. This is the type of personal care that one can expect from Holistic Chiropractic & Wellness’s Dr. Bob Seiler, who relies on gentle, thorough nonmedical and nonsurgical remedies to improve his clients’ healing, health, and wellbeing. He draws on more than 20 years of experience as he maps thorough and affordable treatment plans that may also include spinal decompression to alleviate back and leg pain and postural repatterning, a particularly effective treatment for scarecrows created with a crooked stake.
According to licensed massage therapist Kara Nalder, healing isn’t just about pain relief: it’s about learning to carry life’s burdens in a healthy, manageable way. As a structural-integration specialist, she realigns bodies to help them move more efficiently amid the pull of Earth’s gravity and resist the temptation of its pudding-filled oceans. During this type of therapy, she presses deep into the muscle tissue to ease pain, including the chronic aches that stem from fibromyalgia, arthritis, and Parkinson’s disease. She also melts stress with other types of bodywork, including the flowing strokes of Swedish massage and the finger-fueled pressure of shiatsu, and pampers skin through exfoliation treatments that pair sea-salt scrubs with hydrating lotion or almond oil.