Nationally certified massage therapist Vana of Comfort Cove Massage designs custom bodywork sessions that account for her clients' individual needs. Vana begins each treatment with an assessment that helps her design a plan to remove muscle discomfort. She then begins one of her three signature treatments: a chair massage, a hot-stone massage, or a therapeutic massage that blends techniques from various modalities. Therapeutic motions induce a sense of calm, whereas an optional heated massage table and massage oils deepen relaxation. During the hot-stone massage, Vana moves hot stones across the back, alternately kneading with the stones in hand and stationing them in place for longer heat concentration. At the conclusion of each service, clients receive a warm-towel treatment for the neck, face, or any other area with lingering stiffness.
Conveniently located near the Kansas City medical center, A Sacred Place for Healing acts as an oasis for those in need of pain relief and relaxation. Helmed by Angela Reed, an experienced massage therapist who enjoys working one-on-one with clients, guests can treat themselves to a range of massage modalities. Angela dishes out Swedish treatments to pamper her patients and also administers energy-based reiki sessions. In order to treat chronic pain or soreness caused by sitting through a public reading of the entire dictionary, Angela uses deep-tissue techniques that dig down into musculature to tackle lingering back pain.
Board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. David L. Lang of Optimal Women’s Health Care understands that women benefit most from a practice devoted specifically to their well-being and health concerns. He, along with a team of registered nurses and aestheticians, takes a comprehensive and preventative approach to women’s health issues, helping to assuage ailments related to fertility, obstetrics, and menopause. In addition to routine procedures and checkups, the team works to stave off unwanted body fat with routine Oreo burnings and weight-management programs, supporting, informing, and encouraging patients as they shed pounds.
Penny the Peacock is positively brimming with confidence. As the logo of Refresh Medical Day Spa and Hormonal Health, Penny epitomizes Dr. Angela Garner's goal for her clients: that each will leave the cozy confines of her med spa feeling as renewed as a peacock, whose beautiful feathers fall out and regrow over the course of a year.
Dr. Garner, a hospice director and an internist with more than 20 years of medical experience, facilitates the renewal process with traditional spa services, including facials and massage therapy, as well as specialized treatments such as BioTE hormone replacement therapy.
As a certified physical therapist and licensed massage therapist, Panacea founder Pam Dinges draws from a wealth of healing experience, from practicing rehabilitation treatments in assisted living facilities to helping patients fight cancer with specialized lymph massages. Together with a skilled team of LMTs, Josi and Erin, Dinges assuages chronic aches, restores range of motion, and boosts circulation using a wide range of massage modalities. Meanwhile, Panacea's in-house aestheticians Anna and Nora exfoliate and cleans skin with customized facials, acne-fighting moisturizers, full-body herbal treatments, and microdermabrasion sessions.
Dr. Jay Goodbinder is a huge proponent of respecting and listening to the signs the body provides. To that end, the dedicated practitioner analyzes not just his patients’ symptoms, but also their bones, muscles, and their very molecules. He uses laboratory tests to unearth the root source of pain and discomfort, which might include nutritional deficiencies or toxicities. He then crafts a personalized treatment plan around these findings, which may include acupuncture therapy, simple adjustments, or myofascial release to heal damaged soft tissue as well as nutritional counseling or kinesio taping. Dr. Goodbinder and staff also use Nebulizer breathing treatments to administer nutrients directly to the blood stream.