Certified massage therapist Kristii Adrian gently kneads healing into achy muscles within the bounds of a tranquil studio with earth-toned walls. Patients can choose from three of Adrian's relaxing massages. The Swedish option reduces stress and streamlines blood circulation, stimulating sleepy lymphatic systems with gentle, cascading strokes. After a long, hard day of hurling javelins at airplanes, athletes can relax with a deep-tissue massage, which soothes specific muscles with targeted pressure to relieve deep-seated pain and thwart future injuries. A graduate of the Olathe South Medical Center, and registered doula at the Academy of Birth Educators & Labor Support Professionals, Adrian understands the intricacies of pregnancy, administering prenatal massages designed to quell baby-specific soreness and prepare the child for the cold, harsh reality of a world full of massages.
No one knows your body better than you do. That's why the licensed massage therapists at Channels of Healing focus on you—your words and your history. Each session begins with a consultation to discuss your health concerns and goals. After these elements are accounted for, the therapist can fill in the gaps with nutrition education, personal training, and a custom blend of soothing bodywork. Massage techniques may include focused neuromuscular pressure therapy or gentle lymphatic-drainage techniques to ease tension.
Sporting a remodeled interior that includes burnt-orange walls, dark tile flooring, and a front desk made of exposed stone, Ultimate Tan & Spa submerges guests into the depths of warmth and relaxation. Five tiers of tanning beds help clients retain epidermal bronzes year-round, headlined by the Level 5 unit, which features a misting system, surround sound, and a voice guide to inform users of any approaching icebergs. Aestheticians also offer facials, waxes, manicures, and pedicures, as well as massages available every day of the week.
After more than two decades as a family physician, Dr. Carla Phipps pursued training in laser aesthetics, Botox and collagen fillers, liposuction, and fat transfer. With these cosmetic techniques in her toolbelt, she joined forces with aesthetician Brittany Rivera to build a toolbelt factory, and then to found Laser & Cosmetic Center. The med spa's catalog of noninvasive treatments includes injectables, clinical facials, and body contouring.
Sun Resorts Tanning Salon gilds limbs with a fleet of UV tanning beds and private VersaSpa and Mystic tanning booths. To deliver even and radiant hues, the salon ensures that its beds? lights are more closely clustered than a bunch of grapes driving a clown car and that the beds? canopies aren?t overly arched. Patented spray-tan formulas imbue limbs with radiance without UV rays, and the salon?s Australian Gold tanning products help patrons become a beautiful shade of copper much like a crystal vase full of pennies.
When chronically pained Charles Hung finally arrived at rolfing, it was as a last resort. The aches induced by a childhood injury had yet to dissipate, and physical therapy, massage, and other traditional treatments had little effect. But after just one round of the connective-tissue manipulation technique, Charles felt some relief. After a few more rounds, he found his usually stiff lower back, neck, and shoulders to be flexible and relaxed. He attained certification and now uses rolfing on clients suffering from chronic pain, poor posture, or other types of discomfort.
A full-tilt Bumble and bumble salon, Color Studio refines reflections through its extensive list of services, including hair design. Enhance your mane's moxie by enlisting the style-savvy squad of hair artists to sculpt explosive looks using tactic training from New York City's Redken Academy, Vidal Sassoon, and more. Banish one-note colors with whole-head highlights ($55–$80) and dramatize locks without prompting a public scene. Once hair beams with multidimensional flare, a Color Studio designer determines which strands survive the final, precision cut (women, $35–$55; men and children, $20–$40) and which ones wind up on the floor, feeling more dejected than veggies in a 5-year-old's lunch box.