In 18 years of practicing massage, Debbie Price has logged some high-profile clientele in more than a few important places. She has unknotted the gridlocked muscles of Kansas City Chiefs players and served as the massage therapist for both the US Paralympic Track & Field team in Beijing and the US Olympic bobsled team in Utah. In Vancouver, Austria, and Rio de Janeiro, her hands have quelled the insistent aches of clients ranging from 8 to 92 years old. But lately, the globetrotting stress reliever has been occupied right nearby at her very own studio, Debbie Price Massage Therapy Services.
Debbie specializes in soft-tissue pain management and pain reduction, and has worked on clients with fibromyalgia, sciatica pain, and carpal tunnel. Forgoing a cookie-cutter method, she customizes each treatment to address each client’s complaints. Whether they’re experiencing lower-back pain, shoulder soreness, or muscle tension, Debbie weaves Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point massage techniques into a treatment that keeps clients—whether they’re returning to a cubicle, hitting the AstroTurf, or working a life-size abacus—feeling loose and reenergized.
At Skin Clinic, owner Maria Anello Aponte creates an environment in which clients are treated holistically to address skin conditions that are often squelched with plastic surgery. During complimentary consultations, skincare professionals analyze each client's skin type while taking into consideration lifestyle, diet, and their complete medical history. With this all-encompassing view in mind, the spa's team designs treatments specific to each person's needs and desires. For instance, the aestheticians can recommend noninvasive skin-tightening treatments such as SmoothSculpt, which tones skin around the jowls and neck and smoothes away wrinkles without using any starch. Additionally, they educate their clients on how best to care for their skin on a day-to-day basis. The center's experts may also help boost self-confidence by reducing concerns associated with sun damage, acne, and hyperpigmentation by administering rejuvenating facials, microdermabrasions, or chemical peels.
Owners Shannon and Rusty and their team of stylists look thoughtfully at their client's botched self-dye job. Rather than stand in judgment, the staff focuses on which product from Pureology and Redken will help correct the color and restore health to the frizzled locks. This is a familiar scene at Rostik Salon, where a team of relaxed, friendly stylists nimbly transitions from creating glamorous waves to designing cuts for kids.
Accompanied by a stress-reliving massage, the Glo therapeutic facials use pumice crystals, enzymes, and masks tailored to clients' skin type to cleanse and exfoliate pores while moisturizing the skin. These sojourns may be extended with one of three different chemical peels or with a wrap that uses Chinese herbs to condition skin all over the body. Aestheticians also deftly wax away unwanted hair, revealing smooth skin that they accent with UV-blocking Glo Minerals makeup and Norvell spray tans that spare skin from UV rays.
Massage Midwest's licensed massage therapist and rehabilitation specialist mends muscles with relaxation- and medical-style massages. During a chair massage, the client sits facing the cushions of a specially made massage chair as the professional kneader assuages the exposed back, shoulders, neck, and arms. Clients can opt to receive the relaxing treatment atop a massage table or in a kitchen sink instead of a chair, and massage upgrades are available for an additional cost.
With return clients making up approximately 90% of the studio's business, the bodywork experts make sure that each treatment addresses the particular therapeutic needs of the individual. Patrons can part the pea soup with a moment of clarity that will live beyond their visit to Massage Midwest. They may use their newfound clearheadedness and rubberized being to achieve higher productivity, contagiously relax those around them, or finally beat Galaga.
Though Beyond Beauty's master stylists and aestheticians can expertly cut hair and exfoliate skin, clients keep returning to the full-service salon for the individual attention they have come to expect on each visit. Before cutting, coloring, and styling your hair with help from Joico color and products, hairstylists take care to include you in the creative design process. The end result of this process might be a traditional cut with highlights or, in cases of curly, unmanageable hair, a keratin smoothing treatment that minimizes frizz for a sleeker look.
Beyond Beauty’s aestheticians pickup where their styling counterparts leave off, administering nourishing facials and peels that restore skin's youthful glow. Their waxing treatments remove unwanted hair from across the body, and their mani-pedis repair fingernails chipped while prying open boxes or active beehives.
At Beautiful Reflections by Barbara, Barbara boasts licensure in aesthetic services that include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and eyelash extensions. But the service that really sets her apart from her aesthetic contemporaries is her skill with waxing.
Dedicating her craft to discovering the golden bullet of "painless" waxes, Barbara undertakes gentle strand-removal procedures with high-quality waxes and techniques carefully chosen over years of experience. But her specialty is Brazilian waxes, a skill that has earned her the nickname "Barbara Brazilian" by her clientele. In addition to clearing away unwanted bikini fuzz, she decorates newly smooth skin with vajazzle services, adorning down-unders with more flair than a rainbow saddle.