Imagine Wholeness Massage Therapy's team of eight professional therapists are good at what they do. So good, in fact, that they won the category of Kansas City's "best massage" as chosen by readers of The Pitch. Each muscle-molder is proficient in a range of different massage modalities and is able to customize therapeutic massages to suit each guest’s needs, whether they’re pain-relief or relaxation. The staff also offers specialized massages for pregnant women and those dealing with chronic pain. Thanks to the studio's double-insulated walls, guests enjoy their massages without being distracted by honking cars, a noisy waiting room, or the sound of a middle-school marching band on their first day of practice.
Sarah Matthews brings many things to her practice, Healing Touch Massage. Aside from being a nationally certified massage therapist, she also studied anatomy and physiology, and has worked with everyone from pregnant women to professional athletes. Her service menu testifies to the versatility of her massage skills. For instance, she offers Swedish massages for clients wishing for a relaxing escape, and deep-tissue massage experiencing pain or tension. And, to make each session even more relaxing, she can also add hot stones or aromatherapy, or add a body wrap, which uses a botanical formula to tighten and tone skin.
Licensed massage therapists render a panoply of massage modalities geared toward fulfilling their professional mission of vanquishing pain. The team observes that pain encroaches into bodies from many sources, such as stress from work, overexertion from playing sports, or stiffness from traveling cross-country in an overhead bin. To combat these many causes and iterations of pain, each massage therapist culls their experiences to choreograph their own interpretations of massage modalities, each tailored specifically to fit the needs of the client.
With 24 years of beauty-industry experience, the stylists at Shampoo Salon and Spa create classic or modern hairstyles with cutting, coloring, and texturing services. Hairstyling ranges from simple blow-dry styles to trendy spiral perms, and waxing is also available for men, women, and self-conscious stuffed animals looking to shed unwanted strands from the lip, chin, or brow.