Eight therapists and one esthetician man an intimate neighborhood practice in southern St. Louis, relaxing clients inside a sunny storefront with three treatment rooms or bringing their chairs to corporate events and parties. The team capably treats varying conditions by employing a host of modalities, including deep-tissue massage for chronic pain, prenatal massage for mother-and-child wellness, and hot-stone massage for slowly immunizing the body against magma. They also offer wide variety of spa, body treatment, facial services, and waxing treatments. As the pressure of thumbs penetrates the skin, body treatments, such as the seaweed-algae mask and the Dead Sea?mud mask, replenish dermal surfaces with organic goodies and help revitalize all of the body's tissues.
Kevyn Idoux, owner of Kolors Salon and a top salon educator, designs precision cuts and mixes custom color in his Paul Mitchell Focus salon. Hair honchos begin each 80-minute session with a thorough consultation to determine their client's needs and ensure that they're pleased with their cut. Next, the deep-conditioning wild-ginger treatment softens and comforts locks traumatized by excessive coloring, heat styling, and nightmares of being chased by novelty-size scissors.
Todd Beckman founded MassageLuXe with the notion that five-star service should not be limited to pricey hotels. Today, the spa's team of qualified massage therapists and aestheticians continues to realize and build upon Todd's initial aspirations. A spa day at MassageLuXe includes all the perks one might expect from a vacation resort, from facials and massages to full-body waxing and baths in warm, effervescent champagne. The company's services tend to exceed expectations in other ways, too; along with standard massages such as Swedish and deep tissue, therapists are proficient in specialty modalities such as hot stone, reflexology, and aromatherapy.
High-energy Zumba classes and relaxing hot-stone massages collide at This Way Ladies Fitness & Wellness Center, a one-stop shop for women looking to release sweat and tension. Fitness instructors lead strength-building kettlebell classes only a stone's throw from the spa room, where specialists perform facials and ensconce feet in warming paraffin. Outdoor boot camps take the action to Francis Park, where participants test their speed, agility, and ability to resist roving hot-dog vendors.
Leslie Sullivan, the licensed massage therapist and eponymous owner of a stress-free haven tucked behind Hampton Village, draws on her training in Swedish, deep-touch, acupressure, and myofascial-release techniques to customize treatments for a litany of muscular ailments. Her signature integrated massages capitalize on her wealth of proficiencies, blending multiple modalities to address sore muscles and inflamed connective tissues. Leslie also excels in reiki, a Japanese healing modality that works to retune internal energies and alleviate aches from crouching to nibble the leaves on tiny bonsai trees.