For more than 20 years, Midwest Massage owner Sheldon Haas has been using his hands to help heal and relax clients by providing services backed by an average of 30 hours of continuing education each year. Beyond employing Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to thwart pain and tension, he uses his experience working for the Avera Mckennen Hospital and Wellness Center and Midwest Orthopedic Center to help correct chronic and difficult issues. Medical or ortho massage is one of his specialties and targets specific problem areas by working down through individual layers using a blend of deep tissue, myofacial release, and range of motion restoring methods. Whatever style of massage you choose, Sheldon takes care to customize each service to your individual preferences, listening carefully for cues to your desired level of pressure and softly reciting your favorite Walt Whitman poems entirely from memory.
Royal Table Massage owner Rebecca Herrmann moved her nine-year-old business into its current location so that she and her staff could impart relaxation to more clients at once—seven, to be precise. She and her staff have mastered therapeutic massages but also utilize massage’s rejuvenating principles in treatments for the face and body. The space’s turquoise-and-blue color scheme exudes serenity, easing clients into the services that tend to leave them feeling as relaxed as a rooster dining at a vegan restaurant.
Since originally opening in 2005 as Angi's, Artist Hair Studio has put together a team of stylists with national and international experience. Clients—women, men, and children alike—schedule appointments or walk in for haircare services including haircuts, beard trims, and double-process color treatments. The studio's staff can also pamper guests with relaxing spa services, remove unwanted hair with wax, and apply permanent makeup to define facial features or conceal third nostrils. Artist Hair Studio carries an assortment of products from brands including Redken, Pureology, and S Factor.
At Complete Nutrition, certified personal trainers, strength coaches, and other fitness professionals steer customers toward leaner pastures with proper supplements and vitamins such as Rebuild, CTS360, and Complete Woman. Rather than simply handing off bottles of pills, staff members help customers understand what makes a regimen effective as well as what types of meals and supplements pair well with their plan. Complete Nutrition also works with health-care providers, nutritionists, and chemists to develop its own exclusive line of formulas and supplements.
The epidermis excavators at Hello Gorgeous unearth healthy, vital faces from the rubble of dirt and expired skin. Recline in the quiet, calming atmosphere of a private room, and unwind as facial experts buff countenance bark with natural, nontoxic, paraben-free products. After cleaning, skilled fingers massage beaten brows and wipe away unsightly dirt and too-forcefully blown kisses. The session concludes with a facemask—perfect for both deep cleansing parched skin and performing Kabuki theater—which is topped off with a final moisturizing act. With the second option, in addition to the facial process, aestheticians will apply either an enzyme peel commonly used for mature skin, a glycolic peel for blemish reduction, or a banana peel for comic relief. These exfoliation exorcisms drive away dead-skin cells haunting faces with flakes and uneven buildup.
Fused together to create one happening hair place, Salon Sollievo and Studio 26 keep manes manageable with the aid of a skilled scissor-wielding crew of coiffure craftologists. After a free hair-color consultation, each haircut ($28) trims strands into sculpted tornado- proof structures as wooly brows or bristly lips are defuzzed with a waxing ($12). In addition to sharpening follicles into bonsai hair bushes, customers can choose to treat lackluster mop tops to a full hair coloring, which coats skullcaps in a skin-tone-complementing color. Transform mousey brown locks into luscious chocolate hat fillers or brassy golden tresses. Visitors can wind down amid the elegant confines, which are adorned with dark wood floors, earthy tones, and a relaxing waiting area featuring a fireplace that’s perfect for disposing of accumulated parking tickets.