After a career of working with therapeutic lasers, Dr. Wes Heckle of The Slim Co helped develop the Body Light system?a body-contouring treatment that helps emulsify fat with gentle LED lasers. Dr. Heckle uses his non-invasive system to help dispel stubborn inches from common target areas, such as the midsection and thighs, while clients relax to music or nature sounds.
Danielle Rivera, owner of Tru Massage Therapy, did not set out to become a massage therapist. "I like helping people," she says, and she did so for many years as a CNA in nursing homes. When she began to transition to a medical-assistant program, Rivera discovered her passion for massage. She got her massage license in 2008 and never looked back. Now, Rivera and a team of therapists provide 10 massage modalities and myriad spa services.
In addition to botanical body wraps and waxing services, Rivera's talent for clinical massage has improved her patients' lives and her ability to open industrial-size jars of pickles. "I had a client that could only lift his arm 90 degrees, and after working on him. . . he could go up to 160 degrees." She has also provided relief for migraine sufferers. Clients who "were taking prescription pain meds. . . were able to cut down their prescriptions significantly" or repurpose them altogether into beaded necklaces.
Doctor of Chiropractic Marcus Jones heads up Quantum Laser Lipo, a specialty of Quantum Wellness & Chiropractic, where he focuses on noninvasive slimming treatments. Laser lipo harnesses the power of light to target stubborn fat cells that haven?t responded to diet, exercise, or sternly worded letters. When paired with whole-body-vibration sessions, these treatments may help clients contour their bodies without surgery.
Total Nutrition amplifies weight-loss regimens and fitness routines with a vast roster of vitamins, health supplements, and other workout boosters. Protein supplements, such as Lean Active 7 protein shakes, fortify muscles' tiny carpenters with the tools they need to build new additions, and multivitamins and health boosters spur energy levels and aid weight loss by infusing the body with the same extra nutrients found in unappetizing algae bars. Staff members, all of whom are certified sports nutritionists, also discuss goals, diets, and other needs with clients, and share tips on maintaining a healthy BMI or choosing the best triple cheeseburgers to use as dumbbells.
Bobbi’s goal is simple: to enhance her clients’ beauty from head to toe. So, at Salon Revolution, she naturally starts from the top and works her way down. She sweeps hair into elegant updos and enhances eyes and lips with makeup applications. This readies clients for a night out on the town or a special event, whether it’s a wedding or a pretend date with their crush’s high-school yearbook picture. Backs, bikini areas, and limbs shed their fuzz during sugaring sessions, which trade in chemical waxes for an all-natural concoction. Bobbi also adds the finishing touches to total-body makeovers with vibrant nail polish for fingers and toes, including no-chip Shellac gel that lasts up to two weeks.
More than a decade ago, Tiffany Roisum-Zeller—a former Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl cheerleader—exchanged her pompons and rhinestones for the prestigious role of the squad's makeup consultant. Her tenure as the team's beauty specialist laid the groundwork for opening Beautiful You Aesthetics, a full-service spa with advanced skincare treatments and anti-aging technologies. Among the spa's age-defying offerings, microcurrent light therapy restores a youthful tone, and Iontophoresis Elastin Infusion Therapy repairs UV damage and firms skin. As a complement to the high-tech treatments, Roisum-Zeller offers standard services such as waxing, lash and brow tinting, and special-occasion makeup.