The massage therapists behind Body Therapy Group practice varied modalities based on their areas of expertise. Timarie Hansen has spent the past 15 years helping clients after vehicular and on-the-job accidents, whereas Karla Miller pulls double duty as she doles out therapeutic massages and heals clients’ energies and spirits as a reiki master. The final member of the team is aesthetician Jayme Williams, who is known for her Brazilian waxes.
Dr. Daniel Hanson's career stemmed from a life-changing event—a propitious visit to a chiropractor. As a high-school student, he suffered from intense headaches that impeded his ability to play running back or even finesse the pirouette at the end of his touchdown dance. Medication proved ineffective, so he sought chiropractic treatment. With a few gentle spinal adjustments, Dr. Hanson was not only free of pain but in good enough condition to become the MVP of his school's football team. Nowadays, boasting his own chiropractic degree and clinic, Dr. Hanson devotes himself to the same approach that helped him in his youth, alleviating his patient's neck pain, migraines, and backaches with adjustments and decompression therapy.
Inside the two-story brick building that houses Rivaage Salon & Medi-Spa, stylists and aestheticians traverse the sun-soaked floors to snip strands into sleek designs or improve complexions with soothing facials. Here, patrons can relax amidst minimalist designs as they partake of a wealth of salon services, including permanent waves and keratin treatments. The salon also performs microdermabrasions and waxing treatments, which, contrary to popular belief, do not turn patrons into celebrity wax statues.
Lake Washington Massage Therapy has cultivated a roster of therapists who all have backgrounds in rehabilitation. These therapists can each render at least one of the center's reparative modalities, such as medical massage and sports conditioning. The latter works to resolve chronic muscular problems, such as sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome. The earth-toned lobby echoes the relaxing nature of the massage treatments, encouraging ease and calm right away.
At InShapeMD, doctors shepherd clients through wellness programs designed to help them feel younger and increase their energy. Exams and lab work provide the medical team with baseline data at the start of the signature Count Down Diet—a guided, one-on-one support and nutrition regimen that can be supplemented with injections of vitamin B12, lipotropics, or big-band music, all of which are designed to boost energy. Hormone-replacement programs for both women and men aim to restore focus, wellness, and libido by adding hormone-replacement for testosterone injections, creams, and troches.
Kasia Merchel’s beauty career began in her native Poland, where she ran a small nail salon. Her salon expanded over the years to include skincare and makeup services, skills she enhanced with further training. Now, at From Europe With Love Skin Care, Kasia stocks the shelves with nourishing serums from Dr. Spiller and Vera Botania skincare products along with Jane Iredale’s line of mineral cosmetics. With these products in hand, she’s able to rejuvenate clients from head to toe with cleansing facials and body wraps.