The team of massage therapists behind Bodies Kneaded have more than two decades of experience among them. They draw on that expertise to treat issues ranging from sports injuries to pains associated with pregnancy. In addition to custom-tailored massages, they relax visitors with skin-smoothing salt scrubs and mud wraps. Appointments are available at two locations—one in Glen Carbon, one in Granite City. At the Glen Carbon location, aestheticians also perform diamond microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and other skincare services.
Maryville Medical Spa keeps its clients looking and feeling their best with an arsenal of aesthetic and healing services. The facility morphs into a polestar for relaxation during a variety of beautifying services, including Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels. The spa's staff also helms lasers to remove unwanted hair or zap away regrettable tattoos, such as the name of an ex-grocer.
Hans Wiemann has helped men and women reverse the effects of hair loss for more than 50 years. The experts can use a combination of massage, laser therapy, and MEDIceuticals products to increase circulation and stimulate new hair growth. Depending on the client's situation, they can also perform multi-unit hair grafts.
Since 1990, So Natural Permanent Cosmetics has been embellishing eyebrows, lips, and peepers with permanent makeup, thickening eye fringe with Xtreme lash extensions, and misting on airbrush makeup. The salon’s certified permanent-cosmetics professionals amplify lids with indelible eyeliner, ruby-ify lips, and restore brows that have vanished after years of tweezing or hair-singeing experiments with baking soda and vinegar. The expertly applied enhancements, which take about an hour to apply, render lipstick and eyeliner as obsolete as an Esperanto-speaking lamplighter and last for years, with minimal touchups sometimes required after a few years.
The professional massage therapists at Omni Physical Therapy adjust muscles with a variety of soothing modalities to ease chronic aches and recuperate from injuries. Body menders can draw on deep-tissue techniques to retool lower layers of musculature and fascia to unravel the sources of pain and swelling. Fingers and hands channel the long, Swedish-style strokes to gently stimulate surface-level tissue and send oxygenated blood rushing through the body, energizing clients and thrilling speed-obsessed hemoglobin. The prenatal massage employs custom bodywork techniques to encourage deep breathing and ease joint tension in expectant mothers. Therapists foster flexibility during sports massages with a combination of stretches and percussive fight-song tapping to improve athletic performance or recover after a strenuous event.
At the helm of the Sheen Vein Institute stands board-certified physician Dr. Vidal Sheen, a specialist in non-surgical varicose vanquishing. Affected hipsticks first undergo an initial consultation and mapping, where the dermal doc will evaluate the patient's medical history in order to cater treatments to each individual case. Dr. Sheen then coaxes arachnoid veins from their not-so-secret hiding spots using sclerotherapy—an FDA-approved treatment that breaks up offending veins using a safe, injectable solution and a sensitive yet firm text message. Visually or ultrasonically guided, the liquid or foam injections are virtually pain-free and patients suffer no downtime, allowing lives to resume and workplace kick-line competitions to commence as planned. The office’s protocol suggests patients receive three check-ups within the first year of the injections, making certain gams stay glamorous and healthy for as long as possible.