At Serenity Wellness and Nails, the staff works under the philosophy that the state of one's exterior and interior are closely intertwined. So, they offer multiple types of manicures and pedicures to help their client's feel confident about their appearance, which, in turn, often has a positive effect on their general wellbeing. The staff is also very health conscious, believing that good health translates into a glowing exterior. Therefore, they specialize in health-related treatments such as diabetic foot care, use disposable liners in their pedicure tubs, and greet each customer with a preventative "gesundheit!"
The professionals at Elements Therapeutic Massage Salmon Creek approach each massage differently. They understand that each body functions—and malfunctions—in its own way, so each session with a new client begins with a brief chat about his or her health concerns, treatment goals, and general preferences. Therapists can customize massages by blending multiple techniques, altering the amount of pressure used, and yelling at knots with a varying degree of sternness. Massage benefits can include relaxation, pain relief, and increased flexibility.
It’s standard for massage therapists to tailor treatments to the individual, but at Written on the Body Massage and Acupuncture Studio, owner Julie Campbell and her staff take treatment customization even farther. The cast of licensed massage therapists offers more than 20 bodywork therapies, each helpfully broken down by profession and lifestyle. For instance, Take a Stand incorporates warming foot treatments and leg, hip, and back-focused techniques for those who stand on their feet all day. Conversely, the I Feel Like a Robot massage, involves techniques designed for overworked wrists and forearms, stiff backs, and other ailments symptomatic of having a desk job or being a professional chair-tester. Michael Wesson puts to use the Feldenkrais bodywork technique there, eliciting happy sighs from patrons by touching muscles gently to retrain them.
Beyond massage therapy, on-staff acupuncturist Beth Howlett uses hair-thin needles to restore the body’s healing processes and quell ailments ranging from allergies to chronic diseases. Meanwhile, a quite sanctuary equipped with a light therapy box mimics a sunny day to help clients who suffer from seasonal affective disorder. And to delight their clients after hours, Written on the Body hosts artwork shows, complete with dancing, refreshments, and free massages.
A tandem bicycle's worth of board-certified plastic surgeons oversee both the surgical and noninvasive procedures performed at Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery. The oxygenating anti-aging facial, which invigorates subdermal circulation, stimulates improved oxygenation to the skin. Like a counterrevolutionary whitewash fence painter, the antioxidant therapy strives to correct and prevent the disruptive graffiti of free radicals, unlocking the natural radiance imprisoned inside facial cells.
The staff at GoodLife Therapeutic Massage is trained in various modalities, and tailors each session to the specific needs of the patient beneath their hands. Within their arsenal, they boast deep tissue treatments, sports massage, and Swedish massage, a method that cranks up relaxation levels with additional oils and lotions. For hands-free care, the GoodLife staff can also tote their specialized ergonomic massage chair to a location of your choice.
For more than a decade, Kinship House has nurtured children and families with outpatient mental-health services during the transition through foster care and adoption. After being referred by regional caseworkers and county offices, children experiencing difficulties in their new homes undergo a series of timely counseling and education sessions intended to soften the stress of a rapidly changing home life. With the help of the organization’s expert clinicians, who take a one-on-one, personalized approach to each case, 98% of the children Kinship House serves are able to successfully transition into their new families. More than 280 children and families receive outpatient mental-health services at Kinship House every year, creating lasting familial bonds and future stability.