The technicians at Natural Cleaners revivify garments while respecting the earth's delicate ecosystem, eschewing traditional petroleum-based solvents for GreenEarth, a nontoxic formula made of silicone derived naturally from sand. Five Milwaukee-area storefronts bustle free from fumes and pollutants as suits, dresses, and coats shake off dirt during dry or professional-grade wet cleanings. Wedding-dress cleaning and preservation primes gowns for years of heirloom storage or Miss Havisham costume contests, and an in-house seamstress alters hemlines and cuffs to create dashing silhouettes. Household textiles also kowtow to Natural Cleaners' expertise as draperies, bedspreads, and feather pillows return home spic and span.
Sarah Gordon believes in the mind-body connection. To that end, the licensed aesthetician and reiki master uses both Eastern and Western techniques to help clients look and feel better at Wauwatosa Wellness Spa. She also draws on her medical background, including her training under a prestigious plastic surgeon. Sarah and her staff offer facials and more advanced aesthetic treatments, such as chemical peels and exfoliating dermaplaning treatments. Reiki and massage therapy are available here, too—a testament to Sarah's belief that inner and outer beauty are connected, much like daily naps and happiness.
Dr. Rita Sabeti opened her clinic to smooth the skin's flaws and boost clients' confidence with minimally invasive, medical-grade cosmetic treatments. Experienced aestheticians wield the handheld Candela GentleMax laser, whose multiple wavelengths target a variety of skin issues while a built-in cooling mist keeps patients comfortable and office plants hydrated. Weight-loss experts help clients to leave behind extra pounds with advanced hormone therapies.
Amanda Erickson is a licensed massage therapist with a singular specialty: the neck. Her career began in a physical-therapy clinic, where that she discovered how rampant and debilitating neck pain could be. So, she immersed herself in her studies and emerged with an extensive knowledge of the neck area, including areas such as the carotid artery and jugular vein, which need to be avoided during treatments. Armed with this knowledge, she offers neck, jaw, and face massages to help clients manage and overcome their pain. Amanda also boasts extensive experience in prenatal massage.
The massage therapists at Anointed Hands use bodywork techniques to enhance the health and well-being of entire families. Clients of all ages—including expectant mothers, infants, and children aged 2–16 years old—gain serenity and awareness of their bodies through services tailored to address their individual needs. Swedish and deep-tissue massages release stress and soothe pain, leaving clients able to laugh and smile a little easier. The caring staff also takes time to educate clients about the benefits of massage and how they can incorporate it further into their lives.
Bored with a corporate job pushing paper, KC Mecklenburg opted to pamper guests with the warm, personal touch of custom spa services. The trained and certified aesthetician holds court at Salon a Bella, where she greets visitors with tailored skincare services. Along with sugar scrubs and enzyme masks, KC's facials include a gentle massage and the warming touch of a heated treatment table. She also administers chemical peels and waxing services, and is always ready to gush about her English bulldog, Jackson, and his never-ending doctoral thesis.