Seasoned aesthetician Linda Hoff eschews drug-assisted treatments for all-natural, holistic wellness techniques. Drawing on years of experience, Hoff tackles chronic skin, body, and beauty conditions with services that target an extensive array of ailments. A half dozen different facials treat everything from rosacea and eczema to wrinkles and dryness. The all-natural body-sugaring process rids brows and limbs of unwanted hair and attracts smooches from puppies with low blood sugar.
Lisa Glad started her career in massage by easing the aches and pains riders acquired from performing equine athletics. While kneading the taught sinew of Belmont Stakes-winning horses for as long as it takes to go to the DMV (15 years), she dived deep into the world of massage. That included learning everything she could about modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, and myofacial. During that period of study, she trained at the Healing Arts Center in Maplewood and quickly came to learn it wasn't all about the massage itself. As an advocate for healthy lifestyles, she knew massage was most effective when combined with nutritional knowledge.
That's the kind of information—say, how herbs and stretching enhance massage—Lisa passes onto each client at Webster Bodywork, helping others take their own steps toward healthy habits. With all that knowledge and experience, she is able to customize massages to each client without having to ask each client what kind of bed sheet they have at home and running out to purchase a replica. She consults her patrons to learn what they'd like the massage to achieve, and tailors a variety of techniques to suit those needs. Of course, pampering is always part of the process, so Lisa also includes enhancements such as hot towels, aroma therapy, and stones upon request.
As a licensed aesthetician with more than 16 years of experience, Medical Aesthetics RX's founder, Nettie, performs what she considers to be results-oriented treatment regimens. These treatments range from diamond-tip microdermabrasion and facials with fruit enzymes to photo-rejuvenation treatments, but they are all focused on creating a dramatic change in her clients' outer appearance. Skincare treatments enable Nettie to help create younger-looking complexions by reducing the appearance of age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles shaped like bird feet.
Every day, humans are pummeled by modern stresses such as schedules, bills, chores, and the endless smacking of the neighbor's butter churn. We need time to reboot. Enter the licensed massage therapists at Body Temple Healing Arts. They restore balance to the body with their myriad healing techniques. Depending on clients' needs, they may use traditional therapeutic bodywork or utilize energy-directed treatments such as reiki and crystal balancing. Indulgent add-ons of hot stones and soothing aromatherapy are also available.
Licensed massage therapist Kimberly Collier channels more than 800 hours of training into kneading out bothersome knots. After she studied holistic-healing techniques at the Healing Arts Center, she opened Intuitive Healing Arts to bring harmony to minds, bodies, and spirits.
She helps bodies tap into their innate healing abilities through soothing modalities that range from Swedish to deep-touch and myofascial release massage to Reiki and transformational breath work. The latter uses breathing techniques to stimulate circulation and improve well-being.
Todd Beckman founded MassageLuXe with the notion that five-star service should not be limited to pricey hotels. Today, the spa's team of massage therapists and aestheticians continues to realize and build upon Todd's initial aspirations. A spa day at MassageLuXe includes all the perks one might expect from a vacation resort, from facials and massages to full-body waxing and baths in warm, effervescent champagne. The company's services tend to exceed expectations in other ways, too; along with standard massages such as Swedish and deep tissue, therapists are proficient in specialty modalities such as bio-mat, reflexology, and aromatherapy.