At Health & Healing Therapeutic Massage—the U.S. Commerce Association's 2011 Best of Wichita in the massage therapy category—studious therapists dedicated hundreds of hours to the study and practice of massage before treating clients in their serene space. These graduates of Heritage College's School of Massage and members of the ABMP and AMTA completed 720 training hours and 120 internship hours to deeply understand several types of massage, including trigger-point therapy, reflexology, and lymphatic. They tailor all services to address individual needs, even for training athletes and expectant moms. The therapists also deliver onsite chair massages to relax office employees or lure customers to garage sales.
The therapists at Great Escape Therapeutic Massage, LLC work to relieve discomfort from muscular pain, anxiety disorders, and sports injuries. The team specializes in five relaxation modalities, including deep-tissue massage, which delves deep into the layers of muscle tissue, and prenatal massage, which helps relieve muscular discomfort in mothers-to-be. The staff will also show new parents how to impart massage to their newborn child, which helps improve the symptoms of gas and constipation, increases sensory awareness, and fosters sleep so that the baby doesn’t stay up for late-night Law & Order marathons.
The aura of warmth that envelops clients at Agape Therapeutic Massage is not merely a product of their imaginations. Heated tables wrapped in flannel linens aid the spa’s massage therapists, loosening muscles and thus making them more susceptible to a range of Swedish, deep-tissue, and therapeutic strokes. Though these techniques apply varying degrees of pressure, all of them can be enhanced with a hot-towel treatment that causes stress to melt faster than a snowman’s face after a shredding guitar solo. Dry-brush exfoliation treatments, sugar scrubs, and body wraps hydrate skin and flush out toxins, and seaweed or rose-mud wraps soften skin with nature’s most soothing ointments. :m]]
At Massalogy Spa, a trio of massage therapists works with clients to craft personalized relaxation plans. Eight different massage modalities, including bamboo and hot stone, expunge soreness from muscles, while relaxing add-ons such as sugar scrubs or aromatherapy shoo away stress and forgotten reminder notes. In addition to relaxing massages, the spa beautifies physiques with body wraps.
Recently relocated to a new, modern office, Howell Family Chiropractic performs the latest in corrective therapy for Kansans afflicted with back pain, headaches, or lingering effects from injuries. Doctor of Chiropractic Jeff Howell personally walks new patients through a three-step diagnostic process no more complicated than the waltz portion of their annual physical, determining their health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. Sometimes the source of pain is obvious, such as a Revolutionary War–era bayonet lodged between the shoulder blades, but Dr. Howell will, if necessary, take a set of x-rays to identify areas of misalignment and degeneration in the spine and bone structure. Finally, the doctor gives your creaky corpus a gentle but thorough chiropractic examination designed to help diagnose a course of treatment.
Sveta's Skin & Body Therapy is a refreshing, full-service spa that specializes in luxurious treatments for over-stressed soul sacks. The essential massage promotes circulation and soothes away stress with soothing oils or lotions, helping bodies and minds become equally limber and worry-free. Strenuous games of Tiddlywinks and frequent over-clapping can cause premature signs of aging in the hands. The DermaNew system employs microdermabrasion technology to exfoliate outdated dermal cells, encouraging new cell growth, tightening skin, and decreasing the appearance of sunspots. Devastate your body's unique ecosystem with a smoothing Brazilian wax in one of Sveta's private waxing rooms ($50–$70, $39 for touch up), allowing you to finally understand the satisfaction of nineteenth-century timber barons. Instead of painful waxes, Sveta's performs all-natural, soy-based hair removal using Nufree and finipil. Nufree is a botanical hair remover that doesn't stick to the skin, while finipil helps to quell the rebellious follicular uprisings of new hair cells.