When it comes to massage, the therapists at Body Wellness Massage Clinic leave no stone—or glass cup, in some cases—unturned. They take continuing education courses that help them master therapies from all over the world, and the result is a massage experience like no other. A recent addition to their repertoire is massage with cupping, which creates suction on the surface of the skin with glass cups. This suction can help pull toxins toward the surface, where they're absorbed by the lymphatic system and drained from the body. If you're after a more traditionally Western treatment, the therapists can accommodate your needs with a custom massage that combines only the treatments and techniques that you see fit.
Massages and pampering skin treatments make up the menu at Serenity Mind Body Spa, winner of Best Massage in Wichita Family Magazine's 2011 Reader's Choice Awards. The therapists and aestheticians customize each service to the individual, whether it's an overworked athlete, an achy mother-to-be, or an acne-prone teen. Nail technicians in the pedicure suite soak feet in sparkling Lenox crystal basins, while hair-removal experts whisk away unwanted strands with Nufree's waxless formula. The spa's packages combine services for extended relaxation sessions that loosen tightly wound bodies and set tense minds adrift as if in a sea of chamomile tea.
At Magic Mirror, stylist Tammie Melton understands that nobody has the same face, let alone the same lifestyle. That's why for her, consultations are an important step in the styling process. Before she commences with any of her signature designer cuts, color, or highlight services, she studiously studies facial shape and skin tone while listening to the clients' deepest hair wishes.
Within environs decked with wood floors, modern décor, and lively hued walls, Hellobeautiful Salon strategically sleekens coifs with the help of Pravana’s proprietary elixirs. Curly noggin noodles are unwound into well-straightened angle hairs with Perfection SmoothOut by Pravana Naturceuticals, a formaldehyde-free chemical treatment. During the 90-minute session, a skilled stylist will mollify follicles with Perfection’s low-pH formula, which is so gentle that it can be applied to chemically treated hair. Additional shampooing, coloring, and prepping for troll-doll lookalike contests may ensue immediately after the treatment. Though not included with this Groupon, a follow-up system from Pravana extends locks’ sleekness 8–12 weeks.
Lisa Mayhugh’s phalanges relieve tension and improve mobility through a range of therapeutic, clinical, and specialty massages. Mayhugh, who has a master of physical therapy degree, tenderizes petrified muscles during 60-minute marathons of Swedish, deep-tissue, or pregnancy massage ($65). Basalt hot-stone massages ($110 for 90 minutes) treat cold-blooded bodies to much-needed earthy warmth, and partners can team up to defend against stress invasions with a couples massage ($130 for 60 minutes). To tackle all of the body’s problems, a session of clinical bodywork—a holistic, hands-on approach for calming the mind, body, and spirit worlds—can banish tension, accumulated stress, and evil twin spirits ($50 for 60 minutes). A 30- to 40-minute reflexology session ($25) introduces newcomers to the codependent relationship among the hands, head, and feet. Located in the Terradyne Country Club, Mystik Butterfly helps visitors improve mobility, conquer stress, ease pain, and relax.
Mesh fuses together three distinct beauty spheres into the ultimate tri-pronged gallery of glamour. With today's deal pamper-loving ladies can stroll into a chic, upscale salon replete with feminine touches, while manscaping men can saunter to the opposite side to indulge in new-fashioned ideas of manliness in the old-fashioned barbershop. Once your body has chosen sides, superfluous skin cells and dead leaves will be scrubbed away with an exfoliating body polish ($75), infused with essential oils that are tailored to each skin type. The 60-minute facial ($65) includes a condensed consultation to better determine specific skin concerns, such as premature aging and glued-on Santa beards, for a totally customized face-toning session. For the schedule-strapped, each of these treatments can be booked separately, or scheduled together for a full afternoon of corporeal refinishing.