After injuring himself during a high-school soccer game, Shawn Pomeroy couldn't shake an aching head and neck. He eventually saw a chiropractor to treat the pain, and found that it subsided after regular adjustments. Now a chiropractor himself, Dr. Pomeroy hasn’t lacked for loyalty: he still sees the same doctor for his weekly appointment. His nearly 15 years of experience have only strengthened his belief in the power of spinal science, which he practices at two welcoming offices.
Pomeroy Chiropractic Wellness approaches back, neck, and head ailments from both preventive and rehabilitative angles. The staff scout for subluxations—misaligned bones putting pressure on nerves—with exams and x-rays, soothe muscular tension with massage, and educate patients on proper spinal care by demonstrating how to floss between vertebral disks. As for adjustments, Dr. Pomeroy can utilize his hands or a chiropractic instrument to try to correct backbone imbalances. His focus on family care means that both parents and children can benefit from his personalized, gentle treatments.
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.
When it comes to massage, the therapists at Body Wellness Center of Health, LLC 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. Massage modalities include sports, pregnancy, Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and massage suited to rehabilitation. 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.
The skin specialists at 114 Sun & Spa turn skin from dull to dazzling with expert airbrush and UV tanning treatments. During airbrush tans, technicians use a handheld device to spray a fine mist of UV-free solution across the skin, creating a natural glow without the sun's skin-damaging side effects. To extend the lifespan of their tans, the technicians offer a range of add-ons. The tanning salon also offers different levels of UV-tanning.
Massage therapist Mindy is well trained in a handful of massage techniques to ensure that clients? issues are successfully dealt with. She uses the soft, gliding strokes of a Swedish massage to gently relax tense muscles. Chronic pain is alleviated with deep-tissue massages, which work the deeper muscle layers in the body. And Mindy?s prenatal massages help expectant mothers find relief from discomfort, from back aches to swollen ankles. The Sage Sisters also offer massages featuring basalt stones, cupping, and reflexology, with hot-oil scalp massages and exfoliating scrubs as add-ons. Beyond the selection of therapeutic massages, clients can relax during a foot treatment such as the Oatmeal Cookie, which kicks off with a warm milk foot bath and is followed by a brown sugar scrub and honey and oatmeal mask that's good enough you may try to eat it.
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.