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.
At Brackeen Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Paul Brackeen works to empower patients. After performing in-office services such as chiropractic adjustments, the practice's medical workers teach patients how to complete corrective exercises on their own. Along with nutritional-counseling sessions, they hope to help patrons lose weight and improve their health by tapping into their own strength. In treatment rooms, FDA-approved Zerona machines purr across bodies, harnessing the power of lasers like a mad scientist trying to impress a date.
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.
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.