Wellness

medspa treatment

By now, the gifts have been given, the guests have been hosted and the holidays are coming to a joyful close. Some of us emerge from this entertaining season feeling a little less holly and jolly and a bit more frizzled and frazzled.

In a well-appointed treatment room situated near the front of the organic beKIND Salon and Spa in White Bear Lake, Lisa Anderson, “Laser Lisa,” is transforming lives, one thermal pulse at a time.

If you had told Stephanie Tennessen when she was 18 and battling cancer that one day she would be a massage therapist to some important Minnesota athletes, she would have never believed you.

Growing up as the daughter of a mortician, Suzanne Worthley—energy-healer, intuit, teacher, meditation guru—death, and the conversations and conundrums found within, were ever-present in her childhood home. “Death was viewed as normal,” she says.

Dr. Robert Reif was a household name around the White Bear area in the 1950s and 1960s. His downtown office was one of several general practitioners who served our community, but his brand of care had a special touch.

Inside the trendy hotspot in White Bear, nestled above Mizu Japanese in Boatworks Commons, is a relatively new yoga studio, Studio One Yoga, which offers “yoga for everyone,” says Dariush Moslemi, co-owner with his wife, Sarah.

Advance Therapy, the pediatric occupational, physical and speech therapy clinic that opened in White Bear Lake last fall, helps children and their families with a wide variety of challenges, using a number of evidence-based techniques.

Marie Smith created the Bullenbees skin care line because she had been struggling with skin issues. “My entire life I’ve had reactions to everything,” Smith says. “I get rashes from everything, and everything makes me break out.”

Natalia Hals doesn’t remember much about her daughter’s first year. Even though Raygen, now 19, was a good baby, Hals remembers feeling like she was drowning. All she could manage was work and sleep.

There are a handful of things that make Dr. Stephen Jaksa a bit different from your average dentist, but it starts with the fact that he graduated from the University of Minnesota’s dental school at the age of 24.

Marriage and family counselor Kris Anderson opened her own practice in May in White Bear Lake, and her desire for “clients to feel safe and validated in the space,” can be seen throughout her office, appropriately named Space for Healing Co

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