It’s not just about getting a massage or manicure anymore. Spas are offering a variety of healthy options and are working with clients to provide long-lasting effects from their treatments.

It’s not just about getting a massage or manicure anymore. Spas are offering a variety of healthy options and are working with clients to provide long-lasting effects from their treatments. Here’s a look at some of the services being offered, their benefits and where you can find them.

• Chemical Free Spas
Wendy Rauh, owner of Sisters Wellness Reflexology in Lake Ozark, has created an environment that is chemical free and focuses on giving guests the most organic, nourishing experience as possible. In her “lab” she mixes a variety of creams and serums used in her treatments and offers products for sale like apple cider vinegar shots. Her manicure, pedicure, reflexology and other therapeutic treatments are said to help with many health problems in a more natural way.
The grounding room is a hidden favorite among many who come to the spa to relax over a lunch break or to enjoy some quiet time following a treatment. The room is filled with the sights and sounds of nature making it a peaceful escape.


• Journey to Wellness
New to Spa Shiki in Lake Ozark, this unique two-hour treatment combines restorative stretching, a massage and a healthy meal. The service starts with a private stretching session so that your muscles are relaxed and your mind is ready for a 50 minute Swedish massage. It ends with your choice of entrée but stick around to enjoy other spa amenities like the meditation room, eucalyptus-infused steam room and Himalayan salt stone sauna.


• Mind & body
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle touch therapy that releases tensions deep within the body. The goal is to support the body’s natural healing process to improve overall health and function. To sum it up, practitioners focus on releasing restrictions surrounding the central nervous system to treat a variety of symptoms and conditions, including migraine headaches, birth-related trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, nerve disorders, sinus problems, post-surgical complications, anxiety and depression, infertility, digestive difficulties, and one young athlete even says it helps him run faster.
Lake of the Ozarks is home to Missouri’s only advanced-level certified CranioSacral therapist, Darin Puppel (LMT, BCTMB, CST-D), the owner of Infinite Touch Integrative Therapy. He practices alongside his wife and fellow therapist Bailey Puppel, LMT.