Elevate Esthetics Parlor: The Beauty Experience That Also Feeds Your Soul


If you’re up for a little “me” time (think spa and beauty services) in Kansas City, you certainly have many options. But if you want to indulge in a truly elevated experience, one that takes you beyond the usual and engages all of your senses, the choice has to be Elevate Esthetics Parlor.


Owner, Sara Rieman, set out to create the total package at this serene oasis of beauty

located in midtown’s fashionable Uptown Theater District. This is not your cookie cutter spa experience with an ever-changing staff and long halls lined with tiny treatment rooms. The setting here is peaceful and welcoming, appointed with antique furnishings and calming colors. And Rieman, a degreed esthetician with more than a decade of experience, attends to every client herself, indulging them with a wide range of head-to-toe luxury experiences. 


“It doesn’t make sense for clients to have to go to several places to receive different services,” Rieman explained. “I could have offered one thing like perfect brows, or luxurious facials, but I’m also an expert at spray tans and lash lifting. I chose to offer a full range of esthetics because all of them are my specialty. And the attention and quality I provide with each one…that’s what makes coming here an elevated experience”


The complete menu of services for women and men includes lash lifting and tinting, brows (including shaping, tinting, and lamination), body waxing, spray tanning, dermaplaning, and an impressive menu of customizable luxury facials.  But Rieman calls the Meditation Facial her most unique and transcending service.


“All of our facials do marvelous things for your skin, but the Meditation Facial also does amazing things for your emotional, physical and mental wellbeing,” Rieman noted. “It’s like a mini vacation for your soul.” 

The Meditation Facial can be booked as a 60- or 80-minute session. Both types begin with a
25-minute guided audio meditation by Matt Turner, owner of Be Love Healing, which leads you through a deep breathing exercise to help you disconnect from the day, calm your mind and relax your body. Rieman cited multiple studies showing that the consistent practice of deep intentional breathing not only calms the mind, but also rejuvenates the body, lowers blood pressure and reduces chronic pain and inflammation. “Because deep breathing reduces inflammation, over time it can also help slow the aging process and boost overall cellular health,” Rieman explained. “It’s the main reason I wanted to have the Meditation Facial as my signature service.”

The luxury spa treatments included with Meditation Facial are customizable, but mainly feature hot/cold stone therapy, lymphatic drainage, dry brushing, exfoliation, masking, acupressure, and aromatherapy. The treatment portion for both session lengths is followed by a guided audio closing meditation led by Subashini Nadajarah, a guest meditation teacher at Pilates 1901. This feature is also customizable, depending on your mood that day; you can choose from five meditation topics; inner warrior, breath, loving kindness, intention, or gratitude. 


If you go for the full 80-minute Meditation Facial, Rieman will also performing chakra energy balancing with sound therapy, a skill she learned from top Kansas City reiki practitioner, Christy Marsh. Try it once and you’ll understand why so many of Rieman’s Meditation Facial clients ask for the full 80-minute session every time they come in. Not only will the Meditation Facial leave your skin and your psyche feeling amazing, the added chakra energy balancing experience will relax your brain and your body, leaving you with an overall sense of wellbeing that Rieman promises will radiate through every aspect of your daily life. To learn more, visit the Elevate Esthetics Parlor website or book your appointment now on the convenient online booking page. You deserve it!


Meet Sara Rieman: Throughout her life, Rieman has always been drawn to the beauty and spa industries; which inspired her to take a position with Beauty Brands in 2006.  There she discovered the world of esthetics which ignited a new passion and her next career path. Rieman received her degree in esthetics in 2009 while continuing to work at Beauty Brands. Her superior skills earned her a place as one of Beauty Brands’ Top 10 Estheticians for several years in a row and led her to become a top-ranked esthetics trainer for the company. To this day, Rieman continues as trainer, teaching lash techniques to licensed Estheticians and Cosmetologists. In October 2018, Rieman fulfilled her dream of establishing her own esthetics business when she opened Elevate Esthetics Parlor. It has quickly become a beauty services destination for women and men across the Kansas City metro area.

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