Dr. Robert Golden of Delmar Acupuncture & Chiropractic Care brings his 25 years of spine-aligning experience to comprehensive consultations that analyze patients' histories and include orthopedic and neurological testing. Rigid muscles loosen up as fingers search for wells of tension in a deep-tissue trigger-point massage aimed at persuading bodies to let go of stress and their stubborn belief that moon rocks are edible. Performed at the doctor's discretion, the initial trigger-point session prepares the body for further treatments. The doctor's blend of low-force techniques and traditional manual manipulation aims to dispel insomnia, headaches, and some allergies. Follow-up trigger-point appointments help prevent spinal relapse, keeping trapeziuses sedate and less likely to run off with a multijointed circus performer.
In Capital District Massage’s private treatment room, owner Lena Crane and her team of licensed massage therapists keep chronic pains at bay while clients admire Lena’s enchanting artwork displayed on the walls. Visitors sprawl out on a massage table as a relaxation expert melts away their tensions with long, Swedish strokes and the firm kneads of a deep-tissue massage. With the help of massage oils, the center’s therapeutic massages can trigger a variety of benefits, including increased circulation, pain-relief, and improved posture. For twice the relaxation, guests can opt for a four-hand massage with two therapists.
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Mind-body wellness coach Christina Vinsick has a packed résumé: she owned a pizzeria, wrote and directed an award-winning feature film, and was a member of the 1995 U.S. Youth Rock Climbing Team—all before she turned 30. Now she uses her varied experience to help others fulfill their dreams. As a graduate of the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts and the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Christina is an expert in life coaching and holistic foods. Clients may also solicit her hypnosis services to help with issues such as smoking, weight loss, insomnia, and hat hair.
Though she excels at delivering deep-tissue, hydro-therapy, and trigger-point massages, Deborah Tedford doesn’t always rely on her hands to relax her clients. Tapping into ancient techniques and her 17 years of experience during La Stone massages, she alternates heated basal rocks and cold marble over the body to push and pull the blood, creating an internal massage that transports soreness from the body. Heated clay packs, hydrotherapy, and essential oils also serve as instruments of her soothing repertoire.
Licensed massage therapist Gina Mauro helms Massage and Yoga Therapy, where she blends in-depth knowledge of Thai massage, shiatsu, neuromuscular therapy, reiki, and yoga into personalized massages. She welcomes guests for brief consultations, discussing physical issues and any relevant matters to best sculpt massage sessions that can include stretching, compression, and deep pressure.
A board-certified practitioner and longtime devotee of holistic healthcare, Lisa James understands the body as an interconnected organism that can’t always be treated with symptom-specific remedies. That’s why she uses techniques such as Cupping, Gua Sha, Japanese Reiki, Chinese Reflexology, and BioMat therapy to alleviate mental anxiety and physical stress all at once. Aided by aromatherapy and herbal supplements, Lisa’s methods may help restore the body’s balance and ease obstructions that can develop into physical illness if left unchecked. Not just a healer, Lisa is also an educator. In group classes, she teaches students about the art and science behind reiki.