Southern Touch NMT's licensed therapist, Donna Ridenhour, rids bodies of tension and pain, working from a belief that stress is the root of myriad maladies. During her signature neuromuscular massage, her nimble fingers work to unwind entrenched strain from specific trigger points within the body's network of muscles, tendons, and radio wires. During reflexology, she engages pressure points believed to affect internal organs to soothe them into finer fettle. Her forearms, elbows, thumbs, and knuckles glide over muscles as she carries out the long and deep strokes of Hawaiian lomilomi massage, making them more tender than meatloaf that journals about its feelings.
Under the leadership of founder Christie Shumate, the licensed aestheticians at Transformations Spa and Skin Care Center perform custom skin treatments with detailed analysis. Shumate was inspired to form Transformations Spa and Skin Care Center after paying a visit to a plastic surgeon who, she discovered, donated his summer months to helping those who couldn't otherwise afford treatment to recover from burns, as well as working with children who were born with facial defects. She brought together a collection of less-risky aesthetic services designed to help her clients look and feel good about themselves, and now her staff offers laser cellulite reduction, custom facials, organic chemical peels, ear candling, and aqua foot detox.
Licensed massage therapist R. Scott Walker believes that a massage clinic should never be a revolving-door operation. That’s why he takes an individualized approach through open communication and by customizing bodywork with indulgences such as hot towels, essential oils, and aromatherapy. The pressure level is also tailored to the client’s ailment, whether it is a migraine from stress or a rotator-cuff problem from relentless guitar windmilling.
At Touch of Good News, located within Head 2 Toe Salon and Spa, licensed massage therapist Teresa Still helps her patients overcome aches and stress with a range of therapies. Her massage repertoire includes Swedish, hot-stone, and scalp techniques, as well as moisturizing treatments.
At Enlightened Therapeutic and Prenatal Massage, licensed massage therapist Kristina Casini is certified in pre- and perinatal massages, helping women find relief from discomfort during and right after pregnancies. She also employs Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, and utilizes smooth stones heated in water to further alleviate aches. Special add-ons to her massages include an organic sugar-scrub hand treatment and aromatherapy.
As a licensed massage therapist with a neuromuscular certification, Theresa Nowlin seeks more than just a temporary fix. By understanding the full extent of a patient's history, she aims to forever quell chronic headaches, whiplash, or shoulder strain from an overzealous thumb war match. Clients can opt for soothing aromatherapy bodywork using blossom extract essential oils, or deactivate lower-layer knots with her signature neuromuscular or deep-tissue techniques.