The slate-blue walls in the studio of Massage by Peggy recall the tranquility of the ocean, which helps to ease clients into a state of relaxation. Aromatherapy scents permeate the candlelit room, while a heated table helps clients unwind better than riding a merry-go-round backwards. Certified massage therapist Peggy eases knots from muscles in modalities including Swedish, sports, and geriatric.
With motions that range from gliding, stress-melting strokes, and muscle stretching to intensive deep kneads, Dan Himm of Himm Healing Hands relieves patients' aches and pains. He also performs reflexology treatments, massaging specific points on the feet and hands to boost health throughout the body. In addition to relieving pain and stress, he aims to correct issues such as allergies, depression, and other ailments.
Physical Rehabilitation Services' goal is to get clients back to feeling well, and whether it's through physical therapy or a deep-tissue massage, the staff is applies their expertise to help bodies heal. They offer sports therapy, occupational therapy, and work hardening, the latter designed to help those recently injured re-aquaint themselves with the skills they need to complete their work. Personal trainers and certified golf instructors are also on hand for activity-specific guidance. So are massage therapists, who offer Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages, to name a few.
Soft strains of music mingle with the aromas of essential oils at Regeneration Centre of Beauty and Health. There, a staff of beauty and wellness specialists performs hair- and bodycare services with a wide range of traditional elixirs as well as organic products and supplements. Through massage treatments, the therapists aim to restore energy, well-being, and a sense of peace akin to frolicking in a field of marshmallows. They also perform therapeutic services such as reflexology, acupressure, and moxibustion—a traditional chinese remedy that promotes circulation through the burning of mugwort over affected areas. The team performs haircuts and styling services with Schwarzkopf organic products, and improves strands’ lustre with botanical hair and scalp therapy. Detoxification supplements and herbs are also available for purchase.
Massage therapist Jennifer Darensbourg's career has included a two-year stint at a physical therapy clinic and massage work to heal banged up players from the Lions and Pistons. She draws upon that therapeutic background at Celestial Healing Massage Therapy, where she and her schedules sports, prenatal, Swedish, and hot-stone massages, the latter of which uses warm balsamic stones to flatten tension into a piece of recyclable paper. Adding to the soothing experience, all massages include a choice of essential oil.