Licensed massage therapist Matthew Harter helps alleviate his clients’ discomfort from muscular knots, kinks, and tightness. Through therapeutic massage, he helps them break free of muscle tension while combating the seeds of chronic pain and tightness. His relaxation and hot-stone massages elicit blissful looseness in the body, feelings of well-being, and aid in relief from stress. Athletes and clients who enjoy active lifestyles can also enlist Matthew for a sports massage, which can help the body excel on the field or court or at the off-track-betting window.
When a person loses one sense, the need to compensate for its loss can actually increase the acuity of the four others. Such is the case with Aaron Reed, whose lack of eyesight has allowed him to develop other talents—most notably, his ability to listen. After spending six years as a motivational speaker and discovering a passion for working with and helping others, Reed began practicing massage therapy. Today, he continues to draw on his uniquely perceptive sense of touch to unwind muscular tension and soothe bodily aches.
Reed has mastered Swedish, deep-tissue, trigger-point, and Thai massage and blends these modalities in custom massages geared toward his client’s specific needs. To get to know these needs a little better, he begins each visit with a 15-minute consultation. Then, he invites clients to relax in a private room suffused with the aromas of scented candles. Clients can request to play music of their own or simply relax to a soundtrack of birds chirping, trees rustling in the wind, and sore muscles howling at the moon.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Dr. M. Derek Davis not only protects mouths from plaque, cavities, and decay with preventive care, but also reconstructs, whitens, and beautifies smiles with a wide range of cosmetic treatments. The good doctor safely analyzes oral health with all-digital x-rays, or he zeroes in on dark spots or damaged tissue with specialized laser-based dental tools. The clinic's repertoire of restorative and cosmetic procedures ensures that mouthbones remain healthy-looking and youthful with Zoom! and laser whitening treatments, bonding, and porcelain veneers.
Licensed medical aesthetician Rhonda R. Baskett revitalizes enervated visages with customized facial treatments. After evaluating the individual epidermis, she culls products from a stockpile of medical-grade physiognomy fixers from brands such as SkinCeuticals and Sothys Skin Care for the appropriate cocktail of visage revitalization. For the following hour, the amicable aesthetician will soften skin in a steam bath, expel dead skin cells, and give pesky blackheads a stern talking-to, leaving behind vibrant, rejuvenated skin. The countenance coddling ends with a relaxing facial massage that leaves cranial sheaths reinvigorated.
The wellness wizard at Broom Massage unbundles tightly wound bodies and relieves stresses with 60-minute therapeutic massages. Treatments begin by slathering dorsal fins with a slew of essential oils, which relaxes muscles, softens skin, and makes backs more fragrant than an herb-dipped focaccia. Armed with a trove of tension-teasing techniques, a therapist strokes and kneads soul sacks to correct muscle imbalance and alleviate deep-seated back pain and fear of other peoples’ hands. After one hour of oohs and ahhs, clients can return to their daily routine comfortably aligned, stretched, and rejuvenated.