For licensed massage therapist Christine Abston, relaxation is more than a quick fix. It's a way of life. That?s why she gives clients multiple ways to unwind at Catch Your Breath Massage, pulling from 17 massage modalities picked up over her 15-year career. Her sessions range from soothing Swedish strokes and reflexology techniques to deep-tissue and trigger-point therapy that address lower-layer muscle pain. Appointments can take place within Christine?s cozy, candlelit studio, and on-site visits at a loved one?s home are also available for an additional fee.
Despite its tranquil atmosphere and soothing services, visiting Inner Harmony Massage just for relaxation might be setting the bar too low. Some of its therapists possess more than two decades of experience, and all continue to hone their expertise through educational endeavors such as specialized certifications, workshops, and even the teaching of others. As a result, the massages they provide?which range from traditional Swedish strokes to firmer, more focused sports and deep-tissue work?are designed not just to promote relaxation, but to get at the root of what ails their clients, whether it's pain, lack of mobility, or diminished athletic performance from running with both shoelaces tied together. To extend the relief as long as possible, the therapists perform a post-massage consultation that grants clients with tips on stretches, relaxation techniques, ergonomic devices, athletic warm-ups, and other ways to keep muscles limber and relaxed.
"I understood from an early age that hair is not just an accessory. Great hair is the key to feeling beautiful." So says hairstylist Katie in her Sanctuary Salon and Spa bio. The beauty haven welcomes clients who share this perspective, and offers them a place to relax and rejuvenate. Along with fellow stylists Eileen and Natalie, Katie snips, shapes, and dyes hair to match each client's personality. Meanwhile, aesthetician Suki works her own magic, beautifying skin with facials, relaxing tense muscles with massages, and adding pizzazz to nails with mani-pedis.
Card sharks place their bets at Lucky Derby Casino's smoke-free blackjack and poker tables before heading over to Rounders Sports Bar for hearty steak dinners, billiards, and darts. Appetizing niblets ready hunger pangs for their fate, as couples sip on selections from the beer and wine list. A 12-ounce cut of tender rib-eye steak or tilapia whispers sweet nothings to taste buds, as a potato and veggies skulk on the side, always the bridesmaid. After dinner, chalk up some cues for eight felt-pelting rounds of pool or test precision tossing skills at the dartboard. Fifteen high-definition TVs rain down sporting events pumped into the pub by ESPN GamePlan and NFL Sunday Ticket, and comics make with the chuckling during open-mic Tuesday. The athletics-themed venue fills up with the sounds of amateur crooning on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights as singers take the karaoke stage.
For more than 35 years, massage therapists at The Cabin Holistic Healing Center have helped bodies relax and heal. Inside the studio?s East Indian?themed atmosphere, staff members use Swedish and deep-tissue techniques as well as aromatherapy, easing the senses as their hands work to boost circulation and joint flexibility. The center also boasts an infrared sauna, which is ideal for couples who can relax and sip non-alcoholic beverages, available for purchase. Morning and evening restorative yoga sessions are ideal for begins and those with health restrictions, and meditation fosters a deeper connection with yourself than is possible by merely high-fiving a mirror. Morning and evening restorative yoga sessions are ideal for beginners and those with health restrictions, while meditation fosters a deeper connection with yourself than is possible by merely high-fiving a mirror. The instructor brings more than 30 years of certified experience to her classes, which keep oxygen following evenly to extremities. You can also sink into one of the studio?s private indoor and outdoor hot tubs to relax.
Massage therapist Carly Bradley customizes her massages?Swedish, deep-tissue, aromatherapy, sports therapy, and hot stone?to address the unique needs of her clients. This is her mission at Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork?to break from the boilerplate and give each client what they need, whether it?s a therapeutic massage for a sore back or an hour-long release from standing in as the family?s dinner table. Her massages typically use a mix of different modalities and include features such as hot towels and hot stones. Carly also has hands-on experience servicing clients that have special needs such as stroke victims and the physically disabled. Combining skills she learned at the Healing Arts Institute with a deep sense of compassion, Carly strives to help her clients achieve mind-body harmony through massage.