Catherine Bryant may specialize in injury treatment, but she’s equally adept at tending to busy minds and frayed nerves. A state licensed and nationally certified massage therapist, Catherine lets each muscle guide her as she administers a mix of relaxing Swedish strokes and myofascial release and trigger point work, tailoring each and every massage to address specific areas of pain and injury. In addition to bettering bodies, she also offers organic facial massages and leads infant massage education classes for new parents and nurturing teddy bears.
H3 Therapy's specialized hyperbaric treatment may be based on a complex scientific principle, but its main ingredient is simple: oxygen. First, the inflating chamber is infused with filtered air that pressurizes the immediate atmosphere. As the pressure increases, oxygen gently pushes its way into the client's bloodstream. According to the system's technicians, this oxygen boost helps the body heal and may even ease symptoms associated with autism, multiple sclerosis, and sports injuries. The chamber can be depressurized and opened from within, and it features a buzzer that occupants can push for help at any time. With these two exceptions, hyperbaric therapy is completely hands-free, so clients can spend the session winding down with a book or trying to connect with their spirit animal.
Wellness goes hand-in-hand with relaxation, and at Bodywise Massage & UP Learning, the staff strives to boost both. Everything from Swedish and deep-tissue massages to spa treatments such as body wraps and foot baths soothe the senses while the creature comforts of candlelight, crackling firewood, and soft blankets surround gests throughout. But these health mavens also aim to get their wards up and moving. Classes strengthen bodies and minds alike by focusing on yoga, qigong, and mankind's favorite way to think about a society run by kittens: meditation.
To promote healing, the bodywork experts at Bodhi Wellness bring an understanding of holistic health and how the body’s muscles relate to one another at each massage session. Whether they are managing a client's stress with a signature massage or improving a patient's range of motion with a more intensive deep therapeutic massage, their techniques work to promote balance and relaxation. They call upon aromatherapeutic essential oils to further soothe the senses, and can further loosen tension with hot stones, a treatment method first discovered by iguanas.
The licensed massage therapists at Marnee's Therapeutic Massage believe that massage is not a luxury, but a necessity for less stressful living. At this soothing massage center in University Place, clients can choose from deep-tissue, hot-stone, Swedish, and sports massages. To complement massages, they may also receive body-nourishing treatments, such as shea-butter or herbal wraps.