Cody King understands muscles. Aside from graduating as the valedictorian of his class at MTC, the licensed massage therapist spent 10 years working as a certified fitness instructor, allowing him to bring a unique understanding of the body's need for recovery, relaxation, and frequent fist bumps to the massage table. Drawing on his expertise in musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, he integrates multiple massage techniques––including Swedish, hot stone, and neuromuscular therapy––to customize treatments that address specific pain- or stress-related complaints. He also works in tandem with a licensed physician at Capitol Spine and Rehabilitation, where physical therapy and chiropractic medicine meet spa-like services, to help clients find relief from injury and get back on the leapfrog circuit as quickly as possible.
Licensed massage therapist Maggie Ismail and her team overthrow the reign of stresses and achiness. A menu of several massage modalities tackles the tensions that scamper through musculature. Deep-tissue massage manipulates aches lingering below the surface to promote healing, and Swedish massage sends smooth, firm strokes across the entire body to bolster circulation. As they recline on cushy adjustable massage tables, clients can float away to serene, Superman-streaked skies and scenes of Paris depicted in black-and-white posters. LMT #E-2921
The beauty experts at Bien-?tre Wellness Day SPA pamper their clients from head to toe with a full range of relaxing and future-forward beauty treatments. Here, skilled therapists perform a variety of services in a one-stop shop designed to create a welcoming, relaxing, and refreshing atmosphere. Guests may also choose from a menu of renewing facials and peels to reveal vibrant glows as well as manicures and pedicures to pamper hands and feet. While hair services, waxing, spray tanning, aromatherapy, and reflexology boost both aesthetic and mental wellness, Bien-?tre also helps guest drop dress sizes and diminish appearances of stretch marks and cellulite through the massage treatment Lypossage, which Bien-?tre Wellness Day SPA offers exclusively in Baton Rouge. During sessions, a certified Lypossage therapist applies a technique that aims to sculpt muscles and rid toxins from the body. Traditional massages may also be customized to address concerns such as back pain, sciatica, and fibromyalgia.
Since mastering her craft at Baton Rouge's Medical Training College, licensed massage therapist Latrika Shepard has relieved achy muscles for nearly five years at Soothing Movements. Her gentle Swedish massages work to rid clients of anxiety and headaches, while her deep tissue massages knead away muscular tension. Latrika takes an even more vigorous approach during sports massages, which she uses to help heal and relax muscles before big games or after particularly hard high fives from teammates. To round out her quartet of massage styles, Latrika conducts luxurious hot stone sessions that combine soothing warmth with equally soothing strokes.
People often tell licensed massage therapist Kimberly James that she has "relaxing hands", a quality she honed during months of study at Medical Training College. Deep-pressure massages treat tension and pain due to alignment issues, injuries, or friends that will only leave their house via piggyback. Long, gentle strokes put muscles and minds at ease during Swedish massages. Kimberly's services can provide relief from pain after a recent accident or chronic aches, and some of her clients make appointments on a weekly basis.