During your hour-long session, Namasté's resident knot-noodler Jess Watson will use one of two therapeutic massage modalities to raise sore souls from the depths of chronic pain and lingering stiffness. A relaxation massage combines elements of deep tissue along with a medley of movement and point-based techniques. A deep-tissue massage, on the other massaging mitt, eschews chillaxing in favor of releasing muscle restrictions. This deep, penetrating style alleviates chronic pain, improves posture, boosts flexibility, and markedly enhances your ability to smell time.
Born in Israel, holistic doctor Gal Bason, ND pursued rigorous four-year graduate-level training at the National College for Naturopathic Medicine in Tel Aviv. There, she was coached in clinical nutrition, iridology, and Shiatsu massage, as well as holistic health-care techniques such as botanical medicine and reiki energy work. Today, Gal has lived in the United States for more than a decade. In addition to being a fully certified naturopathic physician and NAET practitioner, she’s also a licensed massage therapist, deftly blending her reiki methods and nutritional expertise with flowing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure to promote wellness.
The nationally certified massage therapists of massage ME & bodyworks want to create a place where their clients can escape from the daily grind through massages, facial therapy, and holistic treatments. The therapists are each skilled in multiple modalities (including deep-tissue, hot-stone, and prenatal massage) so they can better personalize each service. They also carry a line of dye-free soy jojoba oil candles that melt into massage oil, which they then use to knead sore muscles or oil squeaky doors. Coupled with facial acupressure, the products used during facial therapy stimulate collagen growth and help encourage lymphatic drainage to smooth out fine lines. Though their entire service menu seeks to bring bodies into balance, specialized holistic treatments, such as reiki and ionic footbaths, address bodily toxins and health concerns more directly.
In addition to welcoming clients into the office, the staff can set up onsite service for offices, spa parties, and tug-of-war tournaments, complete with massage chairs and tables.
Specializing in sports massage, therapist Christopher Benoit applies his athleticism and formal training to a variety of relaxation modalities. A long-distance cyclist himself, Benoit helps to keep athletes limber during muscle-stiffening cold seasons with foam-fingered kneads designed to facilitate healing, improve athletic performance, and increase range of motion. Benoit approaches massage therapy from a perspective of wellness, helping to circulate endorphins, nutrients, and oxygen throughout the body as he bolsters the immune system. Dim lighting gently illuminates light-green walls as clients lie on heated towels and surrender to soothing strokes augmented by hypoallergenic massage gels.
Aakara Medspa's educated aestheticians rejuvenate weary skin with a plethora of soothing, effective procedures, all under the direction of a medical physician. The photofacial treatment restores tattered countenances by utilizing intense pulsed light (IPL) technology and the body's natural cellular processes. Targeting specific facial lesions, the IPL system saturates epidermal tissue with a low wave of light, heating dark pigmentation and arming skin cells with an arsenal of microscopic light swords. The cellular skirmish raises dermal temperatures, zapping lesion tissue and causing the natural healing process within the skin to react to the affected tissue, making it scab and fall off or get absorbed by the body.
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