Hands of Peace's La Gina Kissentaner believes she was born with healing hands, so naturally, she found herself drawn to massage therapy. Using her instinct and feedback from clients, she varies her modalities as she works. As clients recline in a clean, white room, light Swedish strokes help tension dissipate, while the tougher ministrations of trigger-point therapy help to relieve chronic tightness. Once sessions are over, she educates clients about self-care exercises that will keep muscles loose and limber. Because she loves what she does, she chooses co-workers who do as well, and they all update their training by traveling all over the world for seminars and classes.
In their daily battle against stress, the massage therapists at Trees Bodyworks have a secret weapon: texture. They often enhance their strokes and pressures with exfoliating grains of sugar that soften calluses or silky oils that heal dry and itchy skin on the scalp. The studio?s clients can choose from a list of modalities that include both of the classics?Swedish and deep-tissue massage?as well as a specialty trigger therapy that targets muscles sore from chronic tension and pulling on the triggers of oversized novelty water guns.
Advantage Massage Centers’ experienced stress-assuagers massage away muscle vexations in private rooms, each appointed with heated tables, lulling lighting, and peaceful music. The deep-tissue massage zeroes in on chronic muscle tension perpetrated by repetitive motions, misalignment, and injuries lingering from a past life as a contortionist. For 60 transcendental minutes, a skilled therapist works out deep tension and unties perplexing Flemish knots from sinews’ substrata with the targeted pressure of dexterous digits. You'll leave the Advantage Massage Centers' premises with muscular fibers singing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet, instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet.
Shiatsu Renu's marquee treatment dates back to 1000 AD. But in the 1940s, shiatsu was combined with knowledge of Western anatomy. Today, the treatment?a therapeutic marriage of Eastern and Western techniques?is a popular way to boost energy and promote balance and wellness. Shiatus Renu's massage therapists are well versed in the Japanese treatment, as well as Swedish and deep-tissue massages, which each relax the mind and remove tension and pain from the body. The staff members also offer heated Thai herbal massages. These are administered with the help of steamed bundles of herbs, which open up pores, infuse bodies with medicinal oils, and help relax muscles tense from flexing for traffic-camera photos.
In today's fast-paced world, the slow, gentle massage style of Jacinda Davis is like a breath of fresh air. Aiming to free both muscles and minds from the toils of the daily grind, Jacinda models the movement of her hands after the ebb and flow of ocean tides, eroding aches with deep-tissue or trigger-point therapy and deploying Swedish strokes to send waves of relaxation throughout the body. Inside her tranquil studio, soothing music pairs with sumptuous ingredients such as warm coconut oil and aromatherapy to further reduce physical and mental consternation and give the nose a renewed sense of purpose.:
Melody Miller, the owner of TMT Spa, seeks to connect the body, mind, and spirit through massage. A therapist licensed by the state of Texas, she specializes in classic massages that combine popular techniques during a treatment customized to the client's needs. She performs therapeutic massage to relieve chronic pain, Swedish massage to help reduce stress and relieve pain, and hot-stone massage to invigorate key points on the body.