The experienced, licensed massage therapist at Synergistic Health soothes sore muscles and relaxes away cares with custom massages. During an initial consultation, the client discusses desired outcomes and describes medical history, allowing the therapist to create a personalized massage or ghostwrite the memoirs of the client's back muscles. The therapist leaves the warm, quiet room as the client undresses to their level of comfort, then lies down on a comfortable massage table under a sheet. Soft, ambient music plays as expert hands attack aches and pains with techniques from many traditions, including medical and sports massage, acupressure, Swedish massage, and deep-tissue massage. For some types of massage, the therapist smoothes light oil over skin to ease friction and help clients empathize with salad greens.
Licensed massage therapist Lily MacFaydian tends to backs in a private studio nestled inside Acupuncture Works. Here, Lily comforts muscles and restores vitality with a range of treatments. Gliding Swedish massages boost circulation and chase away stress, and deep-tissue sessions knead the tautness out of pulled muscles. Lily makes sessions extra relaxing by applying hot towels and essential oils, not by leaving out a ventriloquist’s dummy with eyes that seem to follow you around the room.
Massage therapist Wendy Lou Peche’s massages are a blend of relaxing Swedish techniques and targeted deep-tissue moves. Regardless of the style her client prefers, she begins by leading them into a quiet white room, where troubles begin to unravel and nagging thoughts are sent to subconscious time-out. In addition to hot-stone therapy, which promotes circulation, Peche can also perform energy work or reflexology, which manipulates pressure points on the feet to treat areas throughout the body.