The massage therapists at Herb Spa don’t focus on offering a head-spinning selection of services—instead, they give their undivided attention to making sure their techniques are highly effective. Both therapeutic and Swedish massage styles are employed to melt away stress and ease body aches, and a deep-tissue massage focuses on releasing deep-set knots within the muscles. Therapists help to further eliminate muscle aches with the use of water-heated hot stones, which aim to expand constricted vessels by increasing blood flow. To release built-up energy within the body, the studio's team relies on pressure-point therapy and singing Motown classics while massaging feet during reflexology sessions.
At Inner Strength Studios, seasoned instructors such as E-RYT 500 instructor Roman Szpond lead vinyasa yoga sessions for beginners, experts, and kids as young as five. Classes ranging from 60 to 90 minutes are held in heated rooms within Innerstrength's Boston studios, which were recently renovated after the Watertown location suffered fire damage. Aspiring teachers can take Innerstrength's 200-hour training program, which instills advanced yoga knowledge through classes, workshops, and a rollercoaster ride through a giant lotus. The studios also provide a slate of other services, such as personal training and massage therapy sessions.
After earning a dual bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston, Latoya Lewis graduated from the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy. Today, she specializes in reflexology, deep-tissue, Swedish, and sports massage, in which a cushion-footed baseball mascot walks on the client's back. Latoya prides herself on her level of empathy and intuition, always making the effort to understand clients' problems and constantly tailoring her services to the individual in her care. She often incorporates elements of trigger-point therapy and reflexology, as well as stretching and breathing exercises, into her massages. Past clients have included oncology patients and senior citizens, for whom she's developed ongoing therapy plans that she hopes will translate into broader, life-related changes.
The acupuncturists at Acupuncture Together holistically combat a wide range of ailments by leveraging their Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degrees. Whether they're treating migraines, depression, or insomnia, the acupuncturists lead clients to the central treatment room, where comfortable, reclining lounge chairs await. Once everyone is comfortable, the acupuncturists carefully place therapeutic needles on the client's legs, arms, forehead, and scalp, targeting areas dictated by the client's current health or interest in the Orion constellation.
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Dr. Jonathan Simon founded Hands-On Health in 1996 as an interdisciplinary clinic. True to this intention, a wide range of healing therapies is available at the clinic, including chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, Reiki, ergonomic guidance and massage. The many different massage therapists at Hands-On Health are all licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Massage Therapy, and offer every type of massage possible, including deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, sports massage, and Swedish massage. There is even a specialized table for prenatal massage. Dr. Simon provides the chiropractic treatments, and has started a new service of offering craniosacral therapy as a standalone treatment.