As a licensed and nationally-certified massage therapist, Timothy Flint draws on hundreds of training hours and embraces a holistic paradigm. This member of the Associate Bodywork & Massage Professionals listens intently to clients wishes before gently kneading their sore spots. His repertoire includes modalities such as medical-, sports-, and Eastern-massage techniques. He also helps clients manage chronic pain by setting their clocks and calendars back to before their affliction began.
Robert Marrufo Jr. understands that every client experiences stress and pain in different ways. As a licensed massage therapist with extensive knowledge of traditional Western and Eastern modalities, Robert customizes each massage he delivers by blending modalities to create an approach that addresses each visitor's specific needs. Long, flowing Swedish strokes gently soothe tension along the surface, deep-tissue techniques focus on the deeper causes of chronic muscle pains, and warmed river stones can help loosen weary musculature. Additionally, Robert can use holistically focused modalities—including acupressure, Thai massage, and reflexology treatments—to promote a greater sense of inner peace and address energetic imbalances throughout the body.
Massage by Galen's licensed therapists tailor each massage to their client's needs. This might mean more focus on the back, neck, or legs if that's where the issues lie, or a blending of different massage styles in order to address multiple concerns at once. The staff here is well-versed in multiple styles of bodywork: Swedish for stress, hot stone for tension, and sports massage for injuries. Other treatments include Thai massage and reflexology, as well as portable chair massages, which the staff can bring to treat sore backs at any workplace, festival, shopping mall, or limbo tournament.
A The Detox Studio's intimate setting, the wellness expert aims to purge bodies of the debris associated with living in an industrialized society. Such debris?chemicals, inorganic compounds, and elevator music?hides in muscle tissue and skin pores, so the therapist uses organic and natural spa treatments to draw it out.
Many of the studio's services focus on massage. During these 40- to 90-minute treatments, the therapist armed with organic lotions kneads muscles until they feel like putty, a process that releases stored toxins and improves circulation. Other services use herbs to detoxify. The herbal detox wrap, for example, relies on herbs to drain lymphatic channels. Several services focus more on rejuvenation, including the Ayurvedic shirodhara treatment, during which the therapist slowly pours of stream of warm oil over the client's forehead as a soothing finish to a 30-minute head, shoulder, and neck massage.
Luxury Sweet Escape Spa was founded by a licensed aesthetician and a licensed massage therapist. Chris and Julie combined their powers to carve out a space where folks can spruce up with beauty treatments or wind down with spa services. The facials include a little of both; they begin with a skin analysis and continue with a deep cleansing, extractions, and choice of aroma?pick from peppermint, cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla, or citrus. The signature massages also include a choice of aroma, and incorporate techniques such as Lomi Lomi, deep-tissue, trigger-point, and Thai table massage to make you as loose and relaxed as a stick-figure in a spy movie. Specialty add-ons, including hot lava shells or a toffee body salt scrub, only augment the indulgence.
After 13 years of working in the health-care industry, licensed massage therapist Jean E. Besse realized that although she had a successful career, she had very little time to care for herself. Over the years, she had put on more than 30 pounds of excess weight thanks to a steady diet of fast food and soda. Then a fellow massage therapist pointed her to AdvoCare's line of energy drinks and bars. Besse lost 40 pounds.
She now shares her favorite products with others and drop-kicks every can of soda she sees. In addition to helping people lose weight, she helps ease their aches and pains through massage therapy at Relax Your Body -Shop.