Before Lori Lyons became a licensed massage therapist, she was a massage patient herself. Thus she understands that the best massage therapists don’t just address problem areas, they also understand the deep connection between mind and body and educate their patients so they make informed decisions regarding their treatment plans. To help inform each client, Lori pulls from certifications in both craniosacral massage and myofascial release and her ongoing studies in anatomy and various massage modalities. She uses Swedish techniques to encourage relaxation, deep-tissue techniques to address severe tension, and water-heated stones to loosen sinews but keep them from floating away. In addition to easing physical pain, these methods can help strengthen the immune system, increase flexibility, and aid the body's natural healing processes. They may also be combined with Lori’s other specialties, which include ear candling and reflexology.
At Back Health Care, massage therapist Gigi Lee treats ailments that range from common back pain to isolated incidents of whiplash. Depending on the patient's condition, she'll dole out the most appropriate massage, such as a Swedish massage for stress or a deep-tissue massage for pent-up tension. And though Gigi can manage just fine with her hands alone, hot stones from middle Earth are available to amplify the therapy.
Hong Kong Style Bodywork strives to balance the body’s chi through massages from modalities such as deep tissue, Thai pressure, and hot stone. Additional treatments include acupressure healing touch and reflexology, and to further spur harmony and wellness, they incorporate Chinese herbs, moxibustion, and cupping treatments.
Licensed massage therapist Lucy Lu Allen trained with experts in Chinese Tui-Na, Qi Gong, and Thai bodywork to learn their techniques firsthand. She employs those skills, along with therapeutic massages such as deep-tissue or trigger point therapy, to help sweep away tension and aches. Her acupressure therapy sessions also help alleviate fatigue and purge the body of toxins and old homework papers.
The massage practice of Life Energy Massage's Joe Chan and his staff is rooted in the theories of traditional Chinese medicine. During acupressure massage, their nimble hands focus on points that can reopen energy channels, prompting the body to release toxins, stimulate circulation, and come back into balance. These sessions can range from fostering relaxation with soothing pressure to more intense therapy to relieve chronic pain. Though trained in Eastern techniques, the therapists are also well-versed in Western modalities, and will perform a deep-tissue massage or reflexology if requested or a sports massage if you're bored in right field.