After years of working as physical therapists in the Boston area, Joint Ventures co-owners Dan Brownridge and Dave Larson noticed one major aspect missing from in most clinics?a personal relationship between the healer and patient. The duo created Joint Ventures in an effort to bring those strong relationships to their community through advanced integrated healthcare clinics where each patient gets optimal one-on-one time with their physical therapists. At all seven locations, Dan and Dave?s more than 55 practitioners craft detailed treatment plans using the facility's four-lane pools and cardio and weight machines, including therapies ranging from acupuncture to massage, yoga, or personal training. Throughout each patient?s therapy, the team of practitioners keeps their interpersonal skills on point with regular meaningful patient-therapist conversations that end with the pair weaving BFF bracelets from each others? hair.
Licensed massage therapist Lotachi Izuchi is a firm believer in "traditional" medicine such as massage and herbology––the medicine of her ancestors. When combined with modern practices learned at the Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy, these ancient methods become very powerful and safe forms of healing. Massage may help with releasing tension, pain, anxiety, and stress, while improving muscle health and relaxation. In the comfort of Lotachi's cozy Sankofa studio, clients may request reiki energy work with aromatherapy, as well as more direct hot-stone and deep-tissue massage techniques. Each session also includes an intake and exit interview to go over any concerns and discuss self-care recommendations for maximum results.
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.
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.
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.