In Massage Therapy Connections’ homey abode, two licensed massage therapists oversee a team of fellow LMTs, all of whom adhere to a philosophy of natural health. Treatment amenities such as hot stones, foot scrubs, and body wraps imbue the experience with even greater sublimity. Other specialties include Thai massage, Bellanina facelift massage, myoskeletal alignment, and sports massage.
The staff at Elements Therapeutic Massage consults with clients about their massage preferences and goals to pair them with compatible and experienced massage therapists. Therapists further customize the massage based on the clinic's pressure-level system, addressing customer preference as effectively as a psychic drive-thru. Muscle wranglers target knots and deep-seated tension with the trigger-point treatment or tackle a wider spectrum of aches with the broad, smooth motions of a Swedish massage. Backs seeking alleviation of long-term strain can luxuriate in a deep-tissue session, while a sports massage preemptively nixes injury-causing tension and latent sympathy for the opposing team. A prenatal massage can reduce swelling while encouraging relaxation of body and mind for better sleep and mobility.
Of the 16 licensed massage therapists at Stepping Stone Clinic, each has their own specialty. Owner Pamela Wald, herself a massage therapist with 20 years of experience as well as an extensive medical background and a certificate in laser technology. Together, they accommodate complaints and issues of all stripes, from physical pain to stress and anxiety, with a deep slate of therapies. Always aiming to be on the forefront of new services and technology, Stepping Stone Clinic is also among the first in the Bradenton-Sarasota area to offer warm deep tissue laser therapy treatments, which aim to significantly reduce pain and mobility in short treatment sessions that accelerate the body's natural healing process through photo-bio-stimulation. Their services include massage for athletes and expecting mothers, along with a number of skincare treatments?see the pineapple facial for an indulgent way of minimizing wrinkles. They also offer acupuncture services, with Steve Gooding specializing in using the treatment to treat chronic illness.
A licensed massage therapist and certified personal trainer, Janie Scott holds the key to unlocking both tense nerves and tight muscles. She achieves the former through Swedish massages, applying long, graceful strokes that are as calming as a slow-motion reel of idyllic landscapes, swooping butterflies, and meditating whales. On the physical end, she uses deep-tissue work and Thai stretching to help clients become more limber and treat chronic pain and muscle tension.
As a certified youth performance specialist, Janie pays special heed to young athletes. Citing a dramatic increase in youth sports? injuries, Janie performs sports massages geared specifically toward kids. She keeps budding athletes in tiptop physical shape with treatments that help to reduce the possibility of injury and improve their mobility, whether they?re darting across the field or hoisting a trophy above their heads.
For Mario Dube, healthcare starts with an open mind. Unwilling to be bound by the constraints of Western medicine, the acupuncturist and board-certified doctor of Oriental medicine incorporates the techniques of traditional Chinese medicine into therapies designed to treat ailments at their source. Dube's secret lies in viewing the body as a single, interconnected organism, as opposed to a haphazard collection of bones, joints, and bone claws bonded with pieces of gum. This view shapes his acupuncture treatments, which stimulate the body's vital energies with tiny needles and injections of vitamins or herbal extracts. Though acupuncture will continue to be his flagship service for years to come, Dube has recently rolled out other therapies to address vision loss and breast disease.
Licensed esthetician Arpina Lys isn't just interested in leaving skin cleansed, muscles relaxed, or eyebrows dramatic?she's also interested in leaving her clients feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after every service. To that end, Arpina has made sure her shop's atmosphere is just as soothing and tranquil as her services, outfitting the space with rich woods, deep red walls, and elegant leather chairs. Equipped with top-notch products and an artist's eye for detail, she performs everything from facial and full-body massages to makeup applications and customized eyebrow threading sessions.