Tightness from days spent at the desk. Aches from a weekend of flag football. Back spasms from marathon games of Twister. With agile fingers trained in therapeutic muscle manipulation, BodyWorks Massage Therapy's licensed therapists alleviate all manner of bodily pains with combinations of eight massage modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, and trigger point. Available at two locations––one within the Franklin Athletic Club, and the other at the Murfreesboro Athletic Club, opening October 1, 2013––the private treatment rooms submerge clients' senses in stress-slaking stimulation: soothing scents of aromatherapy, the relaxing touch of a heated bed, and recordings of an otter gargling with fresh ocean water.
John Watson opened Pure Life Massage and Wellness to provide his fellow community members with a place to receive healing bodywork services. Inside the treatment rooms, licensed massage therapists knead muscles with customized blends of multiple modalities, including prenatal, deep tissue, Swedish, and geriatric.
Adagio Massage Company sows the seeds of relaxation with buckets of natural remedies. For more than two decades, the company's staff has fought the good fight against the ravages of the elements and the small indignities of time with a flotilla of services, including skincare regimens or massages delivered by male or female therapists. Guests kick back with a complimentary glass of champagne and organic dessert, and customize their own treatments by choosing aromatherapy and specialty oils to add to the relaxation.
Islands of Paradise Massage owner Terence A. Carter and his team of massage therapists take a variety of approaches to eliminating pain and stress. Swedish massages relax muscles with a gentle series of rolling, kneading, and percussive strokes. For chronic pain or tension, the therapists employ deep-tissue or trigger-point techniques, which target muscular knots built up from physical strain or the mental stress of not hearing the end of a knock-knock joke. Carter can also calm minds during bodywork sessions that work to rebalance emotional and mental energies.
At Pamper Yourself, a choice of seven massage types makes it easy to do just that. Need to unwind? Try the long, gliding strokes of the Swedish or hot-stone modalities. Have an athletic injury? A sports massage soothes those overworked muscles. These massages can be combined with other services—including facials, seaweed body wraps, and mani-pedis—for a few hours of luxury.
At Tennessee Massage Therapy, a massage is rarely just a massage. It's often accompanied by heated stones, hot towels, or aromatherapy scents designed to melt tension and anxiety. And muscles don't get all the attention; scrubs crafted from salt, sugar, or coffee slough away dead cells to promote soft and healthy skin.