At Therapeutic Hands Massage and Bodywork, licensed massage therapist Summer Mahana views the body as a single, unified entity. This perspective defines her approach to massages: for her, if one part hurts, it all hurts. That’s why she incorporates strokes from nine types of massages and applies them across the entire body. This approach promotes the deeper mind-body connections sought in Eastern techniques while observing Western medicine’s emphasis on blood circulation and wearing a cowboy hat during massages.
Dancer, choreographer, and certified Pilates instructor Alisa Schillinger fell in love with dance as a high-school student—a love that she now passes on to the students at Axis Of Movement. Teaching dance styles including hip hop, breakdance, tap, ballet, jazz, and lyrical, Schillinger and her staff help students to master leaps, turns, taps, and splits. When not pirouetting through the studio, Alisa also teaches Pilates, and an on-staff massage therapist helps keep bodies limber in ways that have nothing to do with spelling out YMCA with your arms.
Daphne Hutton’s enthusiasm is obvious––even before the first snip. Each session begins with a private facial analysis, wherein she gets to know the client, discusses needs, and helps choose a flattering style. Then the transformation happens. Two decades of experience guide her as she sculpts sleek layers and decorates with color highlights. Guests can also solicit Daphne for a facial wax or retreat to a private room for bodywork session with the salon’s certified massage therapist, Tara Stoner.
At each Mountain Medical Care location, a seasoned medical staff tends to patients with everything from orthopedic surgery to physical therapy to MRIs that diagnose neurological disorders. As the center's name suggests, its services help patients recover from chronic pain and car-accident injuries such as whiplash and lead foot. The center's massage therapists and chiropractors complement treatments with therapeutic kneads and spine adjustments.
Sujinda Wetterer, registered massage therapist and Thai massage specialist at Sa baai Thai Massage, combines her experiences with Thai and Western massage to offer individualized treatments. She and a team of registered massage therapists offer traditional Thai massage, Thai foot massage, and Thai aroma massage as they stretch and manipulate muscles and joints across the body. These motions can help improve blood circulation, boost flexibility, and relieve muscle tension and stiffness.
When it comes to their clients, Feel Better 101’s licensed massage therapists believe in more than just a quick fix. That's why they offer in-depth consultations to determine the root causes of long-held tension. They can then customize therapy sessions with an array of massage techniques, from long, flowing Swedish strokes to deep-tissue pressure and soothing hot-stone therapy.