Bliss Healing Center's owner believes that relaxation and health go hand in hand. Helping their patrons attain both, the center offers treatments that banish stress and fill bodies with good vibes using 100% organic coconut oil, essential oils, and sprays. Reflexology opens energetic pathways with stimulation of the feet, hands, and head, and relaxation massage uses broad, gentle strokes to lull minds into peaceful reveries. Based on the idea of healing life energy in every body, reiki aims to recharge guests' internal batteries in a more laid-back way than gnawing on power cables. Those seeking even greater levels of relaxation can trick out their massages with hot stones and deep-tissue strokes that unlock kinked-up muscles with concentrated pressure.
You won't find much in the way of chemicals and surgical implements at Richfield Natural Health Center, whose therapists believe that natural and preventative healthcare is the answer to most afflictions. Given their results, it's difficult to argue. They work closely with clients and their physicians, developing custom plans to help tackle issues ranging from stress to chronic pain. Through treatments such as reflexology and elemental aromatherapy, they help clients relax more effectively than squeezing a pillow or screaming into a stress ball.
Lava Massage Studio owner Laura Pacanin helms a team of licensed massage therapists, all of whom share her belief in massage’s unique ability to relieve stress and stimulate the body's natural healing processes. At sessions held in your home or in one of the studio’s private rooms, the therapists draw on their knowledge of Eastern and Western healing modalities to dissipate buildups of tension. Their signature Thai massages incorporate elements of yoga and acupuncture to balance the body’s out-of-whack energies; hot-stone massages take it a step further, combining Thai strokes with the soothing warmth of heated basalt stones. Among the modalities more commonly seen in a Western spa, sports massages help the body recover from injuries incurred while slam-dunking or arm-wrestling with the opposing team’s mascot.
Laura and her crew supplement their bodywork treatments with add-ons such as exfoliating foot scrubs and migraine therapy. After your appointment, visit the studio’s shop to stock up on unconventional beauty products such as goat's-milk soap and housemade sugar scrubs.
The practitioners at Richfield Holistic Wellness work to free minds and bodies from the fetters of stress during treatments that marry conventional and holistic methodologies. When they aren't sharing the philosophy of Eastern wellness techniques during qi gong and reiki classes, they balance chakras, perform bio-meridian tests, and help expectant mothers stay fit both before and after their pregnancies. Practitioners also forge fitter frames and relieve burdensome emotions through nutrition counseling, chiropractic services, and psychic pulley systems. In order to help their clients intake harmony-enhancing fluids, they keep an array of healthy products on-hand, such as Zija energy and nutritional drinks and pure organic essential oils.
The owners of Lava Tanning & Massage stock their storefront with premium UV beds, as well as offer UV-free spray tanning procedures, earning their Salem location a spot on Looking Fit magazine's list of the Top 250 tanning salons in 2009. During visits, staffers help guests fight cellulite with a botanically based body wrap, combat stress with a massage, or work to diminish wrinkles and ill-mannered comparisons to shar-peis with a red-light therapy session.
Given a choice between surgery and chiropractic adjustments after sustaining a work-related injury, Dr. Anthony Biondillo chose adjustments. Inspired by the treatments’ success, he turned his personal experience into a professional pursuit of chiropractic knowledge by spending six years studying the human body and achieving his doctorate. Now he treats patients' necks, backs, and limbs with the same noninvasive techniques that saved him from the operating room. He and his team specialize in alleviating pain by manipulating bones and soft tissue. These techniques—such as adjustment, muscle stimulation, and massage—are designed to trigger the body's self-healing mechanism, thereby avoiding pumping patients full of drugs.