Though originally developed for professional athletes, Athletes4Life, LLC?s massage programs aren?t just for those scoring touchdowns or putt-putting about town. Rather, the center?s licensed massage therapists fuse a range of modalities?including Swedish, Thai Yoga, and Hawaiian lomilomi?to inspire holistic health while quelling everyday stresses, aches, and pains. Of course, owner Jim does have a few specialties: obliterating migraine headaches and healing pain caused by neck, shoulder, and rotator-cuff problems.
Five-massage therapy packages are designed to compound the overall health benefits of massage over time, and ? la carte treatments can get the body prepped for a physically trying event, such as a 5K or Law & Order marathon. Jim also aims to boost immune systems with quick, 10-minute immune-system massages, and his specially formulated Caribbean Spice seasonings spice up everyday meals while promoting metabolism.
After 15 years as a personal trainer, Rebecca J. Shaw changed course and became a licensed massage therapist. Now, instead of pushing her clients to lift one more rep, she relaxes them during Swedish, deep-tissue, and Thai massages at Dreams Massage and BodyWorks. Moreover, she can schedule detoxifying lymphatic-drainage therapy sessions.
Licensed massage therapist Lucy Crissinger soothe muscles and minds with her specialty bodywork. Every Origin technique is tailored to the needs of the individual, whether it be flowing Swedish strokes, sports therapy, or more focused deep-tissue pressure. Lucy can also draw on her reiki master certification to decongest the body's energy channels and stimulate natural healing.
Although each massage therapist has his or her own technique, most have the same end goal: the well-being of the client. With Shannon at Body and Soul Massotherapy, clients should see massage as a tool of healing, whether they are recovering from injury, need to unwind from tension, or have been walking around with their elbows pointed outward all day. Shannon and her cohorts expunge stress with a range of modalities, including soothing relaxation to more-intense deep tissue.
The instructors and therapists at Synergy Sports Massage introduce clients to new realms of health and wellness with innovative treatments and fitness classes. Groups convene to tone muscles in belly dance and AntiGravity yoga classes, which incorporate silk hammocks to suspend bodies in restorative poses. Specialists loosen tissues with customized massages and quickly lower skin temperature during cryotherapy sessions, which may help relieve pain and inflammation.
Dr. Joseph Ripepi, the podiatrist behind Ripepi Foot & Ankle Clinics, Inc., has the clinical expertise to treat a variety of lower-limb maladies. After graduating from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Ripepi earned certification from the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and became a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. For close to two decades, the caring doctor has operated a solo practice and maintained medical privileges at several area hospitals. Dr. Ripepi also has completed specialty training in lasers, which he uses to dissolve nail fungus or remove shoes that are knotted too tight.