Licensed massage therapist Matthew Harter helps alleviate his clients’ discomfort from muscular knots, kinks, and tightness. Through therapeutic massage, he helps them break free of muscle tension while combating the seeds of chronic pain and tightness. His relaxation and hot-stone massages elicit blissful looseness in the body, feelings of well-being, and aid in relief from stress. Athletes and clients who enjoy active lifestyles can also enlist Matthew for a sports massage, which can help the body excel on the field or court or at the off-track-betting window.
When a person loses one sense, the need to compensate for its loss can actually increase the acuity of the four others. Such is the case with Aaron Reed, whose lack of eyesight has allowed him to develop other talents—most notably, his ability to listen. After spending six years as a motivational speaker and discovering a passion for working with and helping others, Reed began practicing massage therapy. Today, he continues to draw on his uniquely perceptive sense of touch to unwind muscular tension and soothe bodily aches.
Reed has mastered Swedish, deep-tissue, trigger-point, and Thai massage and blends these modalities in custom massages geared toward his client’s specific needs. To get to know these needs a little better, he begins each visit with a 15-minute consultation. Then, he invites clients to relax in a private room suffused with the aromas of scented candles. Clients can request to play music of their own or simply relax to a soundtrack of birds chirping, trees rustling in the wind, and sore muscles howling at the moon.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
The owner of Love Me 'Do is not content to give her customers just pretty fingernails—nails should be "spunky," too. To that end, the nail artists at the full-service salon offer custom, hand-painted nail art, ranging from geometric designs to fun images to team insignia. Even regular mani-pedis leave digits sparkling, though, with bright polish and perfectly trimmed nails. Beyond nails, clients can also stop in at the shop to get their hair cut or styled with a body wave or perm.
A fireplace tucked inside a vibrant red wall and flanked by plush armchairs makes for a cozy welcome at BodyScapes Med Spa. It is where people relax in between facial treatments, such the vitamin-infused oxygen facial or a signature facial, or cellulite-reducing laser-lipo sessions. Aestheticians also make sure to exfoliate dry skin cells and extract dirt and leftover game day face paint from pores.
Dr. M. Derek Davis not only protects mouths from plaque, cavities, and decay with preventive care, but also reconstructs, whitens, and beautifies smiles with a wide range of cosmetic treatments. The good doctor safely analyzes oral health with all-digital x-rays, or he zeroes in on dark spots or damaged tissue with specialized laser-based dental tools. The clinic's repertoire of restorative and cosmetic procedures ensures that mouthbones remain healthy-looking and youthful with Zoom! and laser whitening treatments, bonding, and porcelain veneers.