The massage therapists at Curatio Rehabilitation come from backgrounds in neuromuscular therapy and the treatment of chronic pain. Each of their customizable sessions begins with a consultation to discuss the desired outcome, source of pain, and meaning of suffering. The therapists use Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to relieve muscle knots, sports massage techniques to soothe sore hockey pads, and prenatal massage techniques for expecting mothers. Their specialty, neuromuscular massage, is designed to alleviate pain with deep strokes targeted at the nerves. Sessions are complemented by a choice of aromatherapy oils or organic, odorless shea butter.
At more than 100 stores nationwide, Max Muscle's nutrition and fitness experts guide health seekers toward their ideal physiques. The staff work one-on-one with customers to help them plan and meet fitness goals, designing personalized nutrition plans and regularly checking in to take measurements and provide words of encouragement, such as "Yay."
The shop, which was founded by athletes, also stocks workout enhancements such as protein powders, muscle builders, and weight gainers, each designed to feed muscles. Vitamins, cleanses, and other supplements further encourage overall health.
Premier Health and Rehab Solutions' founder, Dr. Brian Strump, is more than a chiropractor. He's also a CrossFit- and Functional Movement Systems–certified trainer whose musculoskeletal mastery earned him a spot on the pages of Muscle & Fitness magazine. He and his wife, Lisa, who is also a doctor of chiropractic, care for spines with chiropractic and massage services, and their onsite CrossFit facility furthers full-body wellness with weight lifting and cardio rather than handspinning. The gym's matte black walls and high ceilings create a loft-like space mirrored by the reception area, where a curved wall of windows bathes black-and-white furniture with light.
For the past 20 years, the therapists at Adair & Associates Massage Therapy have attended to injuries, tightness, and stress with capable hands and therapeutic massage treatments. Boasting years of experience in medical-style massage and a signature style of sports care, the staff has been enlisted by professional tennis players and an NBA team for its bodywork acumen. Today, staff members continue to develop treatments to best combat chronic pain, injury, and the effects of sleeping on a knotty mattress stuffed with recycled wigs. They are equally skilled when it comes to relaxation treatments, offering Swedish, shiatsu, and hot-stone massages for clients who would like a break from their thoughts as well as pregnancy massages to help expectant mothers take a load off.
Though Alicia Powell hasn’t always been a massage therapist, her path to becoming one has been years in the making. While reflecting on her earlier careers, she points out that her military service focused on care of the body, and her experience in customer service focused on care of people. Powell combines those two areas of knowledge to foster the body’s natural healing process in an environment that her gift of compassion makes welcoming and her gift of telepathy makes impervious to mind readers. Candlelight helps clients relax in private treatment rooms, along with soothing music that clients can pick themselves or forego entirely. Powell works with a staff of two other specialists who assist her in providing nail services with paraffin dips and facials.
Serenity Health Care's certified colon hydrotherapist Bobbie Pallante, who has 14 years of experience, believes that many of the body’s ailments can be traced to an unhealthy large intestine, which, when filled with indigestible material, can prevent the body from self healing. She uses an FDA-approved, self-sanitizing colon-hydrotherapy system to flush out these compacted materials from internal pipes, removing waste resulting from American diets rich in meat, cheese, and freedom. Bobbie often administers massages during the session to help break up the tightly packed matter, and she detoxifies bodies further with ionic footbaths. :m]]