A body scrub with lavender, champagne, and rose. A footbath with tingly peppermint and sugar. Aromatherapy with sweet birch and chamomile scents. Any of these treatments would be relaxing enough on their own, but at Massage & Purity Therapy, they’re just the add-ons. Experienced therapist Chypes Palmer combines the therapeutic kneads of massage with indulgent elements such as aromatherapy or hot towels fresh out of an Easy-Bake Oven. Her hands are well practiced in an array of modalities, including reflexology, lymphatic drainage, sports, and Swedish. New moms can even visit Palmer’s office for prenatal and postnatal massages.
Certified and licensed on both the state and national levels, owner Anthony Dixon found his calling as a massage therapist after personal circumstances drove him to seek out a bodywork practitioner. The success of his own treatments spurred him to pay it forward, which he does at Heaven’s Touch Massage Therapy. Driven by a desire to help clients overcome emotional and physical struggles, Anthony offers Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. By underlining massage techniques with a belief in their ability to foster health and wellness, Anthony sets out to relieve stress, chronic pain, and shoulder tension from iron-cast epaulets.
With experience in both spa and fitness settings, a N.C. licensed and nationally certified massage therapist uses her hands to relax the mind and heal the body. The soothing strokes of a Swedish massage take care of the former—the mind shrugs off stress like a poet shrugs off a bar tab—and hot-stone massages combine heat and pressure to evoke the bliss of a tropical beach. For clients suffering from muscular pain or chronic tension, the massage therapist moves her hands at a slower pace and digs up the seeds of discomfort with deep-tissue work. She also offers 60-minute reflexology treatments that benefit from a rejuvenating salt scrub.
Ex-Marine and former athlete Marshall "Iron Man" Davis knows a thing or two about pain. But Davis is also a clinical massage therapist, and the proprietor of Candor Touch, where he aims to release his clients from aches and pains with just that—candor. Using an honest approach, one he thinks is too-often shirked in the industry, he works with visitors not only to ease aches, but to prevent further injury with preventative upkeep. At his private studio, he performs four types of massage, choosing the correct modality after consulting with patients about any recurring health issues or chronic pain.
Advanced Therapeutics' wellness practitioners were brought together by Jeffrey Widmann, a licensed medical-massage therapist, yoga instructor, and fitness instructor. They work together to get bodies into peak physical shape and eliminate pain.
Massages—which take place on a plush massage table in a relaxing room with cerulean walls—combat migraines and lower-back injuries and help improve range of motion. Fitness and yoga classes also improve range of motion and flexibility, as well help clients build up their strength. Personal-training sessions customize workouts to the client.
The technicians of All 4 Your Body Wellness Day Spa aim to help clients reach their beauty goals with the aid of holistic treatments and organic herbal supplements. A complimentary consultation starts every treatment, and technicians let patients lead the discussion, which could touch on topics such as skin issues, weight problems, and concern with this upcoming primetime TV lineup. From there, technicians begin to craft a personalized total-body-wellness plan––which could incorporate a cellulite-reducing body wrap, hot-stone massage, colon cleansing, or weight-management program.