Structure Therapeutic Massage and Body Work owner and founder Jeanette Falu-Bishop began her massage-therapy career on U.S. military bases in Germany, where she provided more than 1,000 hours worth of massages for wounded servicemen. In recognition of her dedication and work, Jeanette received a Presidential Volunteer Award in 2006, signed by former president George W. Bush. Today, she and her staff mollify muscular discomfort with soothing therapeutic treatments and relaxing massages in a variety of modalities, including deep-tissue, Swedish, sports, and hot-stone therapy. The team uses refreshing essential oils to complement treatments, which can increase blood flow, improve skin tone, promote joint flexibility, and restore the body's ability to escape awkward situations by melting and seeping under door cracks.
Scents of lavender, peppermint, and wild orange infuse each visit to Natural Therapeutics, an alternative wellness center that tames tension with a soothing blend of massage strokes and doTerra essential oils. Licensed massage therapists pair Western modalities such as Swedish massage with Eastern styles such as shiatsu to address problems ranging from migraine headaches to post-traumatic stress disorder. The studio?s signature service is the AromaTouch integrative massage, during which the therapist applies essential oils to the body?s energy pathways, calling upon their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to help to calm the nervous system and detoxify the body. In addition to massages, Natural Therapeutics also offers detox services, body wraps, steam treatments, ion footbaths, and private colon hydrotherapy sessions. The center also stocks the full line of doTerra products, allowing clients to carry the therapeutic-grade essences home with them for proud display in their own home oil cellar.
Georgi Gochis—an internationally certified neuromuscular therapist—helms the treatment team at Manitou Wellness Center. Along with her staff, Georgi takes a holistic approach to wellness, focusing on the mind-body-soul connection and employing methods that are safe for patients of all ages.
In addition to running her own practice, Georgi researched and developed her own method of massage, known as aquatic craniosacral therapy. She also spent two years serving as the team massage therapist for the Sky Sox baseball team and mended muscles at three international figure-skating competitions. Today, she is pursuing a PhD in natural medicine at Quantum University for Integrative Medicine and is a part of The Woman Health Team, a collaboration of therapists who shed light on female-specific health issues and the importance of wearing matching jerseys.
Matthew Leahy could be called a body mechanic—and not just because he works on Ironmen during their triathlon events. He's memorized the ways that the body's components can move, stretch, and strain, causing tension to accumulate in muscles. His massage treatments try to alleviate that tension with several modalities. From flowing Swedish kneads to the targeted pressure that addresses sports injuries, his approaches are customized to each client. He has also mastered ART, or active release techniques, a system of massage and specific movements that aims to restore tight, overworked tissues to their healthy state.
Athletes might limp into Dunamis Accelerated Recovery and Performance with a sore knee, but they'll leave with a new understanding of how their bodies move. The expert physical trainers work with athletes of all skill levels to improve their game by helping them learn to use their body more efficiently through a complete health and performance system that uses strength conditioning, functional medicine, and sports psychology.
With the expert guidance of a highly educated trio of fitness fanatics, clients can boost strength, energy, and confidence levels while mastering the art of motivating themselves to work to reach fitness goals. Body Symmetry has been fine-tuning physiques for almost 11 years, and because the studio specializes in one-on-one personal training, it is totally devoted to workouts that work for the individual. Before you start feeling the burn in your two approximately 50-minute to one-hour sessions, you will receive a full physiological evaluation, including a review of your health history; body and body-fat measurements; joint, ligament, tendon, and core-muscle stability tests; and a gander at your short-, medium-, and long-term fitness goals. Using the resulting information, your trainer will tailor a workout plan to suit your specific needs. Call ahead to schedule your sessions.