The staff at Healing Arts Institute instructs aspiring therapists in body work that aims to eliminate pain from the center of the body. Anatomy and physiology classes, classrooms with full-length mirrors, and more than 1,600 square feet of space help interns learn body mechanics. A vast understanding of the body?s inner workings help them as they move from classroom study to the school?s onsite spa, where clients can schedule massages with them or with the school?s experts. Student interns complete over 200 hours of training, and while beginning interns perform gentle Swedish-style massages, more advanced practitioners can quell injuries with their handiwork. Regardless of style, all of Healing Arts Institute?s clients depart from the massage clinic feeling more relaxed than a sloth traveling through a speed trap.
Healing Arts Institute also has a community-acupuncture clinic where a licensed acupuncturist, not a student, inserts needles into several clients at once. Clients lie back in recliners and rest while the needles go to work. Because the acupuncturist can treat multiple people at a time and no private treatment rooms are used, community acupuncture costs less than private acupuncture. It is also the type of acupuncture commonly used in Asia.
Despite its tranquil atmosphere and soothing services, visiting Inner Harmony Massage just for relaxation might be setting the bar too low. Some of its therapists possess more than two decades of experience, and all continue to hone their expertise through educational endeavors such as specialized certifications, workshops, and even the teaching of others. As a result, the massages they provide?which range from traditional Swedish strokes to firmer, more focused sports and deep-tissue work?are designed not just to promote relaxation, but to get at the root of what ails their clients, whether it's pain, lack of mobility, or diminished athletic performance from running with both shoelaces tied together. To extend the relief as long as possible, the therapists perform a post-massage consultation that grants clients with tips on stretches, relaxation techniques, ergonomic devices, athletic warm-ups, and other ways to keep muscles limber and relaxed.
"I understood from an early age that hair is not just an accessory. Great hair is the key to feeling beautiful." So says hairstylist Katie in her Sanctuary Salon and Spa bio. The beauty haven welcomes clients who share this perspective, and offers them a place to relax and rejuvenate. Along with fellow stylists Eileen and Natalie, Katie snips, shapes, and dyes hair to match each client's personality. Meanwhile, aesthetician Suki works her own magic, beautifying skin with facials, relaxing tense muscles with massages, and adding pizzazz to nails with mani-pedis.
For more than 35 years, massage therapists at The Cabin Holistic Healing Center have helped bodies relax and heal. Inside the studio?s East Indian?themed atmosphere, staff members use Swedish and deep-tissue techniques as well as aromatherapy, easing the senses as their hands work to boost circulation and joint flexibility. The center also boasts an infrared sauna, which is ideal for couples who can relax and sip non-alcoholic beverages, available for purchase. Morning and evening restorative yoga sessions are ideal for begins and those with health restrictions, and meditation fosters a deeper connection with yourself than is possible by merely high-fiving a mirror. Morning and evening restorative yoga sessions are ideal for beginners and those with health restrictions, while meditation fosters a deeper connection with yourself than is possible by merely high-fiving a mirror. The instructor brings more than 30 years of certified experience to her classes, which keep oxygen following evenly to extremities. You can also sink into one of the studio?s private indoor and outdoor hot tubs to relax.
Massage therapist Carly Bradley customizes her massages?Swedish, deep-tissue, aromatherapy, sports therapy, and hot stone?to address the unique needs of her clients. This is her mission at Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork?to break from the boilerplate and give each client what they need, whether it?s a therapeutic massage for a sore back or an hour-long release from standing in as the family?s dinner table. Her massages typically use a mix of different modalities and include features such as hot towels and hot stones. Carly also has hands-on experience servicing clients that have special needs such as stroke victims and the physically disabled. Combining skills she learned at the Healing Arts Institute with a deep sense of compassion, Carly strives to help her clients achieve mind-body harmony through massage.
Two areas of Susan DeLacy's life prepared her to be the therapist behind Holistic Massage. The first is pretty straightforward: more than 900 hours of education and practicum, which led to her certification in holistic massage, lomi lomi massage, and several other modalities. Second: her more than two decades working in the stress-heavy professional world, an experience which has given her a deep understanding of the tensions and troubles caused by the stresses of one's personal and professional life. Tucked inside Studio Salons, DeLacy's haven of relaxation encourages clients to shed their worries, tensions, and itchy wings as their sessions proceed.