The licensed massaged therapists at First Choice Therapeutic Massage are experts in administering Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and chair massages. Whether you’re stressed out, too tense, or experiencing muscle pain, massage can soothe and relax the mind and body. First Choice’s educational classes are taught by an experienced instructor who patiently teaches students the secrets of the trade.
Massage In The Park's licensed massage therapists employ injury- and stress-alleviating techniques to energize physiques in an intimate, two-treatment-room establishment. Enjoy the relaxing strokes of a Swedish massage as tension releases its pinion hold on tendons, and stress melts away like ice cream haphazardly scooped onto a pancake griddle. Insidiously docked pain can be soothed by the firmer touches of a deep-tissue massage, and a sports session is designed to rehab aches and pains obtained from blindfolded archery matches and other high-intensity physical activities. Massage In The Park also offers an array of specific massage techniques including pregnancy (pre- and postnatal), shiatsu, acupressure, and cupping.
After Karen Stuto graduated from the Center for Natural Wellness and Massage Therapy, she founded Massage and Bodywork Artists—a moniker chosen to reflect meticulous care and a sense of craftsmanship. In addition to targeting shoulder and neck pain caused by poor posture, stress, and injury with deep-tissue techniques, she doubles down on the pampering during four-hands massage. To address each client’s unique pain points, she blends Swedish and acupressure techniques with meridian work and stretches. Though her passion for massage therapy runs deep, she appreciates the old adage “laughter is the best medicine,” which is why she always stores her laughter in mason jars for future use.
Crystal White and Chad DiBella take pride in the personal attention they give their clients, contrasting it with the impersonal treatment that can sometimes be the hallmark of large spas. At Natural Effects Massage Therapy, the duo performs a wide range of modalities to relax their clients or address specific issues. With Young Living essential oils, they perform eight types of massage, including hot stone, sports, shiatsu, and pregnancy. Crystal and Chad can also accommodate two people at once with couples massage.
Heartsound Bodywork's practitioners—David Gregoire and Judith Podmore—call upon more than 20 years of holistic experience. They instruct students of all ages and abilities in the practice of reiki, a method of hands-on healing that balances the body’s natural energy flow and promotes healing and wellness. It has a variety of applications, including pre- and postoperative support, labor support, and channeling the spirit of a distant panda cousin. David is also a certified massage therapist, qualifying him to employ his hands to shoo stress from clients’ aching muscles.
Inside the studio, clients absorb every serene drop of the room's dim lighting, gentle melodies, and pudding-coated floor. David and Judith perform soothing therapies in a private room painted a sea-green hue. A whimsical Maxfield Parrish print adorns the wall, and purified air inundates the space thanks to a salt lamp.
Sounds of breaking waves mingle with the crackling of a fireplace in this ocean-themed studio that owner Veronique Clement turned into an idyllic haven for massage. The licensed massage therapist rubs the skin with organic oils, and soothes tension and stress with a primary focus on light and medium strokes. Her nine massage services include cold stone, aromatherapy, and bamboo massage. She also offers refreshments and snacks such as gourmet tea and chocolate.