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.
NV Salon & Spa shelters a flock of pampering professionals, including the skilled therapists of Knots Out Body Work who mend muscles with a cache of custom massages. Entrust tightened torsos to skilled hands with your choice of one of two 60-minute relaxation-inducing modalities. The Swedish massage increases circulation and stretches tight ligaments by applying precise pressure to bones and muscles, encouraging them to release stress and pent-up frustrations over the cancelling of Friends. Or, target sticky muscle fibers with a deep-tissue massage, which focuses on correcting and easing contracted areas of tension in the under layers of sedimentary bodies. Both options are great for removing toxins and relaxing the mind, and provide a refreshing alternative to the heart-shaped chocolates you normally give out on Presidents’ Day.
From over-stuffed armchairs and pastoral paintings to soft sconce lighting and earth-hued walls, the bi-level Middleton Salon and Spa exudes tranquility. Floral accents add to the mix, creating an environment that interweaves homestyle comfort with spa and salon services. There, massage therapists coddle bodies with stress-buster and relaxation massages, a squad of aestheticians buffs away dead skin cells during microdermabrasion treatments, and a trip into the sauna helps physiques sweat out toxins. Before venturing back into the high-stress world of deadlines and surprise job interviews, patrons relax in salon chairs while stylists calm unruly strands with Brazilian blowouts, custom haircuts, and luxurious extensions.
At Karma Therapeutics, massage therapists soothe clients' minds and bodies with a variety of relaxing services. Customized massages are personalized with different modalities, working out deep muscle tensions or melting away stress. Hot-stone foot massages use heated basalt to address foot pain. Other services include reflexology, reiki, raindrop therapy, and aromatherapy.
One of the things that inspired Jennifer Pejo to become an athletic trainer was the vague medical advice she received after her own sports injuries when she was growing up. She wanted to help others recover more quickly through treatment and rehabilitation and teach them about the healing process along the way.
Over the course of her career, Jennifer has worked with professional and Olympic athletes, discovering that massage therapy provided both healing and pain relief. Today, Jennifer runs Wild Orchid Event Production, LLC, where she calms muscles with a variety of modalities including Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage. You can also opt for hot stone treatments and reflexology, which taps into the body's internal connections through points in the feet to reduce the effects of aches and pains.
Registered massage therapist and certified personal trainer Kris Jones leads the charge at God’s Lion Divine Massage & Fitness, where he offers a full array of nourishing massage treatments and high-energy personal-training sessions.