At Utah Body Therapies, Inc., the massage therapists don’t just squirt out some oil and hastily get to work. First, they sit down with their clients and talk about their goals in undergoing massage therapy. Then, the bodywork specialists help clients ease pain and promote relaxation with a variety of massage modalities. Their sports-injury massages help deal with pain, inflammation, or numbness so clients quickly can get back to their sports routines or just bench-press the massage table right there on the spot. Hot-stone and relaxation techniques also help ease pain, but are better suited for those who prefer a lighter massage to deal with muscle tension.
As the husband-and-wife team behind Breathe Massage & Bodywork, Randy and Nina draw on two decades of combined massage experience to heal their clients with traditional and energy-focused techniques. Since they have worked in spas as well as chiropractic offices, their treatments tend to be both physically beneficial and as relaxing as a warm bath in chicken noodle soup. Among their specialty modalities, trigger-point therapy applies alternating pressures to relieve tension, and deep-tissue massage draws out toxins with firm strokes and friction. To experience a more holistic approach, clients can try cranial-sacral therapy or a reiki session; both alternative techniques work to calm the nerves and put the mind at peace.
At A Tree Of Life Massage, licensed massage therapists blend an extensive menu of techniques into custom experiences to extinguish client-specific aches and pains. Therapists draw upon classic Swedish and deep-tissue techniques for every session, combining long strokes and gentle kneading to improve a client's circulation, or focusing pressure on key points along the physique to erode internal toxin buildup. Threads of less mainstream modes also weave into relaxation sessions; therapists can harmonize discordant zones in the body by stimulating reflex points in the feet, or can wake up tired tendons with heated basalt stones and a quadruple shot of espresso. Clients can unwind alone in plush, minimalist rooms, or share their hearts and massage areas with a significant other during a romantic couples session, complete with aromatherapy.
Within the deep-vanilla walls of A New U Salon & Spa, stylist Megan Gonzales sets up shop with all the necessary tools and brand-name hair potions needed to style, nourish, and transform her clients’ locks. Each of Megan’s treatments begins with an in-depth consultation, during which she discusses her subject's desired style, level of upkeep, and bridge clearance height before picking up her shears or coloring brush. Specializing in Redken color treatments, Megan refreshes hairstyles through her expertise in face-flattering cuts and subtle yet stylish hue transformations.
The licensed massage therapists at Deep Tissue & Structural Healing send soothing ripples across the muscles with a diverse array of massage modalities. A muscle mender can administer flowing Swedish strokes to promote relaxation, or hone in on more troublesome aches during a custom deep-tissue session. Guests may also pair bodywork with hot towels, warm organic oil, or a stint in the facility's infrared sauna.
Having visited clients in hotels and ski resorts for seven years before establishing her own practice, licensed massage therapist Allison has amassed a repertoire of luxurious add-ons to her services. Her wintertime patrons rest atop heated tables, for example, and she swaddles limbs in warm towels upon request. Guests can even choose how they would like their aromatherapy oils to be distributed: directly on the skin, diffused through the air, or delicately combed into their mustache.
Allison still makes house and hotel calls to complement her in-spa treatments, which cover a range of specialty massage techniques. Her signature modality mixes Swedish, Russian, and trigger-point therapy for a medley of surface- and deep-tissue work, whereas a pure relaxation massage relies on Swedish kneads to lull muscles into slack serenity. She and her apprentices have also mastered the use of hot stones, salt scrubs, and paraffin wraps to enhance their appointments. Whether her customers are hoping for pinpointed, intense strokes or a romantic couples massage, they can anticipate calming music and intuitive touch from the team.
After graduating high school at 15 and getting a first-hand glimpse of chiropractics through a family friend, the future Doctor of Chiropractic Gordon LeSueur II noted, "It was then that I realized the importance of taking care of my body so I could prevent all the health problems my mother’s family has gone through." Now one of the two chiropractors at Corner Canyon Health and Wellness, Dr. Gordon helps others to be good custodians of their bodies with spinal adjustments, detox treatments, massages, and weight-loss strategies. Alongside internal care, the clinic's aesthetic microcurrent services tighten skin and contour physiques better than a kiss from an electric eel.