Students at the Cortiva Institute schools gain a respectful appreciation for the healing potential of massage therapy, which they then pass along to clients in the form of relaxing, massage-shaped memos. Beginning with an initial consultation consisting of a brief interview and verb-conjugation quiz, Cortiva students gain full understanding of the client’s trouble spots and cantankerous knots. Once pinpointed, tense tissues achieve relief with the artful flow of gliding strokes and gentle kneading, resolving aches and Rubik’s cube tattoos to restore a general sense of well being. Clinical and myofascial techniques deepen multilayered sessions by improving postural balance and soft-tissue function to enhance circulation and plate-spinning performances. A supervising faculty member stops by for a few minutes during the treatment to assist student therapists and choreograph stress-relief dances, and post-massage, clients fill out a short form to provide feedback for aspiring muscle-menders.
Jolene Anderson was on her own path to wellness when she received her first colon-hydrotherapy treatments. Invigorated by her experience, she gained certification and opened The Movement Colon Hygiene Center. Today, she leads her staff in clearing debris from bodies during colon-hydrotherapy sessions. Each client settles in a private room and removes below-the-belt garments before reclining with a book or personal music player. During each session, the gravity-fed flow from the Angel of Water system flushes out residue of environmental pollutants and previous careers as taste testers for mozzarella sticks.
The center’s additional services ensure bodies’ exteriors receive the same gentle attention. Sessions in the Mercola Vitality Refresh tanning system impart vitamin D while working to smooth wrinkles and soothe the muscle stiffness that results from impersonating Atlas. The TheraSauna’s far-infrared rays beam in benefits including detoxification, cellulite reduction, and tension relief.
The Movement Colon Hygiene Center is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended hours every other Tuesday until 7:30 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
American Massage Therapy Association member Dana Trilla constantly refines her skills at Hands On Healing, where she specializes in deep-tissue techniques. In addition to therapeutic kneads designed to release chronic stiffness, she releases tension with trigger-point therapy, myofascial massage, and the long, flowing strokes of Swedish techniques, which can be paired with massage lotions and a lullaby sung by a Viking. Trilla also draws on her background as a CrossFit trainer during sports massages, working to reduce pain and swelling while increasing flexibility.
Before diving into any of their spa treatments, the staff of Infinity Day Spa wants you to stop, breathe, and drink a cup of tea. By arriving at least 15 minutes prior to any appointment, guests can decompress in the tranquility room, where flickering candles and fluffy pillows play host to tea leaves that blend into steamy custom brews. Patrons can also use this time to swap their street clothes for a robe and sandals and stow their belongings in the men?s and women?s locker rooms. Once their technician comes to claim them, guests embark on a visit built from the extensive service menu. Many of the spa?s treatments include extra elements, such as manicures with retinol-based vitamin repair or reflexology sessions with paraffin dips. Natural therapies also sprout up throughout the spa?estheticians frost skin with body wraps harvested from wasabi and ginger, and massage therapists melt muscles using oils infused with aromatherapy blends. After any treatment, clients may retreat to the spa?s showers to freshen up and hide evidence of the day from jealous stress balls back at home.
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