Tonia Patton does not define massage therapy as simply a relaxation session, but as a way to benefit the body from the inside out. She customizes each session to meet her clients’ needs, from an athlete’s regular soreness to an office worker’s constant tension. By calibrating her kneads, strokes, and stretches, she can help address a host of physical maladies and soothe minds in the process. Tonia's new massage studio surrounds her guests with soothing low light, calm music, and lavender aromas, creating an atmosphere more relaxing than napping in the sun after eating an entire wheel of cheese.
Auburn Massage Centre was established in 2007 by co-founders Laura Buchs-Hall and Sarah Lapadot in an effort to share the healing powers of massage therapy and bodywork. During the past five years, AMC's staff has continued to bloom alongside its selection of services, which now range from standard massages to skincare treatments for faces, hands, and feet. Clients can also explore the facility's gym memberships, tanning plans, and sauna, where warm temperatures help melt away stress and hard candies hidden inside clenched fists.
The certified staff members at Shade of Green Healing melt tired muscles using eco-friendly products, working out of their location at LightenUp Wellness Center or surfing their massage tables directly to customers' homes. During these services, their nimble fingers apply deep strokes and use techniques from modalities such as relaxation and Swedish massage or reflexology. However, the mobile team isn't limited to just massage; they also help clients obliterate calories during personal-training sessions and can target ailments with pranic-energy healing and reiki.
Melinda Smith started dreaming about feet in high school. Confused by the recurring visions, she asked a teacher for advice and began to study reflexology—the practice of gently massaging pressure points along the feet in order to promote well-being across the entire body. Melinda’s first encounter with the healing bodywork technique cemented her resolve to study massage therapy, and she eventually founded her own studio with numerous modalities on the menu.
The spa includes four private treatment rooms, each of which is designed to channel one of the four elements (earth, fire, air, and water) that Aristotle discovered with his particle accelerator. The rooms’ different energies serve different purposes—with the earth room aimed at relaxing minds and the fire room intended to cultivate inner strength. Outside these rooms, the spa's aestheticians and technicians incorporate botanically derived Aveda products into skincare treatments and paint nails with chip-resistant OPI gel polishes.
Shanghai-based QuZi Health & Weight Loss exports healthy-living practices to more than 400 weight-loss clinics across 10 countries. The trained staff attacks flab with a barrage of holistic techniques, including infrared-emitting stones, herbal masks, and massage, working to accelerate fat loss without needing to count calories or buy love handles a Porsche Boxster for their birthday.
Using organic massage lotions and essential oils, owner and massage therapist Melanie Herendeen aims to provide pain relief to clients suffering from a variety of ailments. Her specialized treatments aim to address pain caused by migraines, carpal-tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, rotator-cuff injuries, and sciatica syndrome. In addition, she offers services to increase her clients’ level of relaxation, such as reflexology and volcanic hot-stone massages.