Tucson Holistic Therapy’s massage therapists dissolve stress with strokes designed to relax and repair the muscle fibers. They tailor their approach to meet the client’s needs, just like any lullaby singer worth his salt, and build treatment plans to address overarching health goals, such as injury healing and chronic-pain management. Swedish massages ease tension with light-to-medium pressure and bursts of friction, and trigger-point-therapy strokes reach deep into the sinews to melt knots and release pent-up butterflies.
In her 15 years as a massage therapist, Jennifer Bonwell has conducted countless massages and layered on many body wraps. But she still has her favorite types: a hot-stone massage, she says, is "the best massage you can get" due to the smooth surfaces and calming heat. She specializes in body wraps "because I love to play in the 'mud.'" These hands-on, sensory descriptions provide a window into Jennifer's work at Hot Wraps: she has a passion for what she does and enjoys sharing her skills with muscles in need.
Kevin Chau, the licensed massage therapist at Intricate Touch, believes in the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and soul—and bolsters the process of healing through therapeutic massage. His background in Eastern philosophy is balanced by his experience assuaging trauma and injuries such as whiplash and TMJ. Inside of his inviting spa-like studio, Kevin eases his clients into deep-tissue massage and NeuroMuscular therapy, loosening tense muscles and targeting areas afflicted by pain and discomfort.
Licensed massage therapist Jean Arney often reminds her patients that they should be human beings, rather than human _doings_––people who simply go through the motions. She helps them regain physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional well-being through a wide array of soothing massage techniques. During at typical session, Jean may blend such modalities as deep-tissue pressure and Swedish strokes to address the client's individual needs and relieve long-held tension at the source.
Stylist Drea describes her work as a team effort. Though she'll never hand her clients a pair of scissors, she will make sure that they have a huge say in what happens to their hair. Drea begins appointments with a thorough consultation, getting to know her clients and their hair desires. From there, she uses her styling skill set—a skill set that she constantly improves upon and expands—to shape, color, and texturize hair.
When Christine Hagadorn arrived at her 25th anniversary as an administrative worker, she decided it was time to try something new. Always a believer in alternative therapies, Christine earned a license in massage therapy and set out to help others find relief from stress and aches. She's certainly found her calling at The Healing Within Massage, where she specializes in everything from gentle Swedish massages to trigger-point therapy for overworked muscles.