Its rustic, waterfall-flanked locale is the second-best thing Sunrise Massage has going for it. The first, of course, is the bodywork?massage therapists finagle gridlocked muscles and silence overworked minds with Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point massages that bring about relief and blissed-out contemplation. But the tranquil sounds of the waterfall, echoing through the woods, serenading clients as they ease in and out of a massage-induced reverie, don?t hurt either.
As the water burbles and the birds chirp happily around the studio's woodsy acreage, therapists soothe and nourish clients' skin with organic body butters and herbal extracts. Balms of lemongrass and ginger stimulate blood vessels and cool overworked muscles, whereas chamomile and lavender quell anxiety.
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As the waterfall outside the studio's window creates soothing sounds of rushing water, Falls Haven Massage creates tranquility of its own. Therapists foster inner peace and wellness with Swedish, deep-tissue, and cupping massages. All modalities are customized to the client's needs. For those in need of stress release, therapists employ Swedish strokes. To treat chronic aches and pains, they perform the more intense, targeted techniques of deep-tissue massage. Their style of cupping is based off Chinese cupping therapy, but differs in that Falls Haven's therapists move the cups with gliding strokes instead of stationary applications. Benefits of cupping include lymphatic drainage, inflammation relief, and sedation of the nervous system, among many others.
A contemporary dancer, Kristen Stake understands more than most how the body moves. In fact, while she was practicing contact improvisation dance, she learned a variety of bodywork modalities, including Thai yoga massage and shiatsu, and decided that she wanted to become a massage therapist.
At Embody Center, Kristen blends multiple massage styles, including the aforementioned techniques, craniosacral therapy, and reflexology, to reenergize her clients and deepen their relationships with and awareness of their own bodies. Kristen also works to alleviate physical tension, decrease anxiety, and loosen limbs so they can snake under vending-machine doors.
The natural world always appealed to Winifred Tannetta, whether she was exploring the Ontario wilderness as a child on family vacations or visiting sacred sites across Ireland, Spain, and the United States as an adult. This passion for earth-based spirituality inspired Winifred to found her own business, where she creates a supportive environment that promotes introspection and self-discovery. The majority of the center's services emphasize spiritual and energetic health, including reiki sessions that promote balance and harmony with gentle attunements.
At The Giving Tree of Massage & Reiki, indoor amenities such as mood lighting and soothing music set minds at ease while the private studio’s decor takes its cues from the great outdoors. Cerulean walls and plentiful arboreal knickknacks evoke a relaxing forest scene more effectively than a landscape painting or a grizzly bear rummaging through the reception desk for honey. In this setting, licensed massage therapist and reiki practitioner Janna Thomas draws on traditional and holistic techniques to rid bodies of troublesome aches. Her deep-tissue massages help soothe sore muscles and detoxify the body, whereas reiki sessions strive to promote deep relaxation and pain relief with a Japanese style of energy healing.
Pure Energy Reiki's resident master, Natasha, harnesses out-of-whack energies with the chakra-balancing touches of one-hour reiki sessions. Located inside CLINIC Alternative Medicines, sessions immerse customers in a soothing atmosphere as they rid themselves of stresses and fatigue without having to send their personal voodoo doll on a Caribbean vacation. Natasha places her hands over specific nodes of the body to rebalance the body's energy flow, and while results vary, many guests report a deep sense of calm akin to meditation.