For more than a decade, The Kneaded Touch’s massage mavens have reduced pain, increased energy, and ameliorated anxiety with deft touches and expert techniques. Nestle into one of the studio's comfy beds for an hour-long Swedish massage, during which time stress will be scolded while muscles are tenderized by wise hands guided by topographical maps of Scandinavia. The facility’s clean, inviting rooms are stocked with plants and candles, making for a superbly serene atmosphere in which daily troubles dissolve.
A Serenity Now Massage is in the business of bliss. The studio's massage therapists coax muscles into a relaxed state with soothing strokes, and its instructors guide groups toward physical and mental peace during Kundalini yoga and meditation sessions. The studio also sells 1,500-thread-count sheets that encourage blissfully restorative slumber.
The massage therapists at Nice To Be Kneaded Massotherapy customize massage sessions to fit the needs of each individual. During a relaxation massage, therapists use gentler strokes to boost circulation. They can deepen their pressure for sports massages, which aim to speed healing and unravel stubborn knots and bowties. They also incorporate aromatherapy and hot stones to further relax clients and relieve stiffness.
Although each massage therapist has his or her own technique, most have the same end goal: the well-being of the client. With Shannon at Body and Soul Massotherapy, clients should see massage as a tool of healing, whether they are recovering from injury, need to unwind from tension, or have been walking around with their elbows pointed outward all day. Shannon and her cohorts expunge stress with a range of modalities, including soothing relaxation to more-intense deep tissue.
Esprés Nails and Spa’s massage therapists melt away tension using Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, prenatal, shiatsu, foot-massage or reiki techniques. Spagoers who choose the first option feel smooth, flowing strokes sweep over tense feet, relaxing tendons drawn taut after too many games of beach racquetball. 20-minute detoxifying ionic foot baths then soothe feet when negative ions dive into warm water and lie in wait under the waves to drag toxins out of toes.
After 15 years as a personal trainer, Rebecca J. Shaw changed course and became a licensed massage therapist. Now, instead of pushing her clients to lift one more rep, she relaxes them during Swedish, deep-tissue, and Thai massages at Dreams Massage and BodyWorks. Moreover, she can schedule detoxifying lymphatic-drainage therapy sessions.