At A Room of Therapy, licensed massage therapist Octavia Stevens draws upon her expertise in half a dozen massage traditions to soothe beleaguered bodies. During 30-, 60-, and 90-minute massages, Stevens's hands skate on the surface of your back, boosting circulation and oxygenating muscles. As her customized strokes—in modalities such as deep muscle, sports, and neuromuscular—hone in on high-priority areas, pleasant scents from fragrant essential oils create a soothing, therapeutic effect. For an extra fee, Stevens can add hot towels, hot stones, or hot potatoes.
Haley Welch, an Alabama native, grew up studying modern and ballet dance, first in her hometown, and then later, she studied intensively in New York City at The Joffrey Ballet.
Her love of movement and anatomy led her to Red Mountain Institute, where she received her Massage Therapy certification eleven years ago.
For those seeking to spruce up appearances without surgery, Infinity Med-I-Spa's options are?true to the company's name?virtually infinite. For one, there are its numerous aesthetic lasers, which can remove hair, wrinkles, spider veins, tattoos, and a range of other blemishes quickly and effectively. Facial treatments use Skin Medica products, a skincare line from the makers of Botox and Juvederm, and range from classic microdermabrasion to cutting-edge services such as the VI Peel and the Jet Peel that rid pores of impurities and smooth over signs of aging. Meanwhile medical weight loss services help clients shed inches with meal replacement shakes, medications, and vitamin injections. Beyond enhancing the outside, the med-spa also helps clients feel better on the inside.
Ramsay Falcove has spent more than a decade of his life relieving muscular pains with acupressure and massage; after a quick glance at his list of credentials and certifications, one comes to appreciate his uncommon dedication to the craft of each. An authority on topics such as the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach, Ramsay specializes in myofascial-release techniques that target muscular restrictions to promote flexibility and ease soreness from afternoon naps in cubicle drawers.
Ramsay's intuitive approach to kneading and acupressure is rooted in his extensive education in Chinese medicine, which harbors a litany of techniques designed to promote holistic health and draw toxins out of the body.
At a young age, Dr. James E. McMinn accompanied his army father across the world—a journey that gained the attention of Birmingham Medical News. This early exposure to other cultures introduced Dr. McMinn to a panoply of cultures, but most importantly, it taught him to find common ground between his beliefs and those of others. Now, as an established Western-trained doctor with more than two decades of experience, Dr. McMinn has found a balance between healing patients with science-based treatments and holistic therapies. And it is back in his hometown of Birmingham that he provides these integrative medical.
Dr. McMinn leads a dedicated team, working from the belief that health issues, including fatigue, hair loss, and low libido, can be prevented. He’s even formulated foundations of wellness, which label "nutrition, hydration, exercise, and sleep" as the basic building blocks of healthy living. From that foundation, the staff—which includes a doctor of Chinese medicine, registered nurse, professional counselor, and medical assistants—aims to attack maladies at the root with a variety of treatments, such as acupuncture, hormone therapy, and FDA breast-cancer screenings with thermography.
For more cosmetic concerns, an onsite aesthetician wards off signs of aging with antioxidant-rich Glo Therapeutic and Environ products. She augments that with a slew of advanced treatments, such as skin-tightening Thermage sessions and exfoliating chemical peels, both of which leave complexions glowing brighter than the glitter waterfalls that dot Candy Land.
Though she had never experienced a massage of her own, Janice Amyson knew that she had found her calling as soon as she entered massage school. She carried this initial passion through her courses and into her career at The Amazing Hands Therapeutic Massage, where today she strives to empathize with her aching clients. To make sure that she understands and addresses their individual aches, Amyson never begins treatment without a brief consultation. This all-important sit-down, during which she inquires about areas of particular soreness, allows her to customize sessions that may incorporate modalities such as deep-tissue massage, TMJ treatment, repetitive-use therapy, and medical massage.
The treatment room?s low lighting, aromatherapy candles, and lush green plants join together to soothe frazzled nerves. Arbonne lotions and a heated table aid Amyson?s nimble fingers as she unkinks knotted musculature and rewires cybernetic limbs. Other therapeutic elements include Mentholatum, which opens sinuses to allow for easier breathing, and foot warmers to comfort cold toes. In this same room, Janice also treats bodies with soothing spa treatments such as mud-mask facials and paraffin dips.