After a year of living in the corporate-communications world, Sabita knew she needed to change paths. Like a baseball player who runs to first every time he swings, she felt herself becoming too aggressive. In order to reconnect with her inner empathy and sense of place in the world, she decided to commit herself to taking care of others. With that desire in mind, she became a massage therapist and holistic-health counselor and opened the Sabita Holistic Center in 2003 to surround herself with like-minded professionals.
Celebrating their 10th year of business, Sabita and her staff heal guests of all ages and needs with holistic techniques, such as guided meditation, massages specifically tailored to elderly guests, and self-esteem workshops. In addition to leading the classes and workshops, doctors meet with guests to prescribe holistic treatment plans that incorporate Western and Eastern methods. The center even purveys its own beverage: Sabita Tea. It's a kosher-certified organic line that comes in varieties such as peppermint white tea, nutmeg white, and anise—which comes from the eponymous seed-producing plant.
At LoveHealing, a massage therapist relaxes bodies and relieves tension with a range of massage modalities that inspire mind-body harmony. These indulgent services are all performed within the cozy confines of her softly lit studio, pleasing clients' eyes as their bodies sink into relaxation.
Licensed massage therapist Bianca Berrios, also the owner and founder of Resurrect with Massage, personalizes each of her treatments by combining modalities that include shiatsu, deep-tissue, Swedish, myofascial-release, and Thai treatments. She and her staff also ease aches and boost blood flow with cupping treatments, release emotional blockages with reiki, and share their wisdom during massage and reflexology workshops for couples.
Though her ability to untie knots rivals that of a sailor, licensed massage therapist Lorna Ellis-Harding has been relieving aches and pains for long enough to understand the limitations of massage. Rather than rely solely on her Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports techniques, she draws from other areas of traditional and alternative medicine to craft treatment plans for the whole body. Her acupressure massages, for example, incorporate the principles of Eastern acupuncture to apply healing pressure to specific points of energy across the body. When she isn’t balancing energy or coaxing out toxins with gentle lymphatic-drainage techniques, Lorna consults with other local businesses to help her clients manage their weight and make healthful lifestyle decisions, such as refraining from eating french fries while juggling chainsaws.
For Monica Figueroa, "nothing is better than seeing my clients get off the table feeling better and happier than when they got on." The licensed massage therapist is passionate about showing people the many benefits of regular massage therapy, which relieves stress physically, emotionally, and mentally. She?offers a modality for each person's specific needs, whether it be deep tissue to focus on aches and pains or a Swedish massage to offer complete relaxation.
Though spa treatments are, by nature, customized to each client, URA The Spa takes its treatments one step further, with a holistic approach and a focus on natural healing. It's evident in the name?"URA"?an ancient Celtic letter representing the heather plant. This flora was used to symbolize qualities such as generosity and healing. As for how the spa manifests this mindset, the first step is bathing visitors in a calm atmosphere created by bright pastel colors and plush furnishings. The next steps come in the form of the services. Adept, gentle hands administer ayurvedic wraps and energy therapy alongside med-spa treatments that correct specific skin issues. Custom massages soothe tense muscles, while facials and enzyme-rich peels cleanse and exfoliate. To perform these services, the staff relies on natural formulas from a private-label product line and by brands such as Shir-Organic, Color Science, and SkinMedica.