Not content to practice only such familiar pain-relief techniques as deep-tissue and medical massage, the therapists at this house of healing also unleash polarity therapy, detox footbaths, and a meridian-based tapping method known as Emotional Freedom Technology, or EFT. Eight types of kneading spring from the fingers of the therapists, from the sustained pressure of myofascial release to the directional strokes of lymph drainage. Powered by a gentle electric current, ionic footbaths surround paws in polarity in an effort to collect negatively charged toxins and restore the body’s pH balance. Like people who decorate their lawns with thousands of needles to keep the grass healthy, EFT sessions take their inspiration from acupuncture. But instead of piercing energy points, therapists performing this treatment manipulate them manually, a method designed to combat anxiety, stress, and anger.
Master cosmetologist and salon owner Manisha Mehta takes pride in delivering a sweeping range of beauty and grooming services infused with luxurious touches. Full-length facials incorporate rich ingredients such as 24-karat gold or chocolate, and facial peels immerse visages in fruit and vegetable medleys without the need for surreptitious head dunks into a punch bowl. Issuing from Mehta's fervent interest in the healing and restorative powers of herbs, most full facials are accompanied by a custom aromatherapy blend. Alongside eyelash extensions and waxing are ancient Eastern grooming services, such as eyebrow threading, ear candling, mummification, and henna designs for hands and feet. Dark wood and leather furnishings, deep-maroon walls, and gilt-framed mirrors and paintings lend the space a feeling of an urban retreat.
Sacred Waters Wellness Arts Studio's Kelly Jora? has more than 17 years of experience as a natural health practitioner and understands that many of the toxins we encounter on a daily basis can adversely affect weight, stress, and resistance to disease. She customizes holistic wellness and detox programs to improve clients' well-being, while her and a team of detox buffs draw unwanted debris from the body with multifaceted cleansing services. The staff's colonics clear the terminus of the digestive tract of toxins, and ionic footbaths pull accumulated heavy metals and heavy metal riffs out through the soles. Complementary treatments, such massage and neuromuscular therapy, assist in the eviction of unsavory substances. Kelly Jora? offers one-on-one services and also holds free group workshops online and at Sacred Waters Wellness Arts Studio.
Massages and spa treatments offered at Indivi Massage and Bodywork allow you to escape from everyday stress.
We are proud to offer Fayette and Clayton County a medley of professional massage therapies including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and so much more!
Swedish and deep-tissue massage are two bodywork approaches that render very different benefits. Read our guide to choose the best option for you.
The relationship between deep-tissue and Swedish massage is much like that between DayQuil and NyQuil. Both are designed to help you feel better, but the one that makes the most sense depends on your individual needs. Here's what to expect from each of the two modalities:
Swedish massage combines four distinct motions?effleurage, petrissage, friction, and tapotement?to help relieve muscle tension and stimulate blood flow, thereby energizing the body and soothing the mind during a single relaxing session. The four phases are easy enough to distinguish. Effleurage refers to the smooth, gliding strokes that help relax soft tissues at the beginning of the treatment, followed by the squeezing, rolling, or kneading gestures of petrissage. Deep, circular motions make up the friction phase, in which layers of tissue rub against one another to boost circulation. Therapists conclude the massage with tapotement, a rapid cadence of percussive taps performed with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand.
Whereas Swedish massage focuses on relieving mental and physical tension, deep-tissue massage has more specific concerns. Due to stress and other factors, the layer of connective tissue that covers and interpenetrates the body's muscles and bones?the fascia?often tenses up, resulting in muscle knots and a painful buildup of lactic acid. Deep-tissue massage aims to warm up the fascia and release the accumulated toxins. To achieve this, the therapist?s fingers, thumbs, and elbows move along the body in slow, deliberate strokes, applying pressure to penetrate beyond superficial muscle layers. Although the intensity can produce some discomfort, deep-tissue massage should still be relaxing; the goal, after all, is to relieve the tension between muscles and their weird roommate, the skeleton.
Though massage is in Massage Therapeutics, INC 's name, it certainly isn't the only service offered at the versatile center. Bodywork therapists offer a range of neuromuscular and relaxation therapies—including salt scrubs, prenatal massage, and inversion-table sessions—designed to target misaligned muscles and chronic pain. Stress melts out the tips of toes during a foot-acupressure treatment that includes an essential oil soak and signature honey foot-indulgence scrub. A mini ionic footbath or aromatic Swedish massage can give clients the chance to sample a shortened foot-pampering service before they commit to a luxurious 60-minute or longer treatment, much like screening a film trailer before acting out the whole movie for your coworkers. The center also offers Pilates classes, personal-training sessions, and CPR/AED certification.