Licensed massage therapist Neyssa Encarnacion calls upon more than 15 years of experience to knead away bodily stress with massages coupled with salt scrubs. During the Swedish massage and salt scrub, beneficiaries choose between two fine-grain salts before the therapist administers an oil-infused rubdown, which buffs away dry skin and unveils the luminous epidermis beneath. Dexterous hands then go toe to toe with tension, applying long, flowing strokes that smooth out muscular knots sustained from napping in cement mixers. A scalp massage boosts cranial circulation as fingers press peppermint essential oils along temples and caps, prompting minds to relax and split ends to sprout candy-cane seedlings. Clients may emerge from their treatment feeling such benefits as reduced soreness, larger energy reserves, and alleviated stress.
The services at Westminster Community Acupuncture are all about letting the body heal itself. The team there helps patrons avoid invasive surgeries and drugs with side effects with simple procedures, many of them thousands of years old. Thin, single-use needles spur our natural self-healing powers during acupuncture sessions, which are intended to target energy centers and bolster immune response and improve cellular function. Massage, whether it is Swedish, pre-natal, or one of a range of other styles, uses pressure on the body to bring various parts into harmony. Cupping, on the other hand, uses a warm cup to apply suction to the body, making it in some ways the inverse of massage, though both techniques can treat a wide range of discomfort and ailments.
Movement Mechanics Spa's massage therapists believe that, like cars, bodies need regular tune-ups to stay healthy. The licensed wellness professionals offer everything bodies need for rejuvenation—various massages, stretching, rehabilitation, and a whole host of spa and relaxation treatments. They specialize in helping people recover from car accidents with medical-massage treatments designed to deal with things such as whiplash and removing air fresheners stuck between toes.
In the auto-themed lobby, spa-goers settle in on real seats from cars and check out the license plates hung on the walls. They then head in for routine maintenance treatments.
Operated by Shawn Medina, RMT, Natures Echo Massage & Bodywork is a haven of relaxation and healing tucked away in Phenix Salon Suites. It is in a private room here that Shawn kneads muscles, soft tissues, and crisp handkerchiefs into submission with techniques such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage. Lymphatic drainage promotes detoxification and reduced inflammation, while reiki energy work balances out-of-whack chakras. Shawn also specializes in medical and oncology massage, which can help ease chronic pain, stave off depression, and enhance recovery.
The staff at Metta Wellness Center believes that, in order to fully heal their patients, they must heal them as a whole: mind, body, and spirit. The center’s tranquil confines help accomplish this goal while staff perform treatments influenced by a blend of Eastern and Western therapies. During a traditional Thai massage, the therapist combines muscle compression, acupressure, and yoga-like body manipulations to energize patients without switching their vitamins with espresso beans. They also offer tropical hot-stone massages, signature body scrubs and wraps, herbal body wraps, and Thai reflexology, which targets pressure points in the feet to balance the body’s energy.
Theresa, Nu View of U's owner and principle massage therapist, calls upon seven years of bodywork experience to help clients combat stress and knotted muscles. Theresa and her team of tension busters knead muscles with a gentle to medium flow during the Swedish massage or work out injuries accrued from ziplining across the hallway with leftover floss during a sports or deep-tissue treatment. For muscles that refuse to budge, therapists are happy to add hot stones to the mix or bring about balance with reflexology or craniosacral therapy to help improve circulation and reduce pain.