Nine massage therapists with more than 35 years of combined experience perform a range of massage therapy. The spa?which welcomes walk-in clients?incorporates the traditional Swedish modality and offers four couples massage rooms, reducing stress almost as effectively as standardized tests in a helicopter.
Heather Hasty defines the word anature as meaning from the earth, a concept she tries to uphold in each of her massage and bodywork services. The owner and head therapist at Anature Massage & Wellness, which is located inside Sola Salon, incorporates organic creams and lotions into each of her treatments, which focus on natural and alternative methods of pain relief such as stretching, reflexology, and distracting the pained muscles with a muscle-size Rubik's cube. After more than 700 credit hours, Heather earned her massage-therapy certification in 1995, but she didn’t stop there. Instead, she continues to upgrade her repertoire with new massage techniques including trigger point, Asian reflexology, and Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy, which concentrates on restoring circulation to deep muscles with blocked blood or lymphatic flow.
Dannielle Snellenberger—the massage therapist behind IRA Massage and Bodywork—has trained in a wide variety of modalities, and stays ahead of industry trends as a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She specializes in sports and deep-tissue massage, loosening taut muscles within the center's small, private spa or in clients' homes. Snellenberger also is certified in techniques such as hydrotherapy and Siddha body detoxification, an ancient Indian method that aims to draw out impurities with heated oil.
Snellenberger enhances massage sessions with warm river rocks and essential oils, and offers several soothing spa treatments. She also performs corporate chair massages that can enhance employee productivity and reduce the number of pencils stuck in ceilings.
Jemea Kim Deeter believes in the power of touch to facilitate inner and outer healing. The licensed massage therapist has witnessed firsthand massage's benefits?most notably while pregnant with her two sons?and today she spreads the power of massage with her own practice. At Mea Massage Therapy, she performs Swedish and deep-tissue massages for anybody struggling with muscle tension, pain, or lingering injury. She also specializes in prenatal massage to help expecting mothers deal with the physical demands of pregnancy. Jemea also confers her knowledge to new parents during private Baby's First Massage lessons, which cover safe massage techniques to calm newborns or stoke precociousness in calculus or horticulture.
After graduating from Iowa?s Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School, Carey Gaw further honed her kneading skills at Indianapolis spas and in-home appointments. These days, however, the licensed massage therapist calls the shots at Escape Massage Therapy LLC, her very own studio housed inside the Fall Creek Vision Center. Of course, Carey?s customers are really the ones in charge, alerting her to whatever aches they?re experiencing, from lower-back pain to aches caused by pregnancy. With that info, Carey conducts 30?-to 120-minute massages that incorporate modalities such as gentle Swedish strokes, deep-tissue techniques, or soothing hot stones.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5- to 15-minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.