Certified by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, licensed massage therapist Brooke Ballard eases tension from beleaguered bodies through an array of massage therapies. Soft music helps Brooke foster a nurturing environment for patients as she treats achy adults to the soothing ministrations of Swedish, deep-tissue, and neuromuscular massage, or mixes them into a customized session to address individual needs. A former kindergarten teacher, she also adapts her services for youngsters through pediatric massage therapy, which is tailored to suit children ranging from toddlers to young adults and helps them improve concentration and decrease anxiety ahead of an important interview with Santa.
Stylist Cordette Camino used to share her knowledge with up-and-coming stylists as an instructor at Paul Mitchell School, but now she focuses her full attention on her clients. At Blonde Salon & Spa, she updates looks with a full menu of face-flattering cuts and color services. But Cordette doesn't work alone; makeup artist Desiree Maples spruces up visages and massage therapist Gudrun Jacobsen assuages tender muscles with a selection of tailored strokes.
Advance Muscle Therapy’s licensed massage therapists sweep away stress with classic massage techniques. The relaxation massage’s light–medium pressure gently coaxes pockets of tension and painful clusters of magic school busses from muscles, and the deep-tissue modality reaches the body’s buried kinks with the aim of ousting chronic pain. To round out the treatments, a small slate of spa services includes hydrating facials and body wraps.
The body needs to be continuously maintained––not just through food and exercise, but through relaxation. That’s why licensed massage therapist John Vodosia reduces stress and chronic aches with bodywork techniques ranging from neuromuscular therapy to deep-tissue pressure. John also specializes in prenatal massage to treat joint aches and ease tension in expectant mothers.
Markita Crenshaw is a massage therapist who works in a variety of modalities. Relaxation seekers can opt for a Swedish massage, characterized by long, flowing strokes, whereas expectant moms can unwind with a prenatal massage. Markita's pressure-point therapy and deep-tissue massages help release painful knots and force out tension.
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.