Tightness from days spent at the desk. Aches from a weekend of flag football. Back spasms from marathon games of Twister. With agile fingers trained in therapeutic muscle manipulation, BodyWorks Massage Therapy's licensed therapists alleviate all manner of bodily pains with combinations of eight massage modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, and trigger point. Available at two locations––one within the Franklin Athletic Club, and the other at the Murfreesboro Athletic Club, opening October 1, 2013––the private treatment rooms submerge clients' senses in stress-slaking stimulation: soothing scents of aromatherapy, the relaxing touch of a heated bed, and recordings of an otter gargling with fresh ocean water.
John Watson opened Pure Life Massage and Wellness to provide his fellow community members with a place to receive healing bodywork services. Inside the treatment rooms, licensed massage therapists knead muscles with customized blends of multiple modalities, including prenatal, deep tissue, Swedish, and geriatric.
Inside this relaxing oasis, a team of beauty experts pampers clients from head to toe with invigorating treatments for the skin, body, and hair. Aestheticians tailor facials to counter skin-specific woes, keeping faces smooth with add-ons such as enzyme masks, glycolic peels, or waxing. During massage sessions, therapists soothe muscle aches with Swedish, sports, or four-handed massage therapy, which enlists the help of either two therapists or one well-trained dog. Split ends hit the floor in the salon, where talented stylists turn out freshly cut, colored, and styled coifs. Beyond these three pillars of beauty, Cottage Spa also tends to nails with a coat of vibrant polish or long-lasting gel.
Adagio Massage Company sows the seeds of relaxation with buckets of natural remedies. For more than two decades, the company's staff has fought the good fight against the ravages of the elements and the small indignities of time with a flotilla of services, including skincare regimens or massages delivered by male or female therapists. Guests kick back with a complimentary glass of champagne and organic dessert, and customize their own treatments by choosing aromatherapy and specialty oils to add to the relaxation.
Islands of Paradise Massage owner Terence A. Carter and his team of massage therapists take a variety of approaches to eliminating pain and stress. Swedish massages relax muscles with a gentle series of rolling, kneading, and percussive strokes. For chronic pain or tension, the therapists employ deep-tissue or trigger-point techniques, which target muscular knots built up from physical strain or the mental stress of not hearing the end of a knock-knock joke. Carter can also calm minds during bodywork sessions that work to rebalance emotional and mental energies.
The massage rooms inside MCMStudio's Nashville are places of transformation. Each day of the week, therapists arrive here to banish stress and pain from their clients' muscles using such classic modalities as Swedish massage. Sometimes, they even work side-by-side. MCMStudio's signature couples massages (which can be held in the same or separate rooms) grant a short, relaxing getaway to spouses, best friends, and police partners trying to strengthen their bond.