Muscle knots. Chronic aches. Deep-seated reservoirs of stress and anxiety. These and other ailments bring clients to Elements Therapeutic Massage, where they find relief courtesy of professional therapists who customize their treatments to match individual needs. The studio’s unique, level-based system gives clients an idea of what to expect during the session; they can request a low level for a gentler experience or opt for a higher level to eliminate any soreness remaining from the previous day’s jousting tournament. Each massage therapist has his or her own specialties, and treatments may draw on relaxing Swedish and hot-stone techniques or firmer deep-tissue and trigger-point strokes.
Chiropractic is based on holistic investigations into patients' heath, searching out underlying causes of sickness rather than simply treating symptoms. Doctor of Chiropractic Richard Hruby is a staunch advocate of this whole-body approach, bringing a range of therapeutic services to bear on patrons' health complaints. In addition to spine-adjusting treatments, the center also provides relaxing massage and acupuncture that realigns energy flow and punctures the tiny subdermal balloons that keep making you float.
Inside the private treatment rooms at Natural Therapeutics, Rachel Warnock spends her days energizing clients with holistic ayurvedic services. As a trained ayurvedic wellness consultant with a master's in vedic science, she is well equipped to design personalized treatment plans to address a variety of health concerns, from easing digestive pains to revving up metabolisms so they run faster than a G4 jet fueled by espresso. Depending on each client's issues, these treatment plans can include diet suggestions, cleansing detox teas, and herbal remedies, which Rachel retails at the center.
Owners and licensed massage therapists Carla and Sandi treat sore muscles and relieve tension from head to toe with relaxing massages inside one of Wauwatosa's longest standing massage therapy businesses. Soothing kneads and gliding strokes loosen rigid muscles and disentangle tightly knotted tissue, limbering the body for contorting their way through crowded ghost towns. Clients unwind as various manipulations alleviate soreness and improve circulation. A plush purple treatment bed shrouded in warm lighting welcomes clients into a relaxing state, while neutral tones accent a waiting area dotted with artwork painted by Carla, jewelry designed by Sandi, and facial imprints created by dazed clients tranquilly walking into walls posttreatment.
Though the Swedish massage is performed on a clothing-free soul sac, clients' modesty remains intact with a sizeable towel gently draped over all un-massaged areas. As your muscles melt under the massage therapist's nimble knot-kneading, dim lighting and curtained windows turn privacy into a local vacation experience. Each 60-minute massage utilizes a full range of gliding techniques, kneading manipulations, and percussive pitter-patters, as well as the alternating of light and medium force to relieve uptight major muscle groups and help the mind relax. Custom-blended oils make the bone box a smooth surface to prevent uncomfortable friction while subterranean streams of blood and oxygen circulate more freely as a benefit of the massage.
The massage therapists at Anointed Hands use bodywork techniques to enhance the health and well-being of entire families. Clients of all ages—including expectant mothers, infants, and children aged 2–16 years old—gain serenity and awareness of their bodies through services tailored to address their individual needs. Swedish and deep-tissue massages release stress and soothe pain, leaving clients able to laugh and smile a little easier. The caring staff also takes time to educate clients about the benefits of massage and how they can incorporate it further into their lives.