The massage therapists at Spa Therapeutic Massage treat the body as a whole, using holistic methods to promote healing and a positive sense of well being. Their fingers are trained in a variety of party dances and massage modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, hot-stone therapy, and acupressure. They also specialize in cupping therapy to helps promote circulation and relieve pain. Giving clients an extra bit of luxury during their sessions, all massages are performed using blends of organic oils and herbs to soothe skin and promote relaxation.
On their quest to help their clients achieve good health, the therapists at Origins Thai Spa deploy a careful blend of 14 Eastern and Western massage techniques. Most of their practice revolves around Thai massage, which combines deep stretching and acupressure with pressure from the therapist’s elbows, knees, and feet to activate the body's 10 major energy channels. Alternatively, Eastern-inspired ayurvedic massage uses three different oils to trigger the three doshas, or the body's three main energy pathways. During the four-hands couples massage, two therapists work on one client at the same time, using four hands to help improve circulation, promote relaxation, and inspire as many as eight high-fives.
Unlike many massage therapists, Hands To You Wellness Studio owner Zina Sanders incorporates holistic healing elements into her treatments to provide additional therapeutic and stress-relieving benefits. Traditional Thai massages take place on floor mats so their yoga-like stretches can be more easily achieved, and integrative reflexology treatments focus exclusively on pinpoints throughout the body to improve balance and circulation and locate the body’s “eject” button. Since graduating from the Baltimore School of Massage in 1996, Zina has continued to broaden her skills by pursuing ongoing education at various seminars and workshops.
During the traditional Thai yoga-bodywork massage, the signature offering at Malee Thai Massage & Bodywork, therapists incorporate guided stretches with focused pressure on energy meridians to loosen muscles and decompress joints. Some of the spa's treatments also incorporate hot stones and other Western methods, and customers can enjoy the warm herbal footbath that starts off every session. Inside, a space awash in warm colors and textiles woven with gleaming thread help make each visit as relaxing as napping on the marshmallow shelf in the supermarket.