Rizzo-Ovia, a national board-certified acupuncturist, employs her know-how in traditional Chinese medicine and nutritional counseling to mend patients' minds, bodies, and spirits. She greets new clients with an initial acupuncture consultation, which determines proper treatment based on symptoms, diet, lifestyle, skin condition, and exoskeleton thickness. In sessions ranging between 15 and 45 minutes, Rizzo-Ovia gently peppers her patients with hair-thin needles inserted at selected points along the body's meridians. Like miniature football linebackers, the sterile, disposable needles open the body's blocked energy pathways to facilitate the flow of Qi, blood, and other vital substances.
Licensed massage therapist Marissa McCallin employs her skilled, nimble touch and holistic understanding of the body to imbue clients with total relaxation from head to toe. A graduate of the Florida School of Massage, Marissa penetrates beyond the skin’s surface with strokes that knead away anxieties and taps that convey verses of Italian poetry to muscles into Morse code. Massage treatments help to improve circulation and lower blood pressure, and Marissa’s traditional Japanese Reiki sessions holistically care for the body and mind with gentle, non-invasive techniques. Flanked by a lily pond and white picket fence, the quaint green cottage that houses the Center for Balance radiates with a sense of warmth and calm. Inside the office, crisp white walls give way to framed scenes of sunsets and sleek wooden floors host a cushy brown couch for pre-appointment relaxation.
Licensed massage therapist Angel Seals understands that relaxation isn?t one size fits all. To help clients achieve the physical and emotional benefits of massage, she customizes head-to-toe treatments for each individual who reclines on her table. Angel listens carefully to their issues while fine-tuning sessions, addressing concerns such as muscle and joint pain, stress, or headaches. Then she devotes the full amount of time to the massage itself, never starting the clock before clients have removed their ceremonial sashes, undressed to their comfort level, and settled onto the padded massage table. Guests stay draped and cozy in the heated room while muscles are soothed with kneads and ears are treated to soft music.
Ashley Hines, a licensed massage therapist at John French Massage Therapy, brings her medical massage experience to the table, utilizing her skills to soothe and relax. Working to help relieve chronic pain and stress for people using Swedish, heated-bamboo, and deep-tissue techniques, she kneads out uncomfortable knots and relaxes tense muscles. Come in for a medical massage—Ashley specializes in neck issues—or try a prenatal massage to ease pregnancy-related soreness and swelling at this soothing private studio.
Even before Mark Fitch became a licensed massage therapist, he was known as the go-to guy for friends in need of a massage. His interest in the technique began while he was traveling the world and studying music therapy. This led to learning about holistic healing, which ushered him to practicing massage therapy. He specializes in custom bodywork to treat such ailments as chronic back pain, tendinitis, carpal-tunnel syndrome, high blood pressure, and a variety of other ailments.
Moureen Tansuwat uses the art of hypnosis to help clients combat weight issues, addictions to smoking, insomnia, and test anxiety. She also hosts a tea and cookies support group that provides a safe environment for individuals to express their feelings.