Specializing in sports massage, therapist Christopher Benoit applies his athleticism and formal training to a variety of relaxation modalities. A long-distance cyclist himself, Benoit helps to keep athletes limber during muscle-stiffening cold seasons with foam-fingered kneads designed to facilitate healing, improve athletic performance, and increase range of motion. Benoit approaches massage therapy from a perspective of wellness, helping to circulate endorphins, nutrients, and oxygen throughout the body as he bolsters the immune system. Dim lighting gently illuminates light-green walls as clients lie on heated towels and surrender to soothing strokes augmented by hypoallergenic massage gels.
At Bio-Detox Center, Dr. Debra Graham relies on natural medicine and traditional naturopathic methods to address a wide range of issues. Certified through the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy, Dr. Graham employs the latest technology to safely and comfortably flush out toxins. She also provides ionic footbaths, weight-management services, and hair-and-mineral analyses, which use hair samples to reveal a patient’s individual vitamin requirements, disease trends, and more.
Licensed massage therapist, aesthetician, and manicurist Alicia Favreau specializes in making her clients look and feel beautiful with an array of spa services. Inside her studio at Natural Balance & Beauty, Alicia helps muscles combat tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage therapy. Massages are customized to each guest?s needs and can be upgraded to include aromatherapy or an eye and lip treatment. Alicia also helps clients in their pursuit of youthfulness with facials and waxing services.
Since she was able to crawl, licensed massage therapist Kara Grant's hands would intuitively reach for the nearest pair of hands and feet, where they'd occupy themselves by moving in circular massage motions. Following the lead of her hands, she wound up at the Spa Tech Institute, where she was able to refine her technique and soak up the teachings of experienced therapists. Kara now keeps her hands busy at Peace in the Storm Massage Therapy, reducing stress with Swedish techniques, diminishing physical discomfort in expectant mothers, and easing the pain of losing at trivia with targeted treatments such as neuromuscular therapy.
Youtopia Day Spa offers some pretty diverse spa services?time-tested massage techniques, natural skincare treatments, and indulgent mani-pedis?but there is a factor that unifies them. It's a predilection toward tailoring all its services to the needs of its clients. Massage therapists, for instance, base their Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages on the clients' preferences, their pains, or the location of the marble stuck to their backs. The aesthetician similarly pays close attention to her clients' needs, noting any blemishes and oiliness before customizing the selection of natural products she uses in her treatments.
Julia Capone is a licensed massage therapist and the owner of Bliss Massage & Wellness Center. Her specialties include medical, Swedish, hot stone, and rotator cuff release massage. With the help of her team of massage therapists, she's able to dedicate plenty of time to each client and tailor her massages to address their individual issues. The center's menu of treatments includes hot-stone, couples, Swedish, and deep-tissue massages, as well as aromatherapy add-ons and energy treatments, such as reiki. In addition to these wellness services, Bliss Massage & Wellness Center offers fitness classes, including Pilates and kettlebell sessions, as well as several levels of yoga.