Heidi Niewendorp returned from her first-ever massage feeling invigorated, and not only because of the relaxing strokes and customized pressure. It also inspired her to choose a new career path?she realized she wanted to be on the other end of the table helping people as she had been helped. So she attended school, earned her massage therapist's license, and in 2008 began her career. Heidi specializes in firm pressure, performing massages she calls deep-tissue relaxation, which possess both the deep reach that can ease muscle pain and the comforting strokes that can diminish stress. But Heidi is versatile, and she's happy to change up her style?a lighter Swedish massage for general relaxation, perhaps, or a focused pregnancy massage for expecting mothers sore from building geodesic dome-cribs. For even deeper serenity, Heidi also offers hot-stone massage and aromatherapy add-ons.
When Heidi Niewendorp got her first massage, it triggered something much deeper than she expected?a love of massage therapy. Since then, her passion for her work has only solidified, fitting right in with Massage by Heidi and its attentive staff who always aim to help clients look and feel more confident. Once you're inside, a nail technician can glam up nails with Shellac polish or soften soles with a moisturizing bath soak and pedicure. For an intensive face treatment, a chemical peel helps treat skin irregularities that include acne, hyperpigmentation, and argyle patterns that only come out in sunlight.
Amanda Ruley was inspired to help heal others through massage therapy by her mother, who struggled every day with multiple sclerosis and found respite in massage and acupuncture. At Ama Massage Therapy, the mission is simple: to soothe body, mind, and spirit with the therapeutic benefits of physical contact. Each massage is customized to the client?s individual needs, incorporating Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to boost circulation and sports bodywork to improve range of motion in muscles or remove stubborn foam fingers.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability?Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa?s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
At Bridge2Recovery, licensed massage therapist Bridgette Greenfield specializes in therapeutic massage that incorporates three massage styles?relaxing Swedish, vigorous deep tissue, and reflexology. Her single-modality kneads, meanwhile, range from hot stone massages with smooth, volcanic rocks to aromatherapy massage sessions. All massages are set to soothing music, which dissolves stress more effectively than everyone in your life yelling "calm down!"