When Vanessa Caram was working in a physical therapist's office, she couldn't help but notice how much massage helped speed up patients' recovery. This prompted her to become a licensed massage therapist and start her own practice, A Nu Yu Massage, soon after. There, she helps clients manage pain and tension without using medication or converting a medieval rack into a bed. Her specialty is alleviating chronic pain symptoms associated with conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis. However, she also performs services such as deep-tissue and Swedish massage, which can be enhanced with aromatherapy and hot stones.
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.
Since 1973, each of Sport&Health's 24 clubs has aimed for full fitness coverage with programs for every taste and family member. Guests can spark positive lifestyle changes with gym workouts and wellness services, or engage in a variety of sports. Each facility houses different athletic amenities for games and laps, from pristine swimming pools to squash and racquetball courts lathered in a fresh coat of peanut butter every morning. The camaraderie of group classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump barbell routines complement scores of gym equipment meant for exercising solo—or with the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The clubs also emphasize kid-friendly activities with arts and crafts, Kidz Klub childcare, and youth certification courses that teach teens the ins and outs of training. Depending on the location, spa treatments can knead tension from muscles and paint one's favorite kettlebell with a layer of Shellac.
Inova Physical Therapy Centers is part of a non-profit comprehensive health-care network. The network provides physical therapy across more than a dozen locations, which provide varied forms of physical therapy, from aquatic therapy and dry needling to massage therapy. Each center is staffed with licensed massage therapists with medical and orthopedic experience that can help address specific targets with therapeutic massage, such as the neck, knees, hips, as well as assist with therapy goals. The medical massage program can be tailored to the individual needs of their clients and has treatments appropriate to for pain relief and injury recovery. In addition to varied methods, Inova Physical Therapy Centers also offers numerous specialities, including aquatic and massage therapy, orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation, balance rehabilitation, hand rehabilitation, and women's rehabilitation and therapeutic treatments.
The experienced healers and licensed massage therapists at Thai Wellness Center believe that the body must be treated as a whole if it is to thrive. So they seek to link the mind, body, and spirit and stimulate natural healing during their holistic therapies. Depending on a client's needs, they can choose from different levels of treatments, which include relaxation, prevention, therapeutic, advanced bodywork, and medical massage, in ascending order. Within these levels, their vast array of massage modalities range from Swedish and sports massage to Thai therapeutic, Thai reflexology, and trigger point massage.
Clients can relax and forget about the incident with the overflowing garbage bag during a 90-minute aromatherapy massage, or get help with chronic neck and back pain during an orthopedic massage, which aims to release tight muscles in the upper back. With a belief that self-care is one of the most important requirements of overall health and happiness, Thai Wellness Center helps clients feel whole and refreshed.
The licensed and certified therapists at Me Plus Massage unkink knots and pent-up tension using a wide range of modalities, including Swedish massage, deep-tissue techniques, foot reflexology, and hot stone therapy. They also extend their expertise to help expectant mothers and absurdly empathetic husbands find relief from pregnancy-related aches with prenatal massages. To round out their menu even further, they perform sports massages for athletes interested in relaxing overused muscles and preventing future injuries.
To ensure they're able to help a wider spectrum of clients, staffers speak English, Korean, and Japanese, as well as travel to homes to accommodate clients with physical disabilities.