At Bella Paloma Massotherapy, a duo of licensed massage therapists and reiki practitioners assuages aches with a gentle, practiced touch. Nestled in the comforting atmosphere and the soft music and lighting, clients relax as therapists target muscle pain with deep-tissue procedures, or activate relaxation and defensive play-dead reflexes with reflexology treatments. The talented massage therapists and reiki practitioners treat a wide range of conditions, from chronic pain and fatigue to fibromyalgia, with a technique born from years of personal and professional experience with such maladies.
"Before I became a licensed massage therapist I was very ignorant of the positive effects of massage," admits Tori Crews. "I never really took good care of my body." But learning human physiology and working with clients has changed all that. Now she makes it her daily goal to remind clients that they only have one body, and they should take care of it. To accomplish this, Tori offers treatments ranging from Swedish massage to deep-tissue work, available with add-ons such as aromatherapy and hot stones.
Aromatherapy, sugar foot scrubs, and thai compression treatments await clients at A Better You Massage Studio. The team sprinkles these optional add-ons over their full menu of Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages. Hair, nails, and skin also find rejuvenation, as the studio (#14) is located inside Sola Salons.
Signature Service: Mary Fullen
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Pro Tip: Bring a mat or a towel with you.
Inside The Comfort Touch's private treatment room, Mary Fullen touches her palm to a client's forehead. She's not checking for fever; she's channeling the client's healing energy to help them relax. This healing technique, called Reiki, flows from Mary's firm belief that everything a client needs to feel their best is already inside them. She taps into these self-healing properties during massages?which can incorporate aromatherapy oils?and meditation sessions. She also leads tranquil yoga classes next to the studio's garden.
Licensed massage therapist Ken Bowersox Jr. relies on his own expertise as well as the body's reflexes to ease the pain of injury. During his neuromuscular-therapy sessions, he often utilizes ortho-bionomy—the art of further contracting a muscle that is causing imbalance within the bones of a joint. This method prompts the muscle to complete its contraction and undergo release. Though he specializes in this type of trigger-point work, he also administers massages designed for relaxation, such as Swedish and hot-stone modalities. Additionally, he performs reiki, which aims to regulate the flow of energy throughout the body with the light laying on of hands.
After receiving a massage at Sunrise Massage Therapy Services, it?s hard not to feel that the sun has indeed risen on a new day. That?s because the studio?s certified therapists?whose skills extend from traditional Swedish massage to specialty prenatal and geriatric styles to therapeutic massage or myofascial release sessions?are never satisfied until they have relieved chronic pains and lingering tensions.