Bernadine Provost, a graduate of Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, has had experience working with all types of patients, from elderly people in assisted living facilities to the professional basketball players who shoot hoops for the Connecticut Sun. At Shoreline Massage, she uses her expertise to tailor treatments to individual needs. Trigger-point therapy, reflexology, and Swedish relaxation massages are a few of her specialties. Add on a sea salt scrub or a purifying body wrap for soft, glowing skin.
Deb Sodergren and the associates at Stone Temple Sanctuary heal physical and spiritual ills with licensed expertise in yoga, tai chi, reiki, and a medley of bodywork and massage techniques. Their aim is to help clients to calibrate minds and bodies until they function with the effortless grace of a Swiss watch starring in Swan Lake. The comfortable, tranquil studio and staff work to eschew pain and encourage energy levels to flow freely. Deb holds trainings and classes in the Stone Temple Institute on the facility's lower level, where she shares her healing knowledge of meditation.
A seven-circuit labyrinth sounds like the setting for a Greek myth, but at Branford River Resort and Spa, it is a concrete place patrons visit to practice meditation. Relaxation is not reserved for the labyrinth, though?it pervades the spa and resort as a whole, helping to earn the establishment one of 2012?s Patch Readers? Choice awards. Visitors can bask in the healing milieu of its infrared sauna, lounge in the onsite gazebo, or unwind during diverse spa treatments.
The spa?s treatments encompass a vast array of facials, which can combat acne or aging, soothe with warm stones, or draw on the healing power of crystals. Massages range from traditional Swedish effleurage to the Shiradora indian head massage, which incorporates kneading upon the back and herbal oil conditioners, just like a cat clinic held in a soap shop. Body wraps ensconce physiques in materials from Dead Sea mud to mylar foil, and a complementary suite of salon services beautifies visitors with custom haircuts, highlights, and nail services.
To be a successful massage therapist, you don't necessarily have to have worked in the medical field for more than two decades, but it can't hurt. As a radiological technician for the more than 25 years, Pam Butler possesses a deep understanding of both the musculoskeletal system and ways to turn hospital gloves into balloon animals. Today, she is a board-certified massage therapist working with Studio B Brow Bar and Body Studio and an arsenal of modalities at her disposal. She uses indulgent treatments such as Swedish and hot-stone massages, as well as more-targeted techniques, such as deep-tissue and energy work, to help bring about a variety of benefits, both mental and physical.
Facial Aesthetics, Acupuncture, and Massage of Milford Connecticut's. Richard A. Covello earned a Best of New Haven 2011 nod for his extensive knowledge of acupuncture. His staff, including Stephanie Ortiz, LMT and Karla Cornelius perform relaxation and wellness massages, specializing in event, post -injury, and post-surgery modaalities to help speed recovery.
Professional massage therapist Steve Bohner cut his teeth at massage schools before receiving state and national certification, licensing to practice in both Connecticut and New York, and opening his own practice. He now runs the show at ZenTherapy Massage, where he provides a range of therapeutic treatments. Swedish and deep-tissue massages address sore muscles and increase relaxation, whereas his reflexology and integrated-acupressure treatments rebalance the flow of energy through the body.