When she was performing traditional manual massages, Deana Rook had many clients request treatments that involve walking directly on the back. Instead of becoming an expert handstander, Rook researched the physics and anatomical considerations of such a technique and built a frame for two parallel bars above her massage table. She then came across Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, a modality patented by Ruthie Piper Hardee of Health & Body Works Inc, and the missing link she was seeking. After studying directly with Hardee, Rook became the only Mastery-level certified therapist listed in Oklahoma on the organization's website, and opened Global Touch Massage & Ashiatsu to share her advanced training.
In each session, Rook applies massage oil to facilitate deep, multidirectional compression and effleurage strokes, combining the best of Swedish and deep-tissue modalities. The larger surface area of the feet and greater capacity for sustained pressure through the legs can deliver faster relaxation and relief of chronic soft-tissue damage than hand-based methods. Rook also offers Ashi-Thai massage, Hardee's combination of overhead bar support and traditional Thai massage, as well as myofascial release.
The expert team at Draelos Metabolic Center, which includes a board-certified endocrinologist and a certified clinical nurse specialist, uses specialized machinery and new treatments to help patients lose weight and manage diabetes. With a variety of nutritional supplements, weight-loss medications, and diet strategies at their disposal, the staff also helps clients lose weight through customized, medically supervised programs. Their expertise further extends into treating thyroid disorders and other endocrine issues such as osteoporosis and menopause.
Practitioners at Stretch U employ The Carey Stretch method, which was developed by renowned physical therapist John Carey. Through his work with clients of all ages and physical abilities, including baseball players and golfers, John developed his method to help unblock constricted neural pathways and help boost functioning of the nervous system. Through a combination of stretching muscles, nerves, and the myofascial system, the Carey Stretch method strives to improve the body's performance, increase mobility, and increase range of motion more effectively than traditional massage therapy.
The technicians at The Body Sculpt Xpress dedicate themselves to ultrasound-cavitation body sculpting, a noninvasive technique already popular in Europe and Australia and featured on the Dr. Oz Show. They customize treatments based on the thickness of fat and its distribution throughout the body.
Led by Dr. Jeff Lester, the laser-wielding technicians at Aspen Body Sculpting & Wellness Center harness the power of FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus for 40 minutes as it glides low-light lasers over their waistline, back, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can sneak its way out of the body under cover of darkness. The disintegrated lipid deposits can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water-slides. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time.
The licensed massage therapists at New Beginnings Massage Therapy soothe stressed physiques with a full menu of massage modalities. Therapists calibrate the amount of pressure to please each back, working over muscles with the techniques of standard Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone treatments or specialized prenatal, reflexology, and cranial massages. The staff also promotes healthy skin with paraffin-wax dips for the hands and feet, sugar scrubs, and seaweed body wraps for homesick mermaids.
In addition to enlivening bodies with a sense of well-being, New Beginnings Massage Therapy also inspires joy by raising support for the Down Syndrome Association.