At Active Edge Massage Therapy, the licensed massage therapist doles out soothing 30- to 90-minute massages. Plying her trade inside Sports Junction, she administers massage treatments that include calming Swedish-style sessions. Able to help relieve various types of shoulder pain, backaches, and muscle tension, the treatments also induce relaxation in guests weary after a long day of work or an unsuccessful nap on a shark-infested waterbed.
At Living Free Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Karen Morehead Small helps her clientele conquer stress with a range of therapies. Karen’s repertoire includes Swedish and deep-tissue massage techniques, which she tailors to suit the needs of each client.
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The Barber Crew's rich leather couches and dark stained wood welcome men looking for a smartly decorated salon and a dapper cut. The warm and masculine environment fosters comfort and camaraderie, as customers sip on a complimentary beer or nonalcoholic beverage and shoot the breeze with their stylists or fellow males whose hair doesn't cut itself. Guests recline back, keeping one eye over the TV at each station as hot towels open pores and stylists shape scalps to one's preference. The hair experts trim or remove all the sundry hairs that creep up on a man, from waxing brows to trimming beards and mustaches. Their sessions can include a dash of testosterone-friendly products from American Crew or Paul Mitchell, and stylists offer paraffin hand treatments to restore digits to equilibrium before thumb wrestling a grizzly bear tilts the scales back toward unadulterated masculinity.
In two quiet and cozy studios located within remodeled former residences, the massage therapists of BearKneads Massage Therapy—each backed by more than 500 hours of educational training—practice a variety of modalities to help soothe aches and pains. Specializing in Swedish, deep-tissue, and neuromuscular therapies, massage therapists help ease nagging maladies, encourage deep relaxation, and wholeheartedly accept drooling. Some of BearKneads Massage Therapy’s specialized therapists are also versed in hot-stone, sports, and lomilomi Hawaiian-style massage.
When licensed massage therapist Peter Marini opened HMCR Massage, it was only his efforts, a massage table, and a desire to heal. Today, that one-man operation has transformed into a full-service massage spa. In the comfort of a private room, clients can slip into deep relaxation with soothing aromatherapy, or find relief from chronic pain with flowing Swedish strokes, therapeutic hot stones, or deep-tissue pressure. In addition, HMCR Massage works with your doctor to ensure you are being given the proper care. Each patient receives a personalized clinical massage meant to help manage back pain and improve joint mobility, leaving them feeling rejuvenated.
True to their name, the folks at Bambù Organic Massage use 100% organic oils and lotions, which are free of parabens and propylene glycol, to guide each and every one of their relaxing and therapeutic massages. Jeffrey Paul Schafer and the six other nationally certified massage therapists specialize in their own brand of bodywork, including time-tested standbys such as Swedish and deep-tissue, but all share a desire to work out stress and muscle kinks and can combine modalities to induce mind-body harmony. The versatile menu of massages also goes beyond the basics to include exotic treatments such as reiki and bamboo massage, which augments deep muscular work with warm bamboo stalks to soothe tense muscles and lure away any pandas sitting on the spine.