Ann Buckner's Massage Therapy's eponymous practitioner is a proud grandmother, but she's as active as any young person on the block. A kids' Zumba instructor and graduate of Healing Hands Institute, Ann infuses clients with her brand of revitalization using therapeutic, deep-tissue, and Thai massage. Before she performs therapy, Ann assesses the body's skeletal structure and posture to find out which modalities will work best for each individual.
The therapists at Body Awakening Massage and Wellness Center will work with you to determine the most beneficial techniques to use during each session. They certainly have a lot to choose from, with expertise in everything from craniosacral therapy to Japanese shiatsu massage. When they aren't soothing tension with deep-tissue pressure or relaxing hot stones, the therapists tend to the body's other needs with detoxifying wraps that infuse skin with nutrients and break down fat cells, reducing appearance of cellulite and aid in inch loss.
Anew Salon & Spa makes hair its business. From formal updos to simple cuts, the stylists can create any kind of look to fit both everyday and spectacular occasions. In addition to haircuts, color, and straightening treatments, the staff offers a variety of spa services, including facials to clear away acne and massages to loosen muscle knots and free backs for an evening of crab walking.
Unlike many massage therapists, Hands To You Wellness Studio owner Zina Sanders incorporates holistic healing elements into her treatments to provide additional therapeutic and stress-relieving benefits. Traditional Thai massages take place on floor mats so their yoga-like stretches can be more easily achieved, and integrative reflexology treatments focus exclusively on pinpoints throughout the body to improve balance and circulation and locate the body’s “eject” button. Since graduating from the Baltimore School of Massage in 1996, Zina has continued to broaden her skills by pursuing ongoing education at various seminars and workshops.
Respite caters to mind, body, and spirit alike, rejuvenating and relaxing clients through massage, yoga, and energy healing. The team boasts a wide array of credentials, including reiki certifications and licenses in massage therapy and acupuncture.
Hope Damanskis is a licensed massage therapist who has done bodywork for the Philadelphia Triathlon, Camp Dreamcatcher, and SarahCare Senior Services. She has also worked in a chiropractic office, where she incorporated stretching and strengthening exercises into her repertoire. At Back to Basics Massage and Bodywork, she helps clients overcome pain and stress with Thai/Yoga, Swedish, and deep-tissue massages. Hope also offers Thai herbal compress therapy, which includes deep-tissue work and a steam-heated compress made from a customized blend of healing herbs that help relieve sore muscles.