Plum Grove Equestrian Center expertly trains riders of all skill levels in its picturesque yet state-of the-art facility. With a one-hour private lesson, equestrian-educated instructor Dani Douphinette will carefully watch her pupil's riding style and give personalized one-on-one training to perfect technique. The brand new 72’ x 160’ indoor riding arena allows riders to stay out of the cold and utilize the latest in horse technology. Giddy-yappers are free to bring a steed of their own, or choose from Plum Grove’s stable of happy horses, each with its own personality. Ride on the quiet, beginner-friendly CJ, become acquainted with the carrot loving Chester, or discuss the latest trends in horseshoe fashion with Plum.
Licensed massage therapist Fred Stuart wants his clients to start relaxing the moment they step through the doors at A Better Massage. To ensure this happens, soothing music fills the private treatment room, and a heated table warms clients up before every session. Fred also chats with clients to learn whether Swedish, deep-tissue, or myofascial-release techniques address their needs best, and he pairs the massage with infused oils in calming scents such as lavender. In addition to traditional massage, Fred offers reiki and Quantum Touch sessions that harness the body's own energy to help boost health and happiness.
At Muscles First!, massage therapist Ashley shares her enthusiasm for two Thai bodywork techniques: Thai massage and luk pra kob. The former incorporates elements of yoga, and the latter incorporates herbs and compression massage to help improve circulation and reduce stress. Depending on your needs though, Ashley may recommend one of her more traditional massage treatments, such as deep-tissue or Swedish massage. Luk Pra Kob, a Thai herbal compress treatment, can also be added to massages.
When a muscle aches, the whole body aches with it. That’s why licensed massage therapist Natalie Hasenkamp gears each of her five massage modalities toward relaxing the entire body while paying special attention to two or three particular problem areas. She tailors each of her 60- or 90-minute sessions with light, medium, and firm strokes informed by 900 hours of course study, deftly skirting clients’ hurt-so-good threshold without going over. A student of the craft, she continually adds to her muscle mending capabilities with continuing education courses.
At A Touch of Therapeutic, nationally certified massage therapist Jon Devlin helps free frazzled muscles and release the body’s full potential for movement. A student of advanced myoskeletal-alignment techniques, Jon customizes body treatments to the needs of the client while drawing from a broad array of services. Deep-tissue and myofascial sessions treat chronic muscle tension, and neuromuscular and craniosacral techniques help calm and restore balance to the body.
Doctors and massage therapists join forces to address alignment issues, joint stiffness, and muscular tension all within the same visit to HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab. Massage therapists correct muscular imbalances in shoulders and backs with hands licensed in therapeutic massage and shadow-puppet recital. Chiropractic consultations provide detailed assessments of the ailments behind each client's particular symptoms, as well as specific instructions for massage therapists and recommended courses of action.