Sick for most of her childhood and teenage years, Hannah Gale went through a revolving door of doctors, each administering their own tests and diagnoses. The ailments continued, and it wasn’t until she learned in massage school about the negative effects of one’s diet and chemicals absorbed through the skin that her health began to finally improve. Now, Hannah aims to help improve the lives of others at Hannah’s Massage Therapy by using chemical-free and organic products during her rejuvenating massages, mud wraps, and exfoliating salt scrubs. She has mastered a variety of massage modalities including gentle Swedish and reflexology, which uses specific pressure points in the feet, hands, and ears to relieve pain throughout the body and find any loose change left behind by magicians.
Silverton Bodywork Clinic uses therapeutic massage to enhance the well-being of its community, all while maintaining a personal touch that places the health of every client above all else. The clinic offers a multitude of massage modalities, including deep tissue, Swedish, and hot stone. In addition to those hands-on treatments, Silverton employs as Native aromatherapy, which fills sessions with wafts of essential oils.
Licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine Judy Hinojosa-Sinks begins each treatment at Vitality Natural Health Care the same way: with research. Before drafting a wellness plan, she may check for food allergies, analyze body-composition statistics, view hormone and toxicity levels, or all of the above. This commitment to sound research not only warms the hearts of bibliographers but also helps engender correct diagnoses for ailments ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to anxiety. Dr. Hinojosa-Sinks and her certified assistants then combat these conditions with treatments such as acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and herbal medicine.
Shiatsu is a Japanese term that means simply “finger pressure”, which is exactly how this massage modality releases tension from muscular tissue. Licensed massage therapist Robert Ellestad opened his practice to bring the relaxing, therapeutic qualities of Shiatsu massage to bodies of all shapes and sizes. In addition to this pressure-point-focused style, he soothes bodies with the gentle series of Swedish massage strokes. His Thai massage sessions incorporate a series of facilitated yoga-like stretches that work out stiff muscles and joints while the client lies on a mat or hovers slightly on a flying carpet.
The Healing Den of Salem is a haven of holistic health therapies that rely on the power of light and sound. The studio's New Aura LED bed is like a tanning bed that allows the body to bask in green, amber, red, and infrared rays. These hues are thought to target ailments such as inflammation, frazzled nerves, and fear of darkrooms. Supplementing this light therapy is sound vibration therapy, which uses specific frequencies to promote calming or pamper the chakras.
When the body is not properly maintained, it tends to rebel by way of spasms, muscle tension, and walking purposely into brick walls. Urban Studio helps prevent such passive aggression with soothing bodywork techniques. A licensed massage therapist administers relaxing Swedish strokes or sidelines deep aches with focused pressure. The studio also offers exfoliating body scrubs that reduce the signs of aging.