Amanda Barber, the licensed massage therapist at Elite Mind and Body, offers relaxation and deep-tissue massage. But regardless of the modality, she’s happy to customize each treatment to meet her clients’ specific needs and comfort levels. Furthermore, she offers an aromatherapy option, as well as her signature AromaTouch massage, which entails eight essential oils applied to the back and feet to counter stress, toxins, and inflammation.
The technicians at Holistic Vibrations believe healing begins at the cellular level, so they employ pulsated electromagnetic-field therapy that helps naturally raise cell vibration, increasing immune function, tissue healing, and balancing of the sympathetic nervous system and the body's biorhythms. And they aren't the only ones. Electromagnetic-field therapy has been written about in thousands of scientific publications and was featured on The Dr. Oz Show. The therapy uses magnetic-resonance stimulation to encourage cells' health, which relieves pain and injury throughout the body.
Bohemian Massage & Bodywork's featured massage therapist, Valerie Kelly, honed her craft at chiropractic offices, spas, and sports-treatment facilities for years. This diversity has helped Valerie develop a signature massage style that fuses therapeutic care with spa-like pampering. Her roster includes clinical treatments, such as therapeutic massages to help rehabilitate after auto accidents and sports-related barroom brawls. She can also perform lavish seaweed wraps and sugar and salt body scrubs. As a trained doula, she has the know-how to help ease pregnancy woes with labor and birth massages or memorialize the experience with plaster belly casts of expectant mothers.
Not only is Samira Alemana a Reiki master teacher and practitioner, she's an expert in so many energy healing techniques that she could power a large city. Clients can solicit her intuitive abilities for an in-depth tarot reading or request Goddess Mentor life coaching for advice on work, love, or finances. Energy healing sessions may be performed at her office or remotely via Skype.
Karynn MacKinnon has worked as a student athletic trainer for the Detroit Lions and both the US and Canadian national cycling teams. Now, after a 20-year stint managing special events, she's returned to her first love by becoming a licensed massage therapist and second-degree reiki practitioner. In the comfort of her own private studio, Karynn can unblock energy channels with a reiki healing session or temper chronic pain with deep-tissue pressure or the flowing stokes of Swedish bodywork.
Brian Soderholm went through periods of ill health as a child, but that didn’t stop him from playing sports. He loved the freedom of expression he found in physical movement. This love led him to the European Rolfing Association, where he found a personal connection to Dr. Ida Rolf's effective bodywork technique, which uses firm pressure to vertically realign the body. Today, clients may solicit Brian's healing techniques in the comfort of his renovated Vancouver studio, a historic building with roots dating back to the 1800s.