Ocean Spirit Massage owner Shandell Marea Warren and her team of therapists have more than six years of experience, but their real training began much earlier. When she was 3 she gave foot massages to her mother, and in high school, she helped the sports therapist massage athletes. Having honed her gifts with formal training, she ameliorates clients' pain and tension with more than 10 modalities, which include hot stones, Thai massage, and classic deep-tissue massage.
Deb Cravens, the licensed massage therapist at Kneading the Falls, specializes in treating chronic pain and headaches. A graduate of massage school and a current student in health promotion, Deb is especially intrigued by the way massage can help facilitate the body’s natural healing processes. To that end, she offers Swedish and hot-stone bodywork as well as pregnancy massages, which are designed to ease the stress and pressure that result from enduring paper cuts from baby-naming books.
Doctor of Chiropractic Phillip Aumann completed chiropractic school in 1985 and has since then been taking a two-pronged approach to health and wellness. The first approach is immediate relief, and at Bozeman Family Chiropractic, he uses multiple techniques to get to the root of the patient's problem. These include the diversified technique and the Thompson Terminal Point technique, which utilizes a specialized segmented drop table that encourages quick-and-effective spinal adjustments. But Dr. Aumann also believes in a proactive approach to wellness that emphasizes prevention. To that end, he and his colleagues offer education, continued chiropractic adjustments, and supplemental treatments such as massage therapy to help the body build strength and fight off disease and ailments before they become bigger problems.
Headwaters Skincare's licensed aesthetician, Johanna Dundas, knows how to control an array of skin conditions, from acne to dryness, with a diverse selection of facial services. Her acupressure facial massages boost circulation, whereas her chemical peels strip away dead skin, and her microdermabrasion treatments gently buff faces, minimizing fine lines and acne scars. She complements her facials with additional beauty treatments, such as waxing and eyelash extensions. To keep complexions glowing after Johanna's treatments, Headwaters Skincare offers gloProfessional products, as well as its own refreshing organic toner.
Although Tami Dern helps her clients reduce their stress levels and strengthen their immune systems, she's not a counselor or a doctor. She's a certified massage therapist. At The Body Shop Massages, clients lie on Tami's heated massage table while she intuitively seeks out muscle knots. To enhance the health benefits of bodywork sessions, she includes organic essential oils and aromatherapy and may add ultramoisturizing paraffin hand dips or deep-heat treatments at clients' request. After massages, Tami discusses the experience with clients and advises them to drink lots of water to hydrate muscles and camel humps.
Vi Huffman was drawn to the field of massage therapy after it helped her recover from a spinal injury. She was so pleased with its health benefits that she wanted to share them with others. So, she trained in the traditional art of massage and opened Touch of Sense Massage. Since then, she's added to her repertoire with specialized modalities, such as myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and lymphatic drainage. Her favorite part of her job, however, remains sharing her skills with others, including donating her time to local charities.