Back N' Body's licensed therapists unleash an arsenal of massage techniques that allows soreness to escape the body in a rush of relaxation. During the Swedish massage, an expert muscle mender administers a combination of long, gliding strokes, circular motions, and firm kneads to relieve backaches caused by sleeping on whack-a-mole machines. Weekend warriors and competitive athletes alike abandon their stresses with a sports massage, which can help reduce injury recovery time, improve endurance, and promote flexibility. The prenatal massage awards mothers-to-be with a soothing session designed to alleviate the physical ailments associated with impersonating a kangaroo. During 90-minute hot-stone treatments, clients lay on heated tables as therapists situate smooth, heated rocks on key points of the body to relax deep muscle tissues and ease physical and emotional tension.
The dedicated team of spinal professionals at Innate Chiropractic bolster back health through a variety of services. Whether they are diagnosing and correcting spinal joint dysfunction or employing the Diversified Technique, which is commonly used for manual adjustments, the dedicated staff devise gentle, effective solutions to eliminate pain and rehabilitate clients. Their practice includes chiropractic technology that has benefited members of NASA, U.S Olympians, and professional athletes.
In addition to bettering spinal health, Innate Chiropractic soothes tension and taut muscles through a variety of massage modalities. During massage sessions, therapists combine gentle pressure with deep-tissue techniques to reduce pain and increase range of motion, while finding clients' hidden sore spots to reduce overall tension. Through chiropractic work and massage treatments, the practice can treat ailments such as allergies, asthma, stress, and cooties.
Body beautification can take many forms, and at Ultra Tan, tanning is just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to bronzing skin with spray tans and a UV capsule called The Cyberdome, the friendly staff provide massage and aesthetic services that help customers feel and look good from head to toe. Men and women can stop by for a haircut or a manicure or schedule a body-slimming massage after swallowing a birthday cake python-style. Aestheticians also embellish faces with cosmetics, sharing their makeup tricks with others during lessons.
Massage therapist Bee Queener channels her training at Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy and passion for helping to ease discomfort and pain into custom therapeutic massages. Bon Vitale Naturale massage oil helps Bee's hands to skate smoothly over the skin as they apply targeted pressure on client-chosen areas, untying knots and easing aches in modalities ranging from Swedish massage to myofascial-release therapy. Beyond banishing discomfort from backs during massage sessions, the spa's custom facial massage services—in addition to perfecting the skin—seek to ease tension from the face, neck, and jawline, helping clients to swiftly chew steak without help from mother birds. In keeping with her own personal vegan habits, Bee uses vegan facial products from Lush, carefully chosen to match each client’s unique skinscape.
Bee’s ground-level office employs warm orange tones to elicit feelings of health and vitality. The welcoming atmosphere encourages patrons to express their needs and comfort levels, and in keeping with this philosophy, clients can undress as much or as little as they like, lounging beneath professional draping or keeping on beloved aluminum foil cardigans.
For the past five years, Tamara Thomas has been soothing shoulders and unknotting muscles during her relaxing massages. Believing that massage is a necessity, not a luxury, she glides hands over backs during tension-relieving Swedish massages or works to alleviate pain during targeted deep-tissue massages. She adds pampering treatments to the massages to further relax guests, such as dipping hands in warm paraffin, placing warm stones on specific bodily areas, or hissing like a relaxing stream.
Licensed massage therapist Bilky Joda-Miller believes that massage can do more than just loosen tight muscles. That’s why her signature services go beyond full-body massages—including those for children and infants—to include regimens geared toward the pain relief and detoxification of fertility and prenatal clients. Her belief in the healing nature of her art also extends to cancer survivors and their caregivers, whom she grants special discounts. Whatever their background may be, clients begin their treatment by settling onto a cozy massage table as soft notes of soothing music keep their minds centered and their spirits providing beatbox accompaniment.
Julie Huldin, master massage therapist, helms Stillpoint Connections, where she calls upon more than 1,200 hours of education and premed training to offer custom massages. Blending techniques, including Chi Gong and LaStone Therapy, learned from high-end spas and training in Thailand, she soothes muscles with Swedish, myofascial, and cranial sacral massage techniques.