At Bliss Healthcare & Bodyworks, licensed massage therapist Robert Timm reveals the healing power of massage. A registered nurse, Robert has witnessed that power firsthand while working extensively with rehabilitating patients. He applies that exposure to his own practice, where he uses various modalities, including Swedish, lomilomi, orthopedic, and deep tissue. To elevate the relaxation levels of each experience, Robert and the Bliss team offer extras, such as aromatherapy and hot stones, and even travel to the homes of clients via their mobile service.
The experts at Body Wraps By The Sea rely on Suddenly Slender–brand wraps, which use elastic bandages and a nondehydrating mineral solution that can contribute to a visually slimmer appearance and tighter skin. They are so confident that their clients will appear at least 6 inches slimmer for women and 4 inches slimmer for men that they guarantee each treatment. In addition to the wraps, they further detoxify bodies with ionic foot cleanses and supply a variety of weight-loss products.
808 Massage & Bodywork's therapists are trained in numerous massage styles to ensure each client receives a custom treatment that targets individual needs. Modalities include Swedish, sports, deep-tissue, and lomilomi massages, and the therapists also can mix and match techniques that address tight areas and aches better than adopting a family of baby sloths to inhabit your back. Their tranquil space encourages relaxation with soft music and private treatment rooms.
A series of coincidences helped Stephanie Lay to create the system of symmetric rolling. In 2007, she was using the traditional foam rolling techniques used by sports-medicine practitioners to help to correct her alignment problems and persistent pigeon toe on her left leg. She had taken to stuffing a dense rubber ball inside of a hard cardboard cylinder to activate areas and tissues the softer foam equipment couldn't address. Months later, while helping a friend to work out an aching hamstring on a rubber ball, Lay discovered something odd: When her friend's leg was on the rubber, the leg would shake due to the amount of energy blocked inside, but when her foot touched the hardwood floor, the trembling ceased. By incorporating this observation with her foam rolling exercises, she created her own system that integrated mysofascial release with the energy-stabilizing powers of wood.
Lay used her degree in kinesiology and 10-year career in bodywork to create her practice, and today she helps others to align and balance through symmetric rolling. Clients roll across different-size wooden spheres and dowels that place firm pressure on fascia lines to release adhesions. The client is in control of the entire treatment, with Lay on hand to ensure proper movement and offer encouragement.
Those who wish to continue treatment at home can purchase the rebel rollers and mana balls, which are produced by hand. Lay engraves each ball with a checker logo that represents the balance between light and dark. A fruit-tree seed accompanies every purchase to replace the tree that made each wooden product and to add authenticity to Johnny Appleseed costumes.
Chiropractor Andrew Matsukawa and Deborah Matsukawa preside over Matsukawa Healing Center, where they have approached healing with holistic treatments, incorporating both traditional and unique techniques, for more than three decades. Deborah draws on massage modalities ranging from Swedish to lomilomi as she kneads away muscular pain and the stresses of living in a fast-paced modern world or slower-paced underwater commune. Andrew helps patients channel their intuitions and creativity while also bringing spines back into alignment. Together, the duo aid patients in balancing mind, body, and spirit, whether that means enhancing circulation with reflexology or rebalancing energies with reiki.
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