Saida S. Cunningham is a certified massage therapist who's worked at wellness centers, served on the board of the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine, and volunteered her services for firefighters and rehab centers. At Hands Down Body Therapy, she welcomes civilians in for a number of different massage treatments. She specializes in Myofascial Release, which helps treat pain and increase range of motion, and through specialized induced friction, allows the therapist to locate fascial restrictions and work accordingly to relieve pain. Other services include deep-tissue massage, Swedish massage, and foot massage, which gives your feet a rest without having to walk on your hands.
The team at Washington Bodywork Studio tackles pain with a twofold approach. The studio specializes in both chiropractic care and massage therapy, which staff use to design treatment regimens that address misaligned spines and muscular discomfort. Here, massage strokes are customized to suit the specific needs of each client: deep tissue techniques help root out lingering muscle pain, reflexology tends to trigger points not readily accessible to kneading hands, and chair massage helps ease the soreness experienced by those who are frequently sat upon.
Once the lights dim and the soft music begins playing in the private treatment room, Massage Escape Spa's therapists get busy performing facial treatments and full-body massages. They deftly switch between deep tissue, swedish, and acupressure modalities to relax every layer of a client's muscles. They can even employ hot stones to loosen muscles with heat, as well as give reflexology foot massages to cultivate overall wellbeing and soothe feet tired from standing all day or fending off hacky sack infestations.
From prestigious locales such as the University Club to the tranquil environs of MassageWorks DC, licensed massage therapist Robert Hawkins has relieved stress and injuries with Swedish, deep-tissue, and pregnancy massages. He also uses special techniques to treat jaw pain and headaches, and he performs lypossage treatments so that clients can reshape their figures without undergoing invasive surgeries or using baggage claims as treadmills.
Body Motions? pole-dance fitness classes work bodies hard enough to sculpt lithe, tight muscles that boost health and can open any jar. The same could be said of the studio?s other classes, which include Zumba, yoga, yogalates, and Total Body Toning. They also invite participants sculpt with unique fitness offerings, including line dancing and Bokwa. No matter which class students select, they get an intense, custom workout thanks to encouraging and accommodating instructors.
The father-and-son doctor duo at Reisin Aesthetic Institute tailors beauty-bolstering procedures to the needs of each client. Steamroll the creases on the forehead or between the brows or pry away crow's-feet perched on the eye sills with a treatment of Dysport, an FDA-approved injectable solution ($5/unit). The quick, minimally invasive session halts muscles as frown lines are temporarily tapped out for up to nine months. On average, 50–70 units of Dysport per area are used to diminish fine lines, with minimal downtime and visible results within a few days.