Elizabeth Goodman is very sensitive to the stress that comes from working in a cubicle. It wasn't until she discovered massage that she felt herself begin to unwind, and she realized that the act of helping others relax was more fulfilling than her desk job. So she fled the cubicle. She works as a therapist now, treating the very same aches and pains on her clients she once experienced herself.
Tina Sewell, the licensed massage and bodywork therapist who helms Spa Bliss, channels the relaxing vibe of Hawaii with soothing strokes from around the world. After graduating from the Atlanta School of Massage, she honed her skills in a chiropractor's office in Maui. Here, she developed expertise in lomilomi, a Hawaiian massage technique that involves manipulating sore muscles with the hands and forearms. Like many of her services, lomilomi can ease physical tension while dissolving emotional stress and undigested fudgesicles. Tina also specializes in neuromuscular therapy, a blend of deep-tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, and Japanese shiatsu techniques that can decrease the chronic pain and stiffness caused by musculoskeletal disorders, tennis elbow, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and TMJ.
At Day Break Massage & Wellness, therapists and aestheticians hope that time spent in their center is like hitting the pause button on a hectic day for clients. They start that process by talking to their clients and understanding their skin and body concerns before any procedure begins. At massage visits, personal goals may including stress reduction, muscle recovery, or improving flexibility. Aestheticians are also on hand to provide restorative spa services that include deep-cleansing facials, hydrating skin treatments, and body wraps that exfoliate better than falling asleep on the beach.
Healing Touch Charlotte offers seven modalities of massage therapy for Charlotte's rotten muscles and blown tissues. A Swedish massage relieves tension and stress throughout the body like the summer winds sweeping through Stora Sjöfallet National Park, while a deep-tissue massage attacks adhesions within muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The medical massage is a rehabilitative service tending to areas affected by accident or injury, while neuromuscular massage remedies posture problems and structural dissymmetry. Prenatal massage alleviates aches within expectant mothers, reflexology kneads at nexuses 'neath the knees with its focus on feet and concentration on calves, and myofascial release uses muscle contractions and light tissue stimulation to clear up tension.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Signature Service: Swedish healing massage
Staff Size: 1 person
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
I almost always get a reaction of sincere thankfulness. I believe in healing, and during the massage, my hands will often get extremely hot. This happens when healing flows to sore muscles or more serious ailments. Some facilities charge more for this level of massage, but I include it for free.
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Our slogan says it all—experience the healing.