Monica Bemus has expertly relieved bodies of aches and pains ever since she graduated from the Capri College of Massage Therapy in 1998. These days, the certified massage therapist showcases her kneading talents during sessions at Essential Therapeutic Bodywork. For each custom treatment, Monica draws upon techniques from 10 modalities??including trigger-point therapy and sports massage??to loosen knots and increase circulation, among other benefits. These sessions unfold inside a comfy room where soft music helps clients relax.
Island Therapeutic Massage's founder and owner, Victoria, believes that massage can be part of a daily or weekly de-stressing regimen, rather than just a once-in-a-while indulgence. At her massage center's two locations, she and her team work to stimulate circulation, fend off disease, and bring balance to their clients' bodies with an array of soothing modalities.
Among the most popular of these modalities, Swedish and deep-tissue massages uncoil sinews and reduce stress with varying levels of pressure. Therapeutic massage, trigger-point therapy, and sports massage focus more on specific ailments, targeting headaches and chronic pain from injuries on the field or in the workplace. Another specialty modality, pregnancy massage, helps expectant mothers and babies cope with the stress of hormonal changes and rigid nine-month deadlines. To ramp up your relaxation, request body scrubs and aromatherapy with nonscented or Young Living essential oils.
When Donna Boyd massages her clients, she isn't focused on merely treating their symptoms, but on treating the core problems that create those symptoms. At Donna's Heavenly Massage, the certified massage therapist blends more than five modalities, including elements of Swedish and sports massage, to knead each guest's muscles. Those sessions result in myriad benefits, from relieving lower-back pain and lessening anxiety to improving circulation and joint flexibility. Donna conducts her appointments in a warm, comfortable space made all the more soothing by gentle background music and optional aromatherapy at no extra charge.
From its location inside Sola Salon, L'amour Massage is dedicated to boosting clients' mental and physical well-being at the same time. The spa's therapists specialize in massage techniques, and employ three main modalities. Swedish massages use long, gentle strokes to wipe away tension, while warming deep-tissue massages consist of heightened pressure and more vigorous kneading. For aromatherapy sessions, therapists augment relaxing strokes with the use of floral and herbaceous essential oils that come with the added benefit of throwing any nearby raccoons off the your scent.
The therapists at Bodywerks Healing and Massage have studied a sweeping range of kneading modalities, from standards such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage to more specialized techniques, including Thai, lymphatic, and pregnancy massages. They learned their craft under instructors at St. Croix Center for the Healing Arts and Everest Institute and all went on to join professional associations such as ABMP or AMTA. These relaxation pros also pamper skin with body wraps and exfoliating scrubs that leave flesh smoother than an otter in a satin swimsuit.:m]]
Therapists at Be Well Bodywork and Massage are passionate about helping others alleviate pain. With that much tutelage under their belts, they administer massages in a wide variety of modalities, from classic Swedish to deep-tissue massages. Specialty treatments include soft tissue release techniques to ease soreness. They also combine services into packages for full-body relaxation. The Head to Toe package, for example, begins with an aromatherapy scalp treatment and ends with a sole-soothing foot massage, during which each toe finally gets as much attention as the big one.