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.
Trained massage therapist Sharon Madison incorporates more than 20 years of experience—including time spent working for the University of Minnesota Athletic Division—into each treatment she performs at Heart and Soul Bodywork. Offering custom massage, energy-work, and spa-detox treatments, she is well versed in myofascial-release, trigger-point, and hot-stone therapies as well as acupressure and reflexology. Madison also brings bodies back into balance with the reinvigorating powers of reiki energy work, and sports massages reduce the pain and swelling athletes may experience after doing arm curls with the Stanley Cup.
Author and Juut SalonSpa owner David Wagner channels a childhood spent watching nature’s beauty into his Aveda salon’s eight locations. The studio stylists and other staff members, many of whom benefit from the company’s extensive training program, perform services beneath shelves laden with Aveda products. The botanically sourced elixirs repair and sculpt hair naturally without subjecting it to other products’ unpleasant chemicals or a robot hairdresser’s endless questions about love.
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.
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.
As a cancer survivor, massage therapist Barbara L. Elsenpeter sees her healing touch as more than just a way to unwind. While her menu of massage services undoubtedly leaves clients feeling pampered, she gears them to achieve a range of beneficial effects, such as greater energy, improved circulation, and enhanced immunity. Her specialty oncology massage is designed to help cancer patients control the aches and pains associated with their illness.