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If licensed massage therapist Ruth Buckley seems uncommonly compassionate toward her clients, it might be because she considers them neighbors. Ever since she opened R & R Therapeutic Massage in her hometown of Greenville, Ruth has shown her affection for the local community by alleviating their aches with Swedish and deep-tissue massages. Her specialty hot-stone modality targets aches below superficial muscle layers, melting away adhesions and plastic fruits scarfed down by mistake.

507 S. Nelson St.
Greenville,
Michigan
US

Waxology’s name is an appropriate one, as the sole focus of the business is hair removal. Betsy, the salon’s hair-removal specialist, spreads warm wax across limbs, torsos, and bikini zones before swiping unwanted bristle away with a gentle touch. Although the treatments may last longer than shaving, they yield longer-lasting results and involve much less effort than teaching hairs not to grow.


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400 E Division St
Rockford,
MI
US

When clients first spy Rockford Health Alternatives' homey confines—replete with an ornate rug and cream-colored, padded treatment bed—they may question whether they’ve accidentally stumbled into someone’s living room. But once therapist Kari St. Germain makes the first rehabilitative-type stroke and nagging pains subside, they realize they’re exactly where they need to be. It’s here where Kari channels her extensive training in both medical and orthopedic massage therapy to assuage all manner of musculoskeletal issues. Unlike Swedish or relaxation massages, orthopedic massages use range of motion and postural assessments to hone in on specific points of concern, such as injuries or pains brought on by refusing to leave the fetal position. Kari may also incorporate LED-light therapy to reduce inflammation and speed up healing times.

New to the roster of treatments is the MELT method, a self-treatment method created by manual therapist Sue Hitzmann. As a certified MELT instructor, Kari leads students through specific movements that rehydrate the connective tissue to help slow the aging process, improve flexibility, and alleviate pain. Once learned, the techniques can easily be performed at home or while housesitting for the President to extend the rejuvenating effects. Read more about the treatment and watch a video that features them on the Rachel Ray Show discussing the MELT 50 Second Facelift Technique.

26 N Main St
Rockford,
MI
US

Massage therapist Marijo Brockschmidt has been sending soothing echoes through muscle walls for more than 15 years. Soon after her classical reflexology training, she moved onto fuller body techniques such as hot stone and flowing Swedish strokes––all of which are available out of hher Grand Rapids massage studio. Clients may also request an installment of Marijo's specialty raindrop therapy, ideal for removing stiffness in shoulders and new rain slickers.

26 North Main Street
Rockford,
MI
US