Owner Annette Bennett's background in bodywork goes back nine years, a large portion of which she spent helping chiropractors alleviate injuries associated with auto accidents and modeling for surrealist portraits. Those years proved so influential that she's currently working toward her own chiropractic license. "I want to be all about total health," she explains.
This holistic philosophy informs every aspect of Cloud 9 Therapeutic Massage, from the bodywork itself to an atmosphere designed to promote deep relaxation. A soundtrack of Indian flute music greets visitors to the dimly lit treatment room, as do the botanical fragrances of aromatherapy oils. Annette seems to derive as much satisfaction from these oils as her clients. "I like the Oriental-style essential oils,” she admits. “Sometimes I'll open the bottle and smell it, and it calms me right down."
For more than a decade, Organic Healing Center's Dr. Bretz has rejuvenated physiques using only his hands and whole-food supplements, teaching patients to continue their healing processes at home by imparting his extensive knowledge of healthy-lifestyle habits. The doctor builds his practice on a cornerstone of chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic massages. But to further foster whole body well being, Dr. Bretz also thinks outside the health and wellness box and aims to heal patients with the use of nutrition response testing and accelerated allergy-clearing techniques (AACT). Each test commits to deciphering the cause of the client’s chronic pains by using non-invasive methods that assess their internal-energy flow by checking acupuncture points and observing the movement of a spiritually charged windsock.
Family health histories, dietary habits, previous medical care, and extracurricular activities all constitute invaluable information for the therapists at Back n' Balance Massage. Equipped with this knowledge, they can better assess the root causes of a client's musculoskeletal concerns and recommend a suitable treatment regimen. Their treatments eschew invasive procedures altogether, opting instead to use personalized combinations of massage therapy and rehab services to treat everything from chronic pain to stress. The massage therapists employ a variety of specialized modalities as they soothe tension. Gentle Swedish strokes unfurl knotted muscles; deep-tissue pressure targets withheld tension buried further beneath the surface; and myofascial massage techniques aim to restore joint mobility.
Fluffy green sheets and scented jasmine vanilla oil mark two of the most recent upgrades that massage therapist Crystal Earl is constantly making to help ensure her clients get the most out of their time at Fairy's Touch Massage. The studio's owner and sole therapist, her specialties range from gentle Swedish to soothing hot-stone massage, though she gladly customizes each session to match her clients' aches, pains, and favorite disco songs. Clients can seek out Crystal's services amid her zen, teal-colored treatment suite or enjoy their massage in the comfort of their own home for an additional fee.