The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Finding out the underlying cause of aches and ailments is Doctor of Chiropractic Shaun Tymchak’s main objective. In search of subluxations, he inspects spines' alignments at Genesis Health and Wellness Center and sets about correcting them with adjustments, lifestyle advice, and exercise tips. The center also offers massages, which soothe muscle spasms and break charley horses, in addition to promoting circulation and detoxification.
During each hour-long massage, a skillful therapist will mollify muscles while freeing minds from the clingy clutches of stress. Battered bodies can relax under the focused attention of a therapeutic massage, which hones in on tense tendons, or unwind during a classic Swedish massage, which soothes with the gentle strokes and the light touch necessary to become a competitive flapjack flipper. Geared toward relieving athletic injuries, the sports massage is engineered to assuage pains resulting from weekend pickup games, daily jogs, or monthly chair jousting. While the talented massage therapist lambastes muscular anxiety, clients can soak in the calming ambience of warm lighting and artistic accents.
The massage therapists at Radiant Wellness knead backs and feet and administer an assortment of holistic services to restore balance. Like acupressure without the needles, Jin Shin Jyutsu reduces stress by unlocking 26 exterior energy locks with expert touch and invisible bobby pins ($40 for 30 minutes; $60 for 60 minutes). Similar to Jin Shin Jyutsu, high-touch treatments let blunt fingers do the work of acupuncture needles, poking points along the body's meridian to re-center and relax without breaking the skin ($40 for 30 minutes; $60 for 60 minutes). Healing hands apply reflexology to pavement-pounding phalanges to rejuvenate tired toes and arches and expel tension from the entire anatomy during a foot massage ($40 for 30 minutes; $60 for 60 minutes), and light or firm kneading during a Swedish massage tends to achy muscles in the back, arms, legs, and retractable back-up legs. All sessions take place in private rooms inside a setting decorated with wood furnishings and potted plants, feeling more like home than a spa.