At Elements Massage, it's OK to put your own needs first. In fact, it's encouraged: each of the center's holistic healers makes it their mission to provide care personalized to your specific needs. In order to find out what those needs are, the massage therapists listen closely to clients' descriptions of any problem areas or health conditions. Then, they set to work alleviating aches and pains with custom massage strokes.
The treatments at Elements Massage span a wide range of modalities to meet every massage need. If you're experiencing everyday stress, the therapists might suggest a light relaxation massage. Alternatively, if you're plagued by chronic pain, muscle knots, or tenderness from new wings sprouting on your shoulders, you might benefit from a deep-tissue or trigger-point massage.
Spa Advantage believes that regular massages are less a luxury and more a necessity to maintain bodily health and wellness. With multiple locations throughout Florida, this massage-spa chain is popular for a reason—its massage therapists are knowledgeable and friendly, and each location has a professional and soothing atmosphere.
Every massage begins by wrapping the client up in a warmed blanket before massage therapists customize their kneads to especially tight muscles or hard-to-reach shoulder knots and pinkie-toe itches. Tension melts away on the table, and clients leave feeling rejuvenated, looser, and less stressed.
Physical therapist Cathy Parbst-Accurso knows full well the importance of a working, wellness-filled body. A former duathlon national champion, Cathy sprinted and cycled her way into the history books as the highest-placing American in the world championship. Now, she and her team at In Balance Physical Therapy help clients recover from injuries or retain current fitness levels with personalized treatment regimens. Depending on the goals and diagnoses, clients might test out custom foot orthotics, undergo running analysis, or sit for one of the wellness clinics taught by office staff.
In malls across South Florida, Massage Haven and My Happy Feet dole out doses of pain-relieving kneading for busy shoppers. Their signature treatment is the chair massage, which has the benefit of targeting common problem areas caused by desk jobs. But they also offer more specialized services such as foot massage, sports massage, and ice massage for a soothing panacea after injury. Thanks to the mobile nature of their massage chairs, the therapists can take their muscle-healing act on tour, and may be booked on-location at offices, homes, and party venues across the Tri-County Area.
Over the years she spent treating athletes and working alongside chiropractors, Patricia Delgado learned to appreciate the physically and mentally rejuvenating effects of massage therapy. She now shares her expertise with a wider range of clients, helping them live healthier lives free of chronic pain and discomfort. Instead of relying on invasive medical procedures and prescription medications, Patricia utilizes the power of human touch to both locate and relieve sources of withheld tension or deeply rooted injury. She accomplishes this by employing a range of specialized massage modalities, including everything from relaxing Swedish strokes and focused deep-tissue pressure to myofascial release and craniosacral therapy. In addition to increasing circulation and improving joint flexibility, these treatments can help heal soft tissue and leave muscles feeling more relaxed than the jelly beans that the President ceremonially pardons each Easter.
Stretch Zone mixes up humdrum fitness regimes with a new type of workout, one that can enhance physical performance, muscle symmetry, and flexibility. It consists of table stretching—but not the kind that you're probably familiar with. By working with the autonomic nervous system, Stretch Zone practitioners take muscle extension to a whole new level. Atop their specially designed tables, comfortable straps systematically position, stabilize, and isolate the parts of the body that are not being stretched. This allows the stretched muscle—and the person on the table—to completely relax, extending further than the central nervous system would normally permit. Besides helping rejuvenate and invigorate the whole body, the sessions can also alleviate rheumatic pain for everyone from seniors to adults.