The Executive Retreat's massage therapists work to lower clients’ blood pressure and increase their flexibility during customized 30-, 60-, and 90-minute massages. The six massage styles range from the mild, muscle-loosening pressure of Swedish massage to the deeper, faster kneads and stretches of sports massage. Twenty-minute foot scrubs and massages pamper the lower appendages, whereas aromatherapy in a customized blend of essential oils adds a sweet note to any session. Along with in-studio appointments, The Executive Retreat’s team can perform chair-massage services at special events and offices, where massage reduces stress more effectively than tearing the water cooler open with your bare hands.
Licensed massage therapist Sarah East takes a holistic, personalized approach to massage as she kneads out knots at her studio, which is located inside Powerhouse Louisville. Sarah draws on an academic background in psychology as she treats customers recovering from such experiences as car wrecks, sexual abuse, chronic illnesses, and PTSD. Her compassion dovetails with the fluid strokes of Swedish massage, medical massage’s isolated work on scar tissue and targeted muscle groups, and the intense pressure of deep-tissue massage, which drives away bodily stress as thoroughly as receiving a pep talk from Morgan Freeman.
At A Divine Touch, massage therapist Tenisha Compton has myriad tools at her disposal, including hot stones, aromatherapy, and sets of cups. Although clients might be tempted to use the last one to toast to their great massages, they cups actually one of the instruments used to relax clients. Tenisha, who is certified in medi-cupping, heats the cups and places them mouth-down at strategic points along clients' backs and limbs. Like her signature Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages, these treatments helps melt muscular tension and stimulate circulation.
Muscles are unpredictable. They can spasm, start to hurt, or simply refuse to move the way they used to—all issues that the physical therapists at Elite Massage Therapy deal with daily. Depending on the issue, they may recommend treatments such as a sports massage or trigger-point therapy, which can relieve muscle tightness. Pain and athletic injuries aren't the only reasons clients come in, though. Many simply revel in the recharging, relaxing benefits of the center's massage treatments.
Although massage therapist Jean-Yves Joret of Keep In Touch Massage and Cranial Therapy has mastered several types of massages over his more than 15 years of experience, he doesn't work from a template. Instead, he customizes his strokes in accordance with the needs of each individual, tailoring pressures to tolerance while intuitively seeking out tension and knots. Believing that massages are a legitimate form of health care, Jean-Yves aims to correct a range of ailments, from a stiff lower back and headaches to lower energy levels.
Balance Therapeutic Massage's licensed massage therapists offer massages which treat and soothe entire people rather than just muscle groups or areas. They attempt to alleviate symptoms such as aches and pains while also attempting to assuage underlying causes of these symptoms. Therapists blend myofascial, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and Swedish techniques to help calm nerves and bring clients into deep states of relaxation.