The knowledgeable staff of physical therapists and massage therapists at Affiliated Therapy Group Practice, Inc. treat their clients’ muscular afflictions with traditional massages and alternative services such as aquatic therapy. Well-versed in Swedish, hot-stone, and prenatal massage techniques, the massage therapists work to increase circulation, relax muscles, and rehabilitate injuries from the comfort of a private treatment room. In addition to soothing kneads, the staff also nourishes skin with seaweed wraps, moisturizes hands with paraffin dips, and exfoliates feet with a salt scrub harvested from the region of the Atlantic with the most well-groomed dolphins.
Peace of Mind beautifies bodies and transports minds into a realm of relaxation with therapeutic spa services. The rejuvenating hour-long wine therapy massage kick-starts circulation and calms the nerves. With natural age-defying capabilities, red wine, which a therapist applies topically during the treatment, helps to de-age skin and fight free radicals. For those in need of up-top upkeep, the Fire & Ice facial exfoliates the complexion organically using the active fruity acids of apples and grapes. Detoxifying natural herbs including paprika help to clear out gunk burrowed deep in the pores, resulting in a glow that will elicit smiles from friends, co-workers, and the neighborhood mailman who bathes in the koi pond. The session wraps up with an application of a chilly, organic mask suited to the client's skin type, leaving the face firm and fresh.
New Stride Physical Therapy's accredited staff helps physiques recover from injury or stress with a slate of rehabilitation services. Touting a doctorate in physical therapy, owner Traci Powell leads Peak Pilates sessions that disperse workloads to the muscles, helping to increase energy and strengthen the body. The facility boasts a gym area, pool area, and therapy room, where physical therapist Brooke Thorpe helps visitors with bone, nerve, and balance troubles. Certified massage therapist Oscar F. Flores culls from a repertoire of therapeutic kneads to help shoo away muscle knots and plugs spinal cords back into the proper outlet.
To promote relaxation, the ambiance is just as important as the bodywork. That's why licensed massage therapist Stephanie Sellars set up her Pure Serenity Massage studio on scenic North Padre Island, only a stone's throw from the Gulf of Mexico. Waves can almost be heard beating against the sand as Stephanie relieves chronic tension with soothing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure. Clients may request other massages as well, such as the Thai-yoga massage which takes patients through a series of yoga-like stretches utilizing Sellars hands, knees, legs, and feet.
The Elements Way "channels the healing and restorative power of massage as a vital component of overall health and well being." The therapists of Elements Massage follow through on this motto with massage modalities that can bost blood flow and inspire a sense of relaxation. Swedish massages gently relax, while more intense deep-tissue massages undo knots and kinks with targeted pressure. For athletes and recreational cart-wheelers, sports massages aim to alleviate aches and speed recovery times, and pre-natal massages help expectant mothers with aches and postural concerns.
At Rejuvenating Touch Massage Therapy, licensed massage therapist Chris Duran uses relaxing Swedish and therapeutic deep-tissue and sports massages to alleviate stress and pain. But those aren't the only benefits his massages can bring. They can also help improve blood circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system, assisting the body's natural processes for waste removal. Still, Chris' primary focus is helping his clients unwind and relax, and, if desired, he can integrate warm stones or aromatherapy oils to melt every last shred of anxiety and tension.