Soft music fills the private treatment rooms at Touch of Class Massage & Wellness Services as massage therapists tailor kneads to clients’ unique concerns. They pull from modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone to melt away stresses and increase circulation. In addition to in-office and mobile massage and body work sessions, the staff offers It Works’ line of slimming body wraps, supplements, and skincare products.
After watching her mother lose her fight with cancer, Lisa Glad promised to dedicate the rest of her life to helping others let go of pain and stress. So she became a massage therapist. She joins the team of Steel Magnolias Spa & Boutique, where all members work tirelessly to help both men and women relax with spa and skincare services. At the spa, aestheticians use Gentle Touch facial treatments, which blend high-tech skincare methods with natural ingredients, for custom facials that cleanse and exfoliate faces and favorite masquerade masks. In addition to Lisa's massages, the menu of services also includes body sugaring, a method of all-natural hair removal. After any service, clients can peruse a selection of wallets, handbags, jewelry, and skincare products in the spa's boutique.
The massage therapists at Beyond Relaxation incorporate hot stones and aromatherapy to relax their clients, but they really dazzle clients with a secret weapon: a sound table. This massage bed vibrates to the sound of music. Its gentle movement unwinds any sneaky knots that ducked out of the therapists reach for complete relaxation. The sound table also hosts guests during reiki treatments and purifying mud-based body wraps.
Practitioners at Stretch U employ The Carey Stretch method, which was developed by professional physical therapist John Carey. Through his work with countless professional athletes, including baseball players and golfers, John developed his method to help unblock constricted neural pathways and help boost functioning of the nervous system. Through a combination of stretching muscles, nerves, and the myofascial system, the Cary Stretch method strives to improve athletic performance, increase mobility, and increase range of motion.
The professional therapists at MassageLuXe are committed to relaxing tenderly taut clients through a myriad of massage services in a luxuriously calming environment. Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal styles (a $74 value) are all effective techniques for soothing sensitive soul sacks. The Swedish massage, the most popular type of massage, melts your muscles like beeswax, erases tension, improves blood flow, and awakens the lymphatic system. Opt for the deep-tissue massage to give your body a break and surrender to an hour of deliberate strokes and direct muscle grain pressure. The prenatal massage is ideal for kneading away the back pain that stems from carrying around a person on your person. All three options include a 15-minute session on the HydroLux dry-water massage bed (a $15 value), where warm hydro jets push against the underside of a rubber bed, creating a calming massage experience without the annoyance of having to take off your gigantic T. rex mascot costume.
A diagnosis of chronic migranes in 1985 began Elaine Moranville’s search for a way to transcend the limitations of traditional medicine and trigger inner healing with a pill-free approach. Her investigation led her to reflexology, a foot-massage technique that relieves tension and clears blockages throughout the body by stimulating the 7,200 sensory receptors in the nerve endings of the feet. Now a graduate of the Healing Arts Center School of Massage, Elaine maps out the pathways to self-healing with targeted foot treatments, including energy-balancing reiki sessions, and Kansa Vatki, an ancient Indian technique that harnesses ghee’s heat-storing power. Elaine also mends stressed muscles with traditional massages, which incorporate Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques to ease soreness and heat bowls of posttreatment mulligatawny.
Clean, quiet, and cozy. These are the qualities that one hopes to find at a massage studio, and Baer Essentials Massage & Bodyworks more than fits the bill. The small, private office’s pastel-colored walls, subtle lighting, and colorful bouquets make it a calming setting for visitors to unload stress with massages, detoxifying body wraps, or vibration workouts. The studio’s bread and butter is its signature custom massage, which accounts for the fact that each person is unique, much like a snowflake or a leopard’s fur coat collection. Each kneading session targets the client’s specific aches with a tailored combination of massage techniques and pressure.