Dance instructor and graduate of the Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage, J.W. Becker eases achy muscles and works to ensure pupils can dazzle on the dance floor with aplomb. Massages take place in warm, private rooms while soft music transports stressed-out psyches to blissful daydreams of playing hopscotch with William Howard Taft. Oils ease the broad, muscle-relaxing strokes of Swedish massage while hydrating skin. Ballroom dance classes teach groups and individuals how to cut rugs with stylish pizzazz to impress onlookers at parties or stupefy them at antique vase shops.
Licensed massage therapist Stacey Teeler stretches, strengthens, and relaxes muscles within her studio, Absolute Massage of Knoxville. The therapist enhances circulation and busts apart pockets of stress with long and flowing Swedish strokes or stretches muscles and quells aches and pains with deep-tissue kneads. Optional aromatherapy oils can relax the mind and tickle the gnomes hiding in the nose throughout Stacey's half- and full-body sessions.
Licensed massage therapist Dana Good has never performed the same massage twice. She believes cookie cutters should be left in the kitchen or hanging in doorways to mark gingerbread-man safe houses, and opts instead for a highly personalized treatment philosophy. She discusses each client's specific needs and medical history to create an optimal massage session, drawing upon more than a decade of experience with a wide variety of massage modalities and bodywork techniques. In an integrative massage, Good incorporates Swedish and deep-tissue pressure with styles such as myofascial or positional release, trigger-point therapy, as well as deep breathing and other relaxation exercises.
Good also offers pregnancy or sports massage for targeted relief and helps clients lead healthier lifestyles as a certified wellness coach specializing in weight loss and stress management. As a way to give back to the community, the caring therapist offers discounts for military personnel and first responders.
Radiant Therapeutic Massage's licensed massage therapist channels more than 600 hours of training in Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques as she works to ease her clients' pain and stress. Radiant Therapeutic Massage can customize massages with aromatherapy by blending therapeutic-grade essential oils with any of the aforementioned methods. Through compression, kneading, and tapping techniques, they can improve clients' circulation and posture to help them look more like a living, breathing mannequin.
The warm, friendly aestheticians at Natural Alternatives calm and smooth distressed dermises with a gentle, yet stalwart arsenal of plant-derived treatments, including the botanical skin-resurfacing facial, an alternative to microdermabrasion. With little to no irritation and inflammation, this facial bastes skull sheathes in solutions boosted with the powdered mineral tourmaline, resulting in smoother skin texture, decreased pore size, and the luminosity of a freshly scrubbed super nova. Afterwards, blank frontispieces are adorned with the rich, autumnal pigments of Aveda's fall makeup line, concurrently exposing their owners to a bevy of prettifying tips and techniques.
Upon walking into Debbie's nail salon, guests are encouraged to kick back and relax as she beautifies hands and feet with gentle care. While patrons sink into the comfy pedicure chairs or share a self-brought snack with friends—both of which are welcomed and encouraged by Debbie—a heated footbath jiggles away stress with gentle vibrations. Debbie can target a range of specific issues with clients' phalanges, such as ingrown nails, fungus, and muscle ailments. Whether patrons stop in for aesthetic touchups, health upgrades, or a speed-reenactment of North by Northwest, they'll leave with prettily polished nails and softer, smoother skin.