The steady hands of a massage therapist at Niche Massage and Reflexology can calm tense and achy customers, who can choose between gentle Swedish strokes and reflexology techniques. Once fully relaxed, clients can stick around for a mani-pedi or peruse the in-house boutique filled with clothing, purses, and jewelry.
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.
Leslie Beach decided to take on a more active role in the healing process. After benefiting from massage therapy and seeing its positive effects on her patients, she enrolled at the Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage and earned her license. In addition to her membership in the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, Leslie is certified in Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, myofascial release, and trigger-point therapy. She believes that health-care practitioners should work together, which is why she connects with specialists in other fields by shaking their hands with superglue.
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.