While some people wander the globe in search of ways to make their mark, licensed massage therapist Stacy Breeden affects positive change on the citizens of the city where she grew up. A native of Knoxville and a Smoky Mountain enthusiast, Stacy channels the restful quality of her rolling surroundings, decreasing anxiety, improving circulation, and increasing joint flexibility with reflexology treatments and a collection of massage services that include Swedish, deep tissue. Her Indulge Your Senses massage uses hot stones and aromatherapy to enhance relaxation, and raindrop therapy drips essential oil along the spine to rid the body of toxins and stress.
The stylists of Paradigm Salon & Spa believe that beautiful hair doesn’t happen by accident. That’s why they only use top-name brands such as Redken, L'Oreal, and Tigi when styling and coloring their clients’ hair. The salon specializes in both hair and nail treatments, with technicians using their keen eye and candid spy photos of your wardrobe to help select the perfect color for each manicure.
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.
La Selva MedSpa & Reflexology pays tribute to the relaxing and healing qualities of the rainforest with its massage and bodywork services. Licensed, nationally certified massage therapists indulge bodies with aromatherapy oils and heated basalt stones. Specialty massages include healing hot stone massage, orthopedic and medical massage, as well as lypossage?a body-contouring technique that works to diminish the appearance of cellulite. Trigger-point therapy relieves chronic pain and improves range of motion affected by injury, pathology, or surgery. Other massages include a prenatal massage that alleviates the extra muscle stress and tension experienced by expectant mothers and sports massages for athletes and those with active lifestyles.
Elements of Healing Massage and Reflexology’s licensed massage therapists believe it’s important to treat both the mind and body. That’s why most of their treatments combine both stress- and pain-relief. Relaxing Swedish massages aim to soothe away pain, pregnancy massages attempt to relieve aches for mothers-to-be, and hot-stone treatments use heat to calm muscles. The team also offers specialized services such as couples sessions and infant massage designed for toddlers who may experience anxiety from having their noses stolen repeatedly. The staff also includes a therapist who has experience adapting therapy for individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, and ADD/ADHD.
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.