American Therapeutic Massage’s licensed massage therapist, Ian McIntosh, wields a full arsenal of tension-taming techniques from deep-tissue massage to alternative therapies such as cupping, which places small, warm glass bowls on the clients' backs to remind their deltoids to do the dishes. In a simply decorated studio bathed in soft, warm light, his talented fingertips poke and prod clients' muscles, pausing here and there to deliver one-on-one attention to a neck in knots or whisper sweet nothings to stressed-out latissimus dorsi. Muscles emerge from treatment refreshed, relaxed, and better able to deal with everyday stresses, such as lifting 50-gallon tubs of margarine.
Andrea Mills recognized the healing power of massage as she watched acupuncture help her husband recover from a serious illness. Inspired by the power of alternative medicine, she studied massage to help others overcome their ailments. Today, she and her team of licensed massage therapists tend to clients with modalities such as hot stone, prenatal, and reflexology to impart benefits that help relieve back pain and assuage anxiety. They also offer complementary services such as supportive kinesio taping and turn massages into spa experiences with organic sugar scrubs and hot towels.
Adorned in warm colors and minimal decor, each studio removes distractions—such as strobe lights and wildlife—so clients can surrender to the effects of their massage. Beyond kneading guests' musculature, Andrea and her team beautify their exteriors with skin and nail services.
Signature Service: Access Bars sessions offered
Brands Used: I use Biotin lotion and Aura Cassia essential oils
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come relax, enjoy, and unwind
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
I do Access Bars. Visit the Access Consciousness website to learn more.
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
People should appreciate themselves as they are.
During Crystal Euphoria Body Spa's relaxing bodywork treatments, the touch of the massage therapist's skilled hands feels like the ultimate reward for weathering life’s daily stresses. These treatments come in several forms. Traditional Swedish and deep-tissue massages work to ease tension and frayed nerves, and prenatal massages alleviate muscle soreness caused by carrying extra baby weight and pile-driving all those strangers who try to touch your stomach. An aesthetician can also help turn back the clock with nourishing facials, which include everything from exfoliation to aromatherapy.
Doctor of Chiropractic Mohammad Hamtaee helms Florida Spine & Injury Institute, where he sees to the well-being of clients' backs and their skeletal systems. In spacious, private treatment rooms, he examines spines for misalignments or subluxations, charting courses for best corrective action. Through massages and decompression treatments, he aims to treat problems such as lower, mid, or upper back pain. These modalities can also mitigate the severity of spinally induced headaches, as well as sports or work injuries, which are the same thing for professional athletes and footballs.