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.
Focusing on balance and wellness for the entire body, Crystal Otter pampers weary soul sacks with a variety of personalized treatments in a tranquil atmosphere . The highly trained and attentive staff of knot kneaders utilizes a variety of massage techniques to eradicate persistent aches and alleviate tension. Target subterranean stress with a deep tissue massage, or tap the tranquility of the most easygoing rivulets through the flowing, soothing movements of the Swedish massage. Meanwhile, the seated chair session hones in on treating the upper body, and each myofascial release massage applies soft tissue therapy techniques after issuing hard tissue a polite cease and desist order. Sports massages provide preparation and relief before and after physical activities; alternately, gift your muscles with the hot stone massage to tame tension and melt away stress with the stimulating aid of warm, smooth geodes. Expectant mothers can request the rejuvenating prenatal massage to increase circulation, loosen tight muscles, and ease the pain of in-utero karate kicks.