RVA Massage and Wellness’s staff of certified massage therapists is led by owner Stephanie Quinby, who also serves on the state of Virginia’s Advisory Board on Massage Therapy. Quinby and her staff use a variety of techniques to knead away aches and pains, including therapeutic massage, which can help treat an injury; deep-tissue massage, which can alleviate muscle tightness with intense, localized pressure; and sports massage, which can improve range of motion. The massage therapists believe in the importance of a consultation with every client, as it helps them determine the optimal type of massage.
Capitol Rehab's staff practices a rehabilitation method based on Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, or DNS. The system is designed to cause permanent changes in the brain's motor programs that, in turn, improve the body's function and its ability to speak to cars. The clinic's certified massage therapists use the approach to treat all types of persons, including those who suffer from multiple sclerosis, neurologic disorders, orthopedic conditions, or simple back pain. They also utilize DNS to help athletes of all levels achieve peak performance, and have treated members of the Richmond Kickers, the local professional soccer team.
HW Med Spa brings skincare into the 21st century. Here, a team of skilled aestheticians treat clients to customized facials which restore a youthful glow around the cheekbones by concealing wrinkles, improving elasticity, or soothing signs of inflammation. Additionally, the med spa's certified technicians use a cosmetic laser system to target and eradicate rogue follicles, and with the same laser system can also firm skin and conceal signs of acne scars, sun damage, and other common blemishes.
The licensed and certified massage therapists at ShaE Massage works to relax tight muscles and ease tension during each full-body massage session. Whether it’s a deep-tissue massage, which targets deeply held stress with deep, intensive strokes and kneading, or a soothing Swedish massage, which combines oils with lighter strokes to improve circulation, a bodywork session at the calming ShaE Massage studio can help clients feel rejuvenated.
Massage therapy is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. With her experience working everywhere from hotel spas to sports-focused chiropractic centers, Hilary Rinsland recognizes the role that massage can play in relaxing overstressed muscles, relieving chronic pain, or addressing any number of holistic concerns. Hilary's certification in numerous therapeutic modalities allows her to better identify a client's particular needs to determine the most-fitting techniques from her arsenal of careful kneading and direct-pressure maneuvers. Deep-tissue strokes and trigger-point therapy can unfurl tightly knotted muscles, but Hilary can also rely on centuries-old Thai massage techniques as she restores energetic balance throughout the body. Although light oils and massage lotions can accentuate the modalities' effects, Hilary also plays soft music from time to time, which allows clients to either relax or sing along to remixed versions of presidential debates.
James River's certified massage therapists specialize in a variety of mind-melting modalities. A Swedish massage employs Switzerland's noteworthy tension-easing techniques to manage stress-induced muscle maladies. Athletes who demand dramatic, tear-jerking performances from their bodies can opt for a deep-tissue massage, which increases circulation and expedites recovery from general physical wear and tear. The orthopedic massage is an injury-specific session that targets trauma in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, while its neuromuscular cousin focuses on overall healing and wellness. See detailed descriptions of massage services on James River Massage Therapy's website.