After working together for a few years at a spa, Sean Galaviz and Ella Scotto, both licensed therapists, decided it was time to break out on their own. They set up shop inside Headwaves Salon, where they soothe clients' sore muscles with massage in several modalities, all of which work much better than saying "chop-chop" to clients' backs. These sessions can be enhanced with hot stones and scalp massages for a sweet escape from everyday stress.
The certified massage therapists at Solutions Modern Massage draw from more than 1,000 hours of supervised training as they customize healing sessions to each client's individual needs. With a medical inclination, the muscle menders specialize in several therapy styles meant to ease nerves before surgery, loosen tight muscles after surgery, and untangle the knots in muscles that doctors sometimes tie during surgery. They also perform deep-tissue massage, orthopedic massage, and trigger-point therapy, during which therapists apply pressure to specific spots on the body to relieve widespread pain. The staff’s expertise extends into wellness programs that incorporate massage to help clients achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle.
For Irina Kerfoot, massage therapy is a necessary part of a holistic lifestyle. A certified massage therapist, Irina employs her experience in a variety of techniques to enhance the physical and spiritual wellness of her clients, whether performing the long, sweeping strokes of a Swedish massage or lifting muscle tension with heated stones. She also applies her knowledge of massage’s myriad benefits during each appointment, helping clients decrease anxiety, and boost their concentration.
After graduating from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy, Jessica Allen’s hands became certified in massage therapy. They now spend their days traversing client’s backs, arms, and legs in search of gnarled muscles and achy areas. They form gentle stokes during Swedish massages and grasp hot basalt stones to help jump-start relaxation. Jessica’s hands also fill themselves with brown sugar or sea salt scrubs to exfoliate skin or decorate cookies in between appointments.
The skilled massage therapist and personal training behind Athletic Bodywork discovered her passion for massage through her own athletic career. A competitive martial artist, she found herself struggling with soreness or muscle dysfunction, and chose to go back to school for massage so that she could help her clients to both prevent and recover from injuries.
At New Paradigm Massage, a team of massage and yoga therapists help lessen the stress of everyday life and improve guests' well-being through integrative kneads and personalized yoga sessions. The staff executes a wide variety of massage modalities, from the firm strokes of deep tissue to the soothing temperature of hot stones. Mothers relax with pre- and post-natal massage, and athletes can alleviate pain resulting from injuries during stretch-oriented sports massages. Regardless of the massage technique and its individual benefits, they all work to improve circulation, assist with flexibility, and target chronic pain. In one-on-one yoga sessions, an instructor tailors poses to individual needs.