Rae Marie bases her business, Rae of Light Aromatherapy Massage, on the use of scented oils. In a candid essay, she explains why: as a teenager, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Rae spent her high-school years cycling between different medications and inpatient programs, but continued to feel mired in negative emotions?when she didn't feel like a "walking vegetable," that is.
In 1993, something changed. Rae's mom, an alternative healer, was enrolled in a course on essential oils. When Rae reluctantly accompanied her mom to class, she intended to sleep through it. But by the end of the lecture, the soothing scent of an oil called "joy" had put her mind at ease, and as the duo smelled it in the car, they found it facilitated communication between them. Over the next few months, Rae learned more about oils, eventually stopping her medication and leaving the hospital to focus in on a new path in life. Today, at her massage clinic, she helps others experience the dramatic changes she went through via a variety of massage modalities, oils, and spa packages.
Elements Massage fends off unnecessary medical procedures with soothing techniques that trigger the body's natural healing abilities. Clients are paired with therapists who assess their specific aches and health conditions. They then use four levels of pressure and a blend of up to six modalities, such as deep-tissue, Swedish massage, and finger ballet, to create a customized massage. Their soothing kneads combat pain, loosen tight limbs, and disperse oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
Since immigrating to the United States from Germany in '86, Dr. Udo Magel has mended the muscles of former Olympian Bruce Jenner, as well as professional athletes on the 49ers, Giants, and Philadelphia Eagles. Now all can seek Dr. Udo's healing touch at his professional neuromuscular therapy practice. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience and training in two countries, Magel can promote relaxation with light-to-medium pressure, or access lower-layer aches with firm, deep-tissue bodywork.
The service menu at Desert Acadia Skin Care and Massage can be a little intimidating because there are so many options to choose from. The massage therapists and facial experts offer a diverse array of treatments, such as a pumpkin face exfoliation, hot-stone massage, or an Amazon massage, which uses gentle strokes to improve circulation.
At Trinity’s Massage and Laser, LLC, staff members have mastered 13 different types of massages, which they use to relieve tension in clients' bodies before it escapes from their mouths in the form of a scream. Skilled hands relieve both stress and backaches, targeting knots and tense muscles with hot-stone massages, shiatsu, and hydrotherapy. Reflexology and craniosacral therapy sessions work with the body’s energy channels to balance systems and induce relaxation. Alternatively, in Vezazz laser-lipo sessions, technicians use powerful beams to reduce waistlines and fat cells lurking underneath the skin.