At White Lotus Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Alexander Huber Sciolino draws from different modalities to customize each treatment to his clients' liking. With help from fellow therapist Kelly Zywiczynski Giles, Alexander works with clients on either table or chair to address issues such as anxiety, chronic pain, or sports injuries acquired vicariously through the TV.
Clients dictate the particulars of each session, deciding whether the massage therapist uses scented oils, puts on music, and sings the high or low harmony to "Amazing Grace." Therapists follow proper draping protocols to put clients at ease as they apply light pressure, deep strokes, and hot stones to ailing muscles.
The pampering professionals at Relaxation Station soothe muscles and minds with therapeutic bodywork treatments. Flowing Swedish strokes gently shoo away tension and improve circulation, whereas more intense deep-tissue techniques break up areas of tension and tenderize fascia. Fragrant aromatherapy oils and hot towels further enchant the senses.
Kim Brillon earned her license as a practical nurse in 1981, and in the ensuing decades she gained a comprehensive understanding of physical injuries and their symptoms. This understanding gradually led her to eschew pharmaceuticals in favor of holistic massage therapy. Today, as a licensed massage therapist, reiki healer, and integrated energy therapist, Brillon kneads out stresses and aches with techniques tailored to her individual clients. With gentle strokes, firm pressures, and stones that melt tension faster than the sun’s indistinguishable supply of wax candles, she encourages clients to better communicate with their bodies.
Dr. Jack Bertolino, Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics's owner and operator, employs a slew of modern technologies to combat his patients' signs of aging. He zaps wrinkles, cellulite, and stretch marks with his arsenal of medical-grade lasers. Along with lasers, Dr. Bertolino offers bariatric medicine to aid weight loss. Dr. Bertolino is also one of the area's only practitioners to offer bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy, which introduces testosterone and estrogen back into aging bodies with time-release capsules implanted in the skin, helping men and women maintain their health, youth, and love of trampolines.
Fusion is an amazing force. It sets stars ablaze, redefines cuisine, and has even produced a hybrid of a gym and spa at Platinum Fitness. There, certified personal trainers construct individualized workout regimens or lead small group classes, pumping up muscles with Zumba, Pilates, or yoga. Therapists work alongside them, relaxing bodies with massage treatments or chiropractic manipulations, which, like an argument in Bantu, commonly produce clicking noises. After a workout or knead, members can relax in an infrared sauna or educate themselves about healthy eating with a nutritional consultation.