Stacy McMullen’s goal is simple: to get her clients to relax and unwind. But on her way to accomplishing that goal, she’s done anything but sit back and relax herself. Her credentials are as diverse as her energy is unflappable; aside from being a certified orthopedic and sports massage therapist, she’s also a Pilates instructor, a nationally registered paramedic, and a current fire academy student.
These areas of her expertise culminate inside of Stacy McMullen Studios, where Stacy and her staff offer massage, facials, aromatherapy salt glow body treatments, and integrated movement exercise Pilates. Otherwise known as IM=XPilates, this fitness regimen combines Pilates with strength and cardio training, yoga, and a ballet bar to provide a comprehensive fitness regimen that helps with posture and movement patterns.
No two treatments performed at NoCo Massage are the same. Every time someone lays down on the table, the massage therapist hones in on the specific muscles that are vexing that client. The therapist kicks off the pampering by chatting with guests and drawing up a customized kneading plan that draws on a wide range of modalities. Swedish techniques dole out gentle all-over pressure with long, flowing strokes. At the other end of the pressure spectrum, deep-tissue massage and shiatsu burrow down into muscle structures in localized areas to root out knots and pieces of swallowed chewing gum. To amp up the endorphins, NoCo kicks in a helping of hot basalt stones or essential oils at no extra charge.
After becoming a certified medical assistant in 1989, Terri Eggert worked in the medical field for the next 16 or so years until she decided to mix things up a bit. Combining her love of helping others with her independent spirit—she has traveled all over the world and once biked across Mars—she decided to start her own massage therapy business. Today, she utilizes more than seven years of massage experience when assuaging muscles with prenatal massage, relieving tension with deep-tissue massage, or promoting a healthy energy flow with reiki techniques. Along with massage, Terri offers doula services for expecting mothers, ear-candling treatments, and all-natural healing products.
True Therapy Massage's head therapist Kerri Gaffney has two certifications under her belt: one for massage therapy and another for yoga. For?the former, she draws from a variety of modalities, including deep-tissue and reflexology, in order to properly target each client's specific trouble spots. She uses hot stones in every session, which release muscular tension more effectively than sleeping on a waterbed filled with soup. She also incorporates yoga postures and stretches in some sessions and leads one-on-one yoga sessions to ensure proper practice.
The almost surreally quaint cottage occupied by No Regrets Hair Studio is open by appointment only. That's not because founder and head stylist Sheena Coatman keeps a light workload—quite the opposite. When the salon's not open, she's on the road working as an educator for the American Crew line of men's haircare products and increasing her own education.
Coatman has some help at No Regrets in the form of Cray Simpson, who has a similar background as an educator and a wealth of experience in extensions, wigs, and other forms of mane enhancement. Beyond the salon's aqua, pink, and lavender facade, the walls sport a collection of local art that changes to showcase a different artist each quarter.
While many patients first come to Body Balance Wellness Studio because they’re suffering from pain or an ailment, the ultimate goal of Doctor of Chiropractic Luke Martin is not just to alleviate aches, but also to prevent future discomfort. When treating patients, Dr. Martin takes a "whole person approach," working with clients to find and treat the underlying cause of their complaints. Although he tailors proscribed remedies on a case-by-case basis, they often include massage therapy and nutritional counseling.