Licensed massage therapist Modesta van den Bogaard sees herself as belonging to a long lineage of healers. “For centuries,” she writes on her website’s blog, “human touch has shown to have emotional and physical healing effects.” She backs up this claim with Swedish and deep-tissue massages that target any number of ailments, from general anxiety to chronic pain in the neck, back, fascia, and dorsal fin. When she isn’t administering one of her two flagship modalities, Modesta loosens tense muscles with hot stones or applies therapeutic pressure to specific points on the feet during reflexology sessions.
The licensed massage therapists at Grace Therapeutic Massage combine medical bodywork techniques with spa treatments to bring about pain relief and deliver spirit-reviving tune-ups. Stress melts like a stick of butter left on the seat of a car during a full-body relaxation or hot-stone massage, while acupressure and reflexology treatments realign and reenergize both body and mind. Advanced practitioners also cater to specific injuries with medical massage, a clinical treatment that uses the guidance of a doctor to stifle pain with advanced-orthopedic techniques. Along the way to relief and relaxation, clients can soak their muscles in the studio's jacuzzi or sweat out toxins in the dry sauna.
Elements Massage Therapy’s licensed massage therapists blend the physical benefits of clinical therapy with the mental comforts of a spa experience as they pamper mind and body with massages, facials, and other relaxing treatments. The soothing aromas of organic oils and lotions fill the air of a private massage room as a therapist gently stretches muscles. Exfoliating facials call upon steamy towels, mud masks, and vitamin E to rejuvenate complexions, and warm paraffin wax courses across hands to soothe weary thumb-war veterans. Therapists encourage feedback during massages and spa treatments and try to alleviate pre-appointment stresses with a convenient online scheduler.
Licensed massage therapist Elizabeth Flores aims to ease excess tension and induce relaxation with skillfully delivered treatments. Elizabeth proffers multiple modalities including Swedish-inspired treatments ideal for those who are new to massage therapy. During deep-tissue sessions, her knuckles dance along backs to help alleviate the chronic pain and strains. And during prenatal sessions, she provides relief for women struggling with joint pain, back strain, and any other issues that stem from driving a human carpool for 9 months.
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