Bobbie Salang has explored the science of bodywork from several anatomical angles. As a licensed massage therapist, nationally certified personal trainer, and holistic health coach, she channels 20 years of fitness experience into services at Sevenlakes Massage & Body Therapies. However, she and her accomplice Chrissy Excell—both members of the American Massage Therapy Association—aren't satisfied with stagnant resumés. They continue to augment their knowledge by attending courses whose credits exceed their licensing requirements, all for the sake of their business's professional and peaceful ambiance.
Bobbie and Chrissy hope to spark sustainable change in their clients' lifestyles, whether they are customizing a massage to thwart pain or offering dietary guidance to thwart rival coworkers from deep-frying your lunch while your back is turned. Bobbie's passion for Pilates fuels group classes and personal-training sessions, whose core-strengthening effects can complement her kneading treatments and benefit physiques from top to bottom.
Massage modalities such as myofascial release, trigger-point therapy, and prenatal massage are all practiced by the massage therapists at Heart n Soul Massage Guroux. They also stage a couples-massage workshop, where attendees can learn how to give and receive relaxing Swedish massages while writing flawless cursive with their left hand. To support the community, the staff gives discounted massages to teachers to show appreciation for their work.
At G'nique's Spa Services, owner, aesthetician, and massage therapist Genique Freeman guides her team with the conviction that total wellness is achieved when each patient feels beautiful, relaxed, and cared for. Freeman's staff makes a point of opening communication lines with each client, welcoming both English and Spanish speakers and discovering their patients' treatment preferences and favorite Kevin Bacon films via a simple online health-history form. Organic and wild-harvested ingredients from product lines such as De La Terre ease health concerns, and skin-purifying treatments are frequently paired with massages to heighten the therapeutic effects of both. Calm lighting and soft music welcome clients to leave their workplace stresses at the door, and a no-walk-in policy ensures patient comfort by safeguarding against overcrowding or a sudden influx of encyclopedia salesmen. Also supporting the spa's philosophy that physical and psychological health go hand in hand, G'nique's encourages veterans and their families to take respite in pampering by offering military discounts on specialty services, such as massages and facials.
Dr. Salvatore C. Daniels and his staff perform drug-free chiropractic techniques in order to alleviate pain and to educate their patients about maintaining health. The team emphasizes the importance of the patient taking an active role in their care in order to stay well and stave off current and future ailments. During each appointment, Dr. Daniels explains the benefits and expected results of his noninvasive spine-straightening techniques, such as adjustments and hydro massage, and provides pointers on exercises that keep pain at bay. He tailors treatments to the specific needs and issues of the patient, such as muscle aches resulting from overexertion to sore lower backs resulting from commuting by pogo stick.
Massage Express’s founder, Alicia Tolliver, recognized a need for what she calls “me” time, especially for those too busy to make it into the spa. She now brings the spa to the comfort of her clients’ homes or the silence of their favorite library aisles as part of her business’s traveling branch. The recently renovated Fayetteville studio also welcomes clients into a private treatment room, where Alicia employs pain-relieving deep-tissue strokes or the relaxation of her signature massage, which unites stress-busting Swedish kneading with the rhythm of lomilomi massage.