Licensed massage therapist Amy McCullough enhances clients' well-being and eases chronic aches and pains through eight different massage styles. Clients can unwind under the gentle ministrations of a Swedish massage, or send eviction notices to unwelcomed knots with a deep-tissue massage. During a stone massage, the therapist places water-heated, smooth stones along the client's back to combat deeply rooted muscle tension, pain, and lingering bitterness about all the drowned skipping stones lost in childhood. Moms-to-be can relax with a prenatal massage designed to meet a pregnant woman's specific needs, and clients with other specific concerns can opt for craniosacral therapy, trigger-point therapy, or myofascial-release therapy. Common benefits of massage include reduced emotional and muscular stress, increased flexibility and blood flow, and a sense of leisure not felt since trading in the office chair for a swing set.
At Forever Young Anti-Aging Clinic, director Dr. Joyce Peters and her team of experts combat signs of aging with numerous tools. Microcurrent face-lifts nonsurgically boost the production of collagen—a protein key to youthful skin—with tiny electric currents, which emanate from a wand passed slowly over the face. The clinic's deluxe facials produce a similar effect—but with strawberries, which are high in vitamin C. The aestheticians tap into strawberries' anti-aging potential with chocolate-strawberry masks and optional strawberry face wash. The clinic's focus isn't purely on the face, either. Noninvasive lipo treatments target fat cells all over the body via a choice of cavitation or light stimulation.
Dr. Joyce Peters of Anti-Aging Medical Spa & Wellness Clinic has assembled a network of licensed doctors, massage therapists, beauty consultants, fitness trainers, nutritionists, and more in an effort to provide her clients with a whole-person approach to health and beauty. Boasting many of these certifications herself, Dr. Peters specializes in weight loss and anti-aging treatments such as LipoStar body wraps and photorejuvenation facials. Her clinic’s impressive service menu runs the gamut from salon treatments and wellness checkups to couples massages and mud baths.
With more than 370 locations and 300,000 patients, HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab brings well-trained doctors and, thus, pain relief to all corners of the continental United States. Each office’s staff provides treatments designed to quell lower-back and leg pain, vertigo, scoliosis, migraines, and carpal tunnel. Rather than rely on what they call passive chiropractic care—roller tables, heat packs, ice packs—the staffers at HealthSource mostly prescribe an active care plan to patients. This means they will perform rehabilitation routines alongside chiropractic adjustments to soothe muscle spasms, increase flexibility, and straighten posture so much that local schoolmarms begin suffering from midlife crises en masse.
At Natures Way Massage and Spa, massage is treated as a necessity rather than a luxury. That's because the therapy leads to a wealth of health benefits that boost the wellbeing of clients. During Swedish and deep-tissue massages, gentle strokes or targeted kneads not only ease stress and tension but can also inspire better blood circulation, a rush of endorphins, and two nights of lucid dreaming. Clients can also opt for the AromaTouch Technique, which melds essential oils—including lavender, peppermint, and tea-tree oil—with light massage to invigorate the senses.
Medical Massage Therapy's licensed massage therapists help clients manage pain and regain their mobility. The staff relaxes muscles and relieves tension with modalities that range from relaxing Swedish massage to firmer deep-tissue, trigger-point, and medical massages. Medical Massage Therapy also offers ionic detoxifying footbaths, infrared therapy, and full-body scrubs to keep skin, feet, and organ systems from boycotting the muscles out of massage-related envy.