To Shannon Edwards-Moore, a massage isn?t only a relaxing experience?it?s also a chance to leave her satisfied clients feeling balanced in body, mind, and soul. In addition to calming Swedish massages, which she especially recommends for those new to massage, Shannon targets tension and knots with more intense pressure during deep-tissue sessions. Sports massages help stave off athletic injuries or undo the pain caused by limbo incidents, and prenatal massages soothe tired muscles and pregnancy discomfort.
Add-ons take the relaxation even deeper as Shannon applies hot stones, fills the room with tranquil aromatherapy, or treats faces to scrubs, masks, and hot towels. Tucked inside the Alamo Family Fitness Center, her private massage room is awash in ocean blues and soft yellows.
After earning his license and working as a therapist in various other spas, Dre M. Ellis felt it was time to see what he could do on his own. If the long list of happy clients at Rubzdeep Massage is any indication, he has succeeded wildly. The entrepreneurial therapist stakes his stellar reputation on traditional modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage, though he also specializes in prenatal and therapeutic techniques.
To keep things interesting, Dre also offers an alternative menu with exotic treatments such as a Balinese massage, which combines kneading and rolling strokes with a foot massage and coconut oils. Another technique Dre has plucked from the far reaches of the world is acupressure, an Asian massage style that balances the body by applying finger pressure to the red reset button at the bottom of the spine.
Within the dim, private rooms of Mind Body & Soul, soft lighting permeates the tranquil atmosphere as curtains diffuse outside light, noise, and distractions. Muted hues of yellow, green, and blue coat the walls as guests lie on comfortable treatment tables. Massage therapists tend to their resting clients; long, deep strokes chase away stress and anxieties from muscles in Swedish massage, while hot stones placed along the back send warm relaxation down the spine. For especially tense backs or for those who travel by suitcase, there is the four-handed massage, performed by two therapists at once. Elsewhere, under the direction of a medical doctor, cold-laser therapy works in a few different ways. In body-contouring treatments, it works to help shrink fat cells, while in a pain-management context, it soothes pains and injuries through FDA-approved techniques.
Aromatherapy; hot stones; an extra set of hands. Theses are a few of the add-ons that Mind Body & Soul's massage therapists can employ for more soothing massages. Clients can also opt for something more traditional, such as a Swedish massage, or a treatment further outside the norm, such as reiki. During reiki treatments, therapists don't even have to touch clients to relieve pain and instill calm; they simply move their hands over bodies, re-aligning internal energy. In addition to massage, healers also offer laser body contouring to help shrink waistlines.
Signature Service: Massage Therapy
Brands Used: doTERRA Essential Oils
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Please advise therapist of any health conditions and any areas that may be giving you problems
Located inside Advanced Massage Concepts, Intelligent Therapeutic Solution helps manage pain with Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages. The studio's massage therapist occasionally incorporates stretching and myofascial release techniques to amplify the effects of the relaxing treatments. Mud wraps also offer a different approach to pain relief: the 40-minute sessions help loosen tense muscles and remove bodily toxins.