Escape Body Works Boutique realizes that pain isn't just a problem for the person affected. It also touches those around them through displays of unhappiness and irritability. The center's team of massage therapists helps ease that pain—and perhaps mend personal relationships as a result—through four styles of tension-melting massage. Swedish and hot-stone modalities take a generalized approach that's ideal for creating full-body relaxation, while deep-tissue massage banishes more localized tension with focused, firm pressure. The therapists also specialize in pregnancy massage, which uses belly-safe positions to help ease back pain stemming from carrying a child or from using your belly to store gym equipment.
At Louts Health & Wellness Center, practitioners empower patients to be the agents of their own self-transformation. Treatment plans eschew prescriptions drugs in favor of natural, sustainable therapies that produce long-lasting change. In this curative process, clients can seek out the soothing human touch of chiropractic or massage therapy alongside restorative effects of superfine acupuncture needles or a therapeutic punching pillow. Flex Factor therapy helps analyze postural alterations, while health-coaching sessions build the sustainable skills needed to break bad habits. Lotus Health & Wellness Center also offer clients spa-style pampering in the form of revitalizing facials, waxing, eyelash extensions.
Marianne Melino LMT brings nearly a decade of experience as a massage therapist to every Swedish and therapeutic kneading session she performs. Continuing education courses have expanded her mental filing cabinets to include a mastery of healing arts such as reflexology, active isolated stretching, and myofascial release. Her varied treatments all work toward the common goal of helping her clients overcome chronic pain and feel relaxed, as though they were lying on a cloud listening to Morgan Freeman narrate their thoughts. She also specializes in treating clients with disabilities and special needs, relying on her background in psychology and unique training.
Reformers, Wunda Chairs, Cadillacs, and Ladder Barrels. While it might sound like a line from the classic novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it is in fact a list of the Pilates equipment within Chi Balance Center. Each bizarrely, wonderfully named device performs a different function, helping bodies to engage their core more deeply as they build muscle throughout. The staff offers far more than just Pilates, treating ears to the Latin rhythms of Zumba, spines to Chiropractic ministrations, and musculature to therapeutic massage.
The doctors and staff at Paradise Antiaging Medspa give Father Time the brushoff with a selection of pampering and revivifying procedures. Skin treatments such as HydraFacials and chemical peels can beautify mugs for weddings and passport selfies, while Botox and dermal fillers erase fine lines and wrinkles. Acupuncture, massage services, and meditation are available for those seeking relaxation, detoxification, or an increase in spiritual wellbeing.
Though their studio’s name suggests otherwise, licensed massage therapist Tamara Giacomozzi and her staff remain focused on the present. When a client walks in to Ancient Arts Healing Center for a massage or naturopathic medical treatment, they devote all of their attention to the act of healing in the here-and-now. This client-centered approach is evident in all aspects of the studio, from the specialized medical practitioners on staff to the lotion bar that allows clients to choose custom scents for their massages.
Ancient Arts must be doing something right, because it has earned the Readers’ Choice award for “Best Massage” in the Trentonian for the past two years. The studio’s therapists earned that honor by mastering 12 massage styles, some of which incorporate cold marble stones, herbal packs, hot stones, and aromatic oils. Aside from the flagship massages, a slate of alternative therapies includes Japanese reiki, nutritional counseling, and card readings.