Jade Lutes believes that the best treatment requires a skilled hand, as well as undivided attention to the client's needs??a term she calls ?mindful wellness.? She cultivated this ideology as a student at Universal College of Healing Arts in Omaha, NE, where she learned to traverse achy musculature with flowing Swedish bodywork, flexibility-increasing thai, reiki energy healing, and deep-tissue techniques. Now, in the comfort of her cozy Djedu Massage studio, Jade can ease tension with these healing modalities, or her signature myofascial release method, which uses firm pressure to alleviate tension in lower-layer muscles, and photos of puppies wearing puppy costumes to blow minds.
During a 60-minute deep-tissue massage, one of the Massage Clinic's friendly, professional therapists will give your body a break with an hour of deliberate strokes and direct muscle-grain pressure. The customized knead employs a combination of knot-pummeling techniques to rid sore skeleton-casings of aches and pains. Treatment may include tactics from neuromuscular therapy, in which long strokes traverse the lengths of single muscles, or medical massage, a results-oriented practice that specifically targets conditions diagnosed by Doogie Howsers of all ages. Elements of Swedish massage, the most popular type of massage, may arrive on a Norse longship to melt your muscles like beeswax, erase tension, improve blood flow, and awaken the lymphatic system.
At Revitalize Massage + Spa, soft lighting sets the tone in private treatment rooms, where attentive therapists address clients’ aches, pains, and aesthetic concerns with custom-tailored body services, including massage therapy, exfoliation, and body wraps. Each therapist and aesthetician takes time to listen to clients’ concerns, which can range from stress or muscle pain to dry or sensitive skin.
Depending on the clients’ desired results, the staff can perform a slew of treatments, such as dry brushing to remove dead skin cells and leave the whole body buttery soft. Massage therapists can tackle old sports’ injuries or everyday tension with a massage selection that includes Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and aromatherapy. Additionally, the spa offers mobile massage services, where a therapist travels with a specialty chair to sites where massages are needed most, such as offices or the parents’ sections at youth soccer games.
Sharon Maricle knows that good massage should never hurt. In her 20 years of providing bodywork therapy, the licensed massage therapist has come to believe that pure, complete relief can be attained without the deep-pressure, painful massage styles adopted by many therapists. Of course, Sharon understands that everybody has a different pressure threshold, and she adjusts her technique to suit her client, ensuring everyone can enjoy a deep, therapeutic massage. Instead of using one-size-fits-all massage strokes, Sharon attends to her clients' specific concerns, including soreness and tension, with everything from light, relaxing strokes to deeper and more focused pressure. She augments traditional Swedish massage with specialty techniques including Chinese cupping and color puncture, which uses colored lights instead of acupuncture needles to stimulate the body's meridian points and demonstrate the potential of black-and-white tattoos.
The amiable employees at Proven Nutrition, a family-owned-and-operated establishment, dole out all-natural multivitamins, energy boosters, and appetite suppressants in a banquet of FDA–approved dietary supplements. The Acai 1000 ($39.99) pairs acai extract and antioxidants, which together naturally suppress appetites and boost energy for bench-pressing manatees. Clients can heighten endurance and build lean muscle with the Amp'D dietary supplement ($34.99). Omega Essentials, a partnership between fish oil and omega acids ($34.99), increases blood circulation and helps clients achieve regular sleeping patterns more effectively than a bed of puppies. Though today's Groupon is only valid for Proven Nutrition's own line of products, the shop's shelves are also lined with well-known brands such as Dymatize, BPI, and Scivation.
Juice Stop uses fresh, nutritious ingredients to whip up their low-temperature, high-energy smoothies and protein shakes. Make over your morning routine with a Coaches' Choice smoothie (skim milk, chocolate, yogurt, and cappuccino mix), or jog through a Marathon (orange juice, bananas, and strawberries). Protein-packed options such as the World's Cup (skim milk, chocolate, peanut butter, and yogurt) are hearty enough to replace a meal or glue the legs of a G.I. Joe onto a Barbie. All smoothies are blended from scratch (no mixes are used) and can be spruced up with added nutrient blends to boost energy, metabolism, and the immune system.