Massage Connection has been easing aches and pains for almost seven years, with a staff of three therapists, whoa ll methodically work the deeper layers of connective tissue throughout the body, breaking up adhesions, scar tissue, and star-crossed tendons. Therapists adjusts their style to suit clients? unique needs, targeting knots with deep-tissue techniques and quelling stress with relaxation massages.
Signature Service: 80-minute therapeutic massage session
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 13
Pro Tip: Arrive early to get settled in the studio, so you receive your full session time
"[I like] helping clients feel better, so they can enjoy life with a few less aches and pains," says David Brown, owner of Elements Massage Alderwood. To that end, he often recommends clients sign up for an 80-minute session with one of the seven massage therapists in his employ. The sizeable chunk of time allows them to focus on particularly troubling areas of tension or pain, while still making sure to work on the rest of the body, as well. To David, the best compliment he or his therapists can receive come from clients noticing the benefits of their work: increased range of motion, reduced pain, and a diminished fear of how much hands look like spiders.
In the eyes of Trieva’s beauticians, spa treatments should not only address cosmetic concerns but also inspire confidence and bolster the spirits of their recipients. The 12-member staff, which includes a full complement of aestheticians and massage therapists, undertakes projects that help rejuvenate clients both physically and mentally. The team’s facials rely on a number of techniques and products to spruce up countenances, such as Clarisonic oscillating brushes, aloe vera moisturizers, and medical-grade chemical peels. Known to whisk clients away on clouds of relaxation, Trieva’s massage therapists can combine flowing Hawaiian lomilomi techniques and French aromatherapy to de-stress frazzled minds and achy musculature. Rounding out the menu of services, GiGi wax gently evicts hairs no matter how long their leases run, leaving faces and bodies stubble-free for as long as eight weeks.
Dr. Tony Hemphill and his staff undo the detriments of car accidents and chronic conditions by first locating the source of the pain. During thorough consultations and exams, the doctor investigates aches with hands and x-rays, searching for discs bumping into delicate nerve tissue. He administers gentle spinal adjustments and aligns them into healthier positions. Dedicated to noninvasive techniques, Dr. Hemphill also mollifies muscles and tendons with therapeutic massage therapy.
"Shanngri La" is a play on owner Shannon Harper's name and the term Shangri-la, which means "a place of complete bliss and delight." Within Shanngri La's relaxing confines, Shannon performs Swedish and deep-tissue bodywork paired with tranquil music, aromatherapy, and skin-nourishing oils. Shannon also has ample experience remedying more substantial problems, such as locked-up joints or that James Taylor riff that's stuck in your head.
Treat Yourself Day Spa is the place to go when major relaxation is needed. Here, licensed massage therapist and owner Shannon and her staff of wellness professionals offer several different modalities of massage, from prenatal and deep tissue to injury and hot stone, as well as rejuvenating spa treatments. Facials, waxing, and chemical peels are all on the service menu?clients can even have eyelash extensions or eyebrows tinted.