Island Therapeutic Massage's founder and owner, Victoria, believes that massage can be part of a daily or weekly de-stressing regimen, rather than just a once-in-a-while indulgence. At her massage center's two locations, she and her team work to stimulate circulation, fend off disease, and bring balance to their clients' bodies with an array of soothing modalities.
Among the most popular of these modalities, Swedish and deep-tissue massages uncoil sinews and reduce stress with varying levels of pressure. Therapeutic massage, trigger-point therapy, and sports massage focus more on specific ailments, targeting headaches and chronic pain from injuries on the field or in the workplace. Another specialty modality, pregnancy massage, helps expectant mothers and babies cope with the stress of hormonal changes and rigid nine-month deadlines. To ramp up your relaxation, request body scrubs and aromatherapy with nonscented or Young Living essential oils.
Certified hydrotherapist and Peaceful Waters owner Tammy Fischer is certified in a variety of natural therapies that can detoxify the body and lead to better overall health. She has handpicked the latest equipment and products to facilitate each client's visit, including the comfortably cushioned, gravity-fed Angel of Water colon-hydrotherapy system. Fischer applies nine different therapeutic-grade essential oils by Young Living during raindrop therapy, aiming to purge the spine and feet of bacteria and viruses. She employs a steam tent to draw out impurities from the skin and also uses the IonCleanse ionic bath, which is designed to detoxify the body via the feet. During the footbath, patrons relax in an iJoy robotic massage chair, which impersonates a human being and inspires joy just like Anderson Cooper.
Getting a massage isn't just an indulgence for Michelle Alvermann. It also inspires her to be a better practitioner. It reminds her of the importance of helping her clients feel great, whether they come to her seeking pain management or to curb anxiety, sleeplessness, or muscles that squish when you walk. She performs six different modalities, such as deep-tissue, pregnancy, and cranial-sacral therapy, in private rooms with soft music.
Doctors Lorraine Hurst and Jim Kreibich are like telephones for the body; they help it communicate. Their chiropractic adjustments realign the vertebrae so the nervous system can send the right signals to nerves throughout the rest of the body. In addition to operating the spinal switchboard, the doctors also spot sources of pain through examination and x-rays. They remove such discomfort with massage therapy or ultrasound therapy that vibrate and massage the tissue with small sound waves. While many people associate chiropractic care with issues of the back, treatments also sustain health and promote self-healing in the entire body. These treatments improve structural misalignments, alleviating associated health issues as allergies, insomnia, and headaches along the way.
Nailing a job interview, taking a spiritual retreat, and heading out for a night with friends—these disparate activities all work to boost one’s Oola. Fun to say and satisfying to achieve, you attain Oola when several core factors of your life are thriving. Oola might mean that you’re feeling good about your fitness level, finances, career, faith, or relationship with your family, friends, and ant-farm residents. The folks at OolaMoola hope to boost Oola levels nationwide by helping their clients map out their life’s goals and how they will go about achieving them. The service also boosts Oola quotients by introducing their members to cool businesses and offering discounts on services including massages, fitness, and mani-pedis.
The female-focused health and wellness gurus at Comprehensive Healthcare for Women practice a whole view on health and wellness in an attempt to banish stress and tension with restorative Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal therapeutic massages. During each massage, skilled therapists ease tightness from stiff muscles with nimble fingers that can draw upon long, flowing Swedish-massage strokes to knead tendons with alternating pressure or firm deep-tissue strokes to loosen knotted connective tissue and milk lactic acid from musculature. Comprehensive Healthcare's team of therapists tailor massage techniques to pamper and alleviate stress and pain for each client. Prenatal massages can help mothers-to-be by curtailing anxiety, soothing inflamed nerves, and helping the body flush away stores of excess fluid and sarsaparilla to reduce swelling. Hot stones may be added to the massage for no additional fee.
Author and Juut SalonSpa owner David Wagner channels a childhood spent watching nature’s beauty into his Aveda salon’s eight locations. The studio stylists and other staff members, many of whom benefit from the company’s extensive training program, perform services beneath shelves laden with Aveda products. The botanically sourced elixirs repair and sculpt hair naturally without subjecting it to other products’ unpleasant chemicals or a robot hairdresser’s endless questions about love.