Licensed therapist Joseph Sablevicius blends his expertise in sports massage with an array of modalities to customize every session around clients' individual desires. He thoughtfully tailors his massages with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, working to assuage embedded stress and aches, boost general health, and fortify athletic abilities. Vibrant orange and exposed-brick walls enclose the studio's treatment room, where Joseph kneads away pain when he's not toting his mobile studio to homes, offices, or permanently parked spaceships.
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Heartsound Bodywork's practitioners—David Gregoire and Judith Podmore—call upon more than 20 years of holistic experience. They instruct students of all ages and abilities in the practice of reiki, a method of hands-on healing that balances the body’s natural energy flow and promotes healing and wellness. It has a variety of applications, including pre- and postoperative support, labor support, and channeling the spirit of a distant panda cousin. David is also a certified massage therapist, qualifying him to employ his hands to shoo stress from clients’ aching muscles.
Inside the studio, clients absorb every serene drop of the room's dim lighting, gentle melodies, and pudding-coated floor. David and Judith perform soothing therapies in a private room painted a sea-green hue. A whimsical Maxfield Parrish print adorns the wall, and purified air inundates the space thanks to a salt lamp.
Like the Rush Hour movie trilogy, Manee Powers's massage practice combines the best of Eastern and Western techniques. Manee studied and practiced traditional Thai massage at Wat Po Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School in Bangkok and practiced throughout the Phuket area. After practicing in Thailand for five years, Manee enrolled in The Massage School in Easthampton, where she mastered an array of Western kneading techniques, such as deep tissue, Swedish, and trigger-point therapy.
The Natural Path’s certified and licensed staff soothes bodies with custom massages and gently cleanses intestines with colon hydrotherapy. Opt for the massage, and licensed therapist Annette Cormier will spend 60 or 90 minutes coaxing muscles into a relaxed state with the client's choice of massage modality. The Swedish massage unfurls long, gliding strokes to soothe stress, a deep-tissue session aims to work out serious knots, and a pregnancy massage can ease joint pain caused by carrying around the weight of a growing baby or a codependent watermelon.
After Sue Vieira earned an associate's degree in physical therapy, she spent eight years honing her skills at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth. Eventually, her thirst for knowledge led her to Headhunter Spa Tech Institute, where she mastered massage-therapy techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, and myofascial release. As the owner of Tranquility's and a member the American Massage Therapy Association, she pours more than 14 years of experience into her massage sessions. During her treatments, she strives to help others overcome mental, emotional, and physical hurdles by relieving stress and balancing the body. In addition to studying massage, Sue returned to Headhunter Spa Tech Institute to add aesthetics to her repertoire of skills.