Virginia Lee Sprague of Intrinsic Touch Massage Therapy believes a truly therapeutic massage should mold to the client's particular desires and change to address specific concerns. This principle has guided her throughout a 26-year career, inspiring her to customize each session to weed out deep-rooted knots or de-stress bodies with long, fluid strokes. She relies on a vast repertoire, utilizing acupressure, reflexology, and trigger-point strokes and switching from one methodology to the next for an indulgent experience.
Our Health Garden sessions are tailored to meet your needs. Whether you are overstressed or overworked our massage techniques will relieve and calm you. We also specialize in massage for people with chronic pain, headaches or those in need of back pain therapy.
After spending more than 27 years tending to patients at Duke University Medical Center, Toni Campbell Shaw decided it was time for a fresh approach to healing. In 2010, she graduated from the Body Therapy Institute, and soon thereafter she opened Toni's Massage. Massage therapy, however, has long been in her blood—Toni's mother was also a therapist and was instrumental in guiding her into the new profession. Now a seasoned practitioner of natural healing, Toni treats patients with a salvo of stress-relieving services that include Swedish massage, myofascial release, hot-stone therapy, aromatherapy, and chair massage. Toni has also completed Reiki I and Myokinesthetics for the Upper Body courses, which she uses to impart such benefits as decreased anxiety, improved sleep, and reduced fatigue. To alleviate any remaining uncertainty about the massage procedure and explain which style of hair best flatters the spine, clients are encouraged to consult the list of frequently asked questions.
At Aria Skin and Laser Spa in Chapel Hill and Somalase in Sanford, Medical Director Dr. Ajay Ajmani oversees a team of tech-savvy aestheticians who beautify and protect the epidermis with facials, laser treatments, and massages. During microdermabrasions, a skilled technician employs a diamond tip to control the seven seas and exfoliate the upper strata of damaged skin, revealing a youthful acreage of epidermis. Laser treatments for pigmentation correction, hair removal, and skin tightening enlist powerful YAG lasers to beautify the epidermis. Facials reinvigorate visages with an eye treatment, custom mask, neck-and-hand massage, moisturizer, and a restraining order against the sun.
Since 1988, clients have visited Flawless Day Spa for custom skincare treatments that utilize a Hungarian product line made with organic fruits, herbs, and spices. Inside recently renovated treatment rooms, highly trained aestheticians rejuvenate faces with services ranging from facials to chemical peels to lash- and brow-tinting. Guests also relax atop cloth-garbed treatment tables during massages, which can run up to 120 minutes and incorporate techniques from modalities including aromatherapy, Thai yoga stretching, and acupressure.
Treating tense muscles is like bargain hunting—it can conserve a lot of money in the long run but shouldn’t be done with the aid of a shady character in a dark alley. Amid soothing décor featuring earthy tones and violet hues, clients of Massage Envy begin their session with an initial consultation that determines which customized massage will provide the best results. For example, a sports massage provides treatment specific to the athlete’s sport, reflexology targets points on the extremities to balance the nervous system, and deep-tissue massage unties knots while relieving chronic muscle tension. Trigger-point therapy alleviates tight areas within muscle tissue through cycles of isolated pressure and release, while a Swedish massage relaxes the whole body with long, gliding strokes. The professional massage therapists at Massage Envy will apply the necessary muscle treatment with pinpoint precision and buttery smoothness during convenient hours, including evenings and weekends.