As a licensed massage therapist and registered nurse, Alisa Franks cares for the mind and body while working at Serenity Massage. Alisa is skilled in a variety of massage modalities. These range from reflexology's applied pressure on targeted zones of the feet, which promote self-healing, to the flowing strokes she employs during Swedish massages and the smooth stones she rests on achy muscles during her signature hot-stone bodywork. And Alisa's clients are as varied as her massage techniques—she works with everyone from special-needs children seeking pain relief to couples looking for a romantic way to unwind.
Certified massage therapist Satchmo Gonzales allays aches and kneads away knots with a diverse range of soothing modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. He aims to disentangle chronically stiff muscles with myofascial-release treatments, and helps to assuage allergy symptoms with acupressure sessions. During every treatment, he targets stress and tension as he flaunts his arsenal of skills, further cultivating comfort with holistic techniques such as cupping and gua sha.
At Knot Me Out Massage, a massage therapist draws upon a wide range of modalities, focusing particularly on pressure points and trigger points in the body that are causing pain or discomfort. Strong kneads help melt tension on beds covered with pastel sheets like ghosts that don’t separate their Hawaiian shirts and work clothes. Clients can request massages that incorporate deep-tissue, sports, and Swedish techniques, and the therapists also perform massages on kids and expectant mothers.
The team at BodiLogik Face and Figure Med Spa strives to prove that youthfulness and beauty can be preserved without invasive measures. Medical director Dr. Gail Mallard-Warren—a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologic surgeon with 30 years of experience—leads a staff that eschews surgical tools in favor of detoxifying body wraps and FDA-approved Exilis technology, which vanquishes fat, smoothes wrinkles, and tightens skin. BodiLogik is open Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Great Escape Massage is dedicated to helping clients reach total wellness through the healing touch of massage. During 75 minutes of manual manipulation, Great Escape Massage's therapists will mingle the techniques of basic Swedish massage with elements of shiatsu, deep tissue, and chocolate sprinkles. Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured technique, is the most popular type of knead. It uses long, connective strokes and kneading to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, relieve physical tension, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. The deep-tissue strokes delve deep into your body's underlying muscle Kleenex where the Swedish massage fears to tread, while the pressure-point stimulation of shiatsu punctures pockets of resistance as well as any accidentally ingested balloons. Expect to escape Great Escape feeling healthy, happy, and harmonized in mind, body, and spirit like a one-person doo-wop group.
For the past eight years, Standing Waves has specialized in colonic hydrotherapy, supplementing it with a variety of massages, nutrition advice, classes, and products under the guidance of owner and certified therapist Elayne Whitehead. Massage enthusiasts will get to enjoy a 60-minute treatment, which can incorporate deep-tissue and relaxation techniques to pinpoint and target the body's most entrenched sleeper cells of stress and tension. The relaxing treatment may cause you to fall asleep and dream that octopi ballroom dancers are waltzing across your back.