As a licensed massage therapist, nutritionist, and USA Triathlon coach, Elizabeth Bart takes an integrative approach––an amalgam of medicine, nutrition, fitness, and massage therapy to promote over-all wellness. Each session begins with a holistic review, wherein Bart reviews health history, diet, exercise, and your muscles' emo diary entries to create a personal well-being plan. This may manifest as a deep-tissue massage, fitness advice, or a nutrition regimen, all of which are offered at TriCare Massage Therapy.
Signature Service: Relaxation and therapeutic massage
Brands Used: All natural oils and Biotone massage cremes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Essential oils used as needed, as well as hot stones, for a small fee.
Glendale Posture Mobility Clinic uses massage therapy to relieve aches and postural misalignments. Certified massage therapist Leanne Lieske specializes in deep-tissue, Swedish, sports massage and postural-therapeutic massage, as well as neuromuscular therapy. She uses her decades of experience to treat a variety of complaints, including lower-back pain, headaches, sports injuries, and sciatica.
Licensed aesthetician Sue Landowski calms problematic skin on both men and women. She customizes her facials and uses a diamond wand to exfoliate skin during microdermabrasion treatments. Specialty services, including paraffin hand treatments and lip treatments, further boost skin’s health and radiance.
Named a Top Salon by Milwaukee Magazine in 2006, Bella Lei gives clients an upscale spa experience in an intimate setting. Take advantage of these environs and spend 60 minutes the Swedish way ($70 value), as trained massage therapists use firm pressure and complicated kneading techniques to untie knots and burst stress bubbles. Twitching muscles frequently relax after these sessions and show a marked improvement in standardized testing scores. For clients looking for a fresher front, the Vivo Facial ($70 value) uses a marine mask to create an even tone, while a full hand, arm, face, and décolleté massage carries the glow up through your neck and down to your fingertips like a carrier pigeon on a Fantastic Voyage.
The human body has been compared to many things—a machine, a temple, a work of art—but to licensed massage therapist Amanda Heintskill, it will forever be like an onion. The owner of Phoenix Rising Massage Therapy LLC likens her massage technique, which she refers to on her website as “the onion approach,” to peeling an onion. She begins with a very light touch and then gradually increases her pressure, working on or “peeling away" one layer of tension at a time. In this way, she gradually releases tension without causing her clients unnecessary discomfort that then has to be counteracted with comic relief from the funny bone. First off this is the feedback I got from this merchant "I have to commend the editorial team - please pass on my sincere thanks for putting in about the "onion approach" philosophy! That is the big thing that I try and explain to individuals - so they don't come in and expect deep tissue work right away :) So - please pass on my thanks!"