Rasheka Herr-ra Shenna aims to help guests find emotional and spiritual balance in their lives through her extensive knowledge of energy work. She performs a variety of services, such as yoga nidra sleep meditation and polarity-energy bodywork. In addition to correcting energy levels, she also reduces stress through massage.
Jerry Kontos is a massage therapist, athletic trainer, has an MS in exercise sciences, and is a NASM-certified correctional exercise specialist. He uses his diverse background to devise customized bodywork treatment plans that address pain and tension throughout the musculoskeletal system. Some of his most practiced techniques include deep-tissue massage and focused trigger-point therapy. Both techniques may cause initial discomfort, but only because chronic soreness and stubborn knots sometimes require extra coaxing or a formal eviction notice to finally go away. During repetitive use injury therapy (RUIT) sessions, Jerry combines massage and stretching techniques to relieve muscles aching from overuse.
The client truly is the boss at It’s All About You. After her guests arrive at the studio, massage therapist Michele allows them to dictate which modality they prefer, which areas to focus on, and which areas to avoid. Once this has been determined and sealed with an aromatherapy-oiled handshake, Michele begins her work. A member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals group, she maintains a client-centric practice in more ways than one by basing her pricing on the massage’s duration as opposed to its type. During this time, clients are encouraged to keep an open dialogue so Michele can fully customize the treatment and deliver benefits such as decreased anxiety and enhanced sleep quality.
For Cimarron Anderson, helping to de-stress professional athletes, expectant moms, and college students is all part of a days' work. The massage therapist harnesses her experience working in high-end spas, athletic departments, and corporate wellness programs to slay tension and silence back-talking muscles through massage modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, aromatherapy, and shiatsu. And her knowledge stretches beyond massage, as well. She uses her mentorship with a naturopathic doctor to incorporate herbs and nutritional supplements into her clients' wellness routines. Yet, no matter the treatment, Cimarron focuses on providing clients with tangible results that last, unlike a water-soluble goblet.
Dominic Buckman found the ideal home for his therapeutic treatment at Floating Lotus Studios. Surrounded by yoga students achieving inner peace and outer health, he performs soothing Swedish massages, muscle-healing deep-tissue massages, and trigger point therapy that targets particularly sensitive spots. He even renders sports massage that can turn a back full of basketballs into tension-free deflated basketballs.
The instructors at Aesthetics Institute & Laser Sciences train their students primarily for paramedical aesthetics practice. It’s an advanced skincare and body-care specialty that emphasizes healing techniques, including some services that can otherwise only be offered by doctors. At the institute’s day spa, these students get valuable hands-on experience delivering soothing and rejuvenating massages while working side by side with licensed instructors—most of who have worked in the industry for more than 10 years.