Rooted in the belief that massage isn't just for relaxation, the experienced therapists at Wellspring Clinical Massage perform restorative massages that not only help clients de-stress but can also be an important aspect of preventive medicine. Working closely with each client, the massage therapists tailor sessions to help eliminate pain from whiplash, sports injuries, or common discomforts associated with pregnancy.
Stepping into Coterie Purlieu is almost like stepping into another world, and not just because of the foreign-sounding name. After a customs officer confiscates your stress and tension at the door, dip your hands into a bath of warm water or recline as the spa’s massage therapists untie your knots. Soothing facials wipe skin clean of dirt and grime, tanning booths bestow skin with golden color no matter the season, and waxing services swiftly remove hair and bumper stickers from the last election cycle.
To understand the aim of shiatsu massage, it's helpful to look back to the ancient Eastern philosophies that bore it. These philosophies espouse a holistic understanding of the body centered on “energy rivers” that unite every aspect of the being. Shiatsu massage therapists, such as Cynthia Conklin of Eastern Sun Shiatsu, focus their practice on balancing these energy rivers to stimulate the body's own self-healing powers.
During a typical zen-style shiatsu massage with Cynthia, her client lies facedown on a mat as she holds, stretches, and stimulates the body. These targeted pressures may have benefits that extend beyond a deep state of relaxation: Shiatsu devotees claim that it can provide relief from chronic aches and boost the body's resistance to stress and mind-controlling super villains. When she isn't soothing sore backs and shoulders, Cynthia teaches classes that introduce participants to basic shiatsu techniques.
Physical Rehabilitation Services' goal is to get clients back to feeling well, and whether it's through physical therapy or a deep-tissue massage, the staff is applies their expertise to help bodies heal. They offer sports therapy, occupational therapy, and work hardening, the latter designed to help those recently injured re-aquaint themselves with the skills they need to complete their work. Personal trainers and certified golf instructors are also on hand for activity-specific guidance. So are massage therapists, who offer Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages, to name a few.
At International Therapeutic Massage, the staff values well-being above all else. They dedicate the full appointment to the massage, refusing to subtract any time for changing, a consultation, or a quick game of patty-cake to warm up the therapist’s hands. Once a client stretches out in one of 10 treatment rooms, the therapist goes to work using various techniques—deep-tissue, prenatal, or Swedish, for example. These techniques are designed not just to alleviate pain and discomfort, but also to improve mental well-being, promote self-healing, and enhance the immune system.
The multiple certified chiropractors at McLeod/Hope Chiropractic treat common ailments and health conditions including neck pain, sports injuries, and chronic headaches through holistic wellness care. Each new client receives an initial consultation before his or her chiropractor determines an appropriate treatment plan, which may include x-rays, massage therapy, spinal adjustments, or other physical therapies.