Set amid the tall mountains and wooded canopies of Park City, The Spa at Hotel Park City evokes relaxation in its guests. Staff members soothe aching muscles with restorative massages, whirlpools, and saunas. They also hydrate bodies with wraps or exfoliate them with polishes, which can be enhanced with therapeutic-mud applications. Finally, the upscale spa's facials and mani-pedis ensure visitors are pampered from head to toe.
At A Tree Of Life Massage, licensed massage therapists blend an extensive menu of techniques into custom experiences to extinguish client-specific aches and pains. Therapists draw upon classic Swedish and deep-tissue techniques for every session, combining long strokes and gentle kneading to improve a client's circulation, or focusing pressure on key points along the physique to erode internal toxin buildup. Threads of less mainstream modes also weave into relaxation sessions; therapists can harmonize discordant zones in the body by stimulating reflex points in the feet, or can wake up tired tendons with heated basalt stones and a quadruple shot of espresso. Clients can unwind alone in plush, minimalist rooms, or share their hearts and massage areas with a significant other during a romantic couples session, complete with aromatherapy.
Having visited clients in hotels and ski resorts for seven years before establishing her own practice, licensed massage therapist Allison has amassed a repertoire of luxurious add-ons to her services. Her wintertime patrons rest atop heated tables, for example, and she swaddles limbs in warm towels upon request. Guests can even choose how they would like their aromatherapy oils to be distributed: directly on the skin, diffused through the air, or delicately combed into their mustache.
Allison still makes house and hotel calls to complement her in-spa treatments, which cover a range of specialty massage techniques. Her signature modality mixes Swedish, Russian, and trigger-point therapy for a medley of surface- and deep-tissue work, whereas a pure relaxation massage relies on Swedish kneads to lull muscles into slack serenity. She and her apprentices have also mastered the use of hot stones, salt scrubs, and paraffin wraps to enhance their appointments. Whether her customers are hoping for pinpointed, intense strokes or a romantic couples massage, they can anticipate calming music and intuitive touch from the team.
Licensed massage therapist; certified personal trainer; yoga teacher. Dallin S. Larsen wears more hats than a milliner who wants to keep his hands free. He's trained all over the world, from the Renaissance College of Massage in Utah to the Yoga Vidya Gurukul ashram in India. And though this training casts a wide net, Dallin's mission can be distilled into a single goal: to help make people happy. He achieves this through a menu of services that address both the mind and the body. He can massage away aches and pains, guide clients on their path to weight loss, or even help calm minds with private yoga classes in a client's own home.
Massage and Fitness SLC helps clients not only build stronger bodies in group exercise classes, but also unwind after their workouts with custom massages. Licensed massage therapist Elizabeth Anne Galloway targets testy areas such as the triceps and glutes with the gliding kneads of Swedish massage as well as the probing motions of the deep-tissue technique. Scalp massages melt away tension using hot oil and pressure-point stimulation, and reflexology sessions activate specific sites on the feet, hands, and ears to promote improved health in corresponding areas of the body, including the liver, bladder, and dorsal fin.
The Bodywork Lab is a group of therapists who have turned off their whale-song soundtracks, turned on the light, and decided to teach their clients how to administer massages for themselves. In classes that combine massage instruction with yoga, staffers teach students expert techniques to mollify the muscles of partners or coworkers without incurring injury or tired hands. In addition, they promote bodily awareness, allowing students to understand and accurately describe the tension and stress they feel in their own body.