Despite modern inventions and conveniences, life still tends to be stressful. To address this, Desert Lotus Therapy's specialists employ a variety of massage and bodywork modalities to help ease the aches that come along with living in the world today. Inside a low-lit, private room, a resident massage therapist draws upon more than 1,000 hours of experience to deliver long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage or the manipulation of deep-tissue massage.
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.
All too often, a massage studio can feel like a revolving door operation, shuffling clients in and out as quickly as possible. Not at Earth Angels Massage & Bodywork. Licensed massage therapist Erika Martin begins each session with an in-depth consultation to discuss medical history and sideline tension at its source. She then blends such techniques as Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure to promote relaxation and stimulate the immune system. Therapeutic hot stones are also available.
Balanced Health Chiropractic treats subluxations?when the spine locks up and sends nerve signals to the body, causing pain. To prevent these interior injuries from becoming an ongoing problem, a chiropractor adjusts the joints to help restore movement. These adjustments can help alleviate a variety of symptoms including carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, and sciatica.
At Matrix Spa & Massage, a relaxing escape doesn't have to end once you leave the massage table. Helmed by Julieta Hernandez, a former reporter who moved to the United States to learn English but soon discovered her calling for massage therapy, she founded Matrix Spa & Massage in 2001, and has since received many accolades, including from the staff of Salt Lake City Weekly for "Best Magic Fingers" as well as from the government of Salt Lake City for sustainable environmental practices. When clients step inside the walls, the spa is immediately set apart from others by its meditation cave. Here, technicolor sconces illuminate plush recliners within the soothing space. Sessions in the meditation cave can be booked with or without any other service, ensuring anyone can stop by to find a quiet space to read or shout "Echo!"
Though the meditation cave sets the spa apart, the massages have won its loyal client base, who range from professional athletes to federal judges. Available massages include classic Swedish and deep-tissue sessions along with more specialized modalities, such as the expertise massage—a mix of 10 different techniques, including acupressure and Thai massage—and the four-hands massage. And, in addition to its signature muscle-soothing services, the spa also offers a private steam room, facials, and body scrubs.
Heavenly Hands Massage & Spa’s strong-thumbed therapists dissipate their clients' tension with the same massage techniques they have used to unwind professional athletes from the Utah Grizzlies, Blaze, and Bees. With this veteran experience, the staff focuses on alleviating chronic pain or injury-related discomfort through therapeutic methods that range from the standard modalities of Swedish and deep-tissue massage to the Eastern practices of Thai massage and ashiatsu. Ashiatsu—a centuries-old method born out of discomfort from pillows not being invented—evicts deep-seated tension by having massage therapists steady themselves on a bar anchored to the ceiling and apply pressure with targeted footsteps. To iron out energy kinks, a team of yoga instructors orchestrates classes that stretch and strengthen muscles while centering the mind. Hairstylists and aestheticians round out the bodily bolstering with expert styling and nine varieties of facial.