After Shannon Anderson graduated from Davenport University with her massage therapy certification, she went on to receive certification in cancer care at the Ben Benjamin Institute. Armed with this knowledge—along with seven years of experience—she kneads muscles with therapeutic, sports, and pregnancy massage, as well as trigger-point therapy.
At Peace Body Therapy, certified massage therapists consult with clients in order to learn which muscles hurt and what the clients wish to get out of the session before they customize the massage. They use manual palpation to evaluate stress and misalignment in the muscular structure of the body and encourage clients to vocalize when the pressure is too intense or too light. Their specialty massages improve health in several ways at once, increasing flexibility, releasing chronic stress, and facilitating unhindered blood flow.
As an Aveda Concept Salon, Salon 301 equips its stylists with a range of professional products from Aveda and Rusk. The stylists put these products to good use, cutting hair and charming clusters of snakes as the sounds of lively chatter fill the salon’s open floor. Their services don’t stop at the scalp, though. The salon also houses a day spa in which clients can relax with a massage, facial, or mani-pedi.
The staff at Mirage Oriental Massage uses variety as its chief weapon against aches and tension. Their bodywork techniques include Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massage to rid muscles of aches and tensions. Add-ons such as essential oils or foot treatments increase the magnitude of relaxation, while mini zone massages offer bite-sized pampering.
The friendly and experienced staff at JaRoss Salon and Resort Spa updates antiquated skins with its rejuvenating microdermabrasion services for all skin types and tones. Reveal an unblemished reflection with a face, neck, and décolleté microdermabrasion treatment, administered by a certified skin smoother to remove petty, superficial layers of dry, damaged, or dead skin. The skin-shucking session increases collagen production, prompting the development of new skin cells and resulting in more youthful skin sans the rebellious streak and buzz-killing curfew.
The client intake form at Therapeutic Indulgence elicits information on factors that impact muscular health. Much like the form that's filled out prior to a doctor's visit, this survey supplies essential information that dictates the course of treatment.
In the hands of certified massage therapist Crystal Gadson, this form doubles as a map—it shows her where to focus, how much pressure to use, and whether it's better to work out tension with hot stones or a room-temperature wooden gavel. During massage services, the bodywork professional gives her full attention to delivering the treatment that's just right for the client.