Before he opened his own practice, massage therapist Jack Dillender made sure he knew exactly what he was doing. Through collaborations with chiropractors and medical doctors and stints at various day spas, he honed techniques that work to unclog systemic blockages, reduce stress, and increase the body’s ability to heal itself. At The Way of Massage, Jack puts these techniques into practice during treatments that he tailors to his clients’ unique maladies, from chronic aches to unoiled tin hinges. His couples massages incorporate hot stones, footbaths, and neck massages to bring twosomes closer together without forcing them to share a single table.
Operating out of her in-home retreat of relaxation, knead queen and Massage of Columbia founder Jennifer Butterwick busts bodily stress with a wide range of massage modalities. The Swedish massage not only alleviates bodily aches and pains, but can also increase circulation, boost metabolism, and make once-tense muscle neighbors more likely to hold hands, all amid the peacefully lingering scents of aromatherapy oils. Combined with reflexology—the ancient practice of pinpointing specific reflex spots in order to vanquish pain from entire anatomical vicinities—Swedish massage helps skeletons and their tender wrappers leave Jennifer's hands feeling less tense for longer. Be sure to call ahead for a phone introduction and consultation with Jennifer prior to repose-inducing sessions.
Like a professor knowledgeable on tulip mania, alien black oil, and a myriad of seemingly esoteric subjects, Massage Envy's licensed body therapists ably converse with the gamut of muscle ailments. They'll unravel tense coils of accumulated inner-stress through a perfectly catered treatment for individual clients' needs that may include various styles and techniques. Swedish massages offer gentle rubbing for muscular soothing and improved circulation, while deep tissue focuses specifically on untying the body's Gordian knots and releasing chronic tension. A prenatal massage is ideal for expecting mothers who could use a little relief from carrying another person inside them, and a sports massage provides tension relief and injury prevention for an athlete's body.
Though Shadonica Williams has been immersed in the beauty industry as a cosmetologist and then a nail technician since 1998, it's only recently that she decided to follow her other passion: massage. At Royal Treatment, she specializes in kneading knots out of her clients' muscles and fascia with Swedish, deep-tissue, and myofascial-release techniques. She sometimes combines these modalities with techniques such as trigger-point therapy and stretching for integrative massage therapy. While she applies her slow, precision strokes, Williams also educates clients on their bodies' inner workings.
In a studio located within Johnson Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center, licensed massage therapist Bailee Schultz works to assuage each individual's aches and pains. While chiropractors realign spines in other treatment rooms, Schultz focuses on loosening muscles and freeing bodies from everyday stress and tension. Details such as aromatic essential oils, soothing hot towels, and foot-scrub treatments leave visitors to Schultz Therapeutic Massage feeling relaxed and pampered.
With more than 20 years in the healthcare industry, ProHealth Massage of Columbia MO’s massage therapist Cirilo is an expert at massaging stress out of his clients. His skill at Swedish massage techniques enables him to purge tension with the gentlest strokes. Deep-tissue techniques allow him to treat the sore spots within connective tissues and uproot deep-seated knots. Additionally, he performs mobile chair massages at health fairs and employee-appreciation events and for secret agents battling villains atop a speeding train.