Hibiscus Therapeutic Center's professionals regale bodies with salon and spa services tailored to each visitor's specific needs. Dexterous hands melt tension like it's a Lego in the microwave during custom massage sessions, where strategic bodywork can take the form of soothing Swedish strokes, intense deep-tissue techniques, or lymphatic-drainage therapy, along with many other modalities. In private spa rooms, flickering candles cast a soft glow on their surroundings while clients receive lush facials and body wraps, containing calming ingredients such as seaweed and eucalyptus leaf. On the way out the door, customers can peruse a library of scents and skin products designed to easily transport therapeutic vibes to homes and subway cars.
Becoming a licensed massage therapist was a natural progression for Nancy Silver. Already an enthusiast of yoga and its pain-reducing effects, she began studying Swedish and medical massage techniques at the Institute for Therapeutic Massage to further her understanding of healing powers. Nancy's studies led her to take courses in chair massage, Reiki levels one and two, Eastern bodywork, foot reflexology, and myofascial release. Today, Nancy uses her yoga and massage training to help clients reduce stress and eliminate pain by applying an array of healing techniques, rather than by scolding sore muscles and sending them to timeout.
Patrons at Elements Therapeutic Massage pair up with the therapist best qualified to address specific personal issues and concerns. Therapists then spend time with clients, gathering information about their conditions before customizing massages. During the massage, the therapists intuitively blend a variety of modalities, such as deep tissue, Swedish, and trigger-point therapy.
Throughout the process, the therapist keeps communication going. The team uses a system by which clients can communicate the desired level of pressure; level 1 corresponds to long, light strokes over superficial muscles, and level 4 uses some force to root out embedded knots. Through this system, the therapist can get at all depths of tension while remaining well within the client’s comfort zone.
Sahana Spa's India-themed spaces mix modern amenities with the beauty of ancient Eastern wisdom. Handmade Indian artifacts, Sundãri skincare products, and several chocolaty colors welcome clients to the spa. Staff members then lead guests to treatment suites that are equipped with iPod-docking stations, individual temperature controls, and absolutely no bears. This is the perfect setting for them to knead away stress with indulgent bamboo and hot-stone massages or administer a Sahana-Vedic facial. Over in the nail lounge, technicians pretty up nails with various mani-pedis.
The meteoric growth of Massage Envy has led to more than 800 spa locations and a healthy share of limelight from printed media buzz to promotions on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Doctors. Its experts have kneaded more than 50 million backs using modalities that range from the gliding strokes of Swedish massage to the targeted pressure of deep-tissue massage. Although the spa treats a wealth of clients, each Massage Envy session is personalized to individual needs. While indulging in prenatal, hot-stone, or trigger-point-therapy massages, clients can also request the soothing mint and rosemary essential oils of aromatherapy or the addition of warming and cooling products that help decrease inflammation and ease pain.
In addition to staffing massage therapists, the spas employ skincare experts who wield Murad products for four kinds of facials. Clients can treat sensitive skin to mild exfoliation or opt for anti-aging facials with glycolic acid before attempting to order off the kids’ menu at a diner.
The licensed body sculptors at Essential Body Contours help to smooth puckered stretches of cellulite with soothing FDA-approved Endermologie Lipomassage treatments. During each 40-minute treatment, a skilled technician employs the suction and massage capabilities of a mechanical module designed to boost lymphatic flow and circulation and tickle stubborn fat cells into releasing their precious lipids. Though most patients require at least 3–10 treatments for optimal results, local blood and lymph flow may increase up to 400% and skin-firming collagen production may improve up to 100% after a single procedure. As patients relax in the comfort of their specially designed Endermowear bodysuit, the healing strokes of the robo-treatment evoke a feeling similar to a deep therapeutic massage or a warm hug from a vacuum cleaner.
Members of Florida's Naples Philharmonic Orchestra who are sore after 10 hours of rehearsal. Preoperative and postoperative patients dealing with or recuperating from complications from MS and scoliosis. Certified massage therapist Terry Andino has treated them all. At Montclair Massage Therapy and Wellness, she draws upon more than 15 years of experience, catering to clients with custom approaches based around each individual's needs.
Inside Montclair's first all green building, she soothes muscles with 30-, 60-, and 90-minute massages rooted in such styles as therapeutic, prenatal, reflexology, and trigger-point release. Terry also creates personalized massage programs for patrons to receive at home, at work, or from the driver sitting next to them in traffic jams. Montclair Massage Therapy and Wellness's certified Usui Reiki Master Lorraine Melendez also becalms guests with holistic practices such as reiki and crystal healing.
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