While studying physical therapy at Florida A&M University, James C. Thomas Conway noticed how the emotional resonance of human touch often helped to fuel physical healing. Inspired, he delved into massage-therapy research and training, developing expertise in neuromuscular methods for addressing chronic health conditions. His studio, Restore Massage, sprang from his desire to help others ease pain without relying on invasive methods or habit-forming medications. Today, clients from nine states, four countries, and at least two dimensions flock to his studio, where he and his staff use bodywork modalities such as deep-tissue massage, warm-stone therapy, and accelerated sports healing to target the stress and discomfort that stems from conditions including diabetes, fibromyalgia, and insomnia.
Therapists tailor each stroke to individual preferences to create massages that cater to long-term health goals or simply focus on the particular stresses of the day. In addition to quelling immediate aches, they aim to prevent future pain by locating and treating problems at their source, and also taut massage as a great way to boost energy and enhance mobility, helping clients run faster, jump higher, and break dance with greater spontaneity.:m]]