Spirit of Health’s trained massage therapist, Cara Schwartz, thwarts clients’ swelling anxieties and bolsters their overall well-being through a variety of kneading techniques. During the one-hour hot-stone massage, smooth, basalt rocks thaw taut tissues and prepare bodies for adventurous volcano-exploring expeditions or checking a car’s underbelly while on a volcanic mountain. Cara arranges the flat, heated rocks around spinal cords to slacken tight muscles before tenderizing them with nimble digits. Alternatively, patrons can luxuriate under the human touch during a hot-oil massage, which opens pore doors while making skin as soft as a windswept schnoodle.
Choose between one of three relaxing massage techniques including the deep tissue, Swedish, or signature. The deep tissue is a pressurized, full-body technique that seeks the deepest knots and unties them with the proficiency of a Boy Scout with adult hands. Go with the Swedish if you prefer traditional, long strokes tied to a gentle muscular overhaul. The signature treatment includes a total body pampering with extra attention given to comforting the hands and feet using heated spa treatments.
With deliberate strokes and intense focus, each skilled massage therapist is capable of taking the mind to a blissfully whited-out plane where it's free to bob up and down like a Q-tip buoy in a sea of cotton balls. Inside and Out's custom quiver of massage techniques—including Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point—addresses the specific needs of individuals, releasing tensions associated with your sport, career, or acrobatic affiliation. A trained hand musician will artfully lessen or increase the pressure as the massage progresses in order to ambush pains or coax out hiding tranquility.
It doesn't take long to trace the pain-relief techniques of Drs. Alen and Letitia Heshmat back to their originator. That's because the two learned much of what they know from Dr. Anthony B. Morovati, who in turn studied with Dr. Janet G. Travell, the mother of myofascial therapy and the White House physician to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. But though the Heshmats have a high regard for Travell's classic methods, they're not shy about adopting new techniques. Along with chiropractic adjustments atop low-impact Thompson treatment tables, the Heshmats offer unusual physiotherapy modalities that use electrical currents to treat sprains, arthritis, and TMJ issues and to reanimate dead fig trees. The clinic's team also features a licensed acupuncturist and a certified massage therapist.
Experts home in on knots with five varieties of massage therapy, as well as acupuncture. During deep-tissue massages, they use a tracing method that stalks pain to its source and triggers relief by pushing into lower-level musculature. Therapists also evict sports- and work-related tension, addressing muscles strains caused by weightlifting, a hard week at the office, or a moderate week at the fireworks factory. Shiatsu and relaxation massages each tackle stress and fatigue with long, soothing strokes, and myofascial therapy and acupressure pinpoint problem areas to realign troublesome tissues and balance energy pathways.
Divine Massage Therapy’s certified massage therapists can claim expertise in Swedish massage, myofascial release, and alternative healing practices, such as shiatsu and reflexology. They tailor each service to the client’s needs, choosing strokes and pressure levels that dissolve tension, chronic pain, and inexplicably indigestible Dippin’ Dots. To complement massages’ health benefits, which range from better sleep to improved circulation, clients may turn to the studio’s resident chiropractor, who has helped pro athletes improve their posture and range of motion.