At the core of Mehera Massage's mission is the idea of "hara"—a Japanese word that means "center." The licensed therapists here believe that by staying in touch with the hara, they can transmit energy from their hands into the client's muscles and spirits. Combine that philosophy with focus, sensitivity, and a client-centered approach, and you get massage treatments that benefit equally from mindfulness and physical touch.
Whether the therapists are administering a Swedish or deep-tissue massage, they follow a sequence designed to balance the body and give each part its proper due. They begin by focusing on the back, where most people carry a lot of tension and probably a few nieces and nephews. They then massage the shoulders, lower back, and torso, and continue on to the back of the legs. After massaging the neck, scalp, face, and limbs, they conclude with long strokes that cover the entire body, aligning the body and connecting all the disparate parts into one balance and relaxed whole.
Almost as soon as you step foot inside Foot Envy Massage, the pampering begins. The spa's massage therapists welcome guests at the door before leading them into a studio outfitted with soft massage beds, flickering candles, and sleep-inducing math teachers. In this serene setting, they set to work performing reflexology treatments designed to reduce stress and balance the body.
The reflexology techniques used here trace back to ancient China, but they remain as useful as ever. Benefits of these treatments may include everything from anxiety relief to pain reduction. And though you might not guess it from the spa's name, these benefits aren't only applicable to the feet. The staff is also well-versed in full-body massage techniques.
At The NeuroPlus Institute, Dr. Joseph Serpe begins treatment with a health blueprint—a comprehensive summary of your medical history, your future goals, and a current physical exam. Once he ascertains the underlying issue, the doctor blends an appropriate cocktail of chiropractic, neurological, and medical treatments. This often includes brain-based therapy, a holistic, natural approach to healing nearly any ailment that starts with rewiring misfiring neurons using precise chiropractic maneuvers.
Doctor of Chiropractic Quan Nguyen’s goal is to improve the overall wellness of his clients through small changes in the lifestyle and behaviors. His specialties are diverse, ranging from physiotherapy and acupuncture to fertility treatments and chiropractic care. Dr. Nguyen also specializes in natal care. At his Calibrate Health practice, he often works directly with ob-gyns to treat symptoms such as prenatal nausea, depression, and labor anesthesia, and also provides patients with post-natal therapy.
As Nicole Boeger studied at the Universal Spa Training Academy, she mastered massage techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone. Since then, she has opened her own studio inside a chiropractic practice and added cupping, bamboo rolling, and body wraps to her menu of services. While she works, she counteracts friction and stress with aromatherapeutic essential oils made from botanical ingredients and Bob Ross's voice.
Dr. Dan Thorstenson was a doctor of chiropractic for more than 30 years. After retiring, he decided to open another business related to his former profession: massage. He now supervises the therapists at LaVida Massage, who offer various modalities ranging from deep-tissue and hot stone to relaxation and pre-natal. They can also blend their kneads with soothing aromas, such as lavender and mom's casserole.