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Using a pair of bars to keep her balance, licensed therapist Melissa Bond climbs atop the massage table and uses the pads of her feet to relieve tight muscles in her client’s back. This practice is known as Ashiatsu Oriental bar massage, in which Melissa has earned certification—along with three other modalities—during her eight-year tenure as a therapist. In a calming treatment room, she unravels stressful knots with gentle Swedish massage or firmer deep-tissue treatments, rooting out tension and rare coins buried in musculature.

814 Woodland Street
Nashville,
TN
US

After five years of working at an orthopedic surgeon's office, Christopher Heberly felt inhibited by the constraints of traditional medicine. That’s when he began studying Thai massage. Christopher was deeply moved by the acupressure, energy healing, and yoga techniques he gleaned and journeyed to Thailand to further his education with Thai master Pichest Boonthumme. Now Christopher is freshly back from overseas and employs these healing techniques each day in the comfort of his own Nashville-based studio.

631 W Iris Dr
Nashville,
TN
US

Signature Service: Therapeutic massage

Brands Used: Biotone massage gel

Established: 2011

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 1 person

Parking: Parking lot

Minimum Age Requirement: 18

Pro Tip: Arrive 10 [or more] minutes early to fill out paperwork so that it doesn't cut into your time on the table.

Q&A with Jessica Arnett, Massage Therapist, Owner

Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?

Yes, in more ways than one. First, the human body was created to be a fine-tuned machine. The muscles lengthen and shorten to provide movement. Everything knows what it is supposed to do. Second, I believe that you need to be joyful and grateful for the blessings in your life, as well as the struggles that have brought you to where you are now. A beautiful heart is the difference between being joyful and grateful, or miserable and bitter.

Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?

Biotone massage gel. I have used it for Swedish and therapeutic work and it hasn't let me down yet. It provides the glide I like for Swedish yet isn't too slick for the more precise therapeutic work. As I usually tend to have clients like a mix of both, it has worked out very nicely.

What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?

Having the "The World Revolves Around Me" attitude. I don't care how beautiful you are, that is ugly. It causes you to do things that are rude, and makes you obnoxious because you feel everyone around you needs to know when you are unhappy--which is usually most of the time.

2409 21st Ave S
Nashville,
TN
US

Signature Service: Microdermabrasion, PCA peels, airbrush spray tans

Brands Used: PCA

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Minimum Age Requirement: 18

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Cavi Medspa's aestheticians know that although all skin could benefit from a resurfacing treatment, not all skin reacts the same way to them. So after analyzing a client's face, they turn to either manual or PCA chemical skin-resurfacing treatments.

During manual microdermabrasion sessions, crystals sprayed onto the face gently remove the topmost layer of skin and reveal smoother skin underneath. Those with supersensitive skin can benefit from Sensi peels, which are also great for ethnic skin, whereas those with thick, resilient skin can benefit from PCA peels with hydroquinone and resorcinol, which dramatically brighten faces.

Other Cavi Medspa treatments that help skin glow include photofacials and spray tans. The airbrush spray tans rely on an organic solution that bronzes bodies more effectively than dipping them in melted third-place medals.

1208 4th Ave. N
Nashville,
TN
US

The swirl of calming stimuli at A Touch of Hands Massage morphs to please the senses of each individual visitor, rolling across bodies in a wave of personalized music, scents, and kneads. Contented exhalations flow from three private rooms, including a beach-themed space that incorporates the sea’s calming colors and rhythmic sounds without the dangers presented by coconuts learning to fly. A licensed therapist unwinds tangled muscles, supplementing customized strokes with hot stones, heated towels, or aromatherapy oils from Biotone. Each room has a selection of music to accompany sessions, and patrons can also bring their own relaxing tunes or books on tape. Clients, who arrive early to begin sinking into the properly relaxed mindset, sip on cups of beer or wine or warm hands around mugs of coffee over plates of cheese and fruit. Post-session, a meditation room gives the newly destressed a quiet place for protracted farewells to the departing knots in their lower backs.

604 Gallatin Avenue
Nashville,
TN
US

The service menu of These Hands Massage reflects the skills of owner Mark Wilson, a licensed massage therapist who also practices reiki and chakra balancing. He engages 15 years of professional experience to lead a trio of therapists who dole out 13 types of massage and body treatments. Techniques range from basic Swedish massage to Mark's signature integrative treatments, which blend massage with energy work in order to treat both body and mind. Patrons can augment their service with complimentary aromatherapy, which infuses skin with scents of peppermint or lavender more easily than sleeping in a garden.

4987 Lebanon Pike
Nashville,
TN
US