At Therapeak Massage Clinic licensed massage therapists give treatments in private massage rooms—all blanketed in soft lighting and equipped with cushy tables. There, clients can enjoy services that range from deep-tissue and Swedish massage to more concentrated techniques for the back, neck, and shoulders. Some therapists specialize in prenatal massage, and others have advanced education in pediatric myofascial release. They can also customize treatments for children or dressed-up pets posing as children.
The staff at Eden Organix cossets bodies with facials, body wraps, salon services, and waxing treatments. A host of eco-friendly techniques and products beautify, hydrate, and exfoliate skin during body therapies. Deep-tissue, Swedish, and other massage modalities de-stress and relax aching muscles. Clients can also receive makeup applications for a special occasion, along with an array of manicures, pedicures, and soothing herbal foot baths.
Doula Jamie Barber sees childbirth for the transformative process it is for parents and helps them prepare for it each step of the way. As a doula, she meets with parents-to-be throughout their pregnancies and helps educate them on their options, from their birthing plans to actual deliveries. Though a lot of focus is on the birth, Jamie also uses her knowledge and experience to help parents understand and cope with the changes in their lives throughout the pregnancy; she offers Birthing from Within classes as a concentrated guide to help parents understand the process of planning childbirth and delivery.
Massage Wellness Haven is a virtual font of massage modalities. These modalities include Swedish, myofacial release, raindrop therapy, and hot- and cold-stone massages. The therapist, Elvis Gardin, has used these methods to relieve aching muscles for a variety of clients including contestants in the American Idol Tour 2006 and Broadway actors from Wicked and Fame.
Certified massage therapist Asad Khan is no stranger to the power of natural healing or to hard work. Before opening Massaging the Soul, Asad persevered through 720 hours of extensive training at the National Holistic Institute to earn his massage license. In addition to trekking through the demanding program, he lost 60 pounds, relying solely on natural methods to do so.
At Massaging the Soul, Asad draws from his comprehensive education and personal experience, as well as the principles of yoga, meditation, and shamanic breath work, to connect with his clients and their individual needs through the art of massage. He specializes in Swedish and deep-tissue massage, but also works in the realms of shiatsu, hot stone, and aromatherapy. In some cases, Asad incorporates sound frequencies into treatments, as they may help clear the body's energy channels and compel any dogs in the vicinity to howl in perfect harmony.
Elements Massage focuses on proving a true therapeutic experience, fending off unnecessary medical procedures with soothing techniques that trigger the body's natural healing abilities. Clients are paired with therapists who assess their specific aches and health conditions, treating each client as their most important client. They then use four levels of pressure and a blend of up to six modalities, such as deep-tissue, Swedish massage, and finger ballet, to create a customized massage. Their soothing kneads promote well-being, combat pain, loosen tight limbs, and disperse oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.