Owner and handmaster Lauri Norton has specialized in treating pain with medical massage techniques and Chinese meridian therapy since 1984. As such, Hermosa’s massages dig deeper than just simple relaxation in order to address traumatic injury, as well as chronic pain caused by physical exertion, an unbalanced posture, and attacks by ghosts of heavyweight boxers. With today's 90-minute massage, you can choose from the following massage styles:
Horses helped teach Elaine Twiggs about the importance of corrective Bodywork. During the years she spent managing and training horses in North Carolina, Elaine noticed that they instinctually responded to her unbalanced posture, compensating with their own bodies and gaits. This spurred her toward learning more about how the human body's alignment and tension could adversely impact its overall well being. After studying the theories behind Structural Integration, she chose to dedicate her life to this Bodywork treatment, first in North Carolina with a 15-year practice before she founded Sedona Pointe Integrative Bodywork in Albuquerque two years ago.
Elaine's sessions emphasize the therapeutic benefits of realigning and reeducating using her deep knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Typical treatment sessions include time for her to observe and evaluate clients' gait and posture. She then uses these observations when working with the tension laden fascia around muscles, which can lessen pain and improve function. In addition to helping clients stand tall and finally ride the big roller coasters, these treatments encourage them to become more aware of their bodies' effects on their overall well being.
For Daphne Barrett, the best massage therapist is one who listens. And she would know; she is not only a licensed massage therapist herself, but she has needed massage therapy since 2002, when two surgeries left her aching with chronic pain. After the procedures, she made circuits from office to office searching for therapists who would address her pain where she actually felt it. “They have to have a good rapport with their client,” Daphne says. “They have to have warmth. And they have to listen.” Today, Daphne adheres to her own standards of massage excellence by paying close attention to what her clients say they need and where the pain or tension is radiating from. Within her studio, yellow curtains flecked with orange- and red-poppy flowers filter sunlight, while soothing Tibetan flute music and the aroma of scented oils waft through the air. Daphne’s deft hands glide over Frankincense and lavender essential oils as she softens muscles with an array of modalities, such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and myofacial massage. Her education in anatomy and exercise science expertly directs each stroke, untying deeply embedded knots and bunny-looped shoelaces for clients deathly afraid of rabbits.
At Fountain of Health, massage therapist Rochelle Garcia approaches each client as though he or she was her first. That way, she's able to build a massage tailored to everybody's individual needs, enlisting techniques from eight different massage modalities. Swedish massage, for instance, resolves tension with mild, soothing strokes. Alternatively, therapeutic massage delivers deep, cross-grain pressure to untie muscle knots located in specific areas?areas so elusive that the clients themselves often don't know where they are without peeking at the answer written on the bottom of their foot.
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A car crash leaves a woman with chronic, excruciating back pain. Her doctors put her on potent pain meds, but her agony persists and drags her into a deep depression. After lingering around a physical and mental rock bottom for eight years and desperate for relief, she pays a visit to Hans Levy. Using Bowenwork therapy, he helps her get off her painkillers and begin to wriggle free of depression in just three treatments.
After completing formal training in physical therapy and massage in Germany in 1982, Hans Levy?who split his childhood years between Germany and Colombia?embarked on a new chapter of his life in the United States, where he continued to add to his repertoire of bodywork services by studying yoga, shiatsu, and Bowenwork therapy. In 2005, Hans harnessed his abilities to open a refrigerator door with his mind and establish Fluid Motion Therapies. Since then, he's enlisted the help of fellow licensed therapists to provide clients with physical and psychological rehabilitation through services ranging from massages to hypnotherapy.
Masterpiece Medical Massage's owner and lead therapist, Karla Linden, originally became interested in therapeutic massage as a client, when at 19 years old, she experienced tremendous life benefits as a result of therapy. In her mind, the next logical step was to seek out information on practicing massage therapy herself. Her career now spans nearly 23 years and several apprenticeships and educational programs. She and her team welcome patients into Masterpiece for medical massage and rehabilitation of pains and injuries—particularly those associated with auto accidents. Using a wide variety of techniques, such as deep-tissue work, topical far-infrared heat, and comfortable body-positioning pillows, they wash away pain, aches, and tensions like a fire hose blasts away peanut butter smeared across a driveway.