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:
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.
As a licensed massage therapist, Baqia Halima Monteith has devoted her professional life to mastering the varied arts of muscles manipulation. She puts those years of diligent study to good use at Aqua Terra Therapy, kneading away stress and discomfort with eight traditional bodywork forms. Whether she's realigning inner energies through shiatsu work, addressing chronic health concerns through deep lymphatic therapy, or just working through lingering tension with Swedish and deep tissue techniques, Baqia leaves each client feeling energized and rested. In addition to her traditional massages, she's also versed in the art of Watsu, and aquatic-bodywork system that combines stretches and shiatsu with the comforting undulations of a warm pool.
A graduate of Pima Medical Institute's massage-therapy program, Christina R. Solis acquainted herself with a number of massage modalities while in school and can now deftly switch between the gentle strokes of Swedish massage and deep-tissue techniques that penetrate beyond superficial muscle layers. During reflexology treatments, Christina massages pressure points on the feet and hands to stimulate dormant energy pathways and soothe aches caused by overzealous high-fives. During hydrotherapy sessions, she enlists the curative powers of water along with hot and cold packs to ease tension in specific areas. Available as add-ons to any massage, lavender-scented paraffin wax and hot stones reawaken stiff joints and flood sensory inboxes with love letters.
Perfect Reflextion's owners don't believe spa visits should be a luxury. For them, regular visits are a crucial part of a body's overall wellness, and each visit is an opportunity to leave the fast-paced world behind for just a little while. Their customized services are designed to wash the dirty, stress-filled lipstick stains of the world away. Massage therapists manipulate muscles with Swedish, aromatherapy, and hot-stone modalities and help clients detox with an all-natural, vegan-friendly foot-detoxification treatment that cleanses and exfoliates. After the inner self shines with relaxation, a body glow exfoliates the entire body and renders skin more youthful with an infusion of essential oils and Dead Sea salts.
At Metta Rupa Massage and Bodyworks—whose name comes from a combination of ancient Pali and Sanskrit words for "loving kindness" and "body"—licensed therapist Eric S. Williams shows kindness to careworn statures with a range of modalities. Whether performing Swedish massage, trigger-point therapy, or reflexology, the body specialists can enhance the experience with sense-kindling aromatherapy, knot-melting thermotherapy, or cryotherapy to preserve sinews for the robot massages of the next century. Eric and his staff go beyond muscle companionship to help sustain the local economy by participating in efforts such as the 505 Project, which encouraged Albuquerque residents to shop only at local businesses for 30 days.