Certified massage therapist Cathy Greene rewires malfunctioning muscle circuitry with her therapeutic bodywork. In the comfort of her cozy studio, clients may relax to flowing Swedish strokes and aromatherapy or find relief from lower-layer knots with firm deep-tissue pressure. Cathy’s business also contains a popular retail store where therapists, spa owners, and clients can stock up on essential oils and aromatic soaps.
For more than 17 years, naturopathic practitioner Leanda Morring—known simply as Dr. Leanda by her clients—has been healing and helping people with healing herbs, homemade remedies, and a gentle touch. Dr. Leanda blends aromatherapy with thai massage, or botanical detox strategies with reiki energy healing. She also shares her prodigious knowledge through continuing-education classes in vegetarian cooking, natural nutrition, and the production of homemade soaps, shampoos, and carpet cleaners.
Massage therapists' deft hands ease relaxation into bodies via a range of modalities that help melt physical and emotional stress, detoxify the body, and diminish aches. The team at the studio strives to uproot embedded pain during massages and may recruit the soothing powers of hot stones to further assuage tension. To augment massages' therapeutic effects, they administer treatments such as hydrating scrubs, body wraps, and raindrop therapy?a noninvasive bodywork technique that harnesses aromatherapy to guide energy back into balance.
Clients lie down on a comfortable massage table at TJ'S Healing Touch LLC, formerly TJ's BodyWorks, as a skilled massage therapist kneads away aches and pains. Spa extras such as mud masks and body scrubs help reduce signs of aging or simply make the skin as soft as the muscles are relaxed.
Soft waterfall lighting floods Zenya Yoga & Massage Studio's space, a holistic repository of all things relaxing. Light music skirts the earth-toned walls as a fleet of yogis guides students of all skill levels through a variety of yoga classes, including gentle flow, anusara and prenatal, using hands-on guidance to provide slight postural adjustments, easing beginners into complex poses, and ramping up the challenge for seasoned practitioners. Amber bamboo flooring meanders through the center, undergirding private rooms that house pampering body-therapy sessions that range from honey facials and body polishes to deep-tissue and Thai massage.