After receiving a massage at Sunrise Massage Therapy Services, it’s hard not to feel that the sun has indeed risen on a new day. That’s because the studio’s certified therapists—whose skills extend from traditional Swedish massage to specialty prenatal and geriatric styles to therapeutic massage or myofascial release sessions—are never satisfied until they have relieved chronic pains and lingering tensions.
With degrees in general biology, massage therapy, and physical therapy, Nicholas Grahame can boast an in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of human physiology. Over the course of his education, Nicholas mastered treatments for numerous musculoskeletal conditions, from massages that soothe injured rotator cuffs to the secret microwave setting that melts frozen shoulder. Today, at Grahame's Massotherapy, he applies this expertise to bodywork services that range from holistic neuromuscular therapy to traditional Swedish massage. Also, as an ACE-certified personal trainer, he designs custom exercise programs to complement his treatments.
The multi-talented team at Headliners Salon and Day Spa has devoted more than 30 years to pampering clients, bolstering their confidence, and redefining their personal and professional looks. Stylists can trim or color stray locks to create a tidy new look, and nail technicians treat digits with everything from soothing paraffin treatments to chip-resistant gel polishes. Aestheticians help smooth away blemishes with chemical peels and microdermabrasion procedures and also nourish skin by incorporating vitamin C or nutrient-rich enzymes into their standard spa facials. Drawing on their mastery of multiple massage modalities, massage therapists can melt away tension with hot stones or stimulate the senses with aromatherapy.
Signature Service: Bamboo Massage
Brands Used: Biotone massage products
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
I love that I get to help people feel great everyday.
At the full-service spa, licensed massage therapist and proprietor Mary Daniels emphasizes the importance of all-natural and non-invasive stress-relief methods that range from yoga to reiki to reflexology. All of Mary Therapy's therapeutic massages include a calming foot soak sprinkled with sea salt. Her Swedish massage can help stimulate blood circulation and distribute oxygen throughout the body with the help of soothing oils or lotions. The hot-stone version uses smooth instruments to enhance the effect of the massage. Two Yelpers testify that Mary's methods have a proven success record in reducing pain and speeding up the injury recovery process and that the studio provides a quiet environment perfect for complete relaxation. Appointments are required at the mini-spa, which is open Tuesday through Saturday.
Massage therapist Nikki Insley knows all about stiff backs. As a former truck driver, she regularly logged long hours of sitting behind the wheel and often found herself unable to move at the end of hauls. She began to rely on massage therapy to extinguish the stiffness and pain that had settled into her lower back, and eventually chose to hang up her keys and become a therapist herself.
Drawing on years of hands-on experience in spas and chiropractic offices, Nikki unties muscle knots with relaxation and deep-tissue massages. She believes that a great massage allows patients to trust the therapist and relax completely, letting go of stressful thoughts and persistent fears that someday, cows will want their milk back.
Although her studio remains as clean as it was in the days when it served as a doctor's office, it has replaced the cold, clinical feel with soothing creams, greens, and browns. A burbling fountain greets clients in the reception area, its gurgling blending with the sound of soothing music as guests enter the blue and green private treatment room.