The massage therapists at En Touch Massage practice seven modalities that relieve tension in a targeted, expedient manner. Before each massage, clients describe their issue and what they hope to achieve with massage. Then, the therapist tailors a wholly unique bodywork session based on the information from the consultation and from what they’re feeling with their own hands. The therapists commonly focus on muscle strains that result from everyday, repetitive motions, such as washing dishes. Whereas Swedish massages vanquish tension, deep-tissue massages dig far into muscles to dissolve tightness and knots.
American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) member Ciara Faccenda aims to end the misconception that energy- and bodywork are luxuries. After all, "we all need to relax, be healthy, and laugh," she points out on her website—and many of her services help clients with these vital necessities. She helps her clients relax with the gentle kneads of Swedish massage, which can also work to increase circulation and flexibility. Porcelain lava shells heated with all-natural, sea-derived ingredients further soothe soreness with added warmth. As for health, the energy-work side of her practice promotes holistic wellness through reiki, tucking, and chakra-balancing sessions that aim to impact the body's inner energy. Faccenda also treats the inner spirit offsite with her weekly laughter-yoga classes, which combine gentle poses with spirit-lifting giggles at the East Side's India Point Park.