The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Getting a massage isn't just an indulgence for Michelle Alvermann. It also inspires her to be a better practitioner. It reminds her of the importance of helping her clients feel great, whether they come to her seeking pain management or to curb anxiety, sleeplessness, or muscles that squish when you walk. She performs six different modalities, such as deep-tissue, pregnancy, and cranial-sacral therapy, in private rooms with soft music.
You can overcome the pain of heartbreak with a thrilling ride on a rollycoaster, but if back pain affects every movement throughout your day and zaps your energy, it will even drain your ability to enjoy a thrilling rollycoaster ride. Today’s Groupon gets you a half-hour massage, x-rays, and a chiropractic exam at Specific Family Wellness for $57 ($280 value). Get to the bottom of your back pain at Specific Family’s Spring Lake Park office or Maplewood clinic.
Massage therapists Kenyata and Shelley indulge beleaguered bodies with a diverse menu of muscle manipulations and remedies for wellness. One-hour muscle massages bestow energy and banish tension, with the Swedish massage relaxing limbs into limp noodles and eradicating stress-filled meatballs. A heady cocktail of essential oils and mixed head-to-toe massage techniques envelop the senses in The Aromatherapy Ritual, whereas the warm stones massage uses small, rounded river rocks to simulate the feeling of heavy-footed toddlers walking on one’s back. Pregnancy and deep-tissue sessions complete the roster of back-bolstering options.
The skin is the body's largest organ, and also the most visible; for that reason, the skin's condition can make or break a person's appearance. Dr. Jerry K. Brunsoman and licensed aesthetician Christy Fischer work in tandem at Ideal Skin Laser Rejuvenation Center to perform med-spa services that help improve clients' appearances. Their chemical peels diminish the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, and scarring. The DiamondTome microdermabrasion treatments they perform, meanwhile, dislodge dead skin cells without the use of loose crystals or high-powered fans that make cheeks flap like seals on a trampoline. Brunsoman and Fischer also harness the power of BroadBand Light to improve complexions and stimulate collagen production during photofacials and acne treatments, and their SkinTyte therapy restores elasticity and a youthful tightness to visages. Ideal Skin Laser Rejuvenation Center purveys SkinMedica products, so patients can keep skin in mint condition at home.