At Integral Somatic Bodywork, registered somatic-movement therapist Ishmael Dengate draws on more than two decades of study in mind- and body-centering techniques and qi gong tui na. During bodywork sessions, in which clients remain clothed, he applies varying levels of pressure based on clients' needs or levels of tension. His techniques are designed to facilitate healing, improve sleep, and reduce stress over time.
From soothing scalp massages and facials with foot massages, every service at More Than Skin Deep centers on pampering the client. Back treatments polish and soften hard-to-reach spots with a cleanse, steam, and a sugar or salt scrub followed by moisturizer. Even the waxing services take place in a room with soothing music, candlelight, and a cushy table to make hair removal as relaxing as possible.
Licensed massage therapist Pamela Smith kneads muscles to more soothed states, helping clients to achieve peace of mind and body. Through the blending of six different massage modalities, Pamela customizes the one-hour muscle molding to suit each client's needs. For example, athletic clients or those suffering from chronic injuries from games of full-contact checkers may receive a combination of sports massage and deep-tissue work to target tight muscles, coaxing them to less tense topographies through stern but comfortable pressure, similar to curfew lectures from concerned dads.
Massage Therapists Lindsey Anderson and Anne Roberts plow away clumps of tension, pain, and anxiety with massages in various modalities. Skilled in Swedish and deep-tissue, they tailor each session to their clients? individual health issues; simply tell them what ails you during a pre-massage consultation, and they will make sure to focus their attention on areas with the highest concentration of tension or ?Kick Me? signs.
Somewhere in her more than 15 years of experience, licensed massage therapist Jennifer Johnston learned how to listen. Before applying her intuitive hands to muscles, she lets her clients explain what they hope to gain from the massage, discussing special concerns such as past injuries or stress. Clients decide the level of pressure as Jennifer applies deep-tissue, Swedish, or trigger-point techniques, keeping the lines of communication open all the while. Jennifer coordinates with patients’ medical providers and doctors to create more effective treatments or find out where to get unlimited popsicle sticks.
After graduating from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, Jason Morin set out to craft custom treatments for highly trained athletes, the elderly, and all men and women in between. Today, he strives to provide those relaxing remedies through clear communication with patrons. He combines holistic methods with Western techniques, such as trigger-point therapy, acupressure, and myofascial release. Through these methods, Jason works to ease aches and pains after athletic injuries or attempts to break the world record for rollerblades left carelessly on stairs.