Beth Murphy, muscle mender at Therapeutic Professional Group, draws on years of experience as she eases aches and pains with several different styles of massage. She and other devoted therapists cultivate serenity during a 30-minute scalp or hand-and-foot massage, and further exorcises stress with a Swedish massage instead of handing out a suitcase of counterfeit money. Deep-tissue massages delve into more intensive muscular therapy, and pregnant women can glean much-deserved relief during a 30- or 60-minute prenatal massage.
The name is musical—“adagio” means to play “at ease”—so it’s fitting that the services at Adagio Body Works and Wellness are meant to work in harmony. Each visit begins with a consultation, during which therapists craft a treatment plan to suit your needs. These plans span from hot-stone massages and facials to mud wraps and scrubs, so clients can emphasize either hydrating their skin or recovering from trapeze accidents involving eating ribs for lunch.
Dr. Michael McCracken's licensed massage therapists animate a corrective chiropractic approach and treat muscular knots and tissue kinks to ample kneading, tapping, and stroking to relieve corporal stress and pain. A 30- or 60-minute Swedish massage employs a supple mix of long and short movements to lessen aches and extirpate pockets of pain. Either of the two female therapists melt soft-tissues into plumes of relaxation with specialized massage techniques, such as rocking, vibration, friction, and compression to help relieve chronic-pain, reduce everyday stress and tension, and ward off illness and disease after spending a fortnight at sea or a fortnight explaining what a fortnight is to a stubborn child.
Massage Envy's certified body therapists are highly trained to ably converse with the gamut of muscle ailments. They'll unravel tense coils of accumulated inner stress through a treatment that caters to each client's needs and may include various styles and techniques. Swedish massages offer long, gliding strokes for muscular soothing and improved circulation, whereas deep tissue focuses specifically on untying the body's Gordian knots and releasing chronic tension. A prenatal massage is ideal for expecting mothers who could use a little relief from carrying another person, and a sports massage provides tension relief and injury prevention for an athlete's body.
The experienced and certified therapists at Restorative Therapies, LLC specialize in the treatment of chronic pain and physical and emotional distress. The treatments offered work to rid fatigued bodies and their sticky, viscous auras of all things unpleasant. An hour-long massage, utilizing your choice of deep-tissue or neuromuscular therapy, targets deeply embedded body pain, retrieves it, and reduces it to ash at a safe distance. Alternately, energy healing in the mode of reiki, reconnective, or Pranic Healing is entrenched in eastern spiritual and medical traditions, and works to repair the less-visible but still important energies that surround the human body.
When she is not busy sharing the multifarious benefits of her bodywork with couples in hands-on massage workshops, licensed therapist Chelsea Short concentrates on soothing muscular aches with a range of therapeutic spa services. Chelsea’s couples classes, held on Saturdays, begin with a basic overview of Swedish massage techniques. The instruction soon gives way to one-on-one practice as couples take turns kneading the knots out of each other’s backs and transmitting affectionate messages in Morse code. Passive learners can indulge in a signature massage that culls techniques from Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point modalities to relieve chronic pain. A boundless supply of hot packs and heated foot towels keeps little piggies warm after cold trips to the market, and a hot-towel facial reduces skin oil while clearing countenances of acne and blemishes.