Licensed massage therapist Deborah Hunter's massages are so revitalizing, they might make you want to take her everywhere you go. That was especially true for one client, who loved her treatments so much that she flew her out to Tuscany to provide massages for her house guests. This effect might be due to the fact that her skills in the art of bodywork combine with a natural intuition, thanks to her social-work experience. She uses that dual knowledge to ease customers' aches and knead away stress during Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. Fragrant aromatherapy oils bolster relaxation without attracting bees, and hot towels melt tension from muscles.
For three decades, Steve Botuchis struggled with chronic neck and back pain. Finding no relief through traditional medicine, he eventually discovered massage techniques that helped him recover. Now, Steve helps others battle pain and find new levels of relaxation with a wide range of massage modalities and techniques as well as through ACMOS—a needle-free form of acupuncture that balances the body’s energy system.
Doctor of Chiropractic Stephanie C. Owens caters to her clients with numerous chiropractic services and therapies at her disposal, as well as experience from years in the US Army Reserves and working at a VA hospital. In addition to traditional spinal screenings and adjustments, she and her staff administer therapeutic massage therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, and paraffin baths to enhance health and feelings of well-being.
Signature Service: Sports massage
Brands Used: Prossage and Biofreeze
Minimum Age Requirement: 14
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: I am located in Hyde Park Plaza, inside Salon Lofts, Loft 12.
Licensed massage therapist Daniel J. Lester has spent the last 17 years soothing muscles with a variety of massage techniques, including deep-tissue, Swedish, and sports massage. He joins a staff at The Holistic Wellness Center that works to help clients achieve improve their bodily, mental, and spiritual health. To that end, they perform hypnotherapy and reflexology treatments. In addition, they welcome clients to step inside the TheraSauna far infrared therapy system, which harnesses invisible infrared light to help repair muscle tissue and visible light to make sure you don?t think you?re in a black hole or Shaq?s shadow.
Therapists Carolyn Strahan and Beth Stammen both honed their massage talents at Gateway Technical College, where under the tutelage of highly trained teachers, they learned muscular anatomy, pressure tolerance, and how to open a pickle jar with one finger. Now anyone can seek their skills at the Massageville studio in Florence. In the comfort of a private room, they perform circulation-inducing Swedish strokes, sports therapy, or firmer deep-tissue pressure to help alleviate tension and muscle aches. Hot stones and scalp massages also work to maximize relaxation.