At Elysium Therapeutic Massage, a licensed massage therapist helps patients overcome stress and tension with customized treatments. The repertoire of modalities includes Swedish, deep-tissue, scalp, and prenatal techniques.
Luke Maynard, founder and head therapist of Therapeutic Release, graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2008. He uses his knowledge of physical anatomy and body movement to identify and correct muscular imbalances with three types of massage—anti-stress (Swedish), deep tissue, and sports.
Luke works alongside Karen Stevens, a licensed massage therapist who is pursuing a license in rehabilitative Pilates and personal training. Inspired by her own recovery from a severe back injury, she wants to be able to augment her massage therapy with wellness services that help ease the pain of injured clients and restore their ability to cartwheel to work. Karen also relies on healing techniques such as acupressure, trigger-point therapy, and active and positional release.
Massage therapist Claire Nortz throws a new modality into the mix: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, which involves delivering long, broad strokes and firm pressure with her feet. She also relies on acupressure, trigger-point release, and stretching to release muscle tension and boost mobility.
With more than 3,000 varicose vein procedures under his belt, Dr. Jeffrey Goldblatt, a diplomat of the American Board of Surgeons, leads the staff at Shoreline Medical Spa in blotting out bodily imperfections with up-to-date technologies. Lasers play starring roles in several treatments, with the CoolLipo system breaking up and removing fat cells from necks and jowls, and elos technology precisely ousting visible veins and hair from all skin tones. The staff puts down the lasers to evict bodies of toxins with body wraps, smooth wrinkles with dermal fillers, and soothe complaining muscles with therapeutic strokes or compassionate back pats.
Liz and Phil Kramer work together to rejuvenate the whole being within a treatment room styled to mimic a comfortable living room with a gas fireplace and plush beds. Liz trained as a holistic counselor, and Phil draws upon certification as a massage therapist to help relax patrons after they chaperone Humpty Dumpty’s gymnastics class. Scents from complimentary aromatherapy unfurl through the air, stirred only by deep exhalations during customized deep-tissue massages. The shelves brim with Yonka products and Firmi sea mud, and the holistic healers also use Soul Synergy's personal cream products and hot towels saturated in aromatic Phyto Bain with every treatment.:m]]
Licensed massage therapist Debra Carberry has always been helping people. As a social worker for 15 years, and a trained children’s yoga instructor, Debra has honed her ability to create a supportive, safe, and healing environment and caters to clients of all needs including those suffering from chronic physical and emotional pain. Today, her way of helping people takes the form of the more than 10 types of massage modalities she doles out on a regular basis. For clients suffering from back pain, she can help untie tricky knots with deep tissue massages or her speciality, barefoot massage—ashiatsu oriental bar therapy— and therapeutic massages are customized to each individual client's needs. Debra also offers relaxing hot stone and therapeutic massage.
The stylists of The Grateful Head stay updated in the latest beauty trends by constantly educating themselves. Their training has included classes at Vidal Sassoon and L'Oreal in Paris. Inside the salon, they put their knowledge and experience to work while cutting away split ends and adding dimension with highlights.
Though quite experienced in the scientific field of traditional healthcare, Dr. Betty Brainerd, ND, believes the natural healing powers of the body can rival those of the lab. For more than 20 years, she has studied and practiced natural healing solutions in both hospitals and private clinics, listening to her patients' needs in order to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses them. Her treatments can reduce allergic reactions, balance bodily chemistry with nutritional supplements, ease chronic pain, or cleanse bodies of toxins and brains of all but the most useful state capitals.