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.
Maintaining a 5-star rating for the Middletown location on Yahoo! Local, the experienced stylists at Salon Allure keep hair sleek and healthy with products from Goldwell, L’Oreal, Bed Head, and Paul Mitchell. The salon’s aestheticians keep nails well-manicured and ensure body surfaces stay soft, radiant, and clear of dead cells through facials and body scrubs.
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.
Half kids' barbershop, half toy store, Snip Snaps is equally adept at styling haircuts and hosting birthday parties. Kids can pick a fun chair for their trim, choosing from racecars and motorcycles, and then watch TV or pick out a kids' movie from the salon's extensive library. Snip Snaps even has PlayStation 2 plugged in to facilitate hassle-free haircuts. And adults needn’t worry; they can recline on a more traditional salon chair for their own cut and style.
Yolo's registered nurse and licensed clinicians administer a cornucopia of aesthetic treatments that distinguished the clinic as the Best Med Spa Experience in 2011, according to the Shoreline Times. During the spa's 30- to 45-minute Skin Tyte sessions, patients can target the lower face, jawline, or neck, where flesh has been loosened by aging or by friction from turtlenecks. The beams of a broadband laser selectively heat tissue beneath the surface of the epidermis while maximizing comfort with a cooling mechanism. This process causes collagen to contract, tightening the skin and also helping to minimize the appearance of acne scars and fine lines. Redness may occur after treatment, but typically finds a strawberry to move onto after 24 hours; some patients may experience a flushed appearance for as long as three days.