Massage therapist Carly Bradley customizes her massages—Swedish, deep-tissue, aromatherapy, sports therapy, and hot stone—to address the unique needs of her clients. This is her mission at Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork—to break from the boilerplate and give each client what they need, whether it’s a therapeutic massage for a sore back or an hour-long release from standing in as the family’s dinner table. Her massages typically use a mix of different modalities and include features such as hot towels and hot stones. Carly also has hands-on experience servicing clients that have special needs such as stroke victims and the physically disabled. Combining skills she learned at the Healing Arts Institute with a deep sense of compassion, Carly strives to help her clients achieve mind-body harmony through massage.
Gabrielle pampers her clients with skin and body treatments at her eponymous aesthetics spa. From classic European facials to corrective peels and microcurrents facials, her beautifying skin treatments yield the most dramatic results when performed in a series. The pampering isn't limited to the skin; however, as swedish and deep-tissue massages knead away tension and painful knots, and body wraps banish toxins and water retention. Gabrielle carries professional skincare products including Pevonia cleansers and moisturizers, as well as Medicalia products for sensitive and reactive skin, which might become passive aggressive if not properly cared for.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: 90 Minute Soothing Touch Reikassage
Brands Used: Young Living Essential OIls
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
[It's] a co-op healing center with an eclectic group of the best massage, bodywork, energy, vibration and sound healers within a 50 mile radius of Orangevale, Ca. Sounds of healing drifting on the air waves in and around the center include Native American drums, Tao's, Thai, Tibetan Bowls, Gongs and Toning Pipes, Crystal Singing Bowls, Tuning Forks and Toning Chants.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
Color this picture. Enter: extremely tired, can't sleep, over worked, over stressed, suffering from painful muscle tension and headaches, haggard looking, cross, crabby, and hating life grouchy old woman or old man who enters my treatment room. Exit: Transformed into relaxed, refreshed, energized, smiling, happy person looking years younger. Sparkling eyes, rosy cheeks, frown and pain lines gone from the face and a spring in the step. How can it get any better than that?
When muscles' fibers part ever so slightly, blood flows efficiently and healing begins. At Healing Arts Awareness, licensed massage therapist Rob Warfield creates this space within muscles by working across the fibers—a technique appropriately dubbed cross-fiber. Rob often integrates innovative methods such as cross-fiber strokes, acupressure (trigger-point work), and stretching into his massage therapy sessions, depending on whether his clients are sore from a tough week, experiencing the physical challenges of pregnancy, or dealing with chronic muscular disorders. And of course, Rob can also deploy these specialized maneuvers to boost the healing effects of more traditional Swedish, sports, and pregnancy massages. Relaxation and healing is furthered with the soothing sounds of tropical raindrops with crickets or oceanwaves crashing on shore.
A Touch of Class Day Spa's experienced staff, led by 15-year veteran aesthetician Melody Rosenberg, beautifies bodies from face to foot with sundry nail, skin, and hair services. Skincare products from Dermalogica and Dermaware moisturize and exfoliate visages during soothing facials, and Youngblood mineral cosmetic products can embellish nails with vivid polishes or be used to scrawl foreboding messages on bathroom mirrors. Aromatherapeutic spa pedicures delight olfactory senses while pampering phalanges, and LED skin therapy improves blemishes and reduces wrinkles with cell-specific wavelengths.