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?
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.
Lisa at Mind Body Soul Healing Center combines holistic, spiritual, and conventional methods to cultivate health in her clients. She is a Reiki Master versed in a number of techniques, including traditional Thai massage, reflexology, and prenatal massage, all of which can be augmented by therapeutic grade essential oils and soothing hot towels. Clients looking to unkink their spiritual energies can opt for guided meditation and chakra-balancing sessions. The center also seeks to enrich its holistic community through workshops, equipping students with the skills to mix therapeutic aromas, personally align their chakras, and repel rabid raccoons.
Kathleen Caruso encourages wellness and relief for her clients by finding and correcting the energetic imbalances that can contribute to chronic pain and prevent people from living fuller, happier lives. To restore this sense of holistic harmony, she employs a range of treatment modalities—energy medicine, massage, acupressure, reflexology, reiki, chakra balancing, and more—as she help jump-starts the body's natural healing processes. Raindrop therapy, for instance, involves the use of Young Living Essential Oils on the spinal column to penetrate pores and facilitate relaxation for the whole body.
Twelve-year-old Maria Biundo lifts her little sister onto the top of a hamper in their parents' bathroom. She leans in, bringing her face close to the 8-year-old tot's, as she begins to work—sweeping blush across cheeks, shadow over eyelids, and a vibrant hue on lips. After the transformation is complete, Maria steps back to observe her sister's beautified features, and a broad smile spreads across both their faces. The right makeup, she realizes, can make one feel good inside and out. Today, Maria—now a licensed aesthetician—designs the services at Escape & Unwind Salon Spa to emphasize beauty's uplifting effects. She brings homemade chocolate-chip cookies into work each day, pressing them upon clients between facials, massages, manicures, and waxing and makeup services. She also insists that her team undergoes training with reps from skincare and makeup lines such as Jan Marini, Moroccanoil, and DermaQuest to ensure they're using the latest beauty techniques. For maximum pampering, she even hires a professional chef to cater services for bridal parties and other groups with light, healthy food.
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