Before performing an exhausting concert, the members of Earth, Wind, and Fire knew exactly how to unwind: a massage from Trisha Ure. They aren't the only ones?artists from Alice Cooper to Jack Johnson have also called upon the licensed massage therapist to conjure her kneading magic backstage. These days, Trisha?a Utah College of Massage Therapy graduate with more than 15 years of professional experience?showcases those massaging talents at her very own studio, The Healing Body Massage.
The name is apt, as Trisha's main goal is to relieve bodies of injury and chronic pain by administering medium to deep modalities, such as trigger point therapy. She specializes in helping clients work through chronic pain. Her clients range from car accident victims to athletes, who rely on her intensive strokes to prevent injury or recover from particularly strenuous touchdown dances.
At a young age, Doctor of Chiropractic Spencer Erickson knew he wanted to work in the healthcare field—but he didn't want to be stuck behind a desk writing prescriptions, he wanted to personally connect with his patients. This desire eventually led him to pursue a career in chiropractic medicine. Now at Timpview Chiropractic, his personable demeanor and talents in spinal care help keep patients standing tall and free of pain.
The spinal column houses vital nerves that, when pinched or picked on by bullying vertebrae, can cause discomfort, pain, or physical illness. Dr. Erickson banishes such symptoms with treatments that realign crooked parts, reverse whiplash damage, and keep kiddies' burgeoning backbones healthy and on the right track. Additionally, a licensed massage therapist is on hand to help alleviate aches, pain, and stress with a variety of massage techniques.
Oxygen doesn't just grow on trees. It has to be cultivated by skilled farmers like those at Solase, who have harnessed its restorative properties to pair them with a dynamic array of therapeutic massage techniques. After muscles melt under shiatsu strokes or deep-tissue pressure, clients can enjoy a sturdy jolt of 40% O2 at the oxygen bar, available in such tantalizing scents as mango, pumpkin, watermelon, and new-yacht smell. Solase also offers an array of beautifying treatments, ranging from brow waxing and eyelash tinting to chemical peels and indulgent facials.
Doctor of Chiropractic Joe Kepo'o, a certified Advanced 2 NAET practitioner, teams up with Dr. Daniel Luster to detect irritants through allergen testing and realign spines in chiropractic adjustments. The doctors consult with first-time visitors, discussing health problems and debating which species of dinosaur would have tasted the best.
At Elase spas, teams of nurses and experienced aestheticians smooth skin and tone bodies with dermal fillers, weight-loss therapy, and laser hair removal. Custom laser programs can zap hair from most body surfaces, and skin-rejuvenation treatments use intense pulsed-light therapy to reduce the appearance of sun spots, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
Most Popular Service: Deep tissue
Brands Used: doTERRA essential oils and Bon Vital massage oil
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
One of the best feelings to me is when the massage is over and the client can feel a significant difference right away. It doesn't always happen, but it makes me feel like I accomplished something.
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
The most common mistake people make with their body is having poor posture and not drinking enough water. Exercising, stretching, and getting your daily water will help tremendously.
How did you get started in the industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
My sisters encouraged me to pursue massage. I thought I wanted a degree first, but then I went to a weekend massage class. That was the first time I'd given someone a 50 minute Swedish massage, and I loved it. I knew this was definitely for me.