Located inside of Go Natural Herbs for Health, Valleydale Massage houses massage experts ready to restore bodies to their natural balance with nine different types of customizable massage therapy. Therapists begin each visit with a consultation designed to suss out clients' reasons for visiting, determine their physical condition, and identify any individuals who happen to know the location of Carmen Sandiego. Next, clients recline upon padded massage tables before heated sheets wrap them in a steamy embrace and deft hands knead away stress and soreness. Therapists are proficient in a number of therapeutic modalities, unleashing Swedish strokes for massage beginners, prenatal techniques for mothers-to-be, and sports massage for athletes and those suffering from muscular pain.
Kassie Holmes has talented hands, relaxing muscles with Swedish and deep-tissue massages as the head therapist at Restorative Massage, LLP. She supplements her fingers' capabilities with hot stones, typically smooth basalt rocks heated up to 140 degrees. She places each stone carefully, so that the heat and weight help muscles relax. She massages olfactory senses, as well, by including aromatherapy oils with most of her treatments.
H. Marie Massage Therapy's owner, licensed and insured massage therapist Hope Carter, helps her clients heal through transformative massages. Drawing on her training from Birmingham School of Massage, she soothes achy muscles with her signature bodywork. Guests may request hot-stone or Swedish massages to promote relaxation or sideline lower-layer tension with firmer trigger-point techniques.
Licensed massage therapist Kimberly M. Johnson employs seven different styles of kneads to release her clients’ physical and emotional tensions. An annual participant in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Kimberly knows firsthand that athletic movements—as well as day-to-day activities—can put a strain on the body’s muscles. She combines her knowledge of anatomy with a compassionate approach during 60- to 90-minute Swedish massages that unwind knotted muscle fibers with alternating pressures. Aside from this popular modality and its deep-tissue sibling, Kimberly targets athletic ailments with specialized sports massages and prepares muscles for mashing with warm, smooth stones placed along the back or hurled at spots of tension.
Rahul Gupta has been enamored with the rejuvenating effects of massage for most of his life. At the urging of a friend, he decided to channel this passion into a profession by becoming a licensed therapist and founding RG Massage & Wellness. Gupta specializes in treating the sorts of chronic pains that affect the neck, shoulder, and lower back. Since virtually every client experiences these pains differently, he customizes his approach for each appointment and utilizes specific modalities to better address the troublesome areas. Gentle Swedish strokes can help ease tension near the surface, although Gupta can also use deep-tissue pressure, neuromuscular therapy, or heated stones provide much-needed relief. In addition to soothing aches, these massages can help clients by increasing circulation, making joints more flexible, or even improving posture.
Seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., Knot A Problem Massage Therapy Clinic's therapists soothe tense, aching muscles with treatments tailored to each client's needs. With the belief that regular massage therapy improves one's emotional and physical wellness, they relieve chronic pain with neuromuscular therapy, induce relaxation with hot stones, or comfort expectant mothers with gentle prenatal massage techniques. Framed artwork create an inviting ambiance in the studio.